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Liz Mullen

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

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Return of the Great One: Wayne Gretzky comes back to IMG

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 11 / 24 / 14

H ockey legend Wayne Gretzk y has returned to IMG as a client for exclusive representation in all areas. At IMG, Gretzky will be represented by a team of agents led by Ira Stahlberger , senior vice president of talent marketing in the U.S....

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09/04/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Geno Smith To Promote Water Brand

Roc Nation Sports today is expected to announce a new partnership between Jets QB Geno Smith and NY2O, a premium bottled water brand. Smith will make appearances and attend speaking engagements for NY2O’s “Greatness is No Accident” campaign. The deal is also expected to feature S ...

09/04/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Geno Smith To Endorse NY20 Water Brand

Jets QB Geno Smith has signed a one-year sponsorship deal with NY2O, the first athlete endorsement for the N.Y.-based water brand. "This is our first athlete endorsement deal, and we plan on growing that family in the near future," said NY2O President Elias Slubski. Financial terms were not disclose ...

Tags: NFL Season Preview, New York Jets

09/01/14
SportsBusiness Journal: The players' take

■ What did you expect playing in London would be like? Barber: I’m not sure what we expected from either London trip I took to play. I love the city, though. I had been to London a few times before my first game there and had been to Wembley [Stadium] to watch soccer. So I ...

Tags: In-Depth, NFL Season Preview

09/01/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Gilbert: Firms back case for ending CBA

Sean Gilbert, the former NFL defensive tackle who is campaigning for the job of NFL Players Association executive director held by DeMaurice Smith, has consulted with two major New York law firms about his plan to terminate the NFL collective-bargaining agreement based on collusion claims. &ldquo ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

09/01/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents

C BS Sports broadcaster and former Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask is writing a book on her life as a female executive in the NFL, and her agent, Maxx Sports & Entertainment President Mark Lepselter , plans to begin talks with prospective p ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

08/25/14
SportsBusiness Journal: NFLPI president Gordon to depart

Keith Gordon is leaving his position as president of NFL Players Inc., and the NFL Players Association is actively searching for a replacement to head the union’s licensing and marketing arm. Gordon, who has been president of NFLPI since August 2009, will remain in the position through the ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

08/25/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents

R ob Ponger , the new president of sports and entertainment agency Stealth SME , said the firm is in advanced discussions on three acquisitions and that deals may be announced within the next two months. “I feel really good about closin ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

08/25/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Yormark busy at Roc Nation

Roc Nation has launched a boxing promotion division and is eyeing expansion into the hockey business as it looks to enter other sports, said Michael Yormark, the company’s president and chief of branding strategy. “Myself and others here at Roc Nation have an extensive hockey backgrou ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

08/19/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Stealth SME Hires Ponger As President

Stealth SME today is announcing that it has hired longtime former IMG exec Rob Ponger as President. Ponger will oversee the sports, media, entertainment and consultancy divisions of Stealth and work out of N.Y. He left IMG in May after working there for 20 years, most recently as IMG Senior V ...

08/18/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Excel division targets growth businesses

Excel Sports Management’s fledgling corporate consulting business is not in a position to be a major player in the industry and go after its biggest clients, and Joe Zajac, the veteran hired to run the division, knows that.  Excel Consulting “is a startup concern that began, esse ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

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