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Liz Mullen

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

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Baseball unites on domestic violence

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 31 / 15

As the NFL grappled with the public furor over the Ray Rice knockout-punch videotape last September, MLB and the MLB Players Association began quietly working on a new, comprehensive domestic violence policy, though labor negotiations were not set to begin until 2016. “We were talking about...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Labor and Agents

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12/10/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Promoting ultimate fighting

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12/03/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Magnum's back to the wall

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11/26/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Russian NHL draftees fire agent

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11/26/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Young golfer bags club contract

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SportsBusiness Journal: Political cash could aid MLB

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11/19/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Octagon ready to up NFL total

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11/19/01
SportsBusiness Journal: When did the union know?

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