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Liz Mullen

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

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MMAAA Claims Attorneys Trying To Keep Organization From Signing UFC Fighters

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 08 / 16

The MMA Athletes Association yesterday issued an "urgent news" release alleging that attorneys were trying to stop the new trade association from attracting UFC fighters as members. "Yesterday, the MMAAA received a 'cease and desist' letter from a group of lawyers seeking to stop the MMAAA from sign...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, UFC

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04/18/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Relativity Football makes moves

Relativity Sports has named veteran agents Roosevelt Barnes and Doug Hendrickson co-presidents of Relativity Football, the agency’s NFL representation practice. Barnes and Hendrickson replace Eugene Parker, who died March 31 after a brief ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

04/15/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Services For NFL Agent Eugene Parker

Services will be held today and tomorrow in Fort Wayne, Ind., for late NFL agent Eugene Parker , who served as Relativity Football President. Parker's current and former NFL player clients are expected to attend, as are club execs and owners. The calling will be held today and the funeral will be ...

04/12/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Madison Bumgarner Signs With Excel

Excel Sports Management has signed Giants P Madison Bumgarner for representation on and off the field. At Excel, which counts prominent MLB agent Casey Close and veteran marketing agent Alan Zucker as partners, a team of agents will represent Bumgarner. He was formerly represented by Relativit ...

04/11/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Possible No. 1 offers unique opportunity

CAA Hockey is lined up for a big draft, representing several highly rated prospects who could be taken in the first round, including projected No. 1 pick Auston Matthews, a forward. Since CAA Sports launched its hockey practice by hiring agents Pat Brisson and J.P. Barry in 2006, they have repres ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

04/11/16
SportsBusiness Journal: CAA Hockey adds longtime coaches

CAA Sports’ hockey division has hired two veteran talent executives to newly created full-time positions developing young players into NHL starters, a novel approach to bringing coaching talent into the hockey representation ranks.    The two have begun work with the large class of ...

Tags: CAA, Hockey, Ping, ING, NHL, Starter, GE, ATT, Toronto Maple Leafs, AHL, North America, Europe, Target, Ally, Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, Russia, CES, Labor and Agents

04/11/16
SportsBusiness Journal: How NFL agent Parker changed the game

Eugene Parker helped Deion Sanders enter the Hall of Fame in 2011. Photo by: AP IMAGES A mark of a great sports agent is when the ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

04/06/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Excel Sports Management Signs Brandon Ingram

Excel Sports Management has signed Duke F Brandon Ingram, the potential No. 1 pick in this year’s NBA Draft, for representation on and off the court. Excel Founder & President Jeff Schwartz will represent him. Ingram is seen as vying with LSU F Ben Simmons for the No. 1 spot in t ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

04/04/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Octagon aces Kang deal

K orean PGA Tour golfer Sung Kang did not have an agent in February when he shot a 60 — a course record — at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. But the historically low score on Pebble Beach’s Monterey Peninsula course caused ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

04/04/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Plugged In: Ty Jones, WhoSay

Ty Jones is senior director of talent management for WhoSay, a celebrity content marketing firm that was co-founded in 2010 by entrepreneur Steve Ellis and Creative Artists Agency. WhoSay now advises more than 2,000 celebrities, including athletes and entertainers, as well as brands on social media ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

04/04/16
SportsBusiness Journal: TLA Worldwide OKs acquisition terms

The Legacy Agency Worldwide has agreed to key terms of an acquisition by Atlantic Alliance Partnership Corp. that would value the company at about $140 million. TLA Worldwide has a major MLB representation practice and a marketing practice that represents athletes and personalities throughout spo ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

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