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Liz Mullen

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

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IMG Helps Ascot Racecourse Sign Five Licensing Deals Ahead Of Royal Ascot

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 28 / 17

IMG secured five new multi-year licensing deals with British luxury brands for Ascot Racecourse ahead of its flagship racing festival, Royal Ascot. Links of London, Christy, Christys’ Hats, Milly Green and Oliver Brown have all signed agreements with Ascot. Financial details were not disc...

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

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SportsBusiness Daily: Octagon Hires McNulty To Grow Golf Business

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Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Daily: Lagardère Sports Hires Matt Baldwin

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Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Journal: NBPA closes the books on Tennessee tax

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Tags: Labor and Agents

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SportsBusiness Daily: MMA Attorneys Trade Accusations

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, UFC

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SportsBusiness Daily: Das Appointed Third Arbitrator In Pennel Suit

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