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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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02/15/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Tellem: Independent Firm Needed If Hunter Fired

Powerful NBA player agent and Wasserman Media Group Vice Chair Arn Tellem called for players to take time in finding a replacement NBPA player leaders vote to terminate Exec Dir Billy Hunter’s employment contract Saturday. WMG represents more than 50 NBA players, and Tellem was one of a group ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

02/14/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Fisher Promises "Unbiased" NBPA Elections

NBPA President Derek Fisher has sent out an e-mail to all NBA players inviting them to attend a meeting in Houston Saturday where the union is expected to hold elections to fill vacant seats on the Exec Committee. It is also widely expected that NBPA leaders at the meeting may vote to te ...

02/11/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Fegan heads Relativity’s basketball unit

Relativity Sports continues to build its talent representation business by bringing on prominent NBA agent Dan Fegan to lead its basketball division. Fegan will bring his 40 NBA clients, who include Dwight Howard, Shawn Marion and John Wall, to the firm and serve as president of the division. He ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

02/11/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Agent departures lead to grievance

MLB player agents Randy and Alan Hendricks have filed a grievance against three agents who left their firm for Excel Sports Management and took dozens of baseball clients with them, including Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, sources said. Meanwhile, the three former Hendricks employe ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

02/04/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Brandon Jennings Drops Agent Bill Duffy

Bucks G Brandon Jennings has terminated his contract with BDA Sports Management CEO Bill Duffy . Jennings is scheduled to be a restricted free agent this summer and an unrestricted free agent in the summer of '14. He notified Duffy on Saturday of the termination. Under NBPA rules, Jennings canno ...

02/04/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Octagon joins team of female jockey

Octagon has formed an alliance with horse racing marketing firm Equisponse to represent record-breaking female jockey Rosie Napravnik for corporate endorsements and all other commercial endeavors. It is thought to be the first time a major agency has represented a horse racing talent since the en ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

02/04/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Hunter on hot seat; candidates emerge

Editor’s note: This story is updated from the print edition. Even before the National Basketball Players Association placed Executive Director Billy Hunter on an indefinite leave of absence last week, industry insiders had begun coming up with a list of potential successors. Former ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

01/30/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Octagon Signs RB Stepfan Taylor

Octagon has signed Stanford RB Stepfan Taylor for representation in this year’s NFL Draft. Octagon NFL player agents Doug Hendrickson and Ken Landphere will represent him. Meanwhile, Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner has terminated his agreement with Priority Sports & Entertainment, where h ...

01/29/13
SportsBusiness Daily: NBPA To Hold Elections For Exec Committee

Sources said that the NBPA has sent every NBA player an e-mail informing them that the union will hold elections for seven vacant positions on the nine-member union Exec Committee Feb. 16 during All-Star Weekend in Houston. Sources said that the e-mail was sent on Friday. The law firm of Paul, Weiss ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

01/28/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Football first for QBs

While there is considerable buzz about two hot quarterbacks playing in their first Super Bowl, don’t expect a rush of deals for either signal caller leading up to Super Bowl Sunday. Representatives for both San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick and Baltimore’s Joe Flacco said the foc ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Super Bowl

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