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Liz Mullen

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

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NFLers get platform for Twitter deals

04 / 14 / 14

Companies will soon be able to connect with NFL players and pay them to tweet brand endorsements on Twitter.    That’s the result of a new deal between NFL Players Inc. and digital marketing company Opendorse, who have created a platform called Activate where brands can seek positi...

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08/05/13
Lagardère picks vet for new sports post

Lagardère Unlimited is hiring longtime sports industry executive Andy Pierce away from Creative Artists Agency to lead the company’s North American sports platform as president and CEO. In his new position at Lagardère Unlimited, Pierce will report directly to Arnaud Lagard&eg ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

07/29/13
Clark: Don’t read too much into title

Tony Clark, who was named the MLB Players Association’s deputy executive director last week, said his new title does not necessarily mean that he is the successor to MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner. Clark was elected to the newly created position by a 26-0 vote of the executive boar ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

07/22/13
Opinions differ on pace of free agency

Spending in the first few days of the NHL’s free agency period was similar to what it has been in recent years, despite a lower salary cap, but there was a question as to whether that will continue into the summer. Clubs spent $350 million on the first day of free agency, July 5, according ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

07/22/13
MLBPA moves forward on succession plan

Michael Weiner was not officially named executive director of the MLB Players Association until 2009, but it was known for years that he would succeed Don Fehr as the leader of the baseball players union. “It was clear from around 2002,” said Gene Orza, a lawyer who worked for both me ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

07/15/13
Athletes eye entertainment options

When Michael Strahan first took over from Regis Philbin as the host of ABC’s syndicated daytime morning show, he and his manager decided they would wait before taking on new projects for his management and entertainment company. “What we decided to do when he got the job was to say &l ...

Tags: In-Depth

07/01/13
Breeders’ Cup partners with Russo

The Breeders’ Cup has partnered with Chris Russo’s CR Media Ventures to develop digital initiatives for horse racing’s annual championship, starting with a fantasy game aimed at drawing in new fans for this year’s two-day event. Neither Breeders’ Cup CMO Drew Sheinma ...

Tags: Media

06/17/13
Who’s on Roc Nation’s roster?

In less than three months, the attitude in the established sports agent world toward Jay-Z and his Roc Nation Sports has changed from one of almost contempt to resignation, as agents acknowledge they are likely to lose some of their clients to the rap mogul. But along with a grudging acceptance over ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

06/17/13
Execs seek details on NBPA certification

Individuals from Roc Nation Sports have inquired about the procedure to become certified to represent NBA players in contract talks, although they have not formally applied for certification, according to Robert Gadson, director of security and agent administration for the National Basketball Player ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

06/03/13
MLBPA meets with Jay-Z, agency execs

Jay-Z and two other Roc Nation Sports executives met last month in person with MLB Players Association officials at the union’s headquarters in midtown Manhattan regarding their applications to become certified to represent baseball players in talks with MLB clubs. Jay-Z (whose real name is ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

05/27/13
Former Senior Bowl exec Hale joins firm

Headline Media Management, which manages broadcasters and television personalities, has launched a football division to represent NFL and college football coaches, NFL general managers, and other football executives, and has hired former Senior Bowl President Steve Hale to run it. ...

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