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Liz Mullen

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

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Baseball unites on domestic violence

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 31 / 15

As the NFL grappled with the public furor over the Ray Rice knockout-punch videotape last September, MLB and the MLB Players Association began quietly working on a new, comprehensive domestic violence policy, though labor negotiations were not set to begin until 2016. “We were talking about...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Labor and Agents

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SportsBusiness Daily: Tellem Leaving WMG To Help Run Pistons

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SportsBusiness Journal: NBC readies Belmont broadcast for history

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Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Daily: Roc Nation Sports Hires Thousand

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Tags: Labor and Agents

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SportsBusiness Daily: SLA Meeting Day 2

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