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Liz Mullen

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

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Octagon hires trio of former NFLers to replenish division

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 14 / 14

Octagon has hired three former NFL players — All-Pro center Jeremy Newberry, defensive tackle John Thornton and cornerback and club scout Charles Fisher — as it reignites its NFL player representation division.  Fi...

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12/10/12
SportsBusiness Journal: Firm backs hockey agency

Canadian sports marketing and corporate consulting firm SDI Marketing has invested in ARC Sports Group, a new hockey representation firm founded by an agent who recruited NHL star clients for the Orr Hockey Group. The Hurricanes& ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

12/06/12
SportsBusiness Daily: Mediators May Re-Enter NHL Talks

Federal mediators may re-enter talks to end the NHL lockout, as players requested that mediators be brought back in earlier in the week and still want them back, sources said. Meanwhile, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly in an e-mail said, "Supposed to have a meeting with Union sometime this after ...

12/03/12
SportsBusiness Journal: Paul’s Klutch will look to hire in '13

Klutch Sports Group, the new NBA player representation firm founded by LeBron James’ longtime friend and new NBA contract agent Rich Paul, will start making strategic hires, possibly including a marketing agent, early next year, Paul said last week. Paul shocked many in the basketball world ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

11/30/12
SportsBusiness Daily: Five Star Signs 3 NFL Prospects From UNC

Five Star Athlete Management, the NFL player rep firm owned by agent Todd France , has signed three players from the Univ. of North Carolina for this year’s draft – G Jonathan Cooper , OT Brennan Wiliams and DT Sylvester Williams . Five Star agents France and Brian Ayrault will re ...

11/26/12
SportsBusiness Journal: NBPA reviews Priority agent

Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger has left Priority Sports & Entertainment after more than seven years of representation, and the National Basketball Players Association is reviewing whether a Priority agent violated its regulations in the wake of a bitter legal battle between two agencies th ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

11/19/12
SportsBusiness Daily: CAA Repping Ryan Howard Exclusively

Phillies 1B Ryan Howard , who has been co-represented by CAA Sports and Excel Sports Management will now be exclusively represented by CAA Sports in all areas. Howard will be represented by a team of agents led by CAA Baseball Co-Head Brodie Van Wagenen . Since '11, when prominent M ...

11/15/12
SportsBusiness Daily: Jury Awards Mintz $85,000

An L.A. federal court jury yesterday awarded CAA Sports NBA agent Aaron Mintz $85,000 to compensate him for the emotional distress he suffered after his former employer, Priority Sports & Entertainment, hacked into his personal e-mail account, violating California law. The jury also answered &ld ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

11/14/12
SportsBusiness Daily: Mintz Trial Resumes Today In L.A.

The trial to determine whether CAA Sports agent Aaron Mintz was damaged by his former employers, Priority Sports & Entertainment, resumed in L.A. today at 9:00am PT after a federal judge ordered Mintz' attorneys to produce more than 3,000 e-mails from Mintz' private account. Federal Court Judge ...

Tags: Labor and Agents, NBA

11/12/12
SportsBusiness Journal: NBC: Prime time suits Breeders' Cup

Putting a horse racing event on prime-time television was an experiment for NBC, but based on the better-than-expected ratings for the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic, there’s a good chance it will air in prime time again next year, said Jon Miller, NBC Sports president of programming. &ld ...

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11/12/12
SportsBusiness Journal: Legacy making first big purchase

The Legacy Agency is acquiring Peter Greenberg & Associates, a baseball player representation practice that represents 20 major leaguers, including stars Johan Santana and Jose Reyes. The deal marks the first significant acquisition since the agency was formed late last year. Combining the pr ...

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