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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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NFL CMOs Getting Together This Week

NFL team CMOs will gather Wednesday in Glendale, Ariz., for their first conference organized by the league. While the league has had business summits before, the NFL is now hosting more focused, smaller conferences under VP/Club Business Development Brian Lafemina. A ticketing conference is sch ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

NFL Shakes Up Committee Positions

The NFL shook up the ranks of its committees, moves the league said had been anticipated but were put on hold until the labor strife was settled. Perhaps the biggest change is that Texans Owner Robert McNair will take over as Chair of the finance committee from Saints Owner Tom Benson . Chargers ...

Tennis Agent Ken Meyerson Dies Unexpectedly

Lagardere tennis agent KEN MEYERSON died last night in his sleep at the age of 47 from an apparent heart attack. “We are all just in a state of shock,” said JOHN TOBIAS , who ran the tennis division with Meyerson. “He was a big personality and was loved by so many people.” ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

Kei Nishikori Could Be One Of Top Paid Tennis Players This Year

Kei Nishikori will surpass No. 46 in the ATP Tour rankings when they come out Monday, ensuring he becomes the highest-ranked Japanese player ever. That will trigger bonus provisions in all of his contracts , which could make him one of the top paid tennis players this year. “It is a very si ...

NFL To Continue Playing U.K. Games

NFL owners this afternoon approved continuing playing regular-season games in the U.K., though contrary to expectations the league did not specifically approve playing more than one game per year there. Instead, the owners' resolution, according to the NFL, "enables the league to determine the appro ...

NFL Promotes Joe Siclare To CFO

The NFL has promoted JOE SICLARE to CFO, a league source said. The news was announced internally within the league in recent weeks. Siclare designed the widely-heralded financial structure in the new CBA in which revenues are divided into three buckets: local, media, and NFL Ventures. The revenues ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, NFL

Goodell Expects Two Games In London Per Year

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he expects there to be two regular-season games overseas next season, up from the one that has been staged since '07. Talking to SportBusiness Journal after this morning’s New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee press conference, Goodell said he ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

Source Lands '14 SB Host Committee Account

With around 60 employees, Source Communications is a relatively small agency by the standards of the N.Y. market. However, it has won a shootout for an assignment any agency would covet: the creative assignment for the ‘14 New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee. With an eye toward ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

NFLPA's Motion To Dismiss Lawsuit Denied

A California federal judge yesterday denied an NFLPA motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought by five retired players alleging the union had failed to secure licensing agreements on their behalf. The case can now proceed. The case stems from an '07 lawsuit brought by retired players who had ...

ESPN, NFL Sign Eight-Year Extension

ESPN and the NFL have signed an eight-year extension to their media rights agreement that is worth $1.9B per year, a whopping 63% increase over the average price of the current deal. A formal announcement of the deal, which was first reported in January , came earlier this morning. The deal wi ...

Tags: ESPN, NFL, NFL Season Preview

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