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Liz Mullen

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

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Baseball unites on domestic violence

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 31 / 15

As the NFL grappled with the public furor over the Ray Rice knockout-punch videotape last September, MLB and the MLB Players Association began quietly working on a new, comprehensive domestic violence policy, though labor negotiations were not set to begin until 2016. “We were talking about...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Labor and Agents

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08/31/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Baseball unites on domestic violence

As the NFL grappled with the public furor over the Ray Rice knockout-punch videotape last September, MLB and the MLB Players Association began quietly working on a new, comprehensive domestic violence policy, though labor negotiations were not set to begin until 2016. “We were talking about ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Labor and Agents

08/31/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Octagon signs Elena Delle Donne

O ctagon has signed WNBA All-Star Elena Delle Donne for representation on and off the court. Delle Donne, a Chicago Sky guard/forward, will be represented by Erin Kane , senior director of Octagon’s North American sales and marketing ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

08/24/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Churchill taps Ticketmaster for Derby

Churchill Downs has signed a five-year deal with Ticketmaster as its new ticket provider for the Kentucky Derby and other races at the track. Tickets for the Derby, the oldest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., will now be available for the first time through a platform outsi ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

08/24/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Focus returns to college antitrust cases

Antitrust lawsuits may be the fastest path to determine whether college athletes will get more rights and compensation, lawyers say, and the leader of the student unionization movement agrees with them. “The antitrust route is the most immediate way for players to receive more resources and ...

Tags: Labor and Agents, Colleges, Law and Politics

08/24/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Stealth SME, Goodwin team up for rookies

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Tags: Labor and Agents

08/10/15
SportsBusiness Journal: NBC signs deal to keep Preakness

NBC will be the home of the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, for the next seven years, further cementing its hold on horse racing’s marquee programming. The extension with the Preakness Stakes comes as NBC already has long-term deals with the Kent ...

Tags: Media

08/10/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Relativity Sports eyes next step

While Relativity Media was in the midst of a very public Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing just a few weeks ago, Relativity Sports was quietly undergoing an ownership shift. Just two days before Relativity Media filed for Chapter 11, an entity controlled by billionaire and Pittsburgh Pengu ...

Tags: Finance, Labor and Agents

08/10/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Kauffman adds Stackhouse

K auffman Sports Management , which specializes in representing basketball coaches and management, has signed six new clients, including former NBA player-turned-coach Jerry Stackhouse . Kauffman Sports negotiated Stackhouse’s deal to ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

08/10/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Next BEST? Blue wants back in sports

Jonathan Blue is looking to get back in the sports business five years after he sold BEST, the agency he created through several rollup acquisitions, to Lagardère Unlimited. Blue, chairman and managing director of Blue Equity, is in multiple acquisition talks with sports talent representat ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

08/10/15
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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

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