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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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Tags: Horse Racing, Labor and Agents

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Tags: ABC, ESPN, Horse Racing, NBC

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

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Tags: Adidas, Basketball, NBA

SportsBusiness Journal: NBA lawyer: Kings owners violated CBA

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Tags: Basketball, Dallas Mavericks, Labor and Agents, NBA, Sacramento Kings

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Tags: Basketball, Colleges, Golf, IMG, Labor and Agents, NBA

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Tags: Hockey, IMG, NHL

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Tags: Football, Labor and Agents, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: Callaway plans Mickelson role

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Tags: Golf, Marketing and Sponsorship, Titleist

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Basketball, Jacksonville Jaguars, Labor and Agents, Los Angeles Clippers, Motorsports, NASCAR, NBA, SFX

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