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Liz Mullen

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

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NBC Sports places bet on horse racing

04 / 21 / 14

NBC Sports is doubling down on horse racing and will broadcast 11 racing programs in the next few months with a spot in one of 14 races at this year’s Breeders’ Cup at stake. The package of races, labeled as The Breeders’ Cup C...

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Salt Lake may put Olympic execs on leave

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Holyfield's Garden party a far hotter ticket than Tyson

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Tags: Anheuser-Busch Cos., Showtime

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Tags: Fox, NTRA, NTRA

Don King swings back at Tyson

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Tags: America Presents

USOC helping lure sponsors to Sydney

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Tags: IOC

USOC will police bid for Games

A U.S. Olympic Committee official says precautions will be taken to make sure the U.S. city chosen to bid for the 2012 Games won't face the kinds of vote-buying allegations dogging Salt Lake City. It now appears that eight U.S. cities will bid for the 2012 Olympic Games. Seattle has dropped out, ...

Tags: IOC

Bounce that wasn't: Nike blames lockout

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Tags: NBA, Salomon Smith Barney

Owner's brother-in-law buys Oklahoma track

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Tags: Call Now Inc., Edward J. DeBartolo Corp., Oklahoma Racing, San Francisco 49ers

NTRA plans 40% increase in ad budget

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and its member tracks expect to spend $25 million on their advertising campaign in 1999, a $7 million increase from this year. The jump in ad dollars will follow an NTRA budget that could reach $34 million, a 50 percent increase, said Commissioner Tim ...

Tags: Merkley Newman Harty, NTRA, NTRA

Eddie DeBartolo's sister says she'll yield 49ers

Dispelling speculation about sibling rivalry over who runs the San Francisco 49ers, Denise DeBartolo York says she would be happy to turn over operation of the team to brother Eddie DeBartolo if the NFL would allow it. "She would gladly run the 49ers, but she would prefer, that since Eddie wants ...

Tags: NFL, San Francisco 49ers

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