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Liz Mullen

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

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Roc Nation in market for agents, agencies

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 20 / 14

Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports is looking to hire veteran sports agents as well as buy their agencies, sources said. Learn more about Roc Nation Sports “We are actively interviewing agents,” Michael Yormark, Roc Nation president and chief of branding and strategy, c...

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Tags: Media

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Tags: Labor and Agents

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