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Liz Mullen

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

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Plugged In: Glenn Ware

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 16 / 17

Glenn Ware founded PwC’s Global Intelligence Operations Center in 2008 to help corporations deal with external threats to their business. In 2013, Ware started a sports intelligence group after being hired by an NFL team and an NBA team to assess situations involving allegations of domestic v...

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SportsBusiness Journal: NBPA closes the books on Tennessee tax

Just in time for the holidays, 810 current and former NBA players will receive checks totaling $5.4 million. National Basketball Players Association officials were mailing checks last week to players representing at least partial refunds for money they paid under the so-called Tennessee jock tax. ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Casserly advises at EXOS

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SportsBusiness Daily: MMA Attorneys Trade Accusations

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, UFC

SportsBusiness Daily: Pennel's Lawsuit Against NFL, NFLPA Resolved

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SportsBusiness Daily: Das Appointed Third Arbitrator In Pennel Suit

The NFL and NFLPA appointed veteran arbitrator Shyam Das as a third arbitrator after Packers DT Michael Pennel sued them last week and a hearing for a temporary restraining order is scheduled for today. U.S. District Judge John Adams has set the hearing for 3:00pm ET in Cleveland on Pennel's request ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Filings challenge league, union

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SportsBusiness Journal: Armstrong wins over coaches with his character

Trace Armstrong was driving toward Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in December 2009 when a client, college football coach Butch Jones, called to say officials from the University of Cincinnati wanted to meet that night in Detroit. “He literally turned the car around and drove right to the airport in ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: UFC Completes 15% Workforce Reduction

The UFC laid off about 20 people yesterday, completing the planned 15% workforce reduction since it was acquired by WME-IMG. Names of the people who lost their jobs were not known at presstime, but the UFC has been laying off multiple people in departments where WME-IMG already has existing expertis ...

SportsBusiness Daily: New Group Hopes To Increase UFC Fighters' Pay

A group of five MMA fighters, highlighted by former UFC champ Georges St-Pierre, and former Bellator Chair & CEO Bjorn Rebney yesterday unveiled the MMA Athletes Association, a trade association they say will fight to increase UFC fighters' share of revenues from 8% currently to 50%. All five of ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Packers' Pennel Sues NFL, NFLPA

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