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Daniel Kaplan

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

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American Made: Venus Williams To Appear In Ads For AmEx Around U.S. Open

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 26 / 16

American Express has tapped Venus Williams to star in four ads to appear on the company’s YouTube page during the U.S. Open, which starts Monday. Williams and AmEx also will push the ads out through their social media channels. The ads, dubbed “Open Like a Pro,” feature W...

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, American Express

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08/15/16
SportsBusiness Journal: ESPN, USTA agree on FanVision devices

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08/09/16
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Seeks Out-Of-Market Suit Dismissal

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Tags: Media, NFL, CBS, Fox, DirecTV

08/08/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Rams tap Corona as first sponsor in L.A.

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

08/08/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Lawsuits claim AFL may be insolvent

A former commissioner and a TV consultant both sued the Arena Football League last month for allegedly not paying them, and they claimed in their legal briefs the league may be insolvent. The league, which filed for bankruptcy protection and canceled a season in 2009 before resuming play in 2010, ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/04/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Court Ruling Backs NFL's Arbitrator

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08/02/16
SportsBusiness Daily: USTA Demos New Retractable Roof

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SportsBusiness Daily: Chase Gets Branding On U.S. Open Stadium Roof

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