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

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WTA Tour Tabs Social Media Startup Vixlet To Drive Interactions

04 / 24 / 14

The WTA Tour this morning will announce 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 users can sign in using those ...

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01/29/14
No Known Threat Of Super Bowl Terrorism

There are no known terrorist threats directed against Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, NYPD Commissioner William Bratton told the media at a security briefing today. Flanked by other security professionals involved in protecting the game and the festivities leading up to it, Bratton also projected 1 m ...

01/15/14
NFL Hosting Panel On WiFi At Venues

The NFL today   is hosting a fan experience panel for the media at league HQs to highlight its effort to make WiFi more available in stadiums. The panel will include a presentation from Extreme Networks, which in November acquired Enterasys. Enterasys holds the designation as the NFL’s pr ...

01/14/14
Judge Raises NCAA Issues Around NFL Settlement

In addition to raising concerns about the size of the NFL’s $760M concussion settlement, U.S. District Court Judge Anita Brody today in her opinion rejecting preliminary approval also expressed concern that players who would receive payments could not then sue the NCAA . “I have addit ...

01/13/14
Nippert Trust Looks To Sell Team Invetsments

The Nippert Trust has hired investment bank Park Lane to sell its minority shares in the Reds and Bengals, sources said. The Trust owns about 4% of the Reds and a smaller share of the Bengals. The Nipperts, wife Louise and husband Louis , were wealthy benefactors in Cincinnati during their lifeti ...

01/07/14
NFL To Pay $112.5M In Plaintiff Legal Fees

The NFL will pay as much as $112.5M in legal fees to the counsel for the retirees who sued the league over allegedly misleading them on the dangers of concussions. The disclosure was made as part of a voluminous filing yesterday by the retirees counsel seeking preliminary court approval of the ...

12/18/13
NFL Has Super Bowl Contingency Plans

The NFL has contingency plans to delay Super Bowl XLVIII, scheduled for Feb. 2, as much as a week due to weather-related issues, said NFL Senior VP/Events Frank Supovitz . Speaking after a press briefing in the parking lot of MetLife Stadium this morning to tout the region’s preparedness for ...

12/11/13
NFL Owners Meeting Today In Dallas

NFL owners meet today in Dallas for a half-day meeting, and workplace conduct is on the agenda, sources said. The subject presumably will touch on the investigation into the alleged bullying case with the Dolphins. NFL-appointed investigator Ted Wells is nearing the end of his look into allegation ...

12/09/13
Officials Outline Super Bowl Transit Plan

Leaders of the N.Y./N.J. Super Bowl Host Committee and local transit execs today outlined a far-ranging transit plan for the Feb. 2 game, which is being dubbed the first mass transit Super Bowl. Fewer than 13,000 parking spots are available, half the normal amount at MetLife Stadium, which seats 82, ...

12/05/13
Silva Leaving ATP To Join Federer's Agency

Sources said ATP Dir of Player Services Andre Silva is leaving the tour to join the management agency founded by Roger Federer and Tony Godsick , the star player’s agent. Silva, who also was the tournament director for the season ending championships, leaves the ATP on Dec. 31. The ...

12/04/13
Super Bowl Committee To Host Transit Briefing

The N.Y./N.J. Super Bowl Host Committee will hold a transit press briefing Monday at the Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station in Secaucus, N.J. The station is where passengers transfer to a short rail link to MetLife Stadium. The Host Committee is expecting 80% of the game's attendees to arrive via publ ...

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