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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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02/04/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Octagon joins team of female jockey

Octagon has formed an alliance with horse racing marketing firm Equisponse to represent record-breaking female jockey Rosie Napravnik for corporate endorsements and all other commercial endeavors. It is thought to be the first time a major agency has represented a horse racing talent since the en ...

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02/04/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Hunter on hot seat; candidates emerge

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01/30/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Octagon Signs RB Stepfan Taylor

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01/29/13
SportsBusiness Daily: NBPA To Hold Elections For Exec Committee

Sources said that the NBPA has sent every NBA player an e-mail informing them that the union will hold elections for seven vacant positions on the nine-member union Exec Committee Feb. 16 during All-Star Weekend in Houston. Sources said that the e-mail was sent on Friday. The law firm of Paul, Weiss ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

01/28/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Football first for QBs

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01/21/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Weak class won’t keep QBs out

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Tags: Labor and Agents

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SportsBusiness Daily: WMG Reps 11 First-Round MLS Picks

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SportsBusiness Daily: Klutch Sports Group Signs Wizards' Séraphin

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SportsBusiness Daily: Latest NFL Agents Signings

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