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Liz Mullen

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

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Return of the Great One: Wayne Gretzky comes back to IMG

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 11 / 24 / 14

H ockey legend Wayne Gretzk y has returned to IMG as a client for exclusive representation in all areas. At IMG, Gretzky will be represented by a team of agents led by Ira Stahlberger , senior vice president of talent marketing in the U.S....

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