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

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against NFL Over Painkiller Distribution

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 17 / 14

A federal court judge today dismissed a lawsuit against the NFL brought by former players alleging the league failed to oversee the distribution of prescription painkillers. Judge William Alsup ruled that the lawsuit was preempted by federal labor law, as the NFL had contended, because the pl...

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12/17/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Judge Dismisses NFL Painkiller Lawsuit

A federal court judge today dismissed a lawsuit against the NFL brought by former players alleging the league failed to oversee the distribution of prescription painkillers. Judge William Alsup ruled that the lawsuit was preempted by federal labor law, as the NFL had contended, because the pl ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Chargers To Stay In San Diego For '15

The Chargers last night announced the team would stay at Qualcomm Stadium in '15, likely ruling out NFL relocation to L.A. for next year. That is because the Chargers have been public that they consider L.A. part of their market, and it is highly unlikely the club would make the move without the con ...

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: UA Expected To Sign Deal With Murray

Sources said that Under Armour, as soon as this week, will announce it is signing tennis player Andy Murray to an endorsement contract, by far the biggest name in the sport the Baltimore-based sportswear company would have inked. Murray's adidas contract expires Dec. 31. His first time wearing any U ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

12/16/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Top ATP Events Could Sue Tour Over Prize Money

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, ATP

12/16/14
SportsBusiness Daily: UA Expected To Announce Deal With Murray

Sources said that Under Armour, as soon as this week, will announce it is signing tennis player Andy Murray to an endorsement contract, by far the biggest name in the sport the Baltimore-based sportswear company would have inked. Murray's adidas contract expires Dec. 31. His first time wearing any ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFL To Name Each Team's Man Of The Year

The NFL today will announce the 32 players who are their teams’ Man of the Year. One of the players will win the league’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award, which this year for the first time is presented by Nationwide Insurance. Nationwide in August became a first-time NFL s ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFLPA Hints At Action On Conduct Policy

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12/15/14
SportsBusiness Journal: NFL toughens up on fan ejections

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

12/15/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Suspensions come with no cap relief

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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SportsBusiness Journal: League OKs Falcons' record debt request

NFL owners last week approved waiving league debt rules to allow the Atlanta Falcons to incur $850 million of debt, sources said, a sum that would be a record amount of borrowing for an NFL team. The Falcons need the money to finance their new stadium, which is scheduled to open in 2017. Earlier ...

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