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Liz Mullen

Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing for the SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Bellator MMA Signs Broadcaster Jenn Brown To Long-Term Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 20 / 17

Broadcaster and TV host Jenn Brown is returning to the sport of MMA, as Bellator MMA has hired her to perform an array of on-air duties, starting with Saturday's Bellator 170 headlined by  Tito Ortiz - Chael Sonnen . Brown will serve as a backstage reporter and will interview celebrities at S...

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01/20/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Bellator Signs Jenn Brown To TV Contract

Broadcaster and TV host Jenn Brown is returning to the sport of MMA, as Bellator MMA has hired her to perform an array of on-air duties, starting with Saturday's Bellator 170 headlined by  Tito Ortiz - Chael Sonnen . Brown will serve as a backstage reporter and will interview celebrities at S ...

01/19/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Players' Tribune Gets $40M In Series C Funding

The Players' Tribune announced today it has successfully closed $40M in Series C financing, the largest round of funding in the media company's history. The round was led by venture capital and growth equity firm IVP. GV (formerly Google Ventures) and previous lead TPT investor New Enterprise Associ ...

Tags: Finance

01/16/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Vayner velocity

W hen entrepreneur and VaynerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk dipped into the sports agent business last year by buying a small NFL player representation shop, he expected his first year to be a time to set the table for success down the road. &ld ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

01/16/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Raskin leaves TLA, forms own firm

Peter Raskin has left TLA Worldwide and formed his own agency, Rubicon Talent. Raskin, who was a partner at TLA, is one of six agents or executives who have left the firm in recent months. TLA declined comment on the departures. Raskin confirmed that he has founded a talent agency and that Bra ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

01/16/17
SportsBusiness Journal: New league to ‘expand football industry’

Football players coming out of high school will soon have an alternative to playing college football. The new Pacific Pro Football developmental league, which will launch its inaugural season in July 2018, will offer a salary and benefits to players who have been out of high school four years or ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

01/10/17
SportsBusiness Daily: MMA Execs Taken Aback By Streep's Speech

Execs at both the UFC and Bellator MMA took issue yesterday with actress Meryl Streep's comments about MMA in her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. "I was a little taken aback," said Bellator MMA President Scott Coker. He tweeted out an invitation for Streep to attend Bellator ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, UFC, Bellator

01/09/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Rosenhaus wins again

A new NFL Players Association arbitrator not only ruled in favor of Drew Rosenhaus against former client DeSean Jackson in a second hearing but nearly doubled the award amount that the Washington Redskins wide receiver owes his former agent, ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

01/08/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Eagles' Johnson Files Suit Over Suspension

Eagles OT Lane Johnson filed a 45-page federal lawsuit late Friday against the NFLPA, NFL and NFL Management Council over his 10-game suspension for alleged PED use, seeking unspecified actual and punitive damages. Johnson claims his rights under labor law were violated. The lawsuit alleges the NF ...

01/06/17
SportsBusiness Daily: TVG To Debut New Hour-Long Show

Horse racing network TVG starting Saturday will debut a new hour-long show “The Starting Gate,” which will feature an in-depth look at the industry, emerging prospects and stars, as well as the personalities behind the races. The show will air Saturdays at 10:30am ET on TVG and Sundays a ...

01/05/17
SportsBusiness Daily: NFLPA Dealing With Another Complaint To NLRB

A player or players on the NFL Giants filed an unfair labor practices charge with the NLRB against the NFLPA, alleging the union engaged in activity that violates the National Labor Relations Act. "Within the previous six months, the above-named labor organization (NFLPA) has restrained and coerced ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

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