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Liz Mullen

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

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Churchill preparing to pop the cork on its new winner’s circle

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 04 / 20 / 15

The champagne brand G.H. Mumm will have its name on the track’s new winner’s circle. Rendering: POPULOUS Churchill Downs will open its new G.H. Mumm Winner’s Circle on Saturday, a...

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Facilities

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The Oscar De La Hoya-Ike Quartey fight scored 600,000 pay-per-view buys with gross retail sales of $27 million, making it the second most bought non-heavyweight pay-per-view fight ever. Executives at HBO and its pay-per-view arm, TVKO, were ecstatic. Not only did the Feb. 13 fight draw well, but ...

Tags: Showtime, Time Warner

SportsBusiness Journal: Nike sets lineup for online sales

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Tags: IOC, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: Sponsors expected to stick

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Tags: Advantage, Clarion Sports and Entertainment, IOC, Mutual Life Insurance Co., NBC

SportsBusiness Journal: Boxing enters the cyber age

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Tags: Anheuser-Busch Cos., Microsoft Corp., Time Warner

SportsBusiness Journal: Would-be hosts in 2006 worried about new rules

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Tags: IOC

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Tags: IOC

SportsBusiness Journal: Despite scandal, new survey finds support for Olympic sponsors

Despite the negative publicity of the unfolding Olympic corruption scandal, the majority of Americans agree, at least somewhat, that Olympic sponsor companies "deserve" their business, according to a new poll. The poll, which was commissioned by the U.S. Olympic Committee and surveyed 1,000 adul ...

Tags: IOC

SportsBusiness Journal: Fox applauds NTRA inaugural rating of 1.9

Fox Sports network officials say they were happy with a 1.9 overnight rating for the first show out of the gate in a new horse racing series, even though two football-related shows surrounding the race drew higher ratings. Fox debuted the new series, which it developed with the National Thorough ...

Tags: Fox, NTRA, NHL, NTRA, Pilson Communications

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Tags: Russell Corp.

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