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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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11/12/12
Excel hires Biagas as general counsel

Hal Biagas has agreed to join Excel Sports Management as its general counsel, the latest hire by the sports talent representation firm owned by agents Jeff Schwartz, Casey Close and Mark Steinberg. Biagas most recently was Wasserman Media Group’s executive vice president of operations, a po ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

11/05/12
Issues follow agent out the door at WMG

Wasserman Media Group may have ended its employment of MLB player agent Paul Kinzer, but a fight over his roster of young baseball player clients, including 22-year-old Chicago Cubs shortstop and two-time All-Star Starlin Castro, may be just beginning. “All my players are still with me,&rdq ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

10/29/12
Tracks focus on fan experience

With so many sports trying to improve the fan experience, horse racing doesn’t plan to get left at the gate. Tracks and horse racing organizations are making sure fans enjoy their day at the races with such efforts as improved Wi-Fi access, new areas to socialize, and horseplayer developmen ...

Tags: In-Depth

10/29/12
IMG scores major catch with Els

When veteran agent Vinny Giles decided to get back into the golf business last year, he loudly marked his return by signing hall of famer Ernie Els. A year later, Giles, 70, has retired again; his company, Pros Inc., is no longer representing golfers; and Els is now IMG’s client. “ ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

10/29/12
Santa Anita's latest CEO

In March of this year, Los Angeles area businessman Mark Verge was named CEO of Santa Anita Park, at least the 10th chief executive named to run the historic racetrack since billionaire Frank Stronach bought the facility in 1998. In a candid interview this month, Verge talked about how he got the j ...

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10/29/12
Breeders' Cup ready for prime time

NBC will air the Breeders’ Cup Classic in a one-hour show Saturday night, the first time the horse race has been on prime-time television, but will it be enough to give the event a ratings lift? The Kentucky Derby has historically drawn big television numbers, as has the Belmont Stakes when ...

Tags: In-Depth

10/15/12
Rule changes for NFL agents

In a normal year, veteran NFL player agent Alan Herman would amass between 60,000 and 70,000 air miles during the fall recruiting college football players for the next year’s NFL draft. But this year, Herman, who has 1.5 million air miles in the bank, says he expects to add another 150,000. Th ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

10/08/12
UEFA offers risk, reward for CAA

UEFA surprisingly last week chose a newly created subsidiary of CAA Sports to exclusively sell the commercial rights for Euro 2016 as well as qualifying events for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, marking the agency’s biggest push — and gamble — into the lucrative global soccer business. ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

10/08/12
Heneghan joins Cornerstone Sports

Lal Heneghan, who has more than 20 years of experience working in the NFL, is now working for Cornerstone Sports Consulting, which is advising college football players at eight Division I colleges and universities. Heneghan most recently was the San Francisco 49ers’ general counsel and exec ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

10/08/12
Junior agents leaving for rivals

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