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Liz Mullen

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

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NFL Players Inc. president Gordon to depart

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 25 / 14

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 ...

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02/03/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Banner year shaping up for Bus

Bus Cook knows what people in the NFL agent business are saying about him, but he doesn’t very much care. “I heard I am trying to sell my business,” Cook said last week in a telephone interview from his office in Hattiesburg, Miss. “I am not trying to sell my business. I d ...

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01/29/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Walker Jones Leaving Under Armour For CAA

CAA Sports is doubling down on its college coaching business by hiring Walker Jones, who led Under Armour's college division for the past six years. Jones will work with agents Jimmy Sexton and Trace Armstrong to grow its base of college coaching clients. CAA's client list is headlined by Alabama's ...

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01/27/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Underclassman total continuing its climb

The number of college underclassmen declaring for the NFL draft is up 75 percent in the last three years, a trend that troubles some in the industry. “I think the two words I would use to describe the amount of juniors coming out early this year are ‘surprising’ and ‘disap ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

01/23/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Ndamukong Suh Leaves Relativity Sports

Lions DT Ndamukong Suh, who is in the final year of his rookie deal, left Relativity Sports yesterday. It is not clear why Suh left veteran NFL player agents Roosevelt Barnes and Eugene Parker, or if he would return or sign with another agent. Under NFLPA agent regulations, Suh cannot sign with anot ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

01/20/14
SportsBusiness Journal: FS1 to broadcast nine horse races

Fox Sports 1 has signed a three-year deal with The Jockey Club that will include broadcasting nine major horse races, including the richest race in the world, the Dubai World Cup. The series of 90-minute programs will begin Feb. 9 with the Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park in South Florida, and en ...

Tags: Media

01/17/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Bridgewater Hires Abe Elam As Adviser

Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater , who some project as the top pick in May’s NFL Draft, has officially hired NFLer Abe Elam as an adviser in selecting his management team, a source confirmed. Multiple sources said Bridgewater has not selected an NFL playing contract agent yet, and may not hi ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Roc Nation Sports Signs CC Sabathia

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01/13/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Lagardère adds Luke Donald to roster

Luke Donald, the prize of golf’s free-agent class, has signed with Lagardère Unlimited and will be represented by Steve Loy, Phil Mickelson’s agent. Donald, whose deal with IMG Golf expired at the end of 2013, was the world’s No. 1-ranked golfer for 55 weeks of 2011-12 be ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

01/13/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Has MLB overrun NBA’s salary system?

The NBA has always been a star-driven league, from the days of Dr. J to Magic to Michael. This star power generally translated to salaries as well, as for years, NBA players topped the list of the highest-paid athletes in all of American sports. But not anymore. Parents may want their kids ...

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01/02/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Clowney Signs With BC Sports

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