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

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The Players' Tribune Partners With Yahoo On NFL-Themed Content

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 21 / 17

The Players’ Tribune has partnered with Yahoo Sports to create the new content series "This Season," which will spotlight players from the Ravens and Jaguars leading up to their game in London on Sunday. Financial terms were not disclosed. The agreement is a one-time deal to promote the game a...

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Tags: Chicago Bears, Football, Golf, Hockey, Labor and Agents, NFL, NHL, PGA Tour

SportsBusiness Journal: Lacosse league taps TWI

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SportsBusiness Journal: Steinberg taking slow approach

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Tags: Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Campbell Soup, Colleges, Colorado Rockies, Football, Houston Texans, Labor and Agents, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, SFX

SportsBusiness Journal: Paychecks for Margolis to continue

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SportsBusiness Journal: Tellem to get more power at SFX

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SportsBusiness Journal: Jockeys circulate petition for Guild audit

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SportsBusiness Journal: NHL all-stars eye European tour

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Tags: Basketball, Football, Hockey, IMG, Labor and Agents, Miami Dolphins, NBA, NFL, NHL

SportsBusiness Journal: Churchill Downs trims projection

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Tags: Churchill Downs Inc., Horse Racing

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL may delay arrival in L.A.

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SportsBusiness Journal: ABC looking to sweep horse racing?

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