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Liz Mullen

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

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IMG Helps Ascot Racecourse Sign Five Licensing Deals Ahead Of Royal Ascot

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 28 / 17

IMG secured five new multi-year licensing deals with British luxury brands for Ascot Racecourse ahead of its flagship racing festival, Royal Ascot. Links of London, Christy, Christys’ Hats, Milly Green and Oliver Brown have all signed agreements with Ascot. Financial details were not disc...

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

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SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: UFC antitrust suit

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SportsBusiness Daily: Breeders' Cup Draws 118,484 Over Two Days

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Agent Sues Former Protege, Roc Nation Sports

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Tags: Events and Attractions, North America

SportsBusiness Daily: Former Financial Adviser Pleads Guilty To Charges

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SportsBusiness Daily: NHL, NHLPA Name Shyam Das New Arbitrator

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Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Journal: Plugged In: Gerard Hall, SMT

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SportsBusiness Journal: Kumin knows ownership a tough sell

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