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Liz Mullen

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

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Churchill taps Ticketmaster for Derby ticketing

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 24 / 15

Churchill Downs has signed a five-year deal with Ticketmaster as its new ticket provider for the Kentucky Derby and other races at the track. Tickets for the Derby, the oldest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., will now be available for the first time through a platform outsi...

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04/06/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Clark’s MLBPA pay climbs to nearly $2M

MLB Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark more than tripled his salary in 2014, to $1.99 million, in his first full year leading the union, according to the union’s newly filed annual report. The document, filed last week with the U.S. Department of Labor and representing calend ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

04/06/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Former Premier agent opens own agency

Michael Hoffman, an NFL agent who counts Super Bowl XLVIII MVP Malcolm Smith among his clients, has launched his own agency, Sports Law And Management. Hoffman formed SLAM, which is based in Beverly Hills, Calif., after working for 15 years for Premier Sports & Entertainment, a Santa Monica, ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

04/06/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Strahan’s firm signs 2

S MAC Entertainment , the management company co-owned by Michael Strahan , has signed broadcasters Erin Andrews and Curt Menefee as clients. Partner Constance Schwartz will represent both Andrews and Menefee and work with them to cross ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

03/30/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Election rules to get review

The NFL Players Association board of player representatives voted unanimously to form a committee to study the way in which the union’s executive director is elected, after an unusual election in which nine candidates ran for the job. NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith was re-elected ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

03/30/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Del Negro signs new rep

V inny Del Negro has signed with Kauffman Sports Management Group for representation in all areas. Del Negro, former Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers head coach, will be represented by managing partner Spencer Breecker . He was represe ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

03/30/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Arbitration panel gives nod to Lozano

A panel of three arbitrators has ruled in favor of prominent MLB agent and MVP Sports Group President Danny Lozano and against his former partners at Beverly Hills Sports Council. Beverly Hills Sports Council had brought the arbitration against Lozano, claiming he owed the agency $40 million for ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

03/25/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Broadcasting Agent Perry Joins Innovative Artists

Longtime IMG broadcasting agent Babette Perry has joined Hollywood talent firm Innovative Artists to create and run a broadcasting and alternative television division. Perry has repped several high-profile sports broadcasters, including Erin Andrews. Andrews remains a client of IMG. Perry first ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

03/23/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Union to look at Gilbert’s strategy

Former defensive lineman Sean Gilbert may have lost the election for NFL Players Association executive director, but union officials said last week they would look into whether his plan to bring a collusion case against the NFL is viable. “We will obviously look at this,” said NFLPA P ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

03/23/15
SportsBusiness Journal: NFLPA challengers fall, ideas may last

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith emerged victorious in one of the most unusual elections in sports union history last week, but the issues raised by his eight challengers may play a part in the union’ ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

03/16/15
SportsBusiness Daily: NFLPA Re-Elects DeMaurice Smith

NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith was re-elected to a three-year term on the first ballot in Maui late last night. Smith’s re-election came after 81 NFLPA player leaders, including team player reps, alternates and Exec Committee members, spent two full days considering eight challengers for the ...

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