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Liz Mullen

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

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Hope Solo Suspended For Six Months, Terminated From USWNT

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 25 / 16

The U.S. Soccer Federation yesterday suspended USWNT G Hope Solo for six months and terminated her contract, citing comments she made after the team lost to Sweden in the Olympics, as well as past incidents. A letter to Solo from USSF Secretary General & CEO Dan Flynn stated she would r...

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10/22/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Spurrier Signs With CAA For Representation

CAA has signed former college football coach Steve Spurrier for representation in all areas. Spurrier, who resigned last week as the coach of the Univ. of South Carolina, will be represented by a team of agents, including powerful coaching agent Jimmy Sexton and powerful broadcasting agent Nick Khan ...

Tags: Labor and Agents, CAA

10/19/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Wells joins TLA as agent

F ormer All-Star center fielder Vernon Wells , a longtime client of The Legacy Agency , has joined the firm as an MLB agent. Wells, who passed the MLB Players Association agent exam a few months ago, will be involved in all aspects of the a ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

10/19/15
SportsBusiness Journal: NFLPA calls meeting on rule changes

The NFL Players Association has invited a small group of powerful agents to an unprecedented private meeting next month at the union’s Washington, D.C., headquarters, sources said. The union invited between 15 and 20 agents to discuss contract adviser regulations that were discussed or pass ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

10/19/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Pass rate plummets for agent exam

Less than 40 percent of the more than 200 prospective NFL agents who took the most recent NFLPA certification test passed the exam, the lowest percentage ever. Historically, about 70 percent of the test takers pass the exam, which includes questions on the NFL collective-bargaining agreement. Pas ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

10/12/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Antitrust effect

A federal appeals court ruling in the O’Bannon case does nothing but help a lawsuit seeking an injunction to declare NCAA rules illegal under antitrust laws, attorney Jeffrey Kessler said last week. “It helps me on the legal issu ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

10/12/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Burkle’s move helps stabilize Relativity

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. Relativity Sports last week named Ron Burkle chairman of the board and announced that the billionaire would invest $30 million in the company. Burkle, a founding board member of Relativity Sports and a co-owner of the Pittsburgh ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

10/12/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Ballengee hires two from Relativity

Ballengee Group has hired MLB agents Steve Rath, James Reid and Tom Little, longtime agent to San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, the company announced last week. Oil executive James Ballengee launched Ballengee Group in October 2014. Rath worked at the Beverly Hills Sports Council, a ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

10/07/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Relativity Sports Names Ron Burkle Chair

Penguins co-Owner Ron Burkle has been named Relativity Sports Chair and will invest $30M in growth capital to expand the sports agency , the company announced today. Relativity Sports also announced that CEO Happy Walters has left the company will begin a search for his replacement. Additionall ...

10/06/15
SportsBusiness Daily: MWWPR Gets Stake In Berk Communications

Global PR company MWWPR has acquired a majority stake in Berk Communications & Marketing Group, outside consultant to Jay Z, Roc Nation Sports and a number of high-profile athletes. Under the terms of the deal, Ron Berkowitz will continue to serve as President & CEO of N.Y.-based Berk C ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

10/06/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Papa John's To Sponsor Breeders' Cup Festival Week

Papa John’s has signed a one-year deal to be the official pizza sponsor of the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Festival Week at the end of this month in Lexington. The festival begins Oct. 24 and leads up to the Breeders’ Cup races that will be held at Keeneland Race Course Oct. 30-31. Fin ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Breeders Cup, Papa Johns

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