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Liz Mullen

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

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Return of the Great One: Wayne Gretzky comes back to IMG

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 11 / 24 / 14

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....

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Tags: Labor and Agents

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07/12/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Fehr Has No Plans To Leave NHLPA

NHLPA Exec Dir Don Fehr does not have any current plans to leave the hockey union and rejoin the MLBPA, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday. A Yahoo Sports report stated MLBPA officials have discussed the possibility of Fehr, who was MLBPA Exec Dir for more than 25 years, returni ...

07/03/13
SportsBusiness Daily: BDA Sports Signs Thomas Robinson

BDA Sports Management has signed Rockets F Thomas Robinson  for representation. BDA Sports Management NBA player agent Kevin Bradbury will represent Robinson, who is slated to be traded to the Trail Blazers July 10, when trades are made official. Robinson, the No. 5 overall pick of th ...

07/01/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Breeders’ Cup partners with Russo

The Breeders’ Cup has partnered with Chris Russo’s CR Media Ventures to develop digital initiatives for horse racing’s annual championship, starting with a fantasy game aimed at drawing in new fans for this year’s two-day event. Neither Breeders’ Cup CMO Drew Sheinma ...

Tags: Media

06/23/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Lagardère's David Yates Resigns

Veteran golf exec David Yates has resigned from his position as Senior VP of Lagardère Unlimited Golf, after 13 years at the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based agency. Prior to joining Lagardère Unlimited Golf, which was formerly known as Gaylord Sport Management, Yates worked as a player manag ...

06/20/13
SportsBusiness Daily: NBPA Certifies Jay-Z, Juan Perez

Jay-Z and Roc Nation Sports President Juan Perez have been granted certification by the NBPA to represent NBA players in contract negotiations with clubs. The NBPA is the first sports union to grant Jay-Z certification. Jay-Z, Perez and Roc Nation Sports VP  Rich Kleiman  also app ...

06/17/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Who’s on Roc Nation’s roster?

In less than three months, the attitude in the established sports agent world toward Jay-Z and his Roc Nation Sports has changed from one of almost contempt to resignation, as agents acknowledge they are likely to lose some of their clients to the rap mogul. But along with a grudging acceptance over ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

06/17/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Execs seek details on NBPA certification

Individuals from Roc Nation Sports have inquired about the procedure to become certified to represent NBA players in contract talks, although they have not formally applied for certification, according to Robert Gadson, director of security and agent administration for the National Basketball Player ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

06/06/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Yee & Dubin Signs Golfer Amy Anderson

Yee & Dubin Sports has signed Amy Anderson , the '09 U.S. Girls' Junior Amateur golf champion and winner of a record 18 NCAA Division I championships, for representation. Competing for North Dakota State, Anderson broke Juli Inkster 's collegiate record of 17 victories. She will be represented ...

06/03/13
SportsBusiness Journal: MLBPA meets with Jay-Z, agency execs

Jay-Z and two other Roc Nation Sports executives met last month in person with MLB Players Association officials at the union’s headquarters in midtown Manhattan regarding their applications to become certified to represent baseball players in talks with MLB clubs. Jay-Z (whose real name is ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

05/29/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Kevin O'Connor Leaving Lagardère Unlimited

Lagardère Unlimited COO/North & South America KEVIN O'CONNOR is leaving that position to become Senior Advisor to ARNAUD LAGARDÉRE , Chair & CEO of Lagardère SCA, the France-based parent company. Lagardère said in a statement, “We are pleased that Kevin ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

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