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

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Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative Honors Amanpour, Rhimes

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 19 / 17

The Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative gave its legends and trailblazers award to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour and TV writer Shonda Rhimes at a luncheon today at the Rainbow Room in N.Y. King was interviewed along with actress Emma Stone , who plays King in the upcoming movie “Batt...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Plugged In: Brad Gilbert

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08/26/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Venus To Appear In AmEx Ads Around U.S. Open

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08/26/16
SportsBusiness Daily: USTA: Bouchard Focusing On Lawsuit

Days before the start of the U.S. Open, the USTA criticized player Eugenie Bouchard for focusing on her lawsuit against the group and not on “playing to her best ability,” describing it as “unfortunate.” The USTA statement on Bouchard came after her lawyer called out the ow ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: WTA Personnel Could Be Deposed In Lawsuit

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SportsBusiness Daily: AmEx Using Holograms In U.S. Open Activation

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