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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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07/22/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Novak Djokovic Writing Nutrition-Based Book

Random House will a publish a nutrition-based performance guide by top-ranked tennis player NOVAK DJOKOVIC next month as the first book on its new Zinc Ink imprint. The book, “ SERVE TO WIN ,” will be published in hardcover on Aug. 20 ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

07/22/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Opinions differ on pace of free agency

Spending in the first few days of the NHL’s free agency period was similar to what it has been in recent years, despite a lower salary cap, but there was a question as to whether that will continue into the summer. Clubs spent $350 million on the first day of free agency, July 5, according ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

07/22/13
SportsBusiness Journal: MLBPA moves forward on succession plan

Michael Weiner was not officially named executive director of the MLB Players Association until 2009, but it was known for years that he would succeed Don Fehr as the leader of the baseball players union. “It was clear from around 2002,” said Gene Orza, a lawyer who worked for both me ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

07/15/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Athletes eye entertainment options

When Michael Strahan first took over from Regis Philbin as the host of ABC’s syndicated daytime morning show, he and his manager decided they would wait before taking on new projects for his management and entertainment company. “What we decided to do when he got the job was to say &l ...

Tags: In-Depth

07/12/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Fehr Has No Plans To Leave NHLPA

NHLPA Exec Dir Don Fehr does not have any current plans to leave the hockey union and rejoin the MLBPA, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday. A Yahoo Sports report stated MLBPA officials have discussed the possibility of Fehr, who was MLBPA Exec Dir for more than 25 years, returni ...

07/03/13
SportsBusiness Daily: BDA Sports Signs Thomas Robinson

BDA Sports Management has signed Rockets F Thomas Robinson  for representation. BDA Sports Management NBA player agent Kevin Bradbury will represent Robinson, who is slated to be traded to the Trail Blazers July 10, when trades are made official. Robinson, the No. 5 overall pick of th ...

07/01/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Breeders’ Cup partners with Russo

The Breeders’ Cup has partnered with Chris Russo’s CR Media Ventures to develop digital initiatives for horse racing’s annual championship, starting with a fantasy game aimed at drawing in new fans for this year’s two-day event. Neither Breeders’ Cup CMO Drew Sheinma ...

Tags: Media

06/23/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Lagardère's David Yates Resigns

Veteran golf exec David Yates has resigned from his position as Senior VP of Lagardère Unlimited Golf, after 13 years at the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based agency. Prior to joining Lagardère Unlimited Golf, which was formerly known as Gaylord Sport Management, Yates worked as a player manag ...

06/20/13
SportsBusiness Daily: NBPA Certifies Jay-Z, Juan Perez

Jay-Z and Roc Nation Sports President Juan Perez have been granted certification by the NBPA to represent NBA players in contract negotiations with clubs. The NBPA is the first sports union to grant Jay-Z certification. Jay-Z, Perez and Roc Nation Sports VP  Rich Kleiman  also app ...

06/17/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Who’s on Roc Nation’s roster?

In less than three months, the attitude in the established sports agent world toward Jay-Z and his Roc Nation Sports has changed from one of almost contempt to resignation, as agents acknowledge they are likely to lose some of their clients to the rap mogul. But along with a grudging acceptance over ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

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