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Liz Mullen

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

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Octagon hires trio of former NFLers to replenish division

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 14 / 14

Octagon has hired three former NFL players — All-Pro center Jeremy Newberry, defensive tackle John Thornton and cornerback and club scout Charles Fisher — as it reignites its NFL player representation division.  Fi...

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Tags: Labor and Agents

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07/29/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Clark: Don’t read too much into title

Tony Clark, who was named the MLB Players Association’s deputy executive director last week, said his new title does not necessarily mean that he is the successor to MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner. Clark was elected to the newly created position by a 26-0 vote of the executive boar ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

07/25/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Tenn. State Senate To Discuss Player Tax Bill

Reps from the NHLPA, the NBPA and the Grizzlies are scheduled to appear at a Tennessee state Senate hearing today to discuss a bill that would repeal the state’s tax on NHL and NBA players. The hearing on the bill, which was introduced in February to repeal the '09 tax of $2,500 a game or ...

Tags: Sports in Society

07/25/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Tenn. Senate Set For Athlete Tax Hearing

Reps of the NHLPA and NBPA and Grizzlies COO  Jason Wexler  are scheduled to appear at a Tennessee state Senate hearing today to discuss a bill that would repeal the state’s tax on NHL and NBA players. The bill, introduced in February, would repeal the '09 tax of $2,50 ...

07/22/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Novak Djokovic Writing Nutrition-Based Book

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Tags: People and Pop Culture

07/22/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Opinions differ on pace of free agency

Spending in the first few days of the NHL’s free agency period was similar to what it has been in recent years, despite a lower salary cap, but there was a question as to whether that will continue into the summer. Clubs spent $350 million on the first day of free agency, July 5, according ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

07/22/13
SportsBusiness Journal: MLBPA moves forward on succession plan

Michael Weiner was not officially named executive director of the MLB Players Association until 2009, but it was known for years that he would succeed Don Fehr as the leader of the baseball players union. “It was clear from around 2002,” said Gene Orza, a lawyer who worked for both me ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

07/15/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Athletes eye entertainment options

When Michael Strahan first took over from Regis Philbin as the host of ABC’s syndicated daytime morning show, he and his manager decided they would wait before taking on new projects for his management and entertainment company. “What we decided to do when he got the job was to say &l ...

Tags: In-Depth

07/12/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Fehr Has No Plans To Leave NHLPA

NHLPA Exec Dir Don Fehr does not have any current plans to leave the hockey union and rejoin the MLBPA, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday. A Yahoo Sports report stated MLBPA officials have discussed the possibility of Fehr, who was MLBPA Exec Dir for more than 25 years, returni ...

07/03/13
SportsBusiness Daily: BDA Sports Signs Thomas Robinson

BDA Sports Management has signed Rockets F Thomas Robinson  for representation. BDA Sports Management NBA player agent Kevin Bradbury will represent Robinson, who is slated to be traded to the Trail Blazers July 10, when trades are made official. Robinson, the No. 5 overall pick of th ...

07/01/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Breeders’ Cup partners with Russo

The Breeders’ Cup has partnered with Chris Russo’s CR Media Ventures to develop digital initiatives for horse racing’s annual championship, starting with a fantasy game aimed at drawing in new fans for this year’s two-day event. Neither Breeders’ Cup CMO Drew Sheinma ...

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