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Liz Mullen

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

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NBPA Elects Attorney Michele Roberts Exec Dir In Historic Vote

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 29 / 14

The NBPA made history late last night when it elected Michele Roberts  the first-ever female Exec Dir of a sports union in North America. Roberts, a partner in law firm Skadden Arps, was voted in after 9:00pm PT at a meeting in Las Vegas attended by 117 NBA players. Roberts receive...

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12/02/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Wasserman in talks to buy Athletes First

Wasserman Media Group is in talks to acquire prominent football agent David Dunn’s agency, Athletes First. While there was no official agreement to buy the firm last week, any deal would make Wasserman Media Group a major player in the NFL representation business. The company already has a ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

11/25/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Hamels to pursue claim against adviser

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has issued an order that will allow Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels to pursue an arbitration claim for more than $779,000 against his former financial adviser, who in September filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

11/25/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Cornwell: Martin’s case ‘unique’

David Cornwell got a call on Sunday, Nov. 10. For the longtime lawyer and agent, getting an emergency work call on a Sunday wasn’t new, but the issue he was hired that day to consult on has become one of most explosive in sports. Priority ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

11/19/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Wade Sells Sitcom Project To Fox

Heat G Dwyane Wade , Mandalay Sports Media co-Chair Mike Tollin and producer Justin Lin have sold “Three The Hard Way,” a half-hour comedy TV project to Fox, through Sony Pictures Television. “Three The Hard Way” is inspired by Wade’s N.Y. Times best-selling book, ...

11/08/13
SportsBusiness Daily: CAA Now Reps Tim Tebow In All Areas

CAA Sports, which has long represented Tim Tebow on the field, now represents him in all areas, a change that could suggest a more concerted focus on non-football opportunities. A team of agents, led by CAA Sports co-Head Michael Levine , prominent broadcasting agent Nick Khan and NFL player ag ...

11/04/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Pierce pushing to grow Lagardère

Three months into the job as Lagardère Unlimited’s first president and CEO, Andy Pierce is engaged in multiple, active discussions to expand its talent representation business, as well as working to build corporate consulting and media advisory practices. ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

11/04/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Subway bets on kick from Pelé, Phelps

Subway has extended its sponsorship deal with Michael Phelps, and the record-breaking Olympic swimmer will be featured with new Subway endorser, soccer legend Pelé, in a television commercial that will debut in the U.S. soon. Neither Subway CMO Tony Pace nor Phelps’ agent, Peter Carl ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

11/03/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Breeders' Cup Handle, Attendance Up

The two-day Breeders' Cup event at Santa Anita Park this weekend saw an 11% increase in wagering and a 5% increase in attendance over last year. The two-day handle for the race cards on Friday and Saturday was $160.7M, an increase of 11% over the '12 figure of $144.3M. Total attendance for the two d ...

10/29/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Lagardère Finalizes Deal For Crown Sports, Danzi

Lagardère Unlimited has acquired golf player representation firm Crown Sports Management and hired Jay Danzi, agent to rising star Jordan Spieth. Crown Sports Management and Danzi bring with them 24 PGA Tour players and will increase Lagardère Unlimited's PGA Tour client list to 43 pla ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

10/28/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Racing with the stars

As the Breeders’ Cup prepares for its second straight year in California, the horse racing event is trying harder to tap into the favored local energy source — star power — as one way to drive growth. That’s just part of the plan to make the Breeders’ Cup, a two-day, ...

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