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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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Lions Hire Tim Twentyman For Website

The Lions hired Tim Twentyman, who covered the team for the Detroit News, to run the club’s editorial operations at DetroitLions.com. He had reported for the newspaper for eight years. In addition to Twentyman’s daily news coverage, he will also appear on online and traditional media out ...

Tags: Media, Detroit Lions

ATP To Meet On Helfant Successor

The ATP BOD begins meeting this weekend in London to possibly choose a successor to outgoing Exec Chair & President Adam Helfant. The board may choose Richard Krajicek, a former Wimbledon champion and current director of the Rotterdam tournament, whom top players including Rafael Nadal back, sou ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, ATP

ATP, German Tournaments Back In Court

The ATP World Tour and its Hamburg tournament are scheduled this morning for oral arguments in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals over whether the event should have to pay the ATP more than $20M in legal fees. The ATP won a long-running antitrust case brought initially by the German event in '07, wh ...

MLB Poised To Approve Astros Sale

MLB is poised to approve the sale of the Astros to Jim Crane, a move that will see the team relocate to the AL in '13, sources said. In return for the move, MLB is dropping the purchase price to $600M from $680M, the sources said. It is believed the money is coming from both the seller, Drayton McCl ...

Tags: Franchises, Houston Astros

NFL Hosting Drug Testing Conference

The NFL is hosting a drug testing conference with MLB, USOC, WADA and the U.S. Anti Doping Agency on Dec. 1 at its HQs in N.Y. The conference comes as the league and NFLPA have been warring over whether to begin HGH testing. The NFLPA today published a new proposal on ways to break the logjam, inclu ...

Retired NFLers Seek To Refile In State Court

Attorneys for a group of retired players suing the NFLPA for failing to represent them properly in licensing asked a federal court last week to dismiss the case so it could be refiled in a state court. The California federal court had placed what the group saw as an unrealistic timeline on certifyin ...

ATP Down To Three To Succeed Helfant

Sources said the choice for the next leader of the ATP World Tour is down to three execs from within men’s tennis -- Richard Krajicek, Mark Young and Brad Drewett. The BOD could choose a successor to outgoing Exec Chair & President Adam Helfant at its meetings in London late ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, ATP

Sources: ATP Has Three Candidates For Top Job

The choice for the next leader of the ATP World Tour is down to three execs from within men’s tennis –  Richard Krajicek ,  Mark Young  and  Brad Drewett  – multiple tennis sources said. The BOD could choose a successor to outgoing Exec Chair & ...

ATP Seeking Reimbursement Of Legal Fees

The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit yesterday scheduled oral arguments between the ATP and its German tournament for Nov. 17 to debate whether the event has to pay legal fees to the organizing body that top $20M. The German event sued the ATP in ‘07 for demoting the tourney as part ...

UFL, Cuban Hope To Settle Without Court

The UFL and Mark Cuban told a federal court this morning that they hope to work out their differences without any further input from the court. Cuban’s HDNet sued UFL Founder Bill Hambrecht in January for an unpaid $5M loan plus interest. Cuban loaned the UFL the money on April 7, 2010, in exc ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, UFL

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