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Liz Mullen

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

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Dynamo Sign Roc Nation To Create Events For BBVA Compass Stadium, Sell Sponsorships

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 21 / 17

The Dynamo have hired Roc Nation Sports to create events for BBVA Compass Stadium and sell sponsorships, including potentially finding a new team jersey partner. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. "It's the first time we have been hired by a team/venue," said Roc Nation President & ...

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Tags: Franchises, Houston Dynamo, Roc Nation Sports

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SportsBusiness Daily: Packers' Pennel Sues NFL, NFLPA

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SportsBusiness Journal: Lawsuits target Duke, Notre Dame

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SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Ketroser departs agency

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SportsBusiness Daily: Several NFL Agents Call Union About Default Fee

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SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Unionizing UFC fighters

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SportsBusiness Journal: Cindrich renounces NFL agent business

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SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: UFC antitrust suit

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SportsBusiness Daily: Breeders' Cup Draws 118,484 Over Two Days

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