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Liz Mullen

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

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Churchill preparing to pop the cork on its new winner’s circle

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 04 / 20 / 15

The champagne brand G.H. Mumm will have its name on the track’s new winner’s circle. Rendering: POPULOUS Churchill Downs will open its new G.H. Mumm Winner’s Circle on Saturday, a...

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Facilities

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01/12/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Kleine exits JL Sports, opens firm

Veteran NFL agent Thomas Kleine, agent to players including Kansas City Chiefs center Rodney Hudson, has left JL Sports and launched his own agency. Shoreline Sports Management, Kleine’s new agency, will be based in Madison, Conn., about 15 miles from Joe Linta’s JL Sports in Branford ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

01/07/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Winston Hires The Legacy Agency

Florida State QB Jameis Winston today announced he will forgo his final two years of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft, and he has hired The Legacy Agency for representation in both on- and off-field work. TLA President of Baseball & Exec Dir Greg Genske and agent Kenny Felder will repres ...

01/07/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Smith To Take Over For Tannenbaum At PS&E

Priority Sports & Entertainment veteran NFL agent Rick Smith will head up the coaches, front office execs and broadcasters representation division, which was vacated by Mike Tannenbaum, and the two will work together in the next 30 days. Tannenbaum, who started the division for PS&E in ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

01/06/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Roc Nation Sports Counts 11 Sponsors For Fight

Related stories : Jay-Z Launches Sports Management Firm, Signs Yankees' Cano Athletes See Roc Nation Sports As Way To Enhance Their Image Fast Company Ranks Roc Nation Among Sports Innovation Leaders Roc Nation Sports Continues To Shake Up Industry Roc Nati ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Roc Nation Sports

12/15/14
SportsBusiness Journal: NBPA looks for fan assist on logo

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 ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

12/15/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Stealth, All Pro team up

S tealth SME has formed a partnership with veteran NFL agent Lamont Smith and his agency, All Pro Sports & Entertainment , in which the two agencies will co-represent players. Smith, who was first certified by the NFL Players Associat ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

12/12/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Crafton Agrees To Settlement In Fraud Case

BILLY CRAFTON , a financial adviser to MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL players, has agreed to pay $1.7M as part of a settlement with the SEC. Fraud charges were filed against Crafton in federal court in San Diego, alleging that he “failed to disclose compensation and kickbacks he received for steering ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

12/08/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Lattinville among CAA agents fired

NFL player and coaches agent Bob Lattinville and player marketing agent Mark Heligman were among the five CAA Sports employees let go last month in connection with the firing of former CAA Football co-head Ben Dogra. Also losing their jobs were NFLPA-certified agent Kyle Evans, marketing agent Jo ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

12/08/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: WMG adds runner

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. W asserman Media Group has signed Maggie Vessey , a middle distance runner who may be known as much for being a fashion icon as a track and field athlete. At Wasserman, she ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

12/01/14
SportsBusiness Journal: ‘Business as usual’ for agent Wolfe

A few days after he negotiated the largest deal for an athlete in North America, Giancarlo Stanton’s 13-year, $325 million contract with the Miami Marlins, agent Joel Wolfe was doing what he normally does: sitting in Los Angeles traffic. “I am just happy that the kid is happy,” ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

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