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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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04/24/14
SportsBusiness Daily: WTA Tour Works With Social Media Startup Vixlet

See the Listing for VIXLET The WTA Tour today announced 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 use ...

Tags: Media, WTA

04/21/14
SportsBusiness Journal: American Needle’s case to proceed

It’s been nearly four years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously against the NFL in its request to have an antitrust lawsuit from cap maker American Needle dismissed. The league lost its argument then that its collective commercial decisions should sidestep antitrust scrutiny. The ...

Tags: Law and Politics

04/18/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Runner's World Publisher Talks Boston Marathon

Rodale's Runner's World Publisher MOLLY O'KEEFE took up a challenge the magazine put to its readers last year to run on consecutive days for several months. She is still going, having built her count up to 309 straight days as of a recent conversation. As any runner knows, running can be compulsiv ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

04/14/14
SportsBusiness Journal: NHL prepares loan pool that will top $1B

Boosted by its lucrative new Canadian media deal and other revenue growth, the NHL is preparing a groundbreaking credit facility of at least $1 billion that for the first time would allow clubs to borrow from a centralized loan pool, finance sources said. The NHL’s longtime banker, Citigrou ...

Tags: Finance

04/14/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Nike, Adidas at odds over ‘Baby Fed’

An expired apparel and sneaker deal for a Bulgarian tennis player who has never passed the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam event doesn’t on its face suggest much in the way of controversy. But Adidas and Nike are duking it out over which firm has won the right to dress Grigor Dimitrov on cou ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

04/08/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Tennis Player's Mother Suing USTA

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 ...

04/08/14
SportsBusiness Daily: InsideOut Looks To Increase Footprint

InsideOut expects to double its number of senior men’s tennis events to about 40 in the next five years now that it has been acquired by Horizon Media, said Jon Venison . Venison co-founded InsideOut Sports + Entertainment with Tennis HOFer Jim Courier , who will also remain with the firm. I ...

04/07/14
SportsBusiness Journal: WTA eyes more digital content

By now, sports leagues and teams creating their own content, hiring reporters and competing with traditional media is old hat. Just last week, the Buffalo Bills hired a weekend anchor from a Georgia TV station for their website. Individual sports are a different story, though, and the WTA Tour is ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

04/07/14
SportsBusiness Journal: League wants NFL Net in more ‘war rooms’

In an attempt to boost NFL Network’s coverage of next month’s draft, the league is encouraging teams to allow the network’s cameras in their draft headquarters meeting rooms, the latest move to differentiate its coverage from ESPN by giving viewers greater insight into the process. ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

04/02/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Court Upholds Dismissal Of NFLPA Case

A federal appeals court last week ruled the NFLPA did not have a fiduciary duty to five former players who contended the union should have done more to market their rights. A panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in S.F. affirmed a lower court ruling dismissing the case brought by th ...

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