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Liz Mullen

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

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Players' Tribune To Debut New Docu-Series On Cavs' Isaiah Thomas

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 16 / 17

The Players' Tribune today announced the debut of a multi-episode documentary series called "The Book of Isaiah II," about the life of Cavaliers G Isaiah Thomas this past year. The series, produced by TPT and Thomas' media company, Slow Grin...

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06/19/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Warriors' Curry, Iguodala Launch Tech Summit

Warriors F Andre Iguodala and G Stephen Curry today launched of the inaugural The Players Technology Summit, presented by Bloomberg. The idea for the conference – for top athletes and leaders in the tech and venture capital industries to come together and exchange ideas – was hatched ...

06/19/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Verizon Sponsors Players' Tribune Content

The Players' Tribune has signed a deal for Verizon to sponsor multimedia content featuring top prospects leading up to this Thursday's NBA Draft. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed. The deal starts today with Verizon sponsoring some videos and other content created by some top pro ...

06/19/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Jackson to Roc Nation

R oc Nation Sports has signed its first coaching client, Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson . Jackson will be returning to agent John Thornton , who represented him when Thornton worked at Octagon . Thornton, who negotiat ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

06/19/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Players association is a first

Derek Shao (right), known as Zig, and his Phoenix1 "League of Legends" teammates are now part of a players association.  Photo by: RIOT GAMES The 50 or so professional players in ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

06/12/17
SportsBusiness Journal: MLB looks at changes for draft

This year's draft, as in 2016, will be at MLB Network in Secaucus, NJ. GETTY IMAGES Major League Baseball is considering major shifts for its annual draft held each June, such as a new location or ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

06/12/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Into the pool with WME

W ME has signed Ryan Murphy , who won three gold medals at the Rio Olympics. A team of agents led by Brian Bishoff will represent Murphy, who is seen as one of the most marketable athletes going into the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Mur ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

06/07/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Former ISE Agent Opens Dynasty Sports Group

Aylton Tesch, one of two NBA agents who left ISE after the agency fired Dan Fegan, has set up a new agency called Dynasty Sports Group. Tesch, who resigned from ISE on March 13, filed the paperwork to register Dynasty Sports Group as an LLC with the California Secretary of State's office on March 24 ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

06/07/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Harrah's To Sponsor Breeders' Cup Sweepstakes

The Breeders’ Cup announced today that it signed Harrah’s Resort Southern California as the presenting sponsor for its VIP Sweepstakes, which gives winning fans a trip to the world championship event and time interacting with celebrities, including chef Bobby Flay. Financial terms of the ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

06/05/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Tandem ride

N BA agent Jim Tanner may be having his best year since he launched Tandem Sports & Entertainment , signing a couple of high-profile draft prospects as well as several veteran players. Tanner has signed a strong draft class, he ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

06/01/17
SportsBusiness Daily: ISE Disputes Fegan's Right To Compete

ISE today disputed the claim of NBA agent Dan Fegan that he is now able to compete with his former employer and warning anyone who interferes with the agency's contractual rights. Fegan earlier today announced an arbitrator rejected ISE's attempt to get a preliminary injunction. Fegan also said he ...

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