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Liz Mullen

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

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Element puts football players on roster

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 29 / 14

Element Sports Group, the new firm formed by two agents who left SportsTrust Advisors, has signed or has commitments to represent 18 football players, including Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward and Denver Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby. All of the players, who also include Jacks...

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Tags: Labor and Agents

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06/23/14
SportsBusiness Journal: CAA gains experience with PGW purchase

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06/16/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Unions joining the Northwestern fray

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06/09/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Firm finds opportunity with NHL prospect

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Tags: Labor and Agents

06/04/14
SportsBusiness Daily: NBC Sports Gears Up For Belmont Stakes

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SportsBusiness Journal: NBC all in for Belmont

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06/02/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Tennessee phasing out ‘jock tax’

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05/19/14
SportsBusiness Journal: WMG, CAA sign potential NBA top picks

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SportsBusiness Journal: Butler joins Rival Sports Group

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SportsBusiness Journal: NBPA: New chief by next season

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