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The world’s most famous sports agent, Leigh Steinberg pioneered the sports management industry.

With an unrivaled history of record-setting contracts, Leigh has secured billions of dollars for his clients, and directed more than $600 million to various charities around the world.

He has represented many of the most successful athletes and coaches in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, boxing, golf, etc., including the number one pick in the NFL draft for an unprecedented eight times in conjunction with over 60 first round picks.

A sports business guru, author, and sought after speaker, Leigh has lectured on the business of sports entertainment around the world; he is routinely interviewed on national television and frequently quoted by major news organizations around the country.

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LA NFL Moves Totally Disregard Current Fan Loyalty

(2) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 3:40 PM

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The return of the National Football League to Los Angeles is long overdue. The prospect of a franchise or franchises in a market with 15 million people within two hours drive of a stadium on a Sunday afternoon carries obvious excitement. But there are potential victims...

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Carnage at NFL Training Camps

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 2:08 PM

In the last few years there has been a disturbing trend in the first three weeks of NFL training camps. Major injuries to key players occur which will deprive them of part, or all of the upcoming season. Houston's key running back Arian Foster is undergoing groin surgery. Redskin wide...

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Changing the Game: The Rise of Sports Analytics

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 1:13 PM

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Winning in team sports has always been a function of superior ownership, front offices and coaching. ​​​Decision making as which players to draft, trade, develop, coach and which system to play have traditionally been made by a "gut" feeling or adherence to past traditions. But then...

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Will NLRB Decision Revolutionize College Athletics?

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 1:10 PM

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The National Labor Relations Board will decide on a case involving the unionization of college athletes that could send shock waves through the present collegiate athletic scene. In early 2014, the College Players Association attempted to organize athletes at Northwestern University in order to collectively bargain...

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Negative Impact of NFL Salary Cap

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 1:06 PM

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The NFL Salary Cap was introduced in the 1993 Collective Bargaining Agreement and in 2011 it tightened for rookies. The goal was to create parity for teams and not allow a limited number of NFL owners to dramatically outspend others. The Rookie Cap was designed to...

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Why DeAndre Jordan Will Likely Return To The Clippers

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2015 | 5:25 PM

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By this time tomorrow chances are that Los Angeles Clippers star center, DeAndre Jordan, will re-sign with the team. After announcing publicly he would sign with the Dallas Mavericks, he has had second thoughts. An emergency rescue mission headed by Owner Steve Ballmer, Head Coach Doc...

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Lakers Lost Luster

(1) Comments | Posted July 6, 2015 | 2:07 PM

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For years, the Los Angeles Lakers were the glamour franchise of the NBA. They were perpetual winners with the biggest stars and greatest coaching. They played in Hollywood in front of stars and there was a sparkly aura to the Lakers that made...

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Pro Teams Overdue in Las Vegas

(3) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 6:26 PM

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Las Vegas has a market population of 1.7 million with a combined metro population of almost 850,000. This would rank it around 13th among other U.S. cities. It's population has large numbers of rabid sports fans. It has major businesses that would buy...

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St. Louis Cardinals 'Hackgate' Worse Than 'Deflategate'

(21) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 2:51 PM

The revelation regarding the St. Louis Cardinals' hacking into the Houston Astros computers is highly disturbing, another scandal that is turning sports into a "gated" community. "Hackgate" is much more serious than the recent Patriots "Deflategate" in that it threatens the integrity of Major League Baseball in a fundamental way....

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No More NFL Holdouts

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2015 | 8:12 PM

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For most of its' long history the NFL has been plagued by contentious rookie negotiations leading to new players missing part or all of training camp. The early days in training camp are where most rookies get precious developmental time. For a rookie...

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NBA Warriors Curry and Thompson Explode on Central Stage

(2) Comments | Posted June 3, 2015 | 8:11 PM

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There is a new team on the block in the NBA Finals and they have an electrifying style of play and two fresh-faced stars. This series is the Golden State Warriors' opportunity to play on the national stage and captivate public attention. The...

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Why 'Deflategate' Matters

(5) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 12:02 AM

Ted Wells, an NFL appointed attorney, released a 243-page report detailing his investigation into whether the New England Patriots deflated balls in their playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts January 18th. He concluded "It is more probable than not that New England Patriots personnel participated in violations of...

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Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight: "Fraud Of The Century"

(2) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 1:28 PM

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The boxing match-up Saturday night was billed as the "Fight of the Century," a massively hyped event. A series of events made the bout the "Fraud of the Century," starting with the fact that the century is only fifteen years old. It...

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How To Keep Next Generation Coming to Games

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 1:16 PM

The under 30 generation has grown up processing information in a dramatically different manner than their predecessors. Their attention span is shorter and their need to multi-task is higher. This poses a challenge for collegiate and professional sports to keep these potential fans coming to and enjoying live sporting events....

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Why Great Athletes Don't Retire When They Should

(2) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 8:45 AM

The struggles of Broncos quarterback, Peyton Manning, in Sunday's loss to the Colts revives the classic question: Why don't professional athletes retire as their skills diminish? NFL players can't seem to quit when it is right, nor can athletes in any other sport.

The classiest exit -- winning the critical...

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Kroenke's Plan Is Best Chance for NFL in LA

(1) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 7:28 PM

St. Louis Ram owner Stan Kroenke's plan to build a state-of-the-art football stadium in Inglewood near Hollywood Park is the most promising opportunity for the return of the NFL to Los Angeles in many years. His purchase of 60 acres proximate to Hollywood Park and a partnership with Stockbridge Capital...

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Coaching Carousel Spins in NFL

(7) Comments | Posted January 2, 2015 | 8:54 PM

Black Monday in the NFL saw four more franchises fire their head coaches along with two general managers. Clearly there are situations where a head coach may have lost the ability to motivate his team or lost control of how to fix a losing situation and a change is needed....

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49ers' Loss is Michigan's Gain

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2014 | 11:14 AM

Former 49er head coach Jim Harbaugh is headed to his alma mater, Michigan, to assume the position of head coach. He will revitalize the Michigan football program and return that institution to its' place in the prestigious football hierarchy that it has historically occupied. His firing will leave...

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Manziel's Mauling Shows Why Rookie QBs Need to Be Humble

(3) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 4:22 PM

The "Johnny Manziel Show" debuted Sunday with more promotion and hoopla than successful veteran quarterbacks generally experience. The Cleveland-Cincinnati game went national -- and Manziel had a horrific afternoon. He was 10 for 18 for all of 80 yards and threw two interceptions, leading his team to no points and...

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The NFL Character Draft in 2015

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 4:16 PM

The next group of prospective NFL Draft prospects and veteran free agents will be the most heavily scrutinized athletes ever. Character and personal issues will take on a foremost role in making draft decisions. The Adrian Hernandez, Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson cases sent a shivering chill through coaching staffs...

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