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Liz Mullen

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

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Roc Nation in market for agents, agencies

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 20 / 14

Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports is looking to hire veteran sports agents as well as buy their agencies, sources said. Learn more about Roc Nation Sports “We are actively interviewing agents,” Michael Yormark, Roc Nation president and chief of branding and strategy, c...

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09/27/13
SportsBusiness Daily: NBPA Hires Search Firm Reilly Partners

The NBPA has hired the search firm Reilly Partners to conduct the search for the next Exec Dir of the NBPA. The union sent an e-mail out Friday to players informing them that the firm had been retained to help find a replacement for Billy Hunter, who was dismissed by a unanimous vote of player reps ...

Tags: Labor and Agents, NBA

09/23/13
SportsBusiness Journal: WNBPA to use app to keep up with members

The Women’s National Basketball Players Association will be the second players union to use a mobile application to communicate with its members during negotiations for a new collective-bargaining agreement. Through a partnership the WNBPA formed with SportsBlog.com this summer, WNBA player ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

09/23/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Filing lists 12 athletes as creditors

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels, Brooklyn Nets guard Jason Terry and Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek are among a dozen current or former athletes listed as creditors in the Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing this month ...

Tags: Finance

09/17/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Cruz Signs Endorsement Deal With McDonald's

McDonald’s has signed a two-year deal with Giants WR Victor Cruz that includes the NFLer appearing in both Spanish and English commercials for its Mighty Wings product. The Spanish version of the commercial was scheduled to debut last night and will air on Univision, Telemundo, Azteca, Uni ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, McDonalds

09/17/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Victor Cruz Stars In McDonald's Ads

McDonald’s has signed a two-year deal with NFL Giants WR Victor Cruz  in which he will appear in both Spanish- and English-language commercials for its Mighty Wings product. The Spanish version of the commercial featuring Cruz was scheduled to debut last night. Additionally, Cruz i ...

09/16/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Former Jets GM gathers clients

Former New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum is off to a fast start in the agent business, signing more than 20 clients in the last five months as he embarks on a new career in building out a coaches, front-office and broadcasters representation division for Priority Sports & Entertainme ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

09/11/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Financial Adviser Files For Bankruptcy

Billy Crafton , who has worked as a financial adviser to numerous professional athletes including MLBers and NFLers, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in San Diego, claiming estimated liabilities of $50M-100M. The petition, filed on Sept. 4, lists estimated assets of betwe ...

09/02/13
SportsBusiness Journal: All quiet on WNBA labor front

The WNBA collective-bargaining agreement expires at the end of this month, but as of last week the players and the league had no bargaining sessions scheduled to negotiate a new deal. The Women’s National Basketball Players Association and the WNBA have held one meeting, at the WNBA All-Sta ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

08/22/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Chris Paul Elected NBPA President

Clippers G Chris Paul  in a surprise move was elected NBPA President yesterday at the union's annual meeting in Las Vegas. Paul defeated free agent G Roger Mason Jr.  in what players said was "a close vote." Paul is the first superstar player to serve as President since P ...

08/21/13
SportsBusiness Daily: NBPA Player Reps To Vote On President

NBPA player reps are expected to vote for a new player president at the union’s annual meeting in Las Vegas today, as well as provide players with an update on the search for a new Exec Dir. Free agent G and NBPA VP Roger Mason Jr. has stated that he will run for the position. It is not clea ...

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