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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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05/16/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Stephen Ross Could Acquire YinzCam

Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross’ FanVision is in talks to acquire YinzCam, which develops in-stadium apps for 25 NFL teams, as well as clubs in other leagues. A source said that the negotiations, which stem from settlement talks over a patent lawsuit Ross’ company filed in '12 against YinzC ...

Tags: Finance

05/15/14
SportsBusiness Daily: New Fall Football League Set For October Launch

Football leagues come and go, from the USFL to the XFL to the UFL, never able to make a dent in, or a pact with, the NFL. Now arrives the latest -- the Fall Experimental Football League (FXFL) -- which officially announced its launch earlier this month and aims to debut as a developmental league in ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

05/12/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Luntz goes to the heart of fan bases

Frank Luntz is well-known for his political focus groups and commentary on America’s moods and emotions, but he is shifting away from the vitriol that constitutes modern politics to work in the worlds of corporations, entertainment — and sports. ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

05/12/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Brooklyn Nets valued at $1 billion

The value of sports teams continues to skyrocket. While a billion-dollar figure speculatively swirls around a possible Los Angeles Clippers sale, an investment bank is now in the market with a $1 billion valuation on the Brooklyn Nets. Forest City Enterprises, the real estate developer that co ...

Tags: Franchises

05/06/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Lindsey Vonn Latest Athlete To Take Equity Stake In Hyperice

U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn is the latest athlete to get an equity position in Hyperice, which markets an ice compression device for healing muscles. The company plans to announce the news on tomorrow. Vonn joins Vikings RB Adrian Peterson , Clippers F Blake Griffin , U.S. women's soccer team G Hop ...

05/05/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Alchemy's new take on crowdfunding

Crowdfunding in sports to date has largely been a feel-good enterprise, a way for a hopeful Olympian or a company that thinks its product could be “the next big thing” to raise some money and maybe draw some publicity in the process. Through solicitations on the Internet, the endeav ...

Tags: Finance

04/28/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Owners buy into skateboarding circuit

Owners of the Boston Celtics and San Francisco 49ers, through their fund Causeway Media Partners, purchased a noncontrolling stake of up to 50 percent in the Street League skateboarding circuit earlier this month. WAN ...

Tags: Finance

04/28/14
SportsBusiness Journal: NBA’s global value plays role in sale

The pending sale of the Milwaukee Bucks is one of the first team deals in the NBA to assign significant value to the league’s emerging overseas business. Keeping the team in Milwaukee is a stipulation Kohl insi ...

Tags: Franchises

04/25/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Pro Football HOF Staging Road Show

The Pro Football HOF on May 3-4 will host what it is calling its first on-the-road Fan Fest at the I-X Center in Cleveland. Over 100 HOFers are scheduled to be on hand, marking the largest gathering ever of Pro Football HOFers outside of Canton. Jim Brown , Joe Namath , Barry Sanders , Lynn ...

04/24/14
SportsBusiness Daily: WTA Tour Engages Vixlet

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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