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Liz Mullen

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

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NBPA Elects Attorney Michele Roberts Exec Dir In Historic Vote

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 29 / 14

The NBPA made history late last night when it elected Michele Roberts  the first-ever female Exec Dir of a sports union in North America. Roberts, a partner in law firm Skadden Arps, was voted in after 9:00pm PT at a meeting in Las Vegas attended by 117 NBA players. Roberts receive...

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03/20/14
On The Ground: Panel: Despite problems, opportunities abound in Brazil

Sponsorship executives from Adidas, Visa, McDonald’s and The Coca Cola Co. said they view both the this summer’s World Cup and the 2016 Olympics in Brazil as a huge marketing opportunity and are not overly concerned about the prospect of protests surrounding the events. “Fo ...

03/17/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Strahan’s new projects include game show

Michael Strahan’s SMAC Entertainment has sold a game show that he will host in prime time to a major, over-the-air network, one of several entertainment projects the hall-of-famer turned sports broadcaster/morning show host is working on. Strahan is also the producer of an untitled major m ...

Tags: Media

03/13/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Nickelodeon Launching "Kids Choice Sports" Show

Nickelodeon today announced that it is launching a new sports award program voted on by kids, “Kids Choice Sports 2014,” which will be hosted and executive produced by Michael Strahan. The “Kids Choice Sports 2014” will air live from UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion on July ...

Tags: Media

03/10/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Yormark readies ideas for Roc Nation

For more than a year, Roc Nation has been quiet about its plans to grow its business through sports. But last week, the company made one of the biggest additions to its executive ranks, naming longtime sports executive Michael Yormark its new president and chief of branding and strategy. Yormark ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

03/07/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Suh Signs With CAA Sports' Sexton

CAA Sports has signed Lions DT Ndamukong Suh for representation, and CAA NFL player agent Jimmy Sexton will represent him. Suh had been represented by Relativity Sports, but left that agency in January. There have been reports that Suh would be represented by Roc Nation Sports, which has a partn ...

03/05/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Talks Between Wasserman, Athletes First End

Wasserman Media Group’s talks to acquire NFL player representation firm Athletes First have ended with no agreement, sources said yesterday. A Wasserman spokesperson and Athletes First both declined comment. As first reported by SportsBusiness Journal in December, Wasserman was in  advanc ...

Tags: Labor and Agents, Wasserman Media Group

03/03/14
SportsBusiness Journal: What athletes like about social media

SportsBusiness Journal writer Liz Mullen asked athletes what attracts them to social media. The following are highlights of what she gathered from Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce, and New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira: ■ Wh ...

Tags: In-Depth

03/03/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Surprises realign endorsement market

Wasserman Media Group and IMG led U.S. sports talent representation agencies in the medal counts at the Sochi Olympics, but it may take longer than usual to determine who the real post-Games business winners are, Olympic industry experts said last week. That’s because many of the big storie ...

Tags: Olympics

03/03/14
SportsBusiness Journal: These posts are #TheRealDeal

About five years ago, when Twitter was just starting to get a mainstream following, athletes and celebrities would hire social media gurus to “tweet” for them or post for them on other social media platforms. Social media experts now say the days of celebrities hiring someone to run thei ...

Tags: In-Depth

02/27/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Gilbert Begins Candidacy For NFLPA Post

Former NFLer Sean Gilbert said he met with 25-30 agents who represent a large number of players at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis as part of his campaign to run against NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith for the union’s top job next year. “The purpose of meeting with agents is part of ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

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