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Liz Mullen

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

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Todd France Re-Acquires Full Ownership Of Five Star Athlete Management From Pegula

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 19 / 14

NFL player agent Todd France has confirmed that he once again owns 100% of Five Star Athlete Management after prospective Bills Owner Terry Pegula divested his interest in the firm as part of his deal to acquire the team. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Pegula had acquired Fra...

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06/04/14
SportsBusiness Daily: NBC Sports Gears Up For Belmont Stakes

NBC Sports ramps up its pre-Belmont Stakes coverage tonight at 6:30pm ET, with NBCSN airing the 30-minute documentary “California Chrome: The Unlikely Champion.” The NBC-produced film is narrated by Bob Costas and details how  Steve Coburn and Perry Martin , co-owners ...

06/02/14
SportsBusiness Journal: NBC all in for Belmont

With the potential for the first horse racing Triple Crown in more than three decades, NBC is devoting resources including cross-promotion on other NBC Universal-owned platforms, a record amount of television coverage, and a quickly produced documentary on race horse California Chrome to e ...

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06/02/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Tennessee phasing out ‘jock tax’

The governor of Tennessee recently signed into law a repeal of the so-called jock tax that taxed NHL and NBA players as much as $7,500 a year when they played games in Nashville and Memphis. The NHL Players’ Association and the National Basketball Players Association both lobbied to repeal ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

05/19/14
SportsBusiness Journal: WMG, CAA sign potential NBA top picks

Wasserman Media Group and CAA Sports are both set up to have a fruitful NBA draft next month, as each agency has signed a handful of high-profile prospects who are projected to be first-round selections. Wasserman Media Group has signed three projected lottery picks: Duke forward Jabari Parker, K ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

05/19/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Butler joins Rival Sports Group

Mitchell Butler, an NBA agent who most recently worked for Lagardère Unlimited, has joined Rival Sports Group as president of basketball. Butler has brought several basketball players to Rival and signed draft prospects including Clemson forward K.J. McDaniels. Butler quietly joined Rival ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

05/05/14
SportsBusiness Journal: NBPA: New chief by next season

The National Basketball Players Association plans to elect an executive director before the start of a new NBA season, NBPA vice president Roger Mason Jr. said last week. In addition to looking at new candidates, Mason said the association will review previously eliminated candidates. The plan wo ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

05/05/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Issue galvanizes a troubled union

Could a new era of solidarity be ahead for NBA players in the wake of the Donald Sterling controversy? Players and NBA agents expressed hope that the unity and strength displayed by the National Basketball Players Association could give the union, which has been plagued by its own controversies a ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Labor and Agents

04/29/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Politicians, NBPA Support Sterling Discipline

The NBPA held a press conference immediately following the NBA handing down its sanctions against Donald Sterling where several officials – including Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson , who is acting as a special assistant to the union – spoke in support of Adam Silver’s decision. NB ...

04/28/14
SportsBusiness Journal: NBC brings fresh horses for Derby

From the debut of Josh Elliott to Olympic hits Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir commenting on fashion, NBC Sports will roll out new elements to complement its traditional, surround-style coverage of the Kentucky Derby. Network executives believe Saturday’s 140th running of the race will again ...

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04/23/14
SportsBusiness Daily: WME Signs LeBron For Entertainment Work

WME has signed Heat F  LeBron James for all entertainment and acting projects, the agency confirmed. At WME, he will be represented by a team of agents throughout the TV, film and literary divisions. James will continue to be represented for marketing endeavors off the court by Fenway Sports G ...

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