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Liz Mullen

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

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Octagon's Baseball Division Adds Agents With Dominican Focus

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 04 / 15

Octagon’s baseball division today added agents Jay Alou , Brian Mejia and Ulises Cabrera . All three MLB-certified agents specialize in representing players from the Dominican Republic. They are expected to bring more than a dozen baseball player clients with them. Alou represents Blue Jay...

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SportsBusiness Journal: All eyes on antitrust cases

Efforts by Northwestern University football players to unionize may have garnered the most national media attention, but sports law experts say that antitrust litigation before a federal court in Oakland has the potential to bring the most change to the NCAA’s model of college sports. Athle ...

Tags: In-Depth, Law and Politics

SportsBusiness Journal: A greater role for agents?

For as long as anyone can remember, agents have been considered part of the problem in college athletics. Soon, they might be considered part of the solution. NCAA rules have long prohibited any type of written or oral agreements between agents and student athletes. Several high-profile cases of ...

Tags: In-Depth, Law and Politics

SportsBusiness Journal: The college legal battleground

With all of the legal challenges the NCAA faces, one thing is for sure: Attorneys and law firms will have a lot of work to do for years to come. As a result, law firms and the NCAA have beefed up their expertise, with the many parties now involved reading like a who’s who in sports law. Sco ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: CAA gains experience with PGW purchase

CAA Sports has acquired the experiential marketing company PGW, which works with major brands such as AT&T and Starbucks. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition will allow CAA Sports’ corporate consulting division, which was started in 2011, to offer experien ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: Unions joining the Northwestern fray

The five unions representing the major team sports players in North America will be filing a joint amicus brief with the National Labor Relations Board in support of the Northwestern University football players’ efforts to unionize. The MLB Players Association, the NFL Players Association, ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Journal: Firm finds opportunity with NHL prospect

Less than two years after leaving Bobby Orr’s hockey player representation firm to start his own agency, NHL agent Darren Ferris is representing one of the three prospects most likely to be selected No. 1 overall in the NHL draft later this month. Ferris’ agency, ARC Sports Group, rep ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: NBC Sports Gears Up For Belmont Stakes

NBC Sports ramps up its pre-Belmont Stakes coverage tonight at 6:30pm ET, with NBCSN airing the 30-minute documentary “California Chrome: The Unlikely Champion.” The NBC-produced film is narrated by Bob Costas and details how  Steve Coburn and Perry Martin , co-owners ...

SportsBusiness Journal: NBC all in for Belmont

With the potential for the first horse racing Triple Crown in more than three decades, NBC is devoting resources including cross-promotion on other NBC Universal-owned platforms, a record amount of television coverage, and a quickly produced documentary on race horse California Chrome to e ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Journal: Tennessee phasing out ‘jock tax’

The governor of Tennessee recently signed into law a repeal of the so-called jock tax that taxed NHL and NBA players as much as $7,500 a year when they played games in Nashville and Memphis. The NHL Players’ Association and the National Basketball Players Association both lobbied to repeal ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: WMG, CAA sign potential NBA top picks

Wasserman Media Group and CAA Sports are both set up to have a fruitful NBA draft next month, as each agency has signed a handful of high-profile prospects who are projected to be first-round selections. Wasserman Media Group has signed three projected lottery picks: Duke forward Jabari Parker, K ...

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