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Liz Mullen

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

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UFC Completes Round Of Layoffs Following Acquisition By WME-IMG

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 02 / 16

The UFC laid off about 20 people yesterday, completing the planned 15% workforce reduction since it was acquired by WME-IMG. Names of the people who lost their jobs were not known at presstime, but the UFC has been laying off multiple people in departments where WME-IMG already has existing expertis...

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Tags: People and Pop Culture

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SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: CAA Hockey's 'hat trick'

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SportsBusiness Daily: Players' Tribune Signs Deal With Samsung

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SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Horford follows agent

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SportsBusiness Daily: The Players' Tribune Hires Michael Crotty

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SportsBusiness Daily: Durant News Causes Highest Traffic Ever For TPT

The Players’ Tribune saw its highest traffic ever -- more than 5 million total content views -- on Monday when it hosted Kevin Durant’s announcement that he will leave the Thunder as a free agent for the Warriors, leading the site to reportedly crash for some users. TPT Exec VP/ ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Daily: Players' Tribune To Debut Video Series

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Tags: Asia, Events and Attractions

SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Timing right for Johnson

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