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Liz Mullen

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

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WME Signs LeBron James For All Entertainment, Acting Projects

04 / 23 / 14

WME has signed Heat F  LeBron James for all entertainment and acting projects, the agency confirmed. At WME, he will be represented by a team of agents throughout the TV, film and literary divisions. James will continue to be represented for marketing endeavors off the court by Fenway Sports G...

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02/23/11
NFLPA Cancels Meeting With Agents

The NFLPA yesterday canceled a meeting it had scheduled with a group of player agents at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis due to the ongoing NFL CBA mediation, raising some hope in the industry that the league and union could work out a deal. The NFLPA has routinely held a small group meeting for pow ...

02/22/11
Sources: Casey Close Leaving CAA

Prominent baseball player agent Casey Close , best known as the longtime representative to Yankees SS Derek Jeter and Phillies 1B Ryan Howard , is leaving CAA Sports when his contract expires next month, multiple sources said. Sources said CAA and Close are trying to work out the details of his ...

02/18/11
Motion Granted To Hold Hearing In NFL Dispute

U.S. District Court Judge David Doty has granted a motion by the NFLPA to hold a hearing next week on whether to unseal some of the documents in the union's case challenging the NFL’s use of television rights money. The NFLPA argued that the NFL players and public have a right to the information and ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

02/17/11
Motion Granted For NFL Labor Hearing

U.S. District Court Judge David Doty has granted a motion by the NFLPA to hold a hearing next week on whether to unseal some of the documents in the union's case challenging the NFL’s use of television rights money. The NFLPA argued that the NFL players and public have a right to the information a ...

02/17/11
NFL Agent Paul Lawrence Dies Unexpectedly

PAUL LAWRENCE , a respected NFL player agent who worked for major NFL player representation firm Maximum Sports Management and interacted with NFL players like Cardinals WR LARRY FITZGERALD , died suddenly yesterday. "He has passed," Maximum Sports Principal  EUGENE PARKER  confirmed in a very ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

02/17/11
NFL Agent Paul Lawrence Dies

Paul Lawrence , a respected NFL player agent who worked for major NFL player representation firm Maximum Sports Management, died suddenly yesterday. Lawrence, who was in his mid-40s, died suddenly after being stricken playing basketball near his home in Everett, Wash. The news sent shock waves ...

02/10/11
NFLPA Derides Wage Scale Proposal

NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith said in a memo to union player leaders that the rookie wage scale proposed by the NFL owners in CBA negotiations amounts to "a veteran wage scale," because it would impact players with three to five years of experience, "the core of our membership." The NFL made this ...

02/09/11
NFL Looks To Contact Super Bowl Fans

While NFL senior officials were working tirelessly last night and today to personally contact every Super Bowl ticket holder who did not get a seat at Cowboys Stadium Sunday, a lawyer who filed a class action lawsuit against the league and Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones said he has been contact ...

02/08/11
NFLPA Seeks Ruling By March 3

The NFLPA is asking a federal judge to issue a decision on its appeal of the Special Master case by March 3, the day before the NFL can lock out players, according to a source familiar with the situation. The union did not receive the injunction it was seeking to prevent the NFL from rec ...

02/03/11
NFL Lockout May Not Begin March 4

NFL Exec VP and General Counsel Jeff Pash raised the possibility that the NFL may not lock players out on March 4, when the CBA is set to expire. While it has been widely expected that the NFL will lock players out after March 3, Pash said during an update on CBA negotiations, "If you are making p ...

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