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Liz Mullen

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

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Rubicon To Rep Cal Ripken Jr. For Marketing, Licensing, Broadcasting

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 28 / 17

Rubicon Talent has signed Baseball HOFer Cal Ripken Jr. for representation in marketing, licensing and broadcasting work. Rubicon founding partners and agents Peter Raskin , Brandon Swibel , Jon Salant  and Dave Maryles will represent Ripken. He has been previously represented by CAA, th...

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