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

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ESPN3 To Broadcast Glory 34 Kickboxing Event Live From Denver

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 21 / 16

ESPN3 is set to broadcast Glory 34 Denver's kickboxing event live Friday night starting at midnight ET. It will mark the tenth Glory event broadcast on ESPN this year and the first since Basketball HOFer Yao Ming bought a significant equity stake in the Singapore-based kickboxing league. The event...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Suit against Octagon tossed

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by agent Frank Bauer against Octagon claiming that the company's football agents illegally caused 2002 No. 1 NFL draft pick David Carr to fire him. Elizabeth LaPorte, magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, dismissed Bauer's two ...

Tags: Football, Labor and Agents, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: Octagon defends Super Bowl offer

O ctagon director of football Mike Sullivan says there is nothing wrong with advertising to potential rookie clients that they will receive an expense-paid trip to the Super Bowl if they sign with the agency. Sullivan acknowledged that the agency may have shown potential clien ...

Tags: Football, Labor and Agents, NFL, Reebok, Toronto Blue Jays

SportsBusiness Journal: CSMG in talks with 9 companies

Officials of sports representation firm CSMG are in acquisition talks with nine companies, including athlete representation firms and marketing firms, as part of a plan to build the Chicago firm into a powerhouse agency. Gutkowski CSMG ...

Tags: SFX

SportsBusiness Journal: NFLPA OKs 550 advisers

The NFL Players Association has screened and approved 550 financial advisers in a continuing effort to make sure players are dealing with legitimate businessmen. The NFLPA program has not prevented some financial advisers from lying about their status. "A lot of advisers, I would call ...

Tags: Labor and Agents, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: Reebok paying stars $196M

Reebok International Ltd., which is again pursuing star athlete endorsers, has committed to paying them $196.3 million over at least the next five years, the company said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission this month. The first-ever disclosure of the value of the company ...

Tags: Adidas, Basketball, Football, NBA, NFL, Reebok

SportsBusiness Journal: Reviews reveal problems for NBA players

A financial auditor who is reviewing the dealings of financial advisers for 50 to 60 NBA players says he has discovered irregularities in most cases, including exorbitant fees and advisers engaging in potential conflicts of interest. Joseph Lombardo, a principal of Cleveland-based Prim Capi ...

Tags: Basketball, NBA

SportsBusiness Journal: Chargers kick off 90-day period

The San Diego Chargers last week asked for a renegotiation of their lease at Qualcomm Stadium, setting in motion a process that could result in the team moving to another city. The move was greeted angrily by city officials, with San Diego Mayor Dick Murphy calling it "a slap in the face" ...

Tags: Football, NFL, San Diego Chargers

SportsBusiness Journal: Reebok, Adidas bristle at James report

In the latest dust-up involving LeBron James, the expected No. 1 pick in the June NBA draft, executives at Reebok and Adidas, and James' attorney, have roundly criticized a Merrill Lynch research report released last week that predicted the 18-year-old would sign a blockbuster endorsement dea ...

Tags: Adidas, Basketball, ESPN, Foot Locker, NBA, Reebok

SportsBusiness Journal: Jones to pay Dishman $550K

A Texas District Court judge has confirmed a judgment of about $550,000 against sports agent and former player Sean Jones and in favor of former NFL player Cris Dishman. Judge Grant Dorfman ordered Jones to pay $396,500 in compensatory damages and about $150,000 in interest to Dishman, his ...

Tags: Football, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: San Diego talks to law firm

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Tags: Football, San Diego Chargers

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