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Liz Mullen

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

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The Players' Tribune Adds BofA As Sponsor For MLB Video Feature

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 20 / 17

The Players' Tribune has signed Bank of America to sponsor a new video featuring former MLBer and current ESPN analyst Aaron Boone talking baseball with a fan in Yankee Stadium. The video will promote BofA's #MLBMemoryBank playoff campaign and will debut today on The Players’ Tribune. In the...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: McDavid's new contract

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