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Liz Mullen

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

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NBC Sports places bet on horse racing

04 / 21 / 14

NBC Sports is doubling down on horse racing and will broadcast 11 racing programs in the next few months with a spot in one of 14 races at this year’s Breeders’ Cup at stake. The package of races, labeled as The Breeders’ Cup C...

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01/21/13
Weak class won’t keep QBs out

Need more proof that the NFL is a quarterback-driven league? Look no further than the coming NFL draft. There is no Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III in this year’s class, and the quarterback group is rated as one of the poorest in memory. Regardless, look for many teams to use their first- ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

01/14/13
Under Armour signs new pro golfer Spieth

Under Armour has signed recently turned pro golfer Jordan Spieth, the former No. 1 ranked amateur in the world, to its first major endorsement deal for a golfer. The brand’s logo will be on Spieth’s golf bag and front of his headwear. Ryan Kuehl, Under Armour senior director of pro sp ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

01/14/13
NHL agents don’t expect big changes

While many executives were still sorting through the terms of the new collective-bargaining agreement last week, NHL player agents don’t expect dramatic changes to player contracts under the deal. “The system is really the same,&rdqu ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

12/17/12
NFLPA sees decline in applications

Approximately 225 financial professionals have applied to be certified under the NFL Players Association’s revamped financial advisers program, down from the 350 advisers who were certified under the old rules. The NFLPA’s board of player representatives earlier this year passed new a ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

12/10/12
Reebok, hockey phenom near deal

Reebok’s CCM Hockey brand is close to signing a multiyear head-to-toe apparel and equipment endorsement deal with 15-year-old hockey phenom Connor McDavid, the No. 1 pick of the Ontario Hockey League. If the deal is completed, as expected, it would be the most significant deal Reebok has si ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

12/10/12
Firm backs hockey agency

Canadian sports marketing and corporate consulting firm SDI Marketing has invested in ARC Sports Group, a new hockey representation firm founded by an agent who recruited NHL star clients for the Orr Hockey Group. The Hurricanes& ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

12/03/12
Paul’s Klutch will look to hire in '13

Klutch Sports Group, the new NBA player representation firm founded by LeBron James’ longtime friend and new NBA contract agent Rich Paul, will start making strategic hires, possibly including a marketing agent, early next year, Paul said last week. Paul shocked many in the basketball world ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

11/26/12
NBPA reviews Priority agent

Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger has left Priority Sports & Entertainment after more than seven years of representation, and the National Basketball Players Association is reviewing whether a Priority agent violated its regulations in the wake of a bitter legal battle between two agencies th ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

11/12/12
NBC: Prime time suits Breeders' Cup

Putting a horse racing event on prime-time television was an experiment for NBC, but based on the better-than-expected ratings for the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic, there’s a good chance it will air in prime time again next year, said Jon Miller, NBC Sports president of programming. &ld ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

11/12/12
Legacy making first big purchase

The Legacy Agency is acquiring Peter Greenberg & Associates, a baseball player representation practice that represents 20 major leaguers, including stars Johan Santana and Jose Reyes. The deal marks the first significant acquisition since the agency was formed late last year. Combining the pr ...

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