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Liz Mullen

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

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CAA China Names Former Special Olympics Int'l Regional President Mary Gu Shuhang CEO

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 18 / 17

The newly-formed CAA China named MARY GU SHUHANG  as CEO. Gu has held several exec positions with the Special Olympics and was most recently Special Olympics int'l regional president & managing director, East Asia. Gu has been hired to build upon Creative Artists Agency's 12 years of ...

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, China

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05/31/04
SportsBusiness Journal: MLB, union discussing drug testing

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are in talks about changing the drug-testing policy in the collective-bargaining agreement, representatives of the union and the league said. “We have been having conversations with the clubs about whether any modifications to the dru ...

Tags: Baseball, Labor and Agents, MLB

05/31/04
SportsBusiness Journal: Hunter: Deals shouldn’t undercut CBA

National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Billy Hunter said he plans to call “on the mat” agents who cut deals with teams that give away players’ rights for which the union has fought under the collective-bargaining agreement. “Too often, as of late, you see agents doin ...

Tags: Basketball, Boston Celtics, Football, Labor and Agents, NBA, New York Knicks, NFL

05/24/04
SportsBusiness Journal: 'Raiding' at heart of agent lawsuit

An aspiring agent who was recently certified by the National Basketball Players Association declared in an e-mail that he was “raiding” another agent’s clients, according to court testimony. “The reason I am trying to get my certification expedited as quickly as possible is because I am ...

Tags: Basketball, Labor and Agents, NBA

05/24/04
SportsBusiness Journal: NBC ready to talk Triple Crown renewal

NBC is ready to talk about renewing its rights to broadcast horse racing’s Triple Crown, said NBC Sports President Ken Schanzer last week. “We would love to keep the Triple Crown,” he said. “We have made it very clear.” Schanzer said he speaks “all the time” to Triple Crown Productions ...

Tags: Churchill Downs Inc., Horse Racing, NBC, Visa

05/24/04
SportsBusiness Journal: William Morris signs Taurasi

The William Morris Agency has signed No. 1 WNBA draft pick Diana Taurasi for representation and is in talks about an endorsement deal with a beverage company for the former University of Connecticut star guard. Taurasi, who was ...

Tags: Basketball, Green Bay Packers, Labor and Agents, Minnesota Vikings, NBA, NFL, William Morris Endeavor, WNBA

05/24/04
SportsBusiness Journal: NBC looks for high Belmont numbers

Last year’s Belmont Stakes was the second-highest-rated sports television program in the second quarter of 2003, but an undefeated horse named Smarty Jones could help boost this year’s NBC broadcast beyond that. NBC Sports President Ken Schanzer would not predict a number for the Belmont b ...

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05/17/04
SportsBusiness Journal: New signing gives Parker most firsts

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Tags: Chicago Bears, ESPN, Football, Golf, Hockey, Horse Racing, IMG, Labor and Agents, NBA, NFL, NHL, SFX, Washington Redskins

05/17/04
SportsBusiness Journal: Octagon adds rival of its star swimmer

Octagon has signed Ian Crocker, a swimmer who may challenge the agency’s superstar Olympic client, swimmer Michael Phelps, for a gold medal in Athens. Crocker, a native of Portland, Maine, won gold medals at the 2003 FINA world championships in Barcelona last year in the 400-meter medley r ...

Tags: Labor and Agents, Olympics

05/17/04
SportsBusiness Journal: NTRA covers the field with Belmont ads

National Thoroughbred Racing Association executives were rooting last week for Smarty Jones to win the Preakness Stakes and remain a Triple Crown contender, but they were preparing two sets of advertising scripts for the Belmont Stakes in case he lost. Last week the NTRA had wr ...

Tags: Horse Racing

05/17/04
SportsBusiness Journal: Mirra image: 2 sponsors extend deals

BMX rider Dave Mirra has signed a four-year extension of his endorsement deal with Slim Jim and a two-year extension of his deal with T-Mobile, said his agent, Steve Astephen. Mirra also recently put on a milk mustache for a “Got Milk?” advertisement. Mirra, who has won 13 gold medals i ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

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