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Singer Marc Anthony to enter sports agent business, announces Reds' Chapman as client

Marc Anthony, winner of the award for best

Marc Anthony, winner of the award for best salsa album, speaks on stage at the 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Credit: AP

MIAMI -- Another entertainer is joining Jay-Z in the sports agent business -- singer Marc Anthony.

Anthony founded Magnus Media this year. The company said Monday it is forming a joint venture that will represent Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman.

Praver Shapiro Sports Management is part of the joint venture. It is headed by agents Barry Praver and Scott Shapiro.

Chapman is the hardest throwing pitcher in the major leagues. He is eligible for free agency after the 2016 World Series.

Jay-Z, whose given name is Shawn Carter, is partners with CAA Sports in Roc Nation Sports. It signed Robinson Cano as its first baseball client in 2013.

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