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Liz Mullen

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

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Stealth SME Hires Longtime IMG Exec Rob Ponger As President

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 19 / 14

Stealth SME today is announcing that it has hired longtime former IMG exec Rob Ponger as President. Ponger will oversee the sports, media, entertainment and consultancy divisions of Stealth and work out of N.Y. He left IMG in May after working there for 20 years, most recently as IMG Senior V...

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SportsBusiness Daily: WMG Signs Baylor C Brittney Griner

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04/01/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Prouty finds home at MLBPA

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Tags: Labor and Agents

03/25/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Legacy buys practice of NHL player rep

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Tags: Labor and Agents

03/18/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Push for global baseball draft intensifies

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

03/11/13
SportsBusiness Journal: MLB draft-pick compensation questioned

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Tags: Labor and Agents

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Players' Performance-Based Checks Deferred

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

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SportsBusiness Daily: Performance-Based NFL Checks Deferred

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Tags: Media

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