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Liz Mullen

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

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NBPA looks for fan assist on logo

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 12 / 15 / 14

After bringing in new leadership, the National Basketball Players Association is seeking a new look and reaching out to fans for help. The NBPA will announce this week the launch of an online contest in which fans will compete to design a new logo for the union and win a trip to the 2015 All-Star...

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07/14/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Sentient Jet returns to Breeders’ Cup

Sentient Jet has returned as a corporate partner of the Breeders’ Cup with a new, multiyear deal that makes it title sponsor of the event’s prestigious race for 2-year-old colts, a race that now will be known as the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.  Financial terms of t ...

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06/30/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Kim Miale moves beyond ‘negativity’

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06/30/14
SportsBusiness Journal: GSSM logs NHL coach, Singletary signing

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06/23/14
SportsBusiness Journal: All eyes on antitrust cases

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Tags: In-Depth, Law and Politics

06/23/14
SportsBusiness Journal: A greater role for agents?

For as long as anyone can remember, agents have been considered part of the problem in college athletics. Soon, they might be considered part of the solution. NCAA rules have long prohibited any type of written or oral agreements between agents and student athletes. Several high-profile cases of ...

Tags: In-Depth, Law and Politics

06/23/14
SportsBusiness Journal: The college legal battleground

With all of the legal challenges the NCAA faces, one thing is for sure: Attorneys and law firms will have a lot of work to do for years to come. As a result, law firms and the NCAA have beefed up their expertise, with the many parties now involved reading like a who’s who in sports law. Sco ...

Tags: In-Depth, Law and Politics

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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Tags: Labor and Agents

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

Less than two years after leaving Bobby Orr’s hockey player representation firm to start his own agency, NHL agent Darren Ferris is representing one of the three prospects most likely to be selected No. 1 overall in the NHL draft later this month. Ferris’ agency, ARC Sports Group, rep ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: NBC Sports Gears Up For Belmont Stakes

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