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

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The Players' Tribune Set To Debut "Scouting Myself" Video Series

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 28 / 16

The Players’ Tribune later today will be rolling out “Scouting Myself,” the first video series the media company is producing as part of its partnership with American Family Insurance. The series will feature eight videos from top athletes, including Clay Matthews , Elena Delle D...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Veltman, Cerulo join TLA from Relativity

The Legacy Agency Worldwide has hired MLB agents Stephen Veltman and Ed Cerulo. Both agents left Relativity Sports’ baseball division last month. Veltman, who has worked arbitration cases, had worked since 2006 at Relativity’s baseball division, which was formerly known as SFX Baseba ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Relativity Sports' Eugene Parker Dies

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SportsBusiness Daily: UFC Signs One-Year Deal With Exos

The UFC has signed a one-year agreement with Exos making it the official performance partner of the MMA promotion. Under the terms of the agreement, up to 50 UFC athletes will train at Exos centers and Exos staff will participate in the UFC’s Athlete Summits throughout the year. Financial ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Rosenhaus Wants Arbitrator To Hear Dispute

Attorneys for NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus have asked a federal court judge to send his dispute against former client, Redskins WR DeSean Jackson, back to the NFLPA for a rehearing before a union arbitrator. Judge Michael Fitzgerald in February vacated NFLPA arbitrator Roger Kaplan’s $516,415 ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Rugby training counts

N ew England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said he does not expect that Nate Ebne r’s absence from the team to participate in the Olympics will adversely affect his NFL performance. Ebner, a safety and special teams player for the Patr ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Agents find deals via Twitter evolution

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. For Athletes First NFL agent David Mulugheta, it started right after Seattle won the Super Bowl in 2014. His client Earl Thomas, a Seahawks safety, was getting tweets on Twitter from all kinds of people offering and askin ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Veltman, Cerulo Leaving Relativity Sports Baseball

MLB player agents Stephen Veltman and Ed Cerulo have left Relativity Sports' baseball division, Relativity Baseball confirmed. Veltman and Cerulo, who also served as Relativity Baseball Dir of Marketing, both resigned Tuesday, sources said. Veltman and Cerulo did not return inquiries for c ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFLPA: No Major Change To Agent Regulations

The NFLPA Board of Player Reps decided not to make any major changes to the regulations governing player agents, NFLPA President Eric Winston told THE DAILY late yesterday. "Our board considered many different resolutions," Winston wrote in an email. "After careful consideration and debate, our ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: CAA Sports remains in buy mode

CAA Sports has acquired Icon Venue Group, an arena and stadium project management firm that has overseen high-profile sports developments. The acquisition launches CAA Sports into an entirely new business — acting as owners’ representatives in the building of major sports facilities. ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Deal will put UFC’s brand on mouthguard

The UFC has signed a licensing agreement with a mouthguard manufacturer that will distribute products bearing the UFC brand through a nontraditional channel: dentists. GuardLab, a New York-based company that uses 3-D scanning technology to create custom-fit mouthguards, has signed a multiyear glo ...

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