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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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SportsBusiness Daily: Bouchard Nixes Settlement Talks With USTA

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SportsBusiness Journal: Interest soars in hosting NFL draft

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SportsBusiness Daily: Experience, Not Cost, Reason Fans Go To Games

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Tags: World Congress of Sports

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

The first pro team to buy an e-sports franchise was the 76ers, but the team's co-owner said it is still very unclear what was bought. David Blitzer , co-Owner of the 76ers, as well as the Devils and EPL club Crystal Palace, at the CAA World Congress of Sports called e-sports the Wild West. “I ...

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

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SportsBusiness Daily: Overcharging For Concessions Leaves Bad Taste

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Tags: World Congress of Sports, Atlanta Falcons

SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis: Advantage technology

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SportsBusiness Journal: Football: Changing pace

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Cardinals Shop Stadium Naming Rights

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