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CAA Plays In Sports

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Creative Artists Agency has made a play to join the sports-repping world, hiring NFL agents Tom Condon and Ken Kremer, and Major League Baseball agent Casey Close in recent weeks.

Condon and Kremer together bring more than 70 players to the agency, with Condon representing superstars such as Peyton and Eli Manning, LaDainian Tomlinson, Drew Brees and Chad Pennington.

Close represents a number of huge baseball stars, including Derek Jeter, Mark Buehrle, Ben Sheets, Richie Sexson and Kenny Lofton.

The new divisions are called CAA Football and CAA Baseball respectively, and will handle sports-based representation, while the athletes can take advantage of CAA’s other divisions for endorsement deals and marketing.

Last month, longtime football agent Steve Feldman, who represents Rodney Harrison and Lorenzo Neal, among others, moved his roster of players to The Gersh Agency, developing a sports division at the Hollywood firm. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers