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

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John Paul Stevens Headlines Day Two Of Sports Lawyers Meeting

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 15 / 15

The Sports Lawyers Association will hold its second day of meetings today in Baltimore with a keynote speech from retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens . There are more than 760 attendees at this year's SLA conference, the second-highest attendance in the association's 41-year histor...

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The complicated task of bringing Yao Ming, a 7-foot-6 Chinese basketball player who may be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, to the United States has become mired in a war between an agent who has a relationship with the 20-year-old and a lawyer who has the rights to 33 percent of his earnings ...

Tags: Falk Associates Management Enterprises, NBA, San Jose Sharks, USA Today Sports

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL Owners Want Raiders Out?

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SportsBusiness Journal: Agents Tell Players To Save

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SportsBusiness Journal: AMG's Presence Examined

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Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Hockey, Labor and Agents, Tennis

SportsBusiness Journal: Tagliabue: NFL wanted 2 teams in L.A.

NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue testified in court last week that in the mid-1990s he wanted to put two teams in the Los Angeles market, in part to boost the value of a prospective new television contract. Tagliabue also said that, while it wasn't a "central part" of recent discussions to ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Union guy Piazza cranks up ad schedule now that SAG strike’s over

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SportsBusiness Journal: PGA Tour licensed shirts go high profile

Some PGA Tour executives may have been secretly cheering as Joe Durant, who hadn't won a tournament since 1998, won two in the last few weeks and rocketed to the position of No. 1 money winner entering this past weekend. Durant is one of 18 PGA golfers who endorse the tour by wearing PGA Tou ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Duval’s agent will forge link with IMG after leaving firm

C harley Moore , longtime agent for David Duval , has left IMG to form his own business but will continue to consult with the sports agency on the management of the golfer's career. Moore, who has formed the Moore Group , based in Ponte Ved ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Assante CEO: Problem solved, Dunn still here

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SportsBusiness Journal: Raiders’ beef with NFL in court this week

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