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Liz Mullen

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

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NFL Players Inc. president Gordon to depart

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 25 / 14

Keith Gordon is leaving his position as president of NFL Players Inc., and the NFL Players Association is actively searching for a replacement to head the union’s licensing and marketing arm. Gordon, who has been president of NFLPI since August 2009, will remain in the position through the ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Subway bets on kick from Pelé, Phelps

Subway has extended its sponsorship deal with Michael Phelps, and the record-breaking Olympic swimmer will be featured with new Subway endorser, soccer legend Pelé, in a television commercial that will debut in the U.S. soon. Neither Subway CMO Tony Pace nor Phelps’ agent, Peter Carl ...

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11/03/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Breeders' Cup Handle, Attendance Up

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SportsBusiness Daily: Lagardère Finalizes Deal For Crown Sports, Danzi

Lagardère Unlimited has acquired golf player representation firm Crown Sports Management and hired Jay Danzi, agent to rising star Jordan Spieth. Crown Sports Management and Danzi bring with them 24 PGA Tour players and will increase Lagardère Unlimited's PGA Tour client list to 43 pla ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

10/28/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Racing with the stars

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10/28/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Lagardère in talks to add golf agents

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Tags: Labor and Agents

10/28/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Churchill turns to infield

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10/17/13
SportsBusiness Daily: DA: More Indictments Coming In Agent Case

The North Carolina district attorney who is prosecuting three people on charges they violated the Uniform Athlete Agent Act said he expects two more indictments in the case will be unsealed within the next two weeks. Jim Woodall, the DA for Orange County, N.C., declined to reveal the identities ...

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10/14/13
SportsBusiness Journal: NBPA wish list: Experience, passion

The National Basketball Players Association is looking for an executive with an understanding of labor law, marketing and licensing and with a passion for basketball as its next leader. Those are among the attributes listed in an eight-page job specification written by executive search firm Reill ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: IMG To Handle Kaepernick's Marketing

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SportsBusiness Journal: Athletes leverage influence

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