About The Author

Liz Mullen

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

Featured Story

MLB, union diverge on qualifying offers’ third straight oh-fer

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 11 / 17 / 14

MLB Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred and MLB Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark had decidedly different takes on the decisions by all 12 players who were given qualifying offers to turn them down last week, extending a string in which no free agent has yet accepted such an offer. &ld...

Read More

Tags: Labor and Agents

More Stories by this Author

10/20/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Wray to Relativity

M LB agent Fred Wray , who counts a number of up-and-coming players, including Los Angeles Angels rookie pitcher Matt Shoemaker , as a clients, has left Octagon and joined Relativity Sports ’ baseball division. Wray also represents H ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

10/13/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Breeders’ Cup looks to extend Vegas reach

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has signed an agreement to become an official marketing partner of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Under the terms of the deal, the authority will get multiple commercial units on NBC Sports Network’s broadcast of the annual horse ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

10/13/14
SportsBusiness Journal: WMG hires ski agent Svenningsen

Wasserman Media Group has hired ski agent Mike Svenningsen, whose clients include Joss Christensen, winner of the first gold medal for men’s slopestyle skiing at this year’s Sochi Olympics. Sochi gold medalist Joss Chr ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

10/13/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Salary cap

T here were reports last month that Detroit Pistons center Greg Monro e had to settle for a qualifying offer instead of getting the long-term deal that he wanted. “Everyone said we couldn’t get an offer sheet, mishandled it,&rdquo ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

10/10/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Kaepernick, Wilson In "Temple Run 2"

Imangi Studios and NFL Players Inc., the marketing and licensing arm of the NFLPA, on Friday announced a multiyear partnership that will allow the game maker to use NFL players, including Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, as characters in the popular mobile game “Temp ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NFL

10/06/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: More for Murray

D allas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is having a big season off the field as well as on, signing several new endorsement deals, including agreements with Bose , Hublot Watches , Silverleaf Resorts and Eastbay . Murray also has sig ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

10/06/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Oil executive launches sports agency

An oil company entrepreneur has launched a sports agency focused on representing baseball players and MMA fighters. James Ballengee formed The Ballengee Group earlier this year, and in the last few months the agency has hired baseball agents and ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

09/29/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Element boosts football roster

Element Sports Group, the new firm formed by two agents who left SportsTrust Advisors, has signed or has commitments to represent 18 football players, including Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward and Denver Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby. All of the players, who also include Jacks ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

09/29/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents

T he University of Oregon, one of the most talent-rich football programs in the country for next year’s NFL draft, is relaxing its team rules to allow football players who want to meet with agents to do so. Meanwhile, 106 agents and other ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

09/22/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Agents, firm seek bankruptcy protection

Longtime NFL agents Ethan Lock and Eric Metz and the company they own, football player representation firm LMM Sports Management, each filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month. The two agents and their company, which represents 30 NFL players, filed for Chapter 11 reorganizat ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug