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Liz Mullen

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

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Roc Nation Sports Hires Kyle Thousand To Lead Baseball Division

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 28 / 15

Roc Nation Sports has hired MLB player agent Kyle Thousand away from Excel Sports Management to run its baseball player representation division. Thousand becomes Managing Dir of Baseball and will report to Roc Nation Sports President Juan Perez . It is not clear which clients, if any, Thousand wi...

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Tags: Labor and Agents

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