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Liz Mullen

Staff writer Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing.

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Relativity Sports signs U.S. keeper Hope Solo

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 05 / 25 / 15

Relativity Sports has signed U.S. women’s soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo as its first female athlete client for exclusive representation in all areas. Solo will be represented by CEO Happy Walters and Heather Brooks Karatz, vice president of legal. Solo was formerly represented by Wasserm...

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