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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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04/22/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Predictions: Draft ratings will drop

With no big names in this year’s NFL draft, there may be more suspense in the selections than ever for viewers, but analysts expect television ratings to take a hit. Last year, 8.1 million people watched to see quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III taken No. 1 and No. 2 overall i ...

Tags: Media

04/15/13
SportsBusiness Journal: How powerful will Roc Nation be?

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. Jay-Z has carved out a career as one of the most successful hip-hop artists and entrepreneurs in the United States, and his move into the sports business is being met with a mix of apprehension, anticipation and, in some area ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

04/10/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Weiner Discusses Jay-Z's Certification

MLBPA Exec Dir Michael Weiner , in his first public comments on the matter, said the union would consider whether Jay-Z was selling his interest in the Nets, among other things, in deciding whether to grant him permanent certification to represent MLB players in contract talks with clubs. Jay-Z, ...

04/08/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Big licensing checks for MLBers

Major League Baseball players received $131.8 million in checks from their union last year, more than $105 million of which had been withheld for several years prior to the union and MLB agreeing to a new five-year labor deal in November 2011. The 2012 annual report for the MLB Players Associatio ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

04/03/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Wasserman Signs Baylor's Brittney Griner

Wasserman Media Group has signed Baylor Univ. C and concensus No. 1 WNBA Draft pick Brittney Griner for representation in all areas. WMG VP/Action Sports & Olympics Lindsay Kagawa Colas will serve as Griner's primary agent. Colas said that she already was in talks with three shoe companies withi ...

Tags: Labor and Agents, Wasserman Media Group

04/03/13
SportsBusiness Daily: WMG Signs Baylor C Brittney Griner

Wasserman Media Group has signed Baylor Univ. C and expected No. 1 WNBA Draft pick Brittney Griner for representation in all areas. WMG VP/Action Sports & Olympics Lindsay Kagawa Colas will serve as Griner's primary agent. Colas said that she was already in talks with three shoe companies ho ...

04/01/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Prouty finds home at MLBPA

Michael Weiner and David Prouty met in 1983 on the campus of Harvard Law School and got to know each other while sitting in a class on labor law, the one elective that first-year students were allowed to take. But it wasn’t just through that labor law class, taught by former U.S. Solicitor ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

03/25/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Legacy buys practice of NHL player rep

Legacy Global Sports, a division of New Hampshire-based Legacy Holding Co., has entered the athlete representation business by acquiring the practice of NHL player agent Alec Schall. Schall represents seven players, including Toronto Maple Leafs wing James van Riemsdyk and Montreal Canadiens wing ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

03/18/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Push for global baseball draft intensifies

MLB and the MLB Players Association are feverishly trying to create a joint framework for the first international draft before a June 1 deadline. An eight-person working committee made up of team, league and union executives are planning to meet regularly during the next 10 weeks to try to create ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

03/11/13
SportsBusiness Journal: MLB draft-pick compensation questioned

The MLB Players Association and some baseball player agents think the sport’s shift to attach draft-pick compensation to only top-tier free agents may have inadvertently interfered with the market for those players. Under terms of the collective-bargaining agreement, teams can receive draft ...

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