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Liz Mullen

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

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Move against writer spurs formation of MMA journalists group

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 06 / 26 / 17

A group of MMA writers and broadcasters, following the lead of reporters in more established sports, has formed the MMA Journalists Association. The association’s formation was spurred, in part, by an incident last June in which the UFC barred influential MMA journalist Ariel Helwani indefi...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Former ISE Employee Claims Gender Discrimination

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: Japan-Based Horse To Run At Belmont

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SportsBusiness Daily: Elliott, Prescott Lead NFLPA Player Sales List

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SportsBusiness Daily: ISE Wants Court To Strike Fegan Comments

ISE has asked the court to strike multiple statements in declarations filed by NBA agent Dan Fegan, alleging he is slandering the agency and its execs in order to "create shock value for the sports media." ISE filed a lawsuit against Fegan, who it fired as head of basketball in March, in order to ge ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Twitter Increases Presence In Sports Realm

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SportsBusiness Daily: Fegan Looking For Clarification On Non-Compete

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SportsBusiness Journal: Rosenhaus adds baseball, IDs other lines

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SportsBusiness Journal: U.S. industry learns from global success

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SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: He said, she said

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