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Liz Mullen

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

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Octagon's Baseball Division Adds Agents With Dominican Focus

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 04 / 15

Octagon’s baseball division today added agents Jay Alou , Brian Mejia and Ulises Cabrera . All three MLB-certified agents specialize in representing players from the Dominican Republic. They are expected to bring more than a dozen baseball player clients with them. Alou represents Blue Jay...

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10/06/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: More for Murray

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Tags: Labor and Agents

10/06/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Oil executive launches sports agency

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Tags: Labor and Agents

09/29/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Element boosts football roster

Element Sports Group, the new firm formed by two agents who left SportsTrust Advisors, has signed or has commitments to represent 18 football players, including Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward and Denver Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby. All of the players, who also include Jacks ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

09/29/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents

T he University of Oregon, one of the most talent-rich football programs in the country for next year’s NFL draft, is relaxing its team rules to allow football players who want to meet with agents to do so. Meanwhile, 106 agents and other ...

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09/22/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Agents, firm seek bankruptcy protection

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Tags: Labor and Agents

09/22/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents

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Tags: Labor and Agents

09/19/14
SportsBusiness Daily: France Re-Acquires Full Ownership Of Agency

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Tags: Labor and Agents

09/18/14
SportsBusiness Daily: France Reaquires Five Star Athlete Management

NFL player agent Todd France today confirmed that he once again owns 100% of Five Star Athlete Management after prospective Bills Owner Terry Pegula divested his interest in the firm as part of his deal to acquire the team. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Pegula had acquir ...

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On The Ground: Jenn Sterger: 'NFL Needs Education And Counseling'

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Tags: On The Ground

09/15/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Cornwell: League asked for all evidence

Attorney David Cornwell, a partner with law firm Gordon & Rees, has represented athletes in sensitive legal matters for 15 years, including multiple NFL players who were facing potential disciplinary action from the NFL, most notably Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. He spoke ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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