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Liz Mullen

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

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Ndamukong Suh Signs With CAA's Jimmy Sexton For Representation

03 / 07 / 14

CAA Sports has signed Lions DT Ndamukong Suh for representation, and CAA NFL player agent Jimmy Sexton will represent him. Suh had been represented by Relativity Sports, but left that agency in January. There have been reports that Suh would be represented by Roc Nation Sports, which has a partn...

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09/14/12
Quebec Body Holding Hearing On NHLPA Filing

The Quebec Labor Relations Board has scheduled an emergency hearing for today on the NHLPA’s application asking the provincial board to declare any lockout of the Canadiens a violation of labor laws in the province. At least 16 Canadiens players joined the union in the filing.&n ...

09/13/12
Sources: LeBron James Leaving CAA

Heat F LeBron James is leaving CAA Sports to be represented by Rich Paul , a longtime friend who was working at CAA as an agent but who is also leaving the agency, sources said. CAA declined comment. Paul, who is one of James' childhood friends who founded his marketing company, LRMR Marketing, s ...

09/11/12
NHL Players File Anti-Lockout Actions

NHL players yesterday filed actions with the labor boards in two Canadian provinces, Quebec and Alberta, seeking rulings that would prevent the Canadiens, Oilers and Flames from locking out players when the CBA expires Saturday night. NHLPA general counsel Don Zavelo said that in Quebec, the playe ...

09/07/12
WME Signs Bears LB Brian Urlacher

WME has signed Bears LB Brian Urlacher for off-field representation and will work to expand his brand through all areas of entertainment, including film, broadcasting, scripted and non-scripted television, endorsements and books. A team of WME agents, led by Brad Slater , will work with Bryce Ka ...

08/20/12
Fehr Sets Stage For More NHL Labor Talks

NHLPA Exec Dir Don Fehr told reporters on a conference call Friday that he hopes to find “common ground” with the NHL owners in bargaining sessions this week, but indicated that NHL players do not intend to use the agreements that ended the NBA or NFL lockouts last year as a basis for ...

08/02/12
WMG Signs Soccer Agents McDonough, Wadsworth

Wasserman Media Group has hired soccer player agents Paul McDonough and Spencer Wadsworth, who have repped some of the top young MLS stars, away from rival firm Santio Sports & Entertainment. It is not clear how many players may go with McDonough and Wadsworth to WMG, but both agents rep about a ...

Tags: Labor and Agents, Wasserman Media Group

08/01/12
Wasserman Hires Two Soccer Agents

Wasserman Media Group has hired soccer player agents Paul McDonough and Spencer Wadsworth , who have repped some of the top young MLS stars, away from rival MLS player representation firm Santio Sports & Entertainment. It is not clear how many players may go with McDonough and Wadsworth to WM ...

07/27/12
Top NHL Pick Signs Deal With Warrior

Oilers RW Nail Yakupov, the No. 1 overall pick in last month’s NHL Draft, has signed a multiyear equipment and apparel deal with Warrior Sports. The deal includes helmet, stick, protective gear and undergear, said Ian Pulver, who represents Yakupov along with lead agent Igor Larionov. Pulver d ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

07/10/12
NFLPA Launching New Online Shop

The NFLPA early tomorrow morning plans to launch a website called NFLPA Shop where fans can buy NFL player merchandise and autographed items. 49ers TE Vernon Davis, Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew and Ravens WR Torrey Smith are among the players expected to promote the website, Shop.NFLPA.com, via the ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NFL

07/03/12
Sources: NHL CBA Talks To Resume Thursday

The NHL and NHLPA will resume negotiations for a new CBA on Thursday and Friday in N.Y., sources said. This will be the second formal bargaining session for negotiators for the NHL owners and players. The NHL CBA expires on Sept. 15. Eight players on the NHLPA's 31-player negotiation committee, NHL ...

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