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Liz Mullen

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

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The Players' Tribune Set To Debut "Scouting Myself" Video Series

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 28 / 16

The Players’ Tribune later today will be rolling out “Scouting Myself,” the first video series the media company is producing as part of its partnership with American Family Insurance. The series will feature eight videos from top athletes, including Clay Matthews , Elena Delle D...

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11/23/15
SportsBusiness Journal: NFL agents support current fee structure

At least 15 NFL agents, representing most of the major firms active in the sport, met at the NFL Players Association offices earlier this month, where they argued why the maximum agent fee should not be reduced from 3 percent, multiple sources said. The meeting took place Nov. 10 at the NFLPA&rsq ...

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11/23/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Hunter now the hunted

T orii Hunter ’s longtime agents are fielding calls from executives at multiple networks and clubs who are interested in talking to the nine-time Gold Glove winner about his career off the baseball field. “I’ve been getting c ...

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11/16/15
SportsBusiness Journal: USC’s Tuerk signs with Athletes First

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11/16/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Blue Equity acquires Maxx Sports

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11/11/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Tara Greco Resigns From NBPA

NBPA Dir of Communications Tara Greco has resigned after a little more than six months on the job, NBPA Exec Dir Michele Roberts today confirmed. Roberts declined to comment further, saying she does not comment on personnel matters. Greco did not return phone calls or emails, though an inquiry s ...

11/09/15
SportsBusiness Journal: NBPA replaces two key executives

National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Michele Roberts expressed optimism last week about talks with the NBA, but the union will be heading into negotiations after replacing two key executives. The NBPA announced late last month that it had hired attorney Erica McKinley to rep ...

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11/09/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Stealth SME president, others depart

V eteran sports business executive Rob Ponger has resigned as president of Stealth SME , which was created through the rollup acquisitions of several agencies last year. “I decided to resign from Stealth,” Ponger said last week. ...

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11/02/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Unions meet to share sensors info

Representatives from the major sports team unions in North America met last month in New York to discuss the state of sensor technology and its use by teams and leagues. Representatives of the MLB Players Association, the National Basketball Players Association, the NHL Players’ Association ...

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11/02/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Leagues, unions mindful of sensors

Major League Baseball is working on a policy that could involve experimenting with players wearing sensor technology on the field, something that could ultimately require collective bargaining with the MLB Players Association. “We are preparing a new policy for next season that would allow ...

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11/02/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Crafton sentencing set

T he U.S. government is asking that Billy Crafton , financial adviser to high-profile athletes and other individuals in sports, be sentenced to more than five years in prison and pay $700,000 in restitution. Crafton is set to be sentenced befo ...

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