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

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Todd France Re-Acquires Full Ownership Of Five Star Athlete Management From Pegula

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 19 / 14

NFL player agent Todd France has confirmed that he once again owns 100% of Five Star Athlete Management after prospective Bills Owner Terry Pegula divested his interest in the firm as part of his deal to acquire the team. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Pegula had acquired Fra...

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Tags: CBS Broadcasting Inc., IMG, NBA, NBC, Time Warner

SportsBusiness Journal: Raiders still claim financial leverage in effort to bolt Oakland

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SportsBusiness Journal: NBA players union suspends Tank Black

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SportsBusiness Journal: Union chief to fight locker-room cams

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SportsBusiness Journal: NFLPA studying
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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Falk Associates Management Enterprises, IMG, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: Black hit with criminal, civil charges

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SportsBusiness Journal: Condon enters draft confident despite limited shot at top spot

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SportsBusiness Journal: Deal means $300M for head Redskin

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Tags: Arnold Communications, FedEx Corp., Snyder Communications Inc., Washington Redskins

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