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

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WTA Tour Tabs Social Media Startup Vixlet To Drive Interactions

04 / 24 / 14

The WTA Tour this morning will announce it has engaged social media startup Vixlet, becoming the first sports league or circuit to do so. Vixlet creates social media interactions for brands outside the traditional outlets of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, though users can sign in using those ...

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04/08/14
Tennis Player's Mother Suing USTA

Natalie O’Loughlin , the mother of Julia O’Loughlin , is suing the USTA for allegedly causing her daughter to suffer bulimia when she trained in '10 and '11 at the governing body’s Evert Tennis Academy in Florida. The lawsuit was originally filed in state court in Florida but was ...

04/08/14
InsideOut Looks To Increase Footprint

InsideOut expects to double its number of senior men’s tennis events to about 40 in the next five years now that it has been acquired by Horizon Media, said Jon Venison . Venison co-founded InsideOut Sports + Entertainment with Tennis HOFer Jim Courier , who will also remain with the firm. I ...

04/02/14
Court Upholds Dismissal Of NFLPA Case

A federal appeals court last week ruled the NFLPA did not have a fiduciary duty to five former players who contended the union should have done more to market their rights. A panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in S.F. affirmed a lower court ruling dismissing the case brought by th ...

03/25/14
Goodell To Wait On Discipline For Irsay

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he would hold off on discipline for Colts Owner Jim Irsay , who recently was arrested for DUI with prescription pills in his car. Irsay is not at the annual meeting in Orlando, where Goodell was asked yesterday about the owner. The team is represented at the me ...

03/03/14
Radwanska To Sponsor Poland-Based Play

World No. 3-ranked tennis player Agnieszka Radwanska has reached a deal with Polish cellular network provider Play. The deal calls for Radwanska, who is from Poland, to display Play’s name on her dress, starting with this week’s BNP Paribas Open. The logo will appear on her dress along ...

02/25/14
Chris Evert Endorsing Health Care Brand

Tennis HOFer and ESPN analyst Chris Evert is endorsing VIE Healthcare Analytics, a New Jersey-based corporate health care adviser. The multiyear deal is scheduled to be announced today. She will make appearances and speak on behalf of the company, which was founded in '99. Evert also endorses Wils ...

02/18/14
Int'l Tennis HOF Names Todd Martin CEO

The Int’l Tennis HOF in Newport, RI, today named former ATP player Todd Martin CEO designate. He will take over full-time as CEO for the outgoing Mark Stenning on Sept. 5. Martin will oversee the museum, a $16M renovation and the ATP Tour stop that launches the American summer tennis seaso ...

02/14/14
NFL Paid Goodell $44.2M Over 12 Months

The NFL paid Commissioner Roger Goodell $44.2M in the 12-month period that ended March 31, 2013, the league told SportsBusiness Journal earlier Friday. That figure includes $9.1M of deferred pension and bonus earned the previous year. The league expects to file its tax return, which will include t ...

02/13/14
Scheiner: Browns' Business As Usual In Wake Of Front-Office Shake ...

Browns President Alec Scheiner said little has changed for the business side of the club following the surprising front-office changes unveiled this week. Scheiner was hired 16 months ago by team CEO Joe Banner , who Owner Jimmy Haslam retained when he purchased the club in '11. Banner and his ...

01/30/14
NFL Concussions In Decline

Concussions were down 13% in the NFL during the '13 regular season and preseason, according to data the NFL showed media today. The NFL documented 228 concussions in '13, down from 261 in '12. There were 252 recorded in '11. NFL VP & Chief Security Officer  Jeff Miller ascribed the decline ...

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