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  1. Korobov-Lee for vacant 160 belt?

    Dan Rafael

    When Peter Quillin gave up his middleweight world title in early September at the behest of manager Al Haymon rather than face Matt Korobov for a career-high payday (by far) of $1,428,630 -- because Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports swooped in and won a purs...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
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  3. Stiverne-Wilder bid postponed

    Dan Rafael

    The entrance of Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports into the boxing promotional business and its stunning $1.9 million bid last month for the middleweight mandatory bout between titlist Peter Quillin and Matt Korobov -- neither of whom it promotes and a fight ...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  4. Notes: Rigondeaux, Dirrell, more

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • With music mogul Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports new on the boxing promotion scene and looking to sign fighters, it made an offer to unified junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0,...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  5. Quillin gets extension to sign for Korobov

    Dan Rafael

    On Monday, I wrote a blog post detailing what was going on with regard to the delay in getting the mandatory fight between middleweight titleholder "Kid Chocolate" Peter Quillin and Matt Korobov signed. Roc Nation Sports, the new boxing promotiona...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  6. Quillin-Korobov in trouble?

    Dan Rafael

    Middleweight contender Matt Korobov has signed for his mandatory shot against titlist "Kid Chocolate" Peter Quillin, doing so last week after promoter Top Rank received the contract from Roc Nation Sports, the sports agency founded by music mogul Jay...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  7. Rusney Castillo of Boston Red Sox granted work visa

    Gordon Edes

    Newly signed Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo has successfully obtained his work visa from the U.S. government and is immediately eligible to play in games, according to Juan Perez, the president and CEO of Roc Nation Sports.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2014
  8. Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers front-runners to add Cuban OF Rusn...

    Gordon Edes

    The Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers appear to be the front-runners for the services of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, two league sources said Thursday, with a decision expected no later than the weekend.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2014
  9. Kevin Durant offered massive deal by Under Armour; Nike has right...

    Darren Rovell

    Kevin Durant's representation Roc Nation Sports informed Nike on Wednesday that he has a deal on the table with Under Armour worth between $265 million and $285 million over 10 years, sources told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  10. Roc Nation Sports wins Kid Chocolate Quillin-Matt Korobov purse b...

    Dan Rafael

    Roc Nation Sports won a purse bid on Monday to secure the promotional rights to a mandatory fight between middleweight titleholder "Kid Chocolate" Peter Quillin and Matt Korobov, even though it does not promote either fighter.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2014
  11. Roc Nation Sports tabs David Itskowitch to lead boxing venture

    Dan Rafael

    Roc Nation Sports, the agency founded by music superstar Jay Z in April 2013, quickly made its mark in athlete representation and now plans to bring its muscle to boxing as a promoter.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2014
  12. Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder inks another major Roc Nati...

    Darren Rovell

    Kevin Durant has signed his first major endorsement deal since switching agents to Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2014
  13. Hakeem Nicks of New York Giants signs with Jay Z's Roc Nation

    Darren Rovell

    Jay Z's sports agency, Roc Nation Sports, continues to grow with an "Empire State of Mind."

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014
  14. Buzz That Was -- The Houston Rockets hit a new low in a second-ha...

    D'Arcy Maine

    They had a lot of competition (A Nets winning streak? Kobe in the classroom? Gracie Gold juggling fruit?), but on a night of weird happenings, the Rockets' second-half meltdown following their brilliant first half couldn't be beat.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2014
  15. CC Sabathia of New York Yankees signs with Jay Z's Roc Nation Spo...

    Darren Rovell

    Roc Nation Sports, the sports agency started by Jay Z, has signed New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and will represent him on and off the field.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2014
  16. NFLPA says Jay Z company followed rules in recruiting of Geno Smi...

    Adam Schefter

    The $240 million deal he landed for Robinson Cano with the Mariners was just the first good news Friday for Jay Z. The NFLPA has determined that Jay Z's company, Roc Nation Sports, followed the necessary rules and legally recruited Jets quarterback Geno S

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2013
  17. Happy birthday, Jay-Z!

    espnW

    Happy birthday, Jay-Z! The legendary rapper, who became a mogul who became a Brooklyn Nets partial owner who became a sports agent, turns 44 today. After bursting onto the hip-hop scene in 1996 with his debut album "Reasonable Doubt," Hova has been a...

    Blog | December 04, 2013