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Liz Mullen

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

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Bayern Munich's Jérôme Boateng Becomes First Int'l Footballer To Sign With Roc Nation

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 31 / 15

Bayern Munich's Jérôme Boateng is the first int'l footballer to sign with Roc Nation Sports under a partnership Jay Z's sports agency has formed with a new German sports agency, but he may not be the last. Roc Nation's agreement to represent Boateng, who played for the German national t...

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe

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SportsBusiness Journal: NBPA launches app for members

More than 100 NBA players are using a new phone app launched by the National Basketball Players Association to communicate with its members about union business and other matters affecting players. The app was launched a few weeks ago and was rolled out at the NBA All-Star Game. “The nee ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: MLS, players try to agree on labor deal

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SportsBusiness Daily: Sean Morey Running For Top NFLPA Spot

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SportsBusiness Journal: Excel to rep QB Matt Ryan off the field

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Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Marketing Butler

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SportsBusiness Daily: Roc Nation Sports Adding More Clients, Agents

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Tags: Labor and Agents, Roc Nation Sports

SportsBusiness Daily: NFLPI Forms Partnership With Entrepreneur.com

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SportsBusiness Daily: Andrew Smith Officially On NFLPA Ballot

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SportsBusiness Daily: NBC Sports Radio To Air All Triple Crown Races

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SportsBusiness Journal: Goldstein takes lead WNBPA role

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