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

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against NFL Over Painkiller Distribution

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 17 / 14

A federal court judge today dismissed a lawsuit against the NFL brought by former players alleging the league failed to oversee the distribution of prescription painkillers. Judge William Alsup ruled that the lawsuit was preempted by federal labor law, as the NFL had contended, because the pl...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Forecast: Blizzard of plans

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Even if the weather on Feb. 2 is frightful for the first cold-weather outdoor Super Bowl, the NFL is undeterred about the decision to host the game at MetLife Stadium. “Watching NFL football in the snow is really romantic,” said Frank Supovitz ...

Tags: Super Bowl

SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Has Super Bowl Contingency Plans

The NFL has contingency plans to delay Super Bowl XLVIII, scheduled for Feb. 2, as much as a week due to weather-related issues, said NFL Senior VP/Events Frank Supovitz . Speaking after a press briefing in the parking lot of MetLife Stadium this morning to tout the region’s preparedness for ...

SportsBusiness Journal: ‘League of Denial’ sales lag

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: Inner Circle closes loop on team deals

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Tags: Finance

SportsBusiness Journal: In NY/NJ, talk about the weather

The New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee this week is scheduled to stage what is likely a first for an organizing group in 48 years of managing the big game: a media weather briefing. The committee plans to invite the press on Wednesday to MetLife Stadium to discuss snow plows, meteorolo ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

SportsBusiness Daily: Craig Morton Sues NFL Over Dangers Of Playing

Former NFLer Craig Morton filed a lawsuit yesterday in a California federal court alleging the NFL hid the damages of playing football and caused him to suffer long-term injuries. It is the first concussion lawsuit filed against the NFL since the league in September announced a $765M settlement with ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Owners Meeting Today In Dallas

NFL owners meet today in Dallas for a half-day meeting, and workplace conduct is on the agenda, sources said. The subject presumably will touch on the investigation into the alleged bullying case with the Dolphins. NFL-appointed investigator Ted Wells is nearing the end of his look into allegation ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Officials Outline Super Bowl Transit Plan

Leaders of the N.Y./N.J. Super Bowl Host Committee and local transit execs today outlined a far-ranging transit plan for the Feb. 2 game, which is being dubbed the first mass transit Super Bowl. Fewer than 13,000 parking spots are available, half the normal amount at MetLife Stadium, which seats 82, ...

SportsBusiness Journal: CMO Walker leaving WTA Tour

The WTA Tour’s chief marketing officer and its chief spokesman are departing the circuit by the end of the year. Andrew Walker, 42, a decade-long veteran of the WTA, will leave his CMO post Dec. 31 and is examining career opportunities. “Since joining the WTA in 2003, Andrew has pla ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Daily: Silva Leaving ATP To Join Federer's Agency

Sources said ATP Dir of Player Services Andre Silva is leaving the tour to join the management agency founded by Roger Federer and Tony Godsick , the star player’s agent. Silva, who also was the tournament director for the season ending championships, leaves the ATP on Dec. 31. The ...

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