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Liz Mullen

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

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Octagon hires trio of former NFLers to replenish division

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 14 / 14

Octagon has hired three former NFL players — All-Pro center Jeremy Newberry, defensive tackle John Thornton and cornerback and club scout Charles Fisher — as it reignites its NFL player representation division.  Fi...

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SportsBusiness Daily: IMG To Handle Kaepernick's Marketing

IMG has joined 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick ’s management team and will be spearheading his marketing and endorsement work. The move is expected to be announced later today, sources said. Kaepernick will continue to be represented on the field by XAM Sports. IMG and XAM Sports are expected to wo ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Athletes leverage influence

In 2008, tennis icon Billie Jean King set up a meeting between the U.S. Tennis Association and the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmentalist action group. King had launched GreenSlam, an initiative to use tennis to promote efforts to protect the environment, the previous year. King a ...

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10/07/13
SportsBusiness Journal: EA’s athlete relations director exits

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10/07/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Hunter paid nearly $2M from NBPA

Fired National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Billy Hunter received $1,995,887 in compensation in his last year on the job, according to the union’s annual report filed recently with the U.S. Department of Labor. The report covers the 12-month period that ended June 30. H ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

10/03/13
SportsBusiness Daily: WNBA Makes Proposal For New CBA Deal

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, WNBA

10/02/13
SportsBusiness Daily: WNBA Makes CBA Proposal

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09/30/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Lagardère starts endurance division

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09/27/13
SportsBusiness Daily: NBPA Hires Search Firm Reilly Partners

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09/23/13
SportsBusiness Journal: WNBPA to use app to keep up with members

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09/23/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Filing lists 12 athletes as creditors

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