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Liz Mullen

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

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TLA hires execs, creates division

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 02 / 20 / 17

TLA’s event business this year will include a college game in Sydney, Australia. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES TLA Worldwide has hired three new talent marketing executives to replace ...

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10/03/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Montag departs WME-IMG for own firm

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. After WME bought IMG two years ago, Sandy Montag, the broadcast agent and head of clients at IMG, and WME partner Rick Rosen sat down and came up with a plan for the 30-year agency veteran. ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

09/29/16
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Japanese Horses Have Path To Derby

Churchill Downs has formed a partnership with the Japan Racing Association that will allow more Japanese racehorses to qualify to run in America's most famous race, the Kentucky Derby. As part of the agreement, two races run at Tokyo Racecourse, the "Cattleya Sho" and the "Hyacinth," will be added t ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Japan

09/27/16
SportsBusiness Daily: ISE Hires Jason Spector From Ketchum

Independent Sports & Entertainment has hired JASON SPECTOR as VP/Marketing, Baseball. Spector will be responsible for securing off-field revenue and branding opportunities for ISE’s MLB and MiLB clients, which includes Tigers Ps JUSTIN VERLANDER and JORDAN ZIMMERMANN , Tigers 1B ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

09/26/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Montag To Work Full-Time At Own Company

Pioneer sports broadcasting agent Sandy Montag will be leaving IMG to work full-time as President & CEO of his own company, The Montag Group, starting Saturday. Montag's move to represent broadcast clients at his own firm has been long planned and the relationship between Montag and IMG is amica ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

09/26/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Seahawks' Sherman Talks New Players' Tribune Feature

Seahawks CB Richard Sherman is the first athlete The Players’ Tribune is featuring in a weekly series, which is running during the '16 NFL season. Additionally, Sherman is one of several athletes in “First Step,” a TPT series featuring players talking about the issues and causes im ...

Tags: Media

09/26/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Esports entering new labor era

Now that esports is launching a league with an ownership structure similar to those of the NFL and NBA, it faces the same labor questions that major league team sports worked out decades ago, including age limits and free agency. The Professional eSports Association will begin play in January wit ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

09/26/16
SportsBusiness Journal: NBC to televise first Pegasus World Cup

Owners have paid $1M apiece for the 12 slots in the race, to be run at Gulfstream Park. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES NBC Sports Group has reached an agreement with The Stronach Group to broa ...

Tags: Media

09/26/16
SportsBusiness Journal: How ‘go-to’ esports agent found his role

When he was young, Ryan Morrison sneaked downstairs after his parents went to bed to play “Final Fantasy VII” and “Super Smash Bros.” After he graduated from law school, Morrison started helping esports players with their team contracts, and it wasn’t just a game. ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

09/26/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Repping Stephen A. Smith

C reative Artists Agency has signed ESPN broadcaster Stephen A. Smith for exclusive representation in all areas, including broadcasting, endorsements, publishing and speaking.   A team of agents across CAA will represent Smith. He had b ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

09/20/16
SportsBusiness Daily: A-1's Hiring Of Armstrong Disputed By CAA

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 ...

Tags: Labor and Agents, CAA, Athletes First

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