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Liz Mullen

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

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Athletes First Hires Coaches Agent Armstrong, Though CAA Claims He Still Works For Agency

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 20 / 16

Athletes First said yesterday that it had hired coaches agent and former NFLer Trace Armstrong as VP & Dir of Coaching, but CAA said Armstrong is still employed at CAA Sports. "While we do not comment on personnel matters, I can confirm that Trace Armstrong remains an employee of CAA Sports...

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Tags: Labor and Agents, CAA, Athletes First

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SportsBusiness Journal: NBPA replaces two key executives

National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Michele Roberts expressed optimism last week about talks with the NBA, but the union will be heading into negotiations after replacing two key executives. The NBPA announced late last month that it had hired attorney Erica McKinley to rep ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Journal: Stealth SME president, others depart

V eteran sports business executive Rob Ponger has resigned as president of Stealth SME , which was created through the rollup acquisitions of several agencies last year. “I decided to resign from Stealth,” Ponger said last week. ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Journal: Unions meet to share sensors info

Representatives from the major sports team unions in North America met last month in New York to discuss the state of sensor technology and its use by teams and leagues. Representatives of the MLB Players Association, the National Basketball Players Association, the NHL Players’ Association ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Journal: Leagues, unions mindful of sensors

Major League Baseball is working on a policy that could involve experimenting with players wearing sensor technology on the field, something that could ultimately require collective bargaining with the MLB Players Association. “We are preparing a new policy for next season that would allow ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Crafton sentencing set

T he U.S. government is asking that Billy Crafton , financial adviser to high-profile athletes and other individuals in sports, be sentenced to more than five years in prison and pay $700,000 in restitution. Crafton is set to be sentenced befo ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Foxworth Signs With Maxx Sports & Entertainment

Former NFLPA President and former NBPA COO Domonique Foxworth has signed with Maxx Sports & Entertainment for representation in broadcast work. Foxworth will be represented by President Mark Lepselter and VP Michael Klein at N.Y.-based Maxx. As reported earlier this week, Foxworth rec ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Daily: Horse Racing Network TVG Rebranding HRTV

TVG, the main horse racing TV network in the U.S., announced that HRTV, which it acquired in February, is being rebranded as TVG2, effective today. HRTV.com also will be renamed TVG2.com today. The move will allow TVG to better leverage its TV production infrastructure to provide improved horse ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Daily: Domonique Foxworth Out As NBPA COO

Former NFLPA President Domonique Foxworth has resigned as NBPA COO after about a year on the job. NBPA Exec Dir Michele Roberts in an email wrote, "He resigned and, like any employer, we do not discuss personnel matters.” Foxworth was named COO of the union in October '14 after serving in ...

Tags: Labor and Agents, NBA

SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Octagon knows Jack

F ormer UCLA linebacker and running back Myles Jack signed with an agency earlier than any other highly ranked NFL draft prospect in years, but his new agent doesn’t think it is the start of a trend. “Myles just suffered an injury ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: An old Kentucky home suits Breeders’ Cup

Ticket revenue for the Breeders’ Cup should top $18 million this year, more than double last year’s total despite being held at a much smaller venue. “It will probably land between 18 and 20 million,” said Bryan Pettigrew, Breeders’ Cup senior vice president. Th ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

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