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Liz Mullen

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

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Athletes First Hires Coaches Agent Armstrong, Though CAA Claims He Still Works For Agency

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 20 / 16

Athletes First said yesterday that it had hired coaches agent and former NFLer Trace Armstrong as VP & Dir of Coaching, but CAA said Armstrong is still employed at CAA Sports. "While we do not comment on personnel matters, I can confirm that Trace Armstrong remains an employee of CAA Sports...

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Tags: Labor and Agents, CAA, Athletes First

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SportsBusiness Daily: Vinnie Porter's NFLPA Suspension Overturned

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Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Daily Global: NBC Secures Rights To Royal Ascot

NBC Sports Group announced Sunday that it has reached a multiyear agreement for the exclusive U.S. media rights to broadcast Great Britain’s Royal Ascot horse racing event, starting in '17. NBCSN will present live coverage of the June event, which is attended by Queen Elizabeth II of England, ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Fehr receives first Michael Weiner award

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SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: MLB talks progressing

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SportsBusiness Daily: NBC Sports Gets Royal Ascot Media Rights

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SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Lining up NBA prospects

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SportsBusiness Daily: SLA Kicks Off Day Two Of Meeting

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SportsBusiness Daily: Lions Rookie Robinson Signs With Select Sports

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SportsBusiness Daily: L.A. Hosts 42nd Annual SLA Conference

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SportsBusiness Daily: Judge Throws Out Most Claims In NBPA-Hunter Suit

L.A. Superior Court Judge Huey Cotton earlier this month threw out 12 of the 14 claims in a lawsuit the NBPA filed against former Exec Dir Billy Hunter. Hunter, who was fired by union player reps in February ’13, had sought to throw out all counts of the countersuit that was filed against ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

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