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

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Goldman to bankroll Chargers’ move

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 03 / 02 / 15

The Chargers and Raiders say they’ll build in Carson, Calif., if they do not reach deals in their current homes. Rendering: MANICA ARCHITECTURE Goldman Sachs will finance the Sa...

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02/19/15
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Suspends Efforts To Track Hits

The NFL is suspending efforts to track potentially concussive hits using helmet and head sensors, ending for now a program the league expected might expand to all teams this coming season. The decision followed league-funded studies of Riddell helmet and X2 Biosystems mouth guard sensors. The NFL co ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Ready To Settle American Needle Suit

The NFL is poised to settle the decade-plus-long licensing lawsuit against the league brought by capmaker American Needle, sources said. The NFL will pay American Needle, which is attacking the league’s right to exclusively license caps, as part of the deal, sources said, but the settleme ...

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02/17/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Chargers Question Stadium Task Force

The Chargers questioned the independence of the city’s new stadium task force in a letter today to San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer from the team’s Special Counsel to the President Mark Fabiani . Fabiani questioned whether task force Chair Adam Day ’s statement was independent o ...

02/16/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Peacock ‘just a St. Louis guy’

In 2008, Dave Peacock was a key member of the executive team at Anheuser-Busch that was faced with responding to an acquisition bid from a large competitor. His team’s efforts to counter the deal failed, and the barbarian at the gate, InBev, broke through. Peacock remained on board and work ...

Tags: Franchises

02/16/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Goodell’s pay becomes popular target

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

02/16/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Zebra tech coming to NFL combine

One day, in the not-so-distant future, quarterbacks attending the NFL combine may not step onto the field to throw. Instead, they’ll step into a simulator to test their ability to read defenses. “It will be a ‘Madden’-like video game,” said New Orleans Saints head co ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

02/16/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Gilbert would seek 50-50 revenue split

Sean Gilbert, who is running for the position of NFL Players Association executive director, wants a 50-50 split of revenue for the players with the league, a significant leap from the 53-47 percentage advantage the owners currently enjoy. The comments, made by Gilbert earlier this month, mark th ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

02/16/15
SportsBusiness Journal: NFLPA chief Smith earns $2.95M

NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith earned $2.95 million in the union’s fiscal year ended Feb. 28, 2014, according to the NFLPA’s recently filed tax return. That amount is up from $2.8 million in the year-earlier period, according to the tax return. ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

02/16/15
SportsBusiness Journal: NFL invests in licensed apparel firm

The NFL has made a seven-figure equity investment in Outerstuff, one of its largest apparel licensees. League sources said the equity play, which includes an opportunity for further investment, closed last year. The deal draws its significance in part from being an indicator of where the sports ...

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02/13/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Roger Goodell Earned $35M In '13

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