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Daniel Kaplan

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

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Tennis Player's Mother Suing USTA Over Eating Disorder Incident

04 / 08 / 14

Natalie O’Loughlin , the mother of Julia O’Loughlin , is suing the USTA for allegedly causing her daughter to suffer bulimia when she trained in '10 and '11 at the governing body’s Evert Tennis Academy in Florida. The lawsuit was originally filed in state court in Florida but was...

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02/09/12
Jets Exec VP Thad Sheely Leaving Team

Jets Exec VP/Stadium Development & Finance THAD SHEELY is resigning at the end of the month to start his own real estate development firm, GridWorks. He follows fellow Exec VP MATT HIGGINS out the door. Their roles will be combined in a new position that the team currently has an executive s ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, New York Jets

02/02/12
NFL OKs $200M Financing For 49ers Stadium

The NFL approved $200M in league financing for the 49ers’ planned new stadium in Santa Clara, clearing one of the last hurdles for the first new football stadium in California since the '60s. “We have been working on this since 1997,” 49ers President & CEO Jed York told repor ...

02/02/12
NFL Owners Expected To OK 49ers Stadium

NFL owners convene today in Indianapolis for a short meeting in which they are expected to approve the 49ers' new stadium in Santa Clara. It is unclear whether that will mean the first batch of funding through the NFL's new version of stadium financing. The NFL enjoys a host of oversight approvals w ...

02/02/12
Fake SB Merch Worth $4.8M Already Seized

More than $4.8M of fake Super Bowl merchandise has been seized since Oct. 1, the NFL announced this morning at a press conference in conjunction with Indianapolis officials and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. That is a marked increase from a year earlier, when $3.72M was seized ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NFL

01/31/12
Aussie Open's Viewership Down 26%

Australian Open viewership slipped 26% on ESPN2 for the two-week tournament, from 475,000 viewers in '11 to 353,000 this year. The live men's final from 3:44-9:37am ET on Sunday fetched 762,000 viewers, up 28% from 595,000 viewers last year, while the women’s final got ...

01/31/12
David Cornwell Blasts NFLPA Leadership

Cornwell has represented Terrelle Pryor and Cedric Benson NFL player lawyer and past candidate for the NFLPA top job David Cornwell blasted the leadership of the union in ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

01/25/12
Warner, Wahlberg Invest In Indian League

Former NFLer Kurt Warner and actor Mark Wahlberg are the latest investors in the Elite Football League of India (EFLI). The league plans to make the announcement by tomorrow. The league begins play in November with eight teams, marking the first effort at bringing American football to the subcon ...

01/25/12
Goodell's Contact Extended To '19

The NFL has extended Commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract another five years to March '19, a development that comes at the conclusion of perhaps the most successful season in NFL history. His contract had been due to expire on March '14. In the last year, he negotiated a new 10-year ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

01/25/12
NFL Alumni Line Up Sponsors For Awards

Bud Light, Citi Card, California Almond and Dairy Management Inc. are sponsoring the NFL Alumni’s 30th annual Player of the Year Awards event on Feb. 3. The ceremony, which will be televised three days later by NFL Network on Feb. 6, is presented by Allstate Insurance. Actor Alec Baldwin wil ...

01/19/12
NFL, Cowboys Seek To Dismiss SB Lawsuit

The NFL and Cowboys yesterday in separate legal filings asked a federal Texas court to dismiss a lawsuit brought against them for failing to provide seats to the Super Bowl last year. The lawsuit was filed by Super Bowl ticketholders whose seats were not ready in time for the game. The Cowboys claim ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Dallas Cowboys

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