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Liz Mullen

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

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Return of the Great One: Wayne Gretzky comes back to IMG

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 11 / 24 / 14

H ockey legend Wayne Gretzk y has returned to IMG as a client for exclusive representation in all areas. At IMG, Gretzky will be represented by a team of agents led by Ira Stahlberger , senior vice president of talent marketing in the U.S....

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11/10/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Lagardère ups baseball stakes

Lagardère Unlimited has hired two MLB agents who represent more than a dozen major leaguers in a move that will give the agency a significant baseball practice. Agents Mike Seal and Ryan Ware will join Lagardère to be co-heads of LU Baseball after working for years as agents at LSW ...

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11/10/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: NFLPA reaches out

N FL Players Association officials have been in communication with sponsors and licensees in the past few weeks to get their input and best practices about prevention and education programs for employees on the issue of domestic violence. NF ...

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11/03/14
SportsBusiness Journal: NFLPA: Changes require bargaining

The NFL Players Association has told the NFL that it believes any changes to the personal conduct policy require collective bargaining, but the league has rejected the union’s requests to bargain, George Atallah, NFLPA assistant executive director for external affairs, said last week. The N ...

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11/03/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Agents form new team

S even NFL agents from three agencies have merged their practices to create 360 Sports LLC , a firm with 51 active NFL clients. Craig Domann , formerly of Domann & Pittman , a firm he formed with agent Drew Pittman 22 years ago, will s ...

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10/29/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Judge Dismisses Suit Against Relativity Sports

New York Supreme Court Judge Eileen Bransten has dismissed the lawsuit NBA agent Andy Miller and his agency, ASM Sports, brought against rival firm Relativity Sports over Bucks C Larry Sanders switching agencies last year. Bransten granted Relativity Sports’ motion to dismiss the case -- ...

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10/27/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Horse racing gets TV time

Horse racing enjoyed a jump in television coverage over the last year, and it wasn’t only because a horse was contending for the Triple Crown. Just three years ago, only five horse racing programs were on mainstream sports television, outside of the sport’s major events — three ...

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10/27/14
SportsBusiness Journal: What’s new at Breeders’ Cup?

A poker tournament featuring Hollywood celebrities and executives, a Napa Valley wine tasting, a night at the Rose Bowl and a “Tweet Wall” are all part of the plans to make this year’s Breeders’ Cup even more of an elite social happening. This year’s Breeders’ ...

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10/27/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Race announcer Durkin reflects

Tom Durkin retired this summer from his job as track announcer for the New York Racing Association, ending a 43-year career calling horse races. He has been the top announcer for NYRA since 1990, has called many Triple Crown races, and was the lead race caller for the Breeders’ Cup from its i ...

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10/27/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Shine adds to roster

S hine Entertainment Media has signed Mexican national team player Miguel Layun for representation in all areas and is in talks about new endorsement deals for him. Dario Brignole , Shine’s founder and CEO, will represent Layun. He w ...

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10/27/14
SportsBusiness Journal: CAA Sports: Investment will fuel growth

Private investment firm TPG’s increased investment in Creative Artists Agency will provide an even stronger foundation for continued growth of the sports division, CAA Sports co-head Howard Nuchow said. “We are going to continue to grow as we always have,” Nuchow said last week. ...

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