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Liz Mullen

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

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CAA Amplify Conference Draws Big Names From Worlds Of Sports, Politics, Entertainment

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 22 / 17

Clippers coach DOC RIVERS was one of many speakers from the sports and entertainment industries who spoke about race, immigration, cultural diversity and inclusion at the CAA Amplify conference yesterday in Laguna Beach. About 150 people -- including actors, writers, directors, athletes, political...

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, CAA

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SportsBusiness Daily: The Players' Tribune Launching Podcasts

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SportsBusiness Daily: NLRB Dismisses Unfair Labor Practices Charge

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Tags: Labor and Agents

01/20/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Bellator Signs Jenn Brown To TV Contract

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01/19/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Players' Tribune Gets $40M In Series C Funding

The Players' Tribune announced today it has successfully closed $40M in Series C financing, the largest round of funding in the media company's history. The round was led by venture capital and growth equity firm IVP. GV (formerly Google Ventures) and previous lead TPT investor New Enterprise Associ ...

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01/16/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Vayner velocity

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Tags: Labor and Agents

01/16/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Raskin leaves TLA, forms own firm

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01/16/17
SportsBusiness Journal: New league to ‘expand football industry’

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

01/10/17
SportsBusiness Daily: MMA Execs Taken Aback By Streep's Speech

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