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

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NFL Tells Teams They Can Sign One-Year Daily Fantasy Deals

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 25 / 15

The NFL told teams they could only sign daily fantasy deals for one year, conveying that message at the league's annual meeting in Arizona. Several teams have begun signing the deals, and the league wanted to formalize the space because it had no policy in the category. NFL VP/Communications Brian ...

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09/30/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Judge Orders Discovery In Hamburg-ATP Case

A federal court judge yesterday ordered discovery into how an eight-year-old ATP Tour bylaw that requires members to pay legal fees if they lose a lawsuit against the circuit had come into existence; rejecting for now the tour’s motion it be awarded nearly $20M in legal fees. The ATP&rsqu ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, ATP

09/29/14
SportsBusiness Journal: League examines its tax-exempt status

The NFL is examining whether to drop its tax-exempt status for the league office, a standing that’s drawn the ire of a wide range of critics, from Congress to fans, who particularly over the past two weeks have called on the league to change its charitable structure. The matter was discusse ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

09/29/14
SportsBusiness Journal: More in-venue stats at WTA Finals

In-venue statistics are a long-standing custom in stadiums and arenas across sports. The explosion of fantasy sports, and a desire to enhance fans’ in-game experience, has driven venues to make more data available to fans. And then there’s tennis, where fans typically get the speed of ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

09/29/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Goodell’s initiatives in trouble?

With NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s credibility under attack in the wake of his response to the Ray Rice scandal, those close to the league are wondering if initiatives Goodell has championed, like international expansion, could become casualties. League insiders speaking last week see th ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

09/29/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Experts discount conflict-of-interest charge

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. The instances in which WilmerHale, the firm that employs former FBI Director Robert Mueller, appeared on the other side of the legal table from the NFL were cases in which it represented other teams in dispute with the league. ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

09/25/14
SportsBusiness Daily: NFLPA To Face Federal Judge In Collusion Case

The NFLPA will ask a federal court judge next week to compel NFL Commissioner  Roger Goodell, Giants President & CEO John Mara, Redskins Owner Daniel Snyder and Patriots Owner Robert Kraft to be deposed as part of the union's claim the league colluded in '10. The NFL opposes the depositions ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

09/22/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Few signs of stress for NFL biz

Despite strong words from some of its sponsors, the effect on the NFL’s bottom line from the domestic violence crisis engulfing the league has been minimal, and the league’s plans for one of its most visible annual initiatives remained on track last week. The league as of Thursday wa ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

09/22/14
SportsBusiness Journal: League hires consultants, adjusts staff

The NFL last week retained three outside consultants and adjusted its staff internally in the context of the ongoing domestic violence issues facing the league. The consultants are: ■ {podcast} SBJ Podcast: NFL writer Daniel Kaplan, sponsorship reporter Terry Lefton and television ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

09/22/14
SportsBusiness Journal: ATP, WTA renew Enetpulse live-scoring

The ATP and WTA tours have agreed to renew their live-scoring deal with IMG-owned Enetpulse with a six-year extension valued at more than $30 million, sources said. The extension comes two years before the agreement was set to expire. The category itself only came into existence for the tours in ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

09/19/14
On The Ground: Goodell speaks to media; additional hiring part of NFL’s expected ...

The NFL next week plans to announce a high-profile female hire, the second such hiring in as many weeks as the league looks to add more gender diversity in the wake of the domestic violence scandal that has roiled the league in the last two weeks. The development comes after Roger Goodell’s ...

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