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Liz Mullen

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

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DeMaurice Smith Re-elected NFLPA Exec Dir Under New Process

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 20 / 17

NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith has been selected by a 14-player committee to lead the union for at least the next three years, union officials announced last night on Twitter. "The union is centered on player leadership," Smith said in a tweet posted last night . "I am proud of their commitment,...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Plugged In: Gerard Hall, SMT

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SportsBusiness Journal: Kumin knows ownership a tough sell

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SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Montag adds clients

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SportsBusiness Journal: Repole’s take on horse racing

T alk with billionaire horse owner Mike Repole and it’s obvious he’s not part of the sport’s old guard. He’s quick with opinions on how the sport could attract more fans and build a better business. Consider: ■ Horse racing’s structure: He thinks the sport n ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: CAA To Rep Golfer Patrick Reed

CAA Sports has signed world No. 7-ranked golfer Patrick Reed  for representation in all areas. Reed will be repped by a team of agents led by CAA Sports Global Head of Sports Endorsements Lowell Taub and CAA Sports Global Head of Sales Paul Danforth . He was previously represented by The Le ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Plugged In: Juan Rodriguez

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SportsBusiness Journal: Countdown to the Breeders' Cup

Attracting more owners Knowing that new owners are the lifeblood of horse racing, The Jockey Club is making a push to attract people to the sport, including creating a resource website, giving awards to new owners, and holding a conference for people new to horse racing. The Jockey Clu ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Rosenhaus sues client

E arlier this year, a federal judge vacated NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus’ $516,415 NFLPA arbitration award against his former client, Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson . Now Rosenhaus, who represents more than 100 NFL players, ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN3 To Broadcast Glory 34 Denver

ESPN3 is set to broadcast Glory 34 Denver's kickboxing event live Friday night starting at midnight ET. It will mark the tenth Glory event broadcast on ESPN this year and the first since Basketball HOFer Yao Ming bought a significant equity stake in the Singapore-based kickboxing league. The event ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Breeders’ Cup signs Aston Martin

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