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Liz Mullen

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

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Athletes First Hires Coaches Agent Armstrong, Though CAA Claims He Still Works For Agency

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 20 / 16

Athletes First said yesterday that it had hired coaches agent and former NFLer Trace Armstrong as VP & Dir of Coaching, but CAA said Armstrong is still employed at CAA Sports. "While we do not comment on personnel matters, I can confirm that Trace Armstrong remains an employee of CAA Sports...

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Tags: Labor and Agents, CAA, Athletes First

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01/25/16
SportsBusiness Journal: CAA Sports expands in London

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. CAA Sports has expanded the reach of its corporate consulting and experiential marketing business by acquiring London-based BrandRapport, a sports marketing firm that counts Jaguar Land Rover and Nestlé among its clients. ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

01/25/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Exception to the rule

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Tags: Labor and Agents

01/18/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Hearing set in Hunter, NBPA suits

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Tags: Labor and Agents

01/18/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Rep 1 has QB pair

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Tags: Labor and Agents

01/14/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Players' Tribune, AOL Partner On Video Series

The Players’ Tribune and AOL have announced a digital video series featuring athletes such as Rockets C Dwight Howard and former NFLers LaDainian Tomlinson and Michael Strahan as part of a new partnership between the two media companies. The series is the first distribution agreement fo ...

Tags: Media

01/14/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Players' Tribune, AOL Partner On Videos

The Players’ Tribune and AOL today will announce a digital video series featuring current and former athletes including Dwight Howard , LaDainian Tomlinson and Michael Strahan .   The series, part of a new partnership between the two media companies, marks the first distribution ...

01/12/16
SportsBusiness Daily: WMG Buys Top Independent Action Sports Firm

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Tags: Labor and Agents, Wasserman Media Group

01/11/16
SportsBusiness Journal: CAA extends hospitality into China

Creative Artists Agency is expanding its hospitality and event business into China. CAA Premium Experience, the hospitality, event management and marketing division of the Hollywood agency, has signed a multiyear deal to partner with Beijing-based sports and entertainment conglomerate iRena Inter ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

01/11/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Golfer move toward pro

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Tags: Labor and Agents

01/07/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Prominent Agent Ben Dogra Decertified By NFLPA

The NFLPA yesterday announced that its Committee on Agent Regulation & Discipline (CARD) had voted unanimously to decertify Relativity Football co-CEO Ben Dogra for various infractions pending an appeal. Dogra represents many high profile NFL players, including Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, Seahaw ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

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