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

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NFL Exec VP/Communications Lockhart Stepping Down After Super Bowl

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 19 / 18

NFL Exec VP/Communications Joe Lockhart is stepping down after two years on the job and the league has hired Korn Ferry to conduct a search for his replacement. He will stay on through Super Bowl LII. Lockhart in a note to his staff wrote he is leaving to spend time commentating on politics and to...

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01/19/18
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL's Lockhart Stepping Down After Super Bowl

NFL Exec VP/Communications Joe Lockhart is stepping down after two years on the job and the league has hired Korn Ferry to conduct a search for his replacement. He will stay on through Super Bowl LII. Lockhart in a note to his staff wrote he is leaving to spend time commentating on politics and to ...

01/18/18
SportsBusiness Daily Global: WTA Moves Finals In $1B Deal

The WTA Tour will move its season-ending WTA Finals to Shenzhen, China next year in a 10-year deal the circuit describes as a nearly $1BM transaction and the largest one ever in women’s sports. Shenzhen and the Gemdale Corp. will build a downtown, nearly $500M indoor tennis venue, with prize m ...

Tags: North America, Asia, China, Leagues and Governing Bodies

01/15/18
SportsBusiness Journal: Will Carolina Panthers’ sale price suffer?

Jerry Richardson has owned the Panthers since the team’s formation in 1993. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson walked out of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday ...

Tags: Franchises

01/12/18
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Facing SB Challenge With Viking Still Playing

The NFL has staged 51 Super Bowls, and until this year, the host team never had a home game even in the divisional round of the playoffs. That changes Sunday when the Vikings face the Saints at U.S. Bank Stadium. A Vikings win and an Eagles loss to the Falcons would put the NFC Championship game in ...

Tags: NFL, Events and Attractions

01/11/18
SportsBusiness Daily: Novak Djokovic Signs Footwear Deal With Asics

Asics has signed 12-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic to a global footwear deal, and the company will begin activating around the new partnership during the lead up to the Australian Open, which starts Monday. Asics did not to disclose terms of the contract. Djokovic last year signed with Lacost ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asics

01/11/18
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Djokovic Pulls On Asics Deal

Asics inked Novak Djokovic to a global footwear deal, and the Japanese company will start activating around the new partnership in Melbourne during the lead up to the Australian Open, which starts Monday. Asics declined to disclose terms of the contract. Djokovic last year signed with Lacoste for ap ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

01/08/18
SportsBusiness Journal: Goldman bullish on funding MLS clubs

Goldman Sachs is all in on Major League Soccer. The Wall Street titan lent $120 million to Orlando City Soccer Club, the fourth MLS stadium loan in the last year for Goldman, which has emerged as one of the burgeoning league’s top lenders. “[MLS] is something that the firm is very ...

Tags: Finance

01/05/18
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Star Wing Sports Signs Jason Bell

Starwing Sports, best known for representing tennis players, will manage Jason Bell, a former NFL player who does commentary for the BBC's NFL show. Bell played in the NFL from '01-07. Starwing represents Stan Wawrinka and a handful of other tennis players, but wants to expand beyond the sport. Las ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, North America

01/04/18
SportsBusiness Daily: Nike Adds Stephens To Roster Of Tennis Endorsers

Sloane Stephens is joining Nike’s roster of endorsers, and the tennis player will now wear Nike apparel and sneakers as part of a new deal. Stephens is leaving Under Armour after joining that brand in '10. She made the Nike announcement last night on her Instagram and Twitter fe ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Nike

01/04/18
SportsBusiness Daily: Sloane Stephens Signs With Nike

Sloane Stephens last night announced on her Instagram and Twitter feeds that she is endorsing Nike. Stephens’ contract with Under Armour expired after last year’s U.S. Open, which she won for her first Grand Slam championship. A sourc ...

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