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

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Advocacy Group Seeks To File Brief In NFL Concussion Settlement Case

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 14

Advocacy group Public Citizen asked the Third Circuit Court of Appeals today for permission to file a friend of the court brief supporting the objections filed by seven former NFLers to the preliminary approval of the class action concussion settlement. The seven players earlier this week objected t...

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06/17/13
SportsBusiness Journal: NBA debt terms reflect confidence

The NBA has completed a $2.3 billion financing package that will continue to keep league-backed loans flowing to its teams. Significantly, the new debt has longer maturity terms and better interest rates than the previous financing package of the same amount. Those characteristics underscore the ...

Tags: Finance

06/17/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Comments appear to favor NFL retirees

The NFL Players Association may have to defend how it represented retirees during the 2011 lockout, two federal appeals court judges strongly suggested last week, an outcome that could dramatically change the union’s responsibilities to former players. A lower court last year dismissed a ca ...

Tags: Law and Politics

06/10/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Hawks looking to sell equity

The Atlanta Hawks have hired investment bank Inner Circle Sports to try to raise tens of millions of dollars from new limited partners to pay for projects that could include a new practice facility, scoreboards at Philips Arena and a branding campaign, sources said. ...

Tags: Franchises

06/10/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Cut in EA revenue costs NFLPA

Lose most of a category that is commonly a company’s most lucrative, and an overall drop in revenue can be expected. That is what has happened to the NFL Players Association, whose sponsorship and licensing income dipped below $100 million for the 12 months ended Feb. 28, 2013, according to ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

06/03/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis league has 5 teams, $60M

The nascent International Premier Tennis League has $60 million committed for five franchises, said Morgan Menahem, the league’s chief executive, and plans to add three more teams for its 2014 inaugural season. Mahesh Bhupat ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

06/03/13
SportsBusiness Journal: NFLPA’s receipts from EA: $2.16M

The NFL Players Association got $2.16 million from video game maker Electronic Arts in the 12 months ended Feb. 28, well below the more than $30 million annually the union had previously taken in, according to the group’s annual report, filed last week with the U.S. Department of Labor. Be ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

06/03/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Locker room camera plans undecided

The NFL surprised the sports world in April, revealing it would put cameras in team locker rooms so fans in stadiums could be privy to that inner sanctum during halftime. It marked the latest and arguably most visible step in the NFL’s drive to engage fans in-stadium. But now, with two mon ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

05/31/13
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Liverpool Owners Against Disclosure

In a court filing on Thursday, Fenway Sports Group, the owners of Premier League club Liverpool, blasted an effort to get it to turn over all documents related to its ‘10 purchase of the football club. Former Liverpool lender Mill Financial has been suing another former club lender, RBS, in N ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

05/30/13
SportsBusiness Daily: FSG Blasts Document Request

Fenway Sports Group, the owners of Liverpool and the Red Sox, in a court filing today blasted an effort to get it to turn over all documents related to its '10 purchase of the EPL club. Former LFC lender Mill Financial has been suing in New York state court another former club lender, RBS, argu ...

05/30/13
SportsBusiness Daily: NFLPA Money From EA Down Drastically

The NFLPA received $2.155M from video game maker Electronic Arts in the 12-month period ended Feb. 28, 2013, well below the more than $30M annually the union had previously taken in. The disclosure is contained in the NFLPA’s annual report, filed yesterday with the U.S. Department of Labor. Be ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

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