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Liz Mullen

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

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Ndamukong Suh Signs With CAA's Jimmy Sexton For Representation

03 / 07 / 14

CAA Sports has signed Lions DT Ndamukong Suh for representation, and CAA NFL player agent Jimmy Sexton will represent him. Suh had been represented by Relativity Sports, but left that agency in January. There have been reports that Suh would be represented by Roc Nation Sports, which has a partn...

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Berthelsen: NFL Players' Revenue Went Up

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

Dick Moss To Be Feted At SLA Conference

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Candace Parker To Sign With WMG

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NBPA Saga Now Questions Whether Law Firm Was Retained

As the standoff continues between the NBPA Exec Committee and Thunder G and union President Derek Fisher, questions are being asked about whether DC-based law firm Patton Boggs was properly retained for a review of the union’s business practices. Sources said Patton Boggs was hired after ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

No NBPA Conference Call Scheduled Regarding Derek Fisher

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Kathy Vu Joining NFL Players

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NFLPA Sends Out Alert About Finanical Advisor

The NFLPA Thursday night sent out its first ever alert to NFLPA-certified agents about an investigation it is conducting involving a financial advisor to NFL players. “The NFL Players Association Security Department in cooperation with law enforcement is investigating multiple alleged investme ...

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Pat Brisson Not Pursuing Habs' GM Position

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NFLPA Votes To Eliminate "Junior Rule"

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WME Signs Howard For Off-Court Deals

WME has quietly signed a deal to co-represent Magic C Dwight Howard for all of his off-court deals, the third athlete to sign with the Hollywood talent firm in the last few months. WME board member and partner Dave Wirtschafter and WME marketing and sports agent Jill Smoller will co-represent Howard ...

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