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Daniel Kaplan

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

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Tennis agent’s big week: ‘It was like a film’

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 19 / 16

For 5-year-old boutique tennis agency StarWing Sports, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships men’s final was a landmark day, and the company founder almost missed it. Lawrence Frankopan (in hat) of StarWing Sports cheers on cli...

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Tags: Labor and Agents

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02/15/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Will Pepsi return as halftime sponsor?

After sponsoring the Super Bowl halftime show for the past four years, the buzz among sports marketers in San Francisco was whether this will be Pepsi’s final year attaching its name to the high-profile event. Coldplay was the featured act during this year’s show, but it was clear tha ...

Tags: Super Bowl

02/15/16
SportsBusiness Journal: NFLPA reports $50 million surplus

Super Bowl 50 marked the unofficial halfway point of the NFL’s 10-year collective-bargaining agreement, signed in 2011. It’s a deal that’s widely viewed as having greatly enriched NFL team owners, though not without lifting players’ boats as well. The NFL Players Associati ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

02/12/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Sources: Bryan Brothers Leave Lagardere

Mike and Bob Bryan , the top-ranked men’s doubles team, are the latest defections from the Lagardere Sports & Entertainment tennis unit, sources said. They have signed with PR Partners, run by Andre Agassi ’s former manager, Perry Rogers . Lagardere fired its longtime head of te ...

02/08/16
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Awards Grants To Three Tech Companies

The NFL on Saturday awarded $50,000 grants each to three technology companies as part of the league’s first-ever "Shark Tank"-like funding competition that seeks to help develop sports tech firms. The winners of the 1st and Future competition are LiveLike, which makes a virtual reality sy ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

02/07/16
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Awards Grants To Three Tech Companies

The NFL yesterday awarded $50,000 grants each to three technology companies as part of the league’s first ever shark tank-like funding competition that seeks to help develop sports tech firms. The companies also won meetings with NFL execs and Super Bowl tickets for today. The winner ...

02/05/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Head Injury Advocate Upset By NFL's Actions

Chris Nowinski, who is affiliated with the Boston Univ. brain bank that has discovered CTE in deceased NFL players, on Thursday blasted the league for allegedly obfuscating on the link between repetitive blows to the head and the disease. Nowinski made his charges inside the Super Bowl media center ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

02/01/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Plugged In: Keith Bruce

Running a Super Bowl host committee is not a new endeavor, but the 50th Super Bowl is different. So Keith Bruce, CEO and president of the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl Host Committee, has had to tackle obstacles his predecessors did not. For one, because it’s the 50th Super Bowl, the NFL ...

Tags: Super Bowl, People and Pop Culture

01/29/16
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Concussions Increase In '15

The NFL on Friday reported that incidences of reported concussions totaled 271 for the '15 regular season and preseason, up from 206 in '14. That includes 182 reported concussions from regular-season games, a 58% increase from last year. NFL Senior VP/Health & Safety Policy Jeff Miller said th ...

01/26/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Tennis Integrity Unit Getting Closer Look

Tennis authorities in several hours are scheduled to unveil plans for an "independent review" of the Tennis Integrity Unit, the London-based group at the center of the sport’s gambling storm, sources said. The sport was rocked in the last week by reports that it has ignored red flags of unusua ...

01/25/16
SportsBusiness Journal: NHL welcomes Canadian teams to loan pool

The NHL is expanding its loan pool that extends low-interest debt to clubs by $300 million, to $1.7 billion, and is allowing Canadian teams to join in the borrowing for the first time. Citigroup is leading the transaction, which the league expects to complete next month. The NHL launched the ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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