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Liz Mullen

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

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Hope Solo Suspended For Six Months, Terminated From USWNT

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 25 / 16

The U.S. Soccer Federation yesterday suspended USWNT G Hope Solo for six months and terminated her contract, citing comments she made after the team lost to Sweden in the Olympics, as well as past incidents. A letter to Solo from USSF Secretary General & CEO Dan Flynn stated she would r...

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05/09/16
SportsBusiness Journal: For Roc Nation: new agent, No. 6 pick

Roc Nation Sports has expanded its NFL practice by hiring another football agent, and has added another top-10 draft pick to its résumé. The sports agency, which Jay Z’s Roc Nation launched in 2013, represents Notre Dame offe ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

05/09/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Wild ride for Rep 1, QBs

W aiting in the NFL draft green room, Ryan Tollner , agent for quarterbacks Jared Goff and Carson Wentz , prepared them for the strong probability that Goff would go first to the Los Angeles Rams and Wentz second to the Philadelphia Eagles. ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

05/09/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Segal, France extend streak

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. Joel Segal of Lagardère Sports and Todd France of CAA Sports continued their streaks of representing multiple first-round NFL draft picks. Eli Apple is one ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

05/04/16
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Agent Thornton Joins Roc Nation

NFL agent John Thornton , the lead agent for Jaguars second-round Draft pick LB Myles Jack , has left Octagon and joined Roc Nation Sports. Roc Nation spokesperson Ron Berkowitz last night confirmed that Thornton had joined the agency but had no other comment. Thornton did not return a text for ...

05/02/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Company Watch: Impellia

When Charlie Batch was an NFL quarterback, he used cutting-edge technology for rehabbing injuries. In 2004, when he was rehabbing his left knee from microfracture surgery, the Pittsburgh Steelers had him use a machine that slowly bent his leg and stretched it out back straight again. ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

05/02/16
SportsBusiness Journal: NBC adds NASCAR personality to Derby

Wood Coming off record horse racing television ratings in the wake of the first Triple Crown in 37 years, NBC will add more and better cameras to its Kentucky Derby coverage and NASCAR reporter Rutled ...

Tags: Media

05/02/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: CAA's UFC signees

C AA Sports is busy negotiating endorsements, television appearances and other deals for five UFC personalities it has signed over the past year, building on the foundation of its work with longtime MMA star Georges St-Pierre . CAA Sports has s ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

05/02/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Jockeys add Derby deals

A growing spirit of cooperation between Churchill Downs and jockey agents has produced at least two new sponsorship agreements for riders in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, and more deals may be on the way. Gary Stevens, aboard F ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

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

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