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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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06/20/14
SportsBusiness Daily: FXFL Awards Austin Franchise

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SportsBusiness Daily: Federer Leaving As ATP Player Council President

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, ATP

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SportsBusiness Daily: Federer Not Running For ATP Reelection

Roger Federer will not run for reelection as ATP Player Council President on Friday when the group meets in London. The move was confirmed by the ATP and Federer's agent, Tony Godsick . Federer has run the council, which advises the ATP and names the three player reps to the circuit’s BOD, ...

06/18/14
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Murray, Standard Life Agree To Deal

Andy Murray announced a three-year, multi-million dollar endorsement pact with financial services concern Standard Life. The deal, which includes placement of the Scottish-based company’s logo on Murray’s playing sleeve, replaces the one he had with RBS. That deal expired after the Austr ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

06/17/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Murray Signs Three-Year Deal With Standard Life

Andy Murray today announced a three-year, multi-million dollar endorsement pact with financial services concern Standard Life. The deal, which includes placement of the Scotland-based company’s logo on Murray’s playing sleeve, replaces one he had with RBS. That deal expired after the Aus ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

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SportsBusiness Daily: Andy Murray To Endorse Standard Life

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06/16/14
SportsBusiness Journal: NFL gives teams expanded fan study

The NFL last month sent its clubs a 50-page study, “Voice of the Fan,” detailing the findings of its most extensive analysis ever of the in-game experience, including results from an independent consultant and polling of tens of thousands of fans. The NFL commissioned the in-game anal ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

06/13/14
SportsBusiness Daily: U.S. Open Unveils Visit Orlando Sponsorship

The U.S. Open Tennis Championships formally unveiled its sponsorship with Visit Orlando Friday morning at a luncheon in midtown Manhattan. The sponsorship is tied into the USTA's plan to build a tennis complex in Orlando by late '16. The sponsorship though is a separate contract, and Visit Orlando w ...

06/09/14
SportsBusiness Journal: USTA near Open Series extension

The U.S. Tennis Association is close to renewing its partnership with eight American tournaments to extend the Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series through 2018. The current pact runs through August. The media campaign for the U.S. Open Series breaks this week, with ticket sales tied into the USTA-o ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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SportsBusiness Journal: Filings: EA’s payments to NFLPA plummet

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