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Liz Mullen

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

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Move against writer spurs formation of MMA journalists group

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 06 / 26 / 17

A group of MMA writers and broadcasters, following the lead of reporters in more established sports, has formed the MMA Journalists Association. The association’s formation was spurred, in part, by an incident last June in which the UFC barred influential MMA journalist Ariel Helwani indefi...

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02/20/17
SportsBusiness Journal: TLA hires execs, creates division

TLA’s event business this year will include a college game in Sydney, Australia. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES TLA Worldwide has hired three new talent marketing executives to replace ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

02/20/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Mixon it up

O klahoma running back Joe Mixon has not been invited to the NFL combine but will work out for clubs at his university’s pro day a few days later, his agent said. “He will be at the pro day in Norman, Okla., four days after the co ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

02/13/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Montag Group Signs Pro Golfer Cristie Kerr

The Montag Group has signed its first active golfer client, 18-time LPGA winner Cristie Kerr, for representation in all areas. A team of agents, including agency founder Sandy Montag, will represent Kerr, who is interested in the possibility of becoming a broadcaster when she retires from playi ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

02/13/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Lagardère Sports promotes Danzi, Riccio

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. Lagardère Sports has promoted two executives to newly created positions. Jay Danzi, best known as agent to golfer Jordan Spieth, has been elevated to U.S. chief operating officer. Marc Riccio, who joined the company last y ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

02/13/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: On the Bus line

V eteran NFL agent Bus Cook has signed a large class of prospects, including Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett , who some draft analysts see as the potential No. 1 pick in this April’s draft. “Myles Garrett is, without qu ...

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02/09/17
SportsBusiness Daily: ICM Partners Acquires Headline Media Management

Hollywood agency ICM Partners is acquiring broadcast boutique firm Headline Media Management, which represents dozens of news and sports broadcasters, including ESPN's Chris Berman and Mike Golic and former network personality Tom Jackson. As part of the acquisition, HMM CEO Lou Oppenheim and Presid ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

02/06/17
SportsBusiness Journal: ISE hires Rosenstein as agency CFO

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. Independent Sports & Entertainment has hired Richard Rosenstein, a financial executive with more than 25 years of experience in the communications, media and entertainment businesses, as its first chief financial officer. ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

02/06/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Switching it up

V eteran sports labor lawyer James Quinn has left Weil , where he worked for more than 40 years, to join another law firm as well as open his own legal services practice. Quinn has joined national trial law boutique Berg & Androphy as ...

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02/03/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Roc Nation's Kleiman Acting As Durant's Manager

Roc Nation Sports NBA agent Rich Kleiman is now representing Warriors F Kevin Durant solely, while acting as Durant's manager and partner in his business and philanthropy firm, The Durant Company. That firm serves as an umbrella company for Durant's investments, foundation, content-creation and hosp ...

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01/30/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Plugged In: Kristin Warfield

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