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Liz Mullen

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

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Pereira, Trask to author books about their careers in football

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 01 / 26 / 15

Mike Pereira, former NFL vice president of officiating, and former Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask have each signed deals with Triumph Books to write books about their careers in professional football. Mark Lepselter, president of Maxx Sports & Entertainment, who represents both Pereira and Tra...

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10/27/14
SportsBusiness Journal: What’s new at Breeders’ Cup?

A poker tournament featuring Hollywood celebrities and executives, a Napa Valley wine tasting, a night at the Rose Bowl and a “Tweet Wall” are all part of the plans to make this year’s Breeders’ Cup even more of an elite social happening. This year’s Breeders’ ...

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10/27/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Race announcer Durkin reflects

Tom Durkin retired this summer from his job as track announcer for the New York Racing Association, ending a 43-year career calling horse races. He has been the top announcer for NYRA since 1990, has called many Triple Crown races, and was the lead race caller for the Breeders’ Cup from its i ...

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10/27/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Shine adds to roster

S hine Entertainment Media has signed Mexican national team player Miguel Layun for representation in all areas and is in talks about new endorsement deals for him. Dario Brignole , Shine’s founder and CEO, will represent Layun. He w ...

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10/27/14
SportsBusiness Journal: CAA Sports: Investment will fuel growth

Private investment firm TPG’s increased investment in Creative Artists Agency will provide an even stronger foundation for continued growth of the sports division, CAA Sports co-head Howard Nuchow said. “We are going to continue to grow as we always have,” Nuchow said last week. ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

10/20/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Roc Nation in acquisition mode

Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports is looking to hire veteran sports agents as well as buy their agencies, sources said. Learn more about Roc Nation Sports “We are actively interviewing agents,” Michael Yormark, Roc Nation president and chief of branding and strategy, c ...

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10/20/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Roberts preps for CBA talks

National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Michele Roberts said she is preparing for negotiations should players or owners opt out of the current collective-bargaining agreement. At the same time, Roberts said she believes that the league and the players union should wait for the ...

Tags: In-Depth, NBA Season Preview

10/20/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Wray to Relativity

M LB agent Fred Wray , who counts a number of up-and-coming players, including Los Angeles Angels rookie pitcher Matt Shoemaker , as a clients, has left Octagon and joined Relativity Sports ’ baseball division. Wray also represents H ...

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10/13/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Breeders’ Cup looks to extend Vegas reach

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10/13/14
SportsBusiness Journal: WMG hires ski agent Svenningsen

Wasserman Media Group has hired ski agent Mike Svenningsen, whose clients include Joss Christensen, winner of the first gold medal for men’s slopestyle skiing at this year’s Sochi Olympics. Sochi gold medalist Joss Chr ...

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10/13/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Salary cap

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