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Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Porsche Gets Naming Rights For WTA's "Race To Singapore"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 30 / 17

The WTA Tour   today   announced   that Porsche will name the competition to reach the circuit’s season ending finals. What had been the race to Singapore is now called the “Porsche Race to Singapore.” Singapore is the site of the season ending championships, where t...

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04/30/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Porsche Agrees To Rights Deal For WTA Season Finals

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04/27/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Jury Trial Scheduled For St. Louis-NFL Suit

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04/25/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Bouchard Nixes Settlement Talks With USTA

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04/24/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Are sponsors wary of outspoken athletes?

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Tags: Events and Attractions

04/24/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Interest soars in hosting NFL draft

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04/21/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Experience, Not Cost, Reason Fans Go To Games

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Tags: World Congress of Sports

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SportsBusiness Daily: 76ers Co-Owner Discusses E-Sports Franchise

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SportsBusiness Daily: Top Execs Still Excited By E-Sports Possibilities

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Tags: World Congress of Sports

04/20/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Overcharging For Concessions Leaves Bad Taste

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Tags: World Congress of Sports, Atlanta Falcons

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SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis: Advantage technology

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