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Liz Mullen

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

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Bud Light, Players' Tribune Partner On New Jerry Rice Video

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 22 / 18

Bud Light has partnered with The Players' Tribune to create an original video featuring Pro Football HOFer Jerry Rice . Financial details were not disclosed. This marks TPT's first partnership with the beer brand. In the video, which will debut on TPT's social channels today, Rice shows up at a fla...

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SportsBusiness Journal: NTRA taps two to panel

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association named jockeys Jerry Bailey and Pat Day to a panel to address the crisis of jockeys racing without adequate medical insurance. Both are former presidents of the Jockeys’ Guild who quit the organization because of disagreements with the labor gr ...

Tags: Horse Racing

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL labor update

NFL Players Association Executive Director Gene Upshaw said last week that he still hopes the league and the union can get a new labor agreement done this year, but some players have suggested letting the current deal continue to its last year, when there is no salary cap. “I have a lot of ...

Tags: Football, Labor and Agents, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: Churchill jockey ban prompts NTRA action

Concern that jockeys could refuse to ride at racetracks across the country to protest their lack of insurance coverage was part of the reason the National Thoroughbred Racing Association formed a panel to address the issue, NTRA Commissioner D.G. Van Clief Jr. said last week. Fifteen jocke ...

Tags: Churchill Downs Inc., Horse Racing

SportsBusiness Journal: NHL, union spar over memo

The NHL Players’ Association last week accused the league of anonymously sending agents an internal NHL memo detailing what the league claims are lies the union is telling players to maintain solidarity during the NHL lockout. An NHL spokeswoman “categorically” denied that the league sent ag ...

Tags: Hockey, Labor and Agents, NHL

SportsBusiness Journal: Forstman Little completes IMG purchase

Wall Street firm Forstmann Little & Co., the company headed by financier Ted Forstmann, announced last week that it had formally completed the acquisition of sports management and marketing agency IMG. “Forstmann Little funds have acquired the company from trusts established by IMG’s found ...

Tags: IMG, Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Journal: Octagon adds to hockey division

Octagon announced last week that it has added NHL player agents Allan Walsh and David Schatia to its hockey division in what may be just the first addition of hockey agents and players as the NHL lockout drags on. At least five ...

Tags: Chicago Bears, Football, Golf, Hockey, Labor and Agents, NFL, NHL, PGA Tour

SportsBusiness Journal: Lacosse league taps TWI

The National Lacrosse League, hoping to capture some of the audience locked out of the NHL, has retained TWI, the television arm of IMG, to secure a national television partner in the United States. “I think that there may be a void there for us,” said NLL Commissioner Jim Jennings. “There ...

Tags: IMG, National Lacrosse League, NHL

SportsBusiness Journal: Steinberg taking slow approach

Veteran football agent Leigh Steinberg says he is turning down endorsement deals “left and right” for his rising star client, rookie Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers were on a four-game winning st ...

Tags: Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Campbell Soup, Colleges, Colorado Rockies, Football, Houston Texans, Labor and Agents, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, SFX

SportsBusiness Journal: Paychecks for Margolis to continue

Jay Margolis, who recently resigned as Reebok’s president and chief operating officer, will receive his monthly salary of $108,333 for up to 18 months or until he finds a job, and will also get 100,000 shares of restricted stock, Reebok said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commis ...

Tags: Reebok

SportsBusiness Journal: Tellem to get more power at SFX

SFX Sports is close to announcing a new, long-term deal with prominent agent Arn Tellem that would significantly expand his role at the sports agency, sources said. “Arn will be staying with the company,” said Audrey D’Onofrio, SFX spokeswoman. “We are very close to a deal and we will have ...

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Labor and Agents, MLB, NBA, SFX

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