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Liz Mullen

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

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Doha GOALS Exec Producer Says Forum Will Explore Global Options After L.A. Success

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 29 / 15

The Doha GOALS Forum will most likely be held in Doha next year, but the advisory board will explore several possibilities for the global sport conference, including holding it in other countries and hosting regional conferences, said Richard Attias, executive producer of the forum. A decision on th...

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Tags: Events and Attractions, Middle East, North America

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SportsBusiness Daily: Roc Nation, CAA To Co-Rep Cauley-Stein

Roc Nation Sports and CAA Sports have signed former Univ. of Kentucky F Willie Cauley-Stein , a projected NBA lottery pick, for representation on and off the court. Cauley-Stein will be represented by NBA agent Leon Rose at CAA Sports and by Rich Kleiman at Roc Nation Sports. The two agencies i ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: George's sponsors stay

N ot only is Indiana Pacers all-star Paul George back on the court, but he’s also the subject of two national commercials for Papa John’s and one new spot for AT&T . Many predicted that George might never play again, and ce ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Fermata signs Churchill Downs, Derby

Churchill Downs Inc. has signed a multiyear deal making Fermata Partners the new licensing agency of record for the company’s iconic racetrack in Louisville, Ky., and the Kentucky Derby. The deal goes into effect June 30. Fermata Partners replaces IMG, which had been the licensing agency fo ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: Free agents see rise in guaranteed money

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SportsBusiness Daily: Jeff Borris Withdraws Suit Against Agents

MLB player agent Jeff Borris filed and then withdrew a lawsuit against agents at the Beverly Hills Sports Council, where he was a partner for more than 20 years, up until January. Borris filed a lawsuit in L.A. Superior Court on March 18 against BHSC partner Rick Thurman and agent Nate Heisler, ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Agent Porter Agrees To Deferred Prosecution

A San Diego federal judge yesterday dismissed one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud against NFL agent Vinnie Porter as part of a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s office. Under the agreement with prosecutors, Porter is now charged with misprision of a felony, ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Clark’s MLBPA pay climbs to nearly $2M

MLB Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark more than tripled his salary in 2014, to $1.99 million, in his first full year leading the union, according to the union’s newly filed annual report. The document, filed last week with the U.S. Department of Labor and representing calend ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Former Premier agent opens own agency

Michael Hoffman, an NFL agent who counts Super Bowl XLVIII MVP Malcolm Smith among his clients, has launched his own agency, Sports Law And Management. Hoffman formed SLAM, which is based in Beverly Hills, Calif., after working for 15 years for Premier Sports & Entertainment, a Santa Monica, ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Strahan’s firm signs 2

S MAC Entertainment , the management company co-owned by Michael Strahan , has signed broadcasters Erin Andrews and Curt Menefee as clients. Partner Constance Schwartz will represent both Andrews and Menefee and work with them to cross ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Election rules to get review

The NFL Players Association board of player representatives voted unanimously to form a committee to study the way in which the union’s executive director is elected, after an unusual election in which nine candidates ran for the job. NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith was re-elected ...

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