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

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Settlement Over NFL's Image Use

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 21 / 15

A federal appeals court today upheld the settlement of a class action lawsuit against the NFL for allegedly using images of retirees without their permission. The case, Dryer v NFL, began in '09 and was settled in '13, creating a $42M fund for player charities and a licensing agency for the retirees...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Tag Heuer To Sponsor N.Y. Marathon

Tag Heuer is the new official timekeeper of the TCS N.Y. Marathon in a deal through '16. The Marathon and watchmaker are scheduled to announce the sponsorship later today. Tag Heuer replaces Timex, which sponsored the race from '08-13. As part of the deal, Tag will sponsor a promotion for the race&r ...

SportsBusiness Journal: USTA envisions centralized replay Open

The U.S. Open Tennis Championships may soon deploy centralized instant replay. The U.S. Tennis Association, which owns and operates the two-week tournament, is seeking to create a single, command-type center where all replay reviews are conducted. Currently replay occurs on an on-court video boar ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis’ publisher buys controlling stake

Jeff Williams, publisher of Tennis magazine, has acquired the controlling stake in Tennis Media Co., which owns the magazine and the related tennis.com. Williams acquired the stake from incumbents Bob Miller and George Mackin, who will remain as investors. Williams declined to disclose financial ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Official Explains Tablet Wi-Fi Problems

A weather forecasting station caused the Wi-Fi connectivity problem with coaches’ tablets during the Redskins-Patriots preseason game last week, said NFL Chief Information Officer Michelle McKenna . Patriots coach Bill Belichick made news this week when he said his tablet’s Wi-Fi did ...

SportsBusiness Daily: CAFL Will Be Unveiled Today

The Chinese American Football League (CAFL) will be unveiled today, marking a new initiative to bring pro indoor football to major Chinese cities. AFL Philadelphia Soul Owner Marty Judge , who says he has two offices already opened in China with 30 employees, is spearheading the initiative. ESPN&rs ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Supovitz To Advise NFL On Events

The NFL has tapped as a consultant its former Senior VP/Events  Frank Supovitz  to advise on events over the next year, including the Super Bowl. Supovitz, who resigned his yet-to-be-filled position in June, launched his new agency Fast Traffic Events & Entertainment last week wit ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Head of NFL international leaves league

Chris Parsons, the NFL’s senior vice president in charge of international, resigned on Friday to take a job running a consumer products company.  The development comes as the NFL is on the verge of playing three regular-season games in London this fall for the first time. League offici ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: Supovitz’s firm launches with 4 clients

Frank Supovitz’s new company, Fast Traffic Events & Entertainment, formally launched last week with four clients.  The firm will consult with sports groups and other entities on event planning and strategy. Supovitz counts as his firm’s initial clients two sports leagues al ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: New focus coming to NFL events post

The NFL this month plans to fill its vacant events position, a job that has been open since Frank Supovitz announced in April that he was leaving the league. But the position Supovitz left and the one a new executive will fill may not be quite the same. That is because the NFL, according to numer ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Pro Football HOF eyes holograms

Want to ask Johnny Unitas about his top plays? Query Vince Lombardi about his coaching wizardry? Have Walter Payton tell you about the origin of his nickname, Sweetness? It may not be far-fetched. The Pro Football Hall of Fame wants to use holograms to depict deceased players and coaches in inter ...

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