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Liz Mullen

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

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Pereira, Trask to author books about their careers in football

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 01 / 26 / 15

Mike Pereira, former NFL vice president of officiating, and former Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask have each signed deals with Triumph Books to write books about their careers in professional football. Mark Lepselter, president of Maxx Sports & Entertainment, who represents both Pereira and Tra...

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09/11/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Financial Adviser Files For Bankruptcy

Billy Crafton , who has worked as a financial adviser to numerous professional athletes including MLBers and NFLers, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in San Diego, claiming estimated liabilities of $50M-100M. The petition, filed on Sept. 4, lists estimated assets of betwe ...

09/02/13
SportsBusiness Journal: All quiet on WNBA labor front

The WNBA collective-bargaining agreement expires at the end of this month, but as of last week the players and the league had no bargaining sessions scheduled to negotiate a new deal. The Women’s National Basketball Players Association and the WNBA have held one meeting, at the WNBA All-Sta ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

08/22/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Chris Paul Elected NBPA President

Clippers G Chris Paul  in a surprise move was elected NBPA President yesterday at the union's annual meeting in Las Vegas. Paul defeated free agent G Roger Mason Jr.  in what players said was "a close vote." Paul is the first superstar player to serve as President since P ...

08/21/13
SportsBusiness Daily: NBPA Player Reps To Vote On President

NBPA player reps are expected to vote for a new player president at the union’s annual meeting in Las Vegas today, as well as provide players with an update on the search for a new Exec Dir. Free agent G and NBPA VP Roger Mason Jr. has stated that he will run for the position. It is not clea ...

08/19/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Breeders’ Cup brings Front Row aboard

The Breeders’ Cup has hired Front Row Marketing Services to sell sponsorship inventory for horse racing’s annual championship event. Both Front Row Marketing Services President Chris Lencheski and Breeders’ Cup CMO Drew Sheinman said they expected to announce new corporate part ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

08/12/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Foster hires WME for representation

Houston Texans running back and three-time Pro Bowler Arian Foster, who scored an acting part in the major motion picture “Draft Day,” has hired entertainment agency WME to represent him. WME will represent Foster across all areas of entertainment, including film, television, literatu ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

08/05/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Lagardère picks vet for new sports post

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Tags: Labor and Agents

07/29/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Clark: Don’t read too much into title

Tony Clark, who was named the MLB Players Association’s deputy executive director last week, said his new title does not necessarily mean that he is the successor to MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner. Clark was elected to the newly created position by a 26-0 vote of the executive boar ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

07/25/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Tenn. State Senate To Discuss Player Tax Bill

Reps from the NHLPA, the NBPA and the Grizzlies are scheduled to appear at a Tennessee state Senate hearing today to discuss a bill that would repeal the state’s tax on NHL and NBA players. The hearing on the bill, which was introduced in February to repeal the '09 tax of $2,500 a game or ...

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07/25/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Tenn. Senate Set For Athlete Tax Hearing

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