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Liz Mullen

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

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ESPN3 To Broadcast Glory 34 Kickboxing Event Live From Denver

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 21 / 16

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...

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SportsBusiness Daily: ISE Hires Jason Spector From Ketchum

Independent Sports & Entertainment has hired JASON SPECTOR as VP/Marketing, Baseball. Spector will be responsible for securing off-field revenue and branding opportunities for ISE’s MLB and MiLB clients, which includes Tigers Ps JUSTIN VERLANDER and JORDAN ZIMMERMANN , Tigers 1B ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

SportsBusiness Daily: Montag To Work Full-Time At Own Company

Pioneer sports broadcasting agent Sandy Montag will be leaving IMG to work full-time as President & CEO of his own company, The Montag Group, starting Saturday. Montag's move to represent broadcast clients at his own firm has been long planned and the relationship between Montag and IMG is amica ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Daily: Seahawks' Sherman Talks New Players' Tribune Feature

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Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Journal: Esports entering new labor era

Now that esports is launching a league with an ownership structure similar to those of the NFL and NBA, it faces the same labor questions that major league team sports worked out decades ago, including age limits and free agency. The Professional eSports Association will begin play in January wit ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Journal: NBC to televise first Pegasus World Cup

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Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Journal: How ‘go-to’ esports agent found his role

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Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Repping Stephen A. Smith

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Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Daily: A-1's Hiring Of Armstrong Disputed By CAA

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 ...

Tags: Labor and Agents, CAA, Athletes First

SportsBusiness Daily: Trace Armstrong's Work Status Disputed

Athletes First yesterday said 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. A CAA spokesperson wrote via email, "While we do not comment on personnel matters, I can confirm that ...

SportsBusiness Daily: NFLPA Informs Agents Of 1.5% Default Fee

The NFLPA today officially informed NFL agents of changes the board of player representatives made to the regulations at its annual meeting in March, including making 1.5% the default fee agents can charge players. The union also informed agents of other rule changes, including rules designatin ...

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