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Liz Mullen

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

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Todd France Re-Acquires Full Ownership Of Five Star Athlete Management From Pegula

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 19 / 14

NFL player agent Todd France has confirmed that he once again owns 100% of Five Star Athlete Management after prospective Bills Owner Terry Pegula divested his interest in the firm as part of his deal to acquire the team. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Pegula had acquired Fra...

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06/23/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Lagardère's David Yates Resigns

Veteran golf exec David Yates has resigned from his position as Senior VP of Lagardère Unlimited Golf, after 13 years at the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based agency. Prior to joining Lagardère Unlimited Golf, which was formerly known as Gaylord Sport Management, Yates worked as a player manag ...

06/20/13
SportsBusiness Daily: NBPA Certifies Jay-Z, Juan Perez

Jay-Z and Roc Nation Sports President Juan Perez have been granted certification by the NBPA to represent NBA players in contract negotiations with clubs. The NBPA is the first sports union to grant Jay-Z certification. Jay-Z, Perez and Roc Nation Sports VP  Rich Kleiman  also app ...

06/17/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Who’s on Roc Nation’s roster?

In less than three months, the attitude in the established sports agent world toward Jay-Z and his Roc Nation Sports has changed from one of almost contempt to resignation, as agents acknowledge they are likely to lose some of their clients to the rap mogul. But along with a grudging acceptance over ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

06/17/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Execs seek details on NBPA certification

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Tags: Labor and Agents

06/06/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Yee & Dubin Signs Golfer Amy Anderson

Yee & Dubin Sports has signed Amy Anderson , the '09 U.S. Girls' Junior Amateur golf champion and winner of a record 18 NCAA Division I championships, for representation. Competing for North Dakota State, Anderson broke Juli Inkster 's collegiate record of 17 victories. She will be represented ...

06/03/13
SportsBusiness Journal: MLBPA meets with Jay-Z, agency execs

Jay-Z and two other Roc Nation Sports executives met last month in person with MLB Players Association officials at the union’s headquarters in midtown Manhattan regarding their applications to become certified to represent baseball players in talks with MLB clubs. Jay-Z (whose real name is ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

05/29/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Kevin O'Connor Leaving Lagardère Unlimited

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Tags: People and Pop Culture

05/27/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Former Senior Bowl exec Hale joins firm

Headline Media Management, which manages broadcasters and television personalities, has launched a football division to represent NFL and college football coaches, NFL general managers, and other football executives, and has hired former Senior Bowl President Steve Hale to run it. ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

05/24/13
On The Ground: NFLPA looking at CAA Sports/Roc Nation relationship

Jay-Z Photo by: NBAE / GETTY IMAGES The NFLPA has asked CAA Sports about its relationship with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports and how it relates to the representation of NFL players, ...

Tags: NBA, NFL, TES, NTRA, TRAC, New York Jets, Media

05/20/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Roc Nation Adds NFL Player Agent Miale

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