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Liz Mullen

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

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Baseball unites on domestic violence

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 31 / 15

As the NFL grappled with the public furor over the Ray Rice knockout-punch videotape last September, MLB and the MLB Players Association began quietly working on a new, comprehensive domestic violence policy, though labor negotiations were not set to begin until 2016. “We were talking about...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Labor and Agents

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12/08/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Lattinville among CAA agents fired

NFL player and coaches agent Bob Lattinville and player marketing agent Mark Heligman were among the five CAA Sports employees let go last month in connection with the firing of former CAA Football co-head Ben Dogra. Also losing their jobs were NFLPA-certified agent Kyle Evans, marketing agent Jo ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

12/08/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: WMG adds runner

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. W asserman Media Group has signed Maggie Vessey , a middle distance runner who may be known as much for being a fashion icon as a track and field athlete. At Wasserman, she ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

12/01/14
SportsBusiness Journal: ‘Business as usual’ for agent Wolfe

A few days after he negotiated the largest deal for an athlete in North America, Giancarlo Stanton’s 13-year, $325 million contract with the Miami Marlins, agent Joel Wolfe was doing what he normally does: sitting in Los Angeles traffic. “I am just happy that the kid is happy,” ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

11/24/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Gretzky back at IMG

H ockey legend Wayne Gretzk y has returned to IMG as a client for exclusive representation in all areas. At IMG, Gretzky will be represented by a team of agents led by Ira Stahlberger , senior vice president of talent marketing in the U.S. ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

11/21/14
SportsBusiness Daily: CAA Cuts Employees Who Worked With Dogra

CAA Sports has terminated several employees who worked closely with former CAA Football co-head and NFL player agent Ben Dogra in the St. Louis office, Dogra’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, confirmed. The names of the employees could not be determined, but Hardin said they included anywhere fro ...

Tags: Labor and Agents, Creative Artists Agency

11/17/14
SportsBusiness Journal: MLB qualifying offers go oh-fer again

MLB Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred and MLB Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark had decidedly different takes on the decisions by all 12 players who were given qualifying offers to turn them down last week, extending a string in which no free agent has yet accepted such an offer. &ld ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

11/17/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Roc Nation adds agent-support exec

Roc Nation Sports has hired a former salary “capologist” for the New York Jets, as well as an NBA agent who worked for Kobe Bryant’s agent. Ari Nissim, who was the Jets’ director of football operations, has been hired as director of strategy and analytics. Joe Branch, name ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

11/17/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Montag will start own firm

Sandy Montag, IMG’s longtime head of talent representation, is launching his own consulting firm. A pioneer in the business of representing sports broadcasters, Montag started his career at the agency nearly 30 years ago and works with such top names as Bob Costas, John Madden and Jim Nantz ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

11/17/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: A Wizard and a Sun

B DA Sports Management has signed Washington Wizards center Nenê and Phoenix Suns small forward Gerald Green for representation on and off the court. Nenê will be represented by founder and president Bill Duffy and agent Ugo U ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

11/16/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Dogra Hires Attorney To Negotiate CAA Severance

NFL agent Ben Dogra has hired attorney Rusty Hardin to represent him after he was fired by CAA Sports. Hardin confirmed Friday evening to SBD that Dogra had retained him "to help him negotiate his severance package that they owe him." Hardin, who represents Dogra’s client, Vikings RB Adrian ...

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