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Daniel Kaplan

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

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WTA’s Volvo Car Open chooses Tennis Channel’s expanded coverage over ESPN

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 26 / 16

The Volvo Car Open, the largest stand-alone WTA Tour stop in North America, is shifting to Tennis Channel in 2017, leaving ESPN after 15 years with the network. ESPN televised about 10 hours of the 2016 event on ESPN2, and streamed other matches on ESPN3. Tennis Channel plans a first-ball-to-last...

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10/26/15
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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

10/26/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis agents follow Tobias out

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SportsBusiness Journal: Lagardère fires Tobias

Lagardère Sports and Entertainment last Monday night fired its head of tennis, John Tobias, a move that followed two high-profile talent defections from his group in the past year. The clients, Victoria Azarenka and Eugenie Bouchard, each went to WME-IMG, underscoring the competitive wave ...

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10/19/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Will blackouts go dark for good?

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Media, Franchises

10/19/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Chiefs reward non-season-ticket holders

The Kansas City Chiefs have given a jolt to their rewards program built for season-ticket holders by opening it to more fans and giving them new ways to engage. As of last week, the Chiefs had 62,066 fans signed up in the Chiefs Kingdom Rewards program, with 78 percent of those not season-ticket ...

Tags: Franchises

10/13/15
SportsBusiness Daily: STL Stadium Group Submits Terms To NFL

The St. Louis stadium task force today submitted to the NFL a term sheet for a proposed riverfront stadium, a key development in the ongoing effort to keep the NFL in the city. NFL Exec VP/Business Ventures Eric Grubman confirmed the term sheet had been received. Last week at the NFL owners meeti ...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

10/12/15
SportsBusiness Journal: NFL draws closer to L.A. battle

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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SportsBusiness Journal: Inside the NFL's injury database

Before 2011, the NFL’s approach to collecting injury data was fairly routine and hadn’t changed much over previous decades: collect the information, put it into a spreadsheet, and that was about it. That changed five years ago when the NFL hired Quintiles, a publicly traded health car ...

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: NFL Can Look Outside U.K.

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