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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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03/10/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Locker room cameras still lacking fans

Last NFL offseason, locker room cameras were hyped as one of the big in-stadium enhancements for 2013. Visions of fans being able to see on video boards coaches offering halftime encouragement quickly met reality, though, as many teams ultimately used the cameras only to show players walking down th ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

03/03/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Radwanska To Sponsor Poland-Based Play

World No. 3-ranked tennis player Agnieszka Radwanska has reached a deal with Polish cellular network provider Play. The deal calls for Radwanska, who is from Poland, to display Play’s name on her dress, starting with this week’s BNP Paribas Open. The logo will appear on her dress along ...

03/03/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Tweets lead to Cheesecake Factory deal

American restaurant chain The Cheesecake Factory is known for its hefty portions and four-figure calorie counts, not for its sports marketing. Agnieszka Radwanska is a Polish athlete playing a sport, tennis, with a modest-at-best visibility in the United States. So it might seem strange that the ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

02/26/14
SportsBusiness Daily Global: RBS Wants Subpoena In Liverpool Case

Royal Bank of Scotland is seeking the legal equivalent of a subpoena for former board members of Liverpool Football Club in the ongoing legal strife surrounding the sale of the club nearly four years ago. RBS has asked a N.Y. State Court judge to request that British authorities compel the testimony ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

02/25/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Chris Evert Endorsing Health Care Brand

Tennis HOFer and ESPN analyst Chris Evert is endorsing VIE Healthcare Analytics, a New Jersey-based corporate health care adviser. The multiyear deal is scheduled to be announced today. She will make appearances and speak on behalf of the company, which was founded in '99. Evert also endorses Wils ...

02/25/14
SportsBusiness Daily: RBS Wants Subponea In Liverpool Sale Case

Royal Bank of Scotland is seeking the legal equivalent of a subpoena for former board members of Liverpool Football Club (LFC) in the ongoing legal strife surrounding the sale of the soccer club nearly four years ago. RBS has asked a New York State Court judge to request that British authorities com ...

Tags: Franchises, Liverpool, English Premier League, Fenway Sports Group

02/24/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Issue of NFL Now raised in lawsuit

It didn’t take long for NFL Now, the league’s nascent digital network, to get dragged into a lawsuit. Players suing NFL Films over their use in that group’s footage last week cited NFL Now as a prime example of how they are being exploited. “This new frontier for the co ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

02/24/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Boutiques break service of big agencies

As the overall money at stake in the top echelon of men’s tennis has gotten bigger, a striking reverse trend has followed: The agencies that represent the elite players are getting smaller. Only three of the top-10 ranked male players on the ATP World Tour are fully represented by a t ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

02/24/14
SportsBusiness Journal: NFL expands staff by 20 percent

The NFL aggressively added to its staff in the 12-month period ended March 31, 2013, with the league’s employment level jumping by 20 percent, to 1,858 employees, according to a review of the NFL’s two most recent tax returns. That employment figure includes staff for the league offic ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

02/19/14
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Tennis HOF Names Todd Martin Next CEO

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, North America

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