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Liz Mullen

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

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Dynamo Sign Roc Nation To Create Events For BBVA Compass Stadium, Sell Sponsorships

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 21 / 17

The Dynamo have hired Roc Nation Sports to create events for BBVA Compass Stadium and sell sponsorships, including potentially finding a new team jersey partner. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. "It's the first time we have been hired by a team/venue," said Roc Nation President & ...

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Tags: Franchises, Houston Dynamo, Roc Nation Sports

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SportsBusiness Journal: IMG, Creative Artists partner up

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Tags: CAA, IMG, IndyCar, Motorsports, United Airlines, Verizon

SportsBusiness Journal: Another suit in player-finance war

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Tags: ATP, Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Journal: More endorsements for Annika?

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Tags: Golf, IMG, LPGA, Mercedes Benz, Rolex

SportsBusiness Journal: IMG hange is inevitable, sale isn’t

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Tags: IMG

SportsBusiness Journal: Card makers battle to lock up LeBron

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Tags: Basketball, NBA, Topps Co.

SportsBusiness Journal: IMG expects no immediate changes

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SportsBusiness Journal: $10M rides on Palmer’s tongue

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Tags: Athletes First, Cincinnati Bengals, Football, Labor and Agents, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: Agents: ‘Flat’ bonus hurts rookie class

No. 1 NFL draft pick Carson Palmer's $49 million, six-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals may be record-setting, but it may also signal a flat year for compensation for all NFL rookies, agents said. Some agents are grumbling that Palmer's combined signing and option bonus of $14.01 m ...

Tags: Athletes First, Atlanta Falcons, Cincinnati Bengals, Football, Houston Texans, Labor and Agents, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: SARS forces conference move

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