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Former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott is the first client to sign with Jacob York's newly-launched Electric Republic Sports management division. Electric Republic Sports also announced they have partnered with 5th Down Management to co-manage their first client.

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Jay Z is now officially a licensed NBA agent

Rap mogul Jay Z has all the right connections. The self-professed "business, man" is now licensed by the NBA to represent NBA athletes, according to a report on ESPN. The news was first reported by Sports Business Journal.

Jay Z, who has zero experience as a sports manager, signed NY Yankee Robinson Cano and NY Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz after forming Roc Nation sports management agency with his business partner Juan Perez (pictured left). He later signed WNBA player Skylar Diggins. But professional athletes are not rappers, and insiders are questioning whether Jay Z has the skills to negotiate major sports contracts and endorsements for his clients.

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Jay Z and Robinson Cano

It must be hard being Jay Z these days. The "Brooklyn Go Hard" rapper is struggling to stay relevant while his wife, Beyonce, hogs the spotlight.

Today's headlines are about Jay Z selling his paltry percentage of the Brooklyn Nets so he can concentrate on his sports management company, Roc Nation Sports.

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