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Daniel Kaplan

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

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WTA’s Volvo Car Open chooses Tennis Channel’s expanded coverage over ESPN

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 26 / 16

The Volvo Car Open, the largest stand-alone WTA Tour stop in North America, is shifting to Tennis Channel in 2017, leaving ESPN after 15 years with the network. ESPN televised about 10 hours of the 2016 event on ESPN2, and streamed other matches on ESPN3. Tennis Channel plans a first-ball-to-last...

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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

01/25/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Yankees expand credit facility

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. The New York Yankees could be closer to finding a home for their MLS team after getting access to additional borrowing capacity. Yankee Global Enterprises, the holding company for the MLB club, increased the credit facilit ...

Tags: Franchises

01/25/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis leaders to meet on match fixing

Leaders from tennis’ major governing bodies were scheduled to meet at the Australian Open over the weekend to discuss potentially bringing more transparency to the Tennis Integrity Unit, which oversees gambling in the sport. Tennis was rocked by a report in BuzzFeed and the BBC last week th ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

01/19/16
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Hires Former Clinton Advisor Lockhart

The NFL hired Joe Lockhart , the former spokesperson for President Clinton , as Exec VP/Communications and promoted Cynthia Hogan to Exec VP/Public Policy & Government Affairs. Hogan had been handling the communications post in the wake of Paul Hicks ’ resignation in September. Hicks ...

01/18/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Kroenke to borrow $1B for stadium

The proposed stadium in Inglewood is currently priced at as much as $2.66 billion, which would make it the most expensive sports facility ever built. Photo by: HKS ARCHITECTS (2) ...

Tags: Finance, Leagues and Governing Bodies

01/18/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Owner power shifts in L.A. decision

Related stories: • Rams owner to borrow $1B for stadium • Rams’ temporary home short on premium About halfway though the news conference late Tuesday to announce the return of football to Los Angeles after 21 years, two sons of longtime NFL team owners abruptly depa ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

01/13/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Rams Headed To L.A. Area

NFL owners last night voted 30-2 to allow the Rams to move to L.A., with the team expected to play for the next three seasons at L.A. Coliseum. The Chargers have an option for one year to decide whether to join the now L.A. Rams in their planned new stadium in Inglewood. If the Chargers decline, the ...

01/12/16
On The Ground: Day 1 of NFL owners meeting features Iger presentation

SportsBusiness Journal/Daily’s Daniel Kaplan is in Houston for this week’s NFL owners meeting on possible franchise relocation to Los Angeles. He filed this report on today’s activities. Covering an NFL owners meeting is never easy: chasing after owners, being restricted on wh ...

Tags: On The Ground

01/12/16
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Owners Could Vote On L.A.

NFL owners gather this morning to potentially vote on the first team relocation in 21 years. Twenty-four owner votes are necessary to allow a team to relocate. Last night, Chargers Chair Dean Spanos , Special Counsel Mark Fabiani  and CFO Jeanne Bonk ; Raiders Owner Mark Davis  a ...

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