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Liz Mullen

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

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NHL Dismisses Neutral Discipline Arbitrator Who Reduced Wideman's Suspension

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 20 / 16

The NHL has dismissed James Oldham, the neutral discipline arbitrator who reduced Flames D Dennis Wideman's 20-game suspension to 10 games in March. "That is correct," Oldham said when contacted by THE DAILY and asked if he was terminated by the league. The NHL and the NHLPA declined...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL

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SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Draft rosters

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Tags: Labor and Agents

02/22/16
SportsBusiness Journal: NFL player agents to sound off

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02/16/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Breeders' Cup Hires Fleming For New Position

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, Breeders Cup

02/15/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Sentient Jet partners with Derby

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

02/15/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Ascot has first licensing agent

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02/15/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: WME signs Iguodala

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Tags: Labor and Agents

02/15/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Agents for Super Bowl MVP size up deals

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02/12/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Levy Supportive Of Marv Albert NBA Decision

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Tags: Media, Turner Sports

02/11/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Draymond Green Signs With WME

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: Trace TV To Broadcast ABL

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