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Liz Mullen

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

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VaynerSports gets off to quick start with NFL draft prospects

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 01 / 16 / 17

W hen entrepreneur and VaynerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk dipped into the sports agent business last year by buying a small NFL player representation shop, he expected his first year to be a time to set the table for success down the road. &ld...

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03/28/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Agents find deals via Twitter evolution

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. For Athletes First NFL agent David Mulugheta, it started right after Seattle won the Super Bowl in 2014. His client Earl Thomas, a Seahawks safety, was getting tweets on Twitter from all kinds of people offering and askin ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

03/24/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Veltman, Cerulo Leaving Relativity Sports Baseball

MLB player agents Stephen Veltman and Ed Cerulo have left Relativity Sports' baseball division, Relativity Baseball confirmed. Veltman and Cerulo, who also served as Relativity Baseball Dir of Marketing, both resigned Tuesday, sources said. Veltman and Cerulo did not return inquiries for c ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

03/22/16
SportsBusiness Daily: NFLPA: No Major Change To Agent Regulations

The NFLPA Board of Player Reps decided not to make any major changes to the regulations governing player agents, NFLPA President Eric Winston told THE DAILY late yesterday. "Our board considered many different resolutions," Winston wrote in an email. "After careful consideration and debate, our ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

03/21/16
SportsBusiness Journal: CAA Sports remains in buy mode

CAA Sports has acquired Icon Venue Group, an arena and stadium project management firm that has overseen high-profile sports developments. The acquisition launches CAA Sports into an entirely new business — acting as owners’ representatives in the building of major sports facilities. ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

03/14/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Deal will put UFC’s brand on mouthguard

The UFC has signed a licensing agreement with a mouthguard manufacturer that will distribute products bearing the UFC brand through a nontraditional channel: dentists. GuardLab, a New York-based company that uses 3-D scanning technology to create custom-fit mouthguards, has signed a multiyear glo ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

03/14/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Céspedes signs

Y oenis Céspedes has signed a multiyear shoe and apparel deal with New Balance , one of several endorsements the slugger’s agents at Roc Nation have been working on since he signed a new contract with the New York Mets. C&ea ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

03/07/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Lagardère Sports Signs Tony Jefferson

Lagardère Sports has signed NFL Cardinals S Tony Jefferson . Joel Segal and Chafie Fields will rep Jefferson, a restricted free agent. He formerly was repped by Relativity Sports. Meanwhile, impending free agent CB Janoris Jenkins has signed with Neil Schwartz of Schwartz & Feins ...

03/07/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Arbitration for Jackson, Rosenhaus

Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson will get another shot at trying to wipe out a more than $500,0000 payment that his former agent, Drew Rosenhaus, contends Jackson owes him. Federal Judge Michael Fitzgerald late last month vacated a $516,415 NFL Players Association arbitration awar ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

03/07/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Tempers rise in debate over agent fees

NFL player reps could vote this month on a proposal to cut the maximum fee agents can change. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES NFL Players Association player representatives may vote on reducing the maximum ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

03/07/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: CBA case headed to court

A court decision as to whether the U.S. women’s soccer team is operating under a valid collective-bargaining agreement could come in late spring, a few months before the World Cup champions play in the Olympics in Rio. Attorneys for the ...

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