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Liz Mullen

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

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UFC Reaches Deal With Snapchat Tied To Platform's "Live" Product

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 24 / 16

The UFC today will announce it has agreed to a multiyear partnership with Snapchat in which the social media company will cover select events through its "Live" product. The deal will give UFC fans with the Snapchat mobile app on their iOS or Android devices the opportunity to contribute their ...

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04/25/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Octagon on ‘The Road’

O ctagon Hockey has teamed with Gongshow , a hockey lifestyle apparel brand, to produce a film series documenting the joy, excitement and fear of eight young prospects as they get ready for the NHL draft. It is thought to be the first time a ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

04/25/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Athletes First eyes M&A options

NFL player representation firm Athletes First has hired a mergers-and-acquisition specialist to identify and buy other agencies. Athletes First, one of the largest NFL player representation firms with more than 100 player clients, has retained Paradigm Talent Agency to find acquisition targets an ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

04/18/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Relativity Football Now Has Co-Presidents

Relativity Sports has named veteran agents Roosevelt Barnes and Doug Hendrickson co-Presidents of Relativity Football. Barnes and Hendrickson replace Eugene Parker , who died March 31 after a brief battle with kidney cancer. Relativity Sports Chair Ron Burkle made the announcement. Barnes is ...

04/18/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Stewart ready for world

F our-time NCAA tourney champ and four-time Final Four MVP Breanna Stewart broke multiple records as a basketball player for the University of Connecticut, and she is looking to do the same thing as a pro athlete, said her agent, Lindsay Kagawa ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

04/18/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Agency to broker deals for NFL retirees

WME-IMG is announcing today the Football Greats Alliance, a new agency that has the rights to negotiate marketing and licensing deals on behalf of 22,000 retired NFL players. The agency was created as a part of the settlement of a publicity rights lawsuit brought by a group of retired players aga ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

04/18/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Relativity Football makes moves

Relativity Sports has named veteran agents Roosevelt Barnes and Doug Hendrickson co-presidents of Relativity Football, the agency’s NFL representation practice. Barnes and Hendrickson replace Eugene Parker, who died March 31 after a brief ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

04/15/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Services For NFL Agent Eugene Parker

Services will be held today and tomorrow in Fort Wayne, Ind., for late NFL agent Eugene Parker , who served as Relativity Football President. Parker's current and former NFL player clients are expected to attend, as are club execs and owners. The calling will be held today and the funeral will be ...

04/12/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Madison Bumgarner Signs With Excel

Excel Sports Management has signed Giants P Madison Bumgarner for representation on and off the field. At Excel, which counts prominent MLB agent Casey Close and veteran marketing agent Alan Zucker as partners, a team of agents will represent Bumgarner. He was formerly represented by Relativit ...

04/11/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Possible No. 1 offers unique opportunity

CAA Hockey is lined up for a big draft, representing several highly rated prospects who could be taken in the first round, including projected No. 1 pick Auston Matthews, a forward. Since CAA Sports launched its hockey practice by hiring agents Pat Brisson and J.P. Barry in 2006, they have repres ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

04/11/16
SportsBusiness Journal: CAA Hockey adds longtime coaches

CAA Sports’ hockey division has hired two veteran talent executives to newly created full-time positions developing young players into NHL starters, a novel approach to bringing coaching talent into the hockey representation ranks.    The two have begun work with the large class of ...

Tags: CAA, Hockey, Ping, ING, NHL, Starter, GE, ATT, Toronto Maple Leafs, AHL, North America, Europe, Target, Ally, Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, Russia, CES, Labor and Agents

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