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Liz Mullen

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

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Jenn Sterger: 'NFL Needs Education And Counseling'

Published in On The Ground on 09 / 15 / 14

Jenn Sterger, who cooperated with an NFL investigation into whether former quarterback Brett Favre sent her unwanted, sexually explicit texts while she was a New York Jets employee, said the NFL needs to change its procedures for investigating alleged misconduct against women. ...

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05/13/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Progress slow on new NBPA chief

It took just one short meeting to oust Billy Hunter as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association. Finding a new union leader is proving to be a far more drawn-out effort. The union has yet to hire an executive search firm to replace Hunter, who was fired in February. And w ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

05/06/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Sheinman joins Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup has hired Drew Sheinman, a longtime marketing executive who has worked with sports properties and major brands, as its new senior vice president and CMO. Sheinman will spearhead the overall marketing, business development and sponsorship sales, as well as digital media and ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

05/06/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Ben Dogra: Calm in the storm

It’s the day before the most unpredictable NFL draft in recent history and the agent who has represented the most first-round draft picks over the past dozen years is working the phones while trying to eat lunch in a midtown Manhattan hotel. The sound on Ben Dogra’s iPhon ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

05/01/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Octagon Signs Crew Chief Chad Knaus

Octagon has signed Chad Knaus , the crew chief for five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson , for representation in speaking engagements and other commercial endeavors. Octagon Senior Dir of Personalities & Properties Kelly Wolf will represent Knaus. He was previously unrep ...

05/01/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Arn Tellem Discusses Picking SI For Collins Article

NBA player agent and Wasserman Media Group Vice Chair Arn Tellem spoke to SportsBusiness Journal following the announcement that his longtime client, Wizards C Jason Collins, is gay. The following are excerpts from his conversation. Q : Why did you choose Sports Illustrated and Franz Lidz to bre ...

Tags: Sports in Society, NBA

04/30/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Geno Smith Ends Contract With Agents

Jets second-round draft pick QB Geno Smith has terminated his contract with agents at Select Sports Group. Under NFLPA rules, Smith must wait five days before signing with a new agent. Smith had been represented by agents Jeff Nalley , Graylan Crain , Erik Burkhardt and Vann McElroy . Select ...

04/29/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Longines Signs Deal To Sponsor Kentucky Oaks

The 139th Kentucky Oaks will be run Friday as the Longines Kentucky Oaks, under a five-year sponsorship agreement between Churchill Downs Inc. and the Swiss watchmaker. It is the first sponsorship for the Oaks, which draws crowds of more than 100,000 to Churchill Downs and features the best three-ye ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Churchill Downs Inc.

04/29/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Longines To Sponsor Kentucky Oaks

The 139th Kentucky Oaks will be run Friday as the Longines Kentucky Oaks under a five-year sponsorship agreement between Churchill Downs Inc. and the Swiss watchmaker. It is the first sponsorship for the Oaks, which draws crowds of more than 100,000 to Churchill Downs and features the best three-yea ...

04/22/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Predictions: Draft ratings will drop

With no big names in this year’s NFL draft, there may be more suspense in the selections than ever for viewers, but analysts expect television ratings to take a hit. Last year, 8.1 million people watched to see quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III taken No. 1 and No. 2 overall i ...

Tags: Media

04/15/13
SportsBusiness Journal: How powerful will Roc Nation be?

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. Jay-Z has carved out a career as one of the most successful hip-hop artists and entrepreneurs in the United States, and his move into the sports business is being met with a mix of apprehension, anticipation and, in some area ...

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