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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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SportsBusiness Journal: 49ers able to refinance early

The San Francisco 49ers plan to refinance their $850 million of stadium debt obligation in the next two months, sources said, well over a year earlier than originally projected. The team last week hosted a bank meeting at the site of the 49ers’ new Santa Clara, Calif., stadium on the same d ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Singapore delivers dollars for WTA

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: NFLPA made deal to reduce future caps

The NFL Players Association last year agreed to reduce future salary caps in exchange for a higher amount under the cap in 2012 than the players were due to receive, the union disclosed recently in court documents tied to its collusion case against the league. The fact that the NFLPA made the agr ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Daily: Singapore To Host WTA Season Finale

The WTA Tour awarded Singapore its season-ending championships for five years beginning in ‘14, culminating an 18-month search for the next host city. Singapore was selected from an initial group of 40. The final cities were Singapore; Tianjin, China; and Monterrey, Mexico. The championships w ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Roddick, Venus Williams Take World TeamTennis Stake

Andy Roddick and Venus Williams will each own slightly less than 5% of World TeamTennis in a deal announced today. The duo are not paying for their stakes, but will market the summer league, make appearances and be full equity owners, meaning they are subject to cash calls. Roddick and Williams ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Concessions helped Sacramento group

State Sen. Darrell Steinberg (left) and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson celebrate news of the vote. Photo by: ICON SMI In the days leading up to last week’s vote that denied an ...

Tags: Franchises

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL concussion litigation

With billions of dollars on the line, the lawsuit brought by thousands of retirees against the NFL for concussions is clearly the most-watched lawsuit in sports. Hundreds of concussion cases bro ...

Tags: In-Depth, Law and Politics

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL evaluating helmet deal

The NFL has begun evaluating the future of its controversial relationship with Riddell, as its nearly 25-year on-field partnership with the helmet manufacturer expires after the coming season. Riddell owns valuable space for its l ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Blackhorse v. Pro-Football Inc.

News that a group of Native Americans in March had filed a complaint against the Washington Redskins started the latest iteration of this long-running controversy. Five Native Americans filed th ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Dryer et al. v. NFL

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