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

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AFL Wrapping Up Season As Commissioner Looks To Shore Up Ownership Ranks For '16

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 28 / 15

The AFL wraps up its latest season on Saturday night with the 28th ArenaBowl, concluding its first year under Commissioner Scott Butera, who expects more teams, better TV ratings and a stronger public relations push for the '16 season. The '15 season, which had 12 teams that started play in Mar...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Arena Football League

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SportsBusiness Daily: Rockefeller Chides NFLPA At Hearing

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SportsBusiness Journal: Allaster’s 2013 pay leads tennis execs

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SportsBusiness Daily: Court Declines To Dismiss Redskins Suit

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SportsBusiness Journal: NFL aggressive on concussion settlement

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Tags: Law and Politics

SportsBusiness Journal: Media has moved on from concussion suit

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SportsBusiness Daily: Cornwell Leaving Morgan Stanley For PJT Partners

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Concussion Case Approval Still A Ways Off

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SportsBusiness Daily: Lawyers Blast NFL Concussion Settlement

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Concussion Settlement Back In Court

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