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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 Daily: Super Bowl Committee To Host Transit Briefing

The N.Y./N.J. Super Bowl Host Committee will hold a transit press briefing Monday at the Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station in Secaucus, N.J. The station is where passengers transfer to a short rail link to MetLife Stadium. The Host Committee is expecting 80% of the game's attendees to arrive via publ ...

SportsBusiness Journal: ATP adding Michelob Ultra to U.S. nets

Michelob’s branding of the nets at the ATP’s 10 U.S. tourneys is seen on a mock-up from the Miami event. Photo illustration: ATP Editor’s note: This story is revised from the p ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: Molson Coors to sell Rockies stake

Coors has been linked with the Rockies since before they began play in 1993. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES Molson Coors is selling its nearly 15 percent stake in the Colorado Rockies to Ariz ...

Tags: Franchises

SportsBusiness Journal: Contrast in revenue for tennis tours

Revenue for the ATP World Tour surged in 2012 and was flat for the WTA Tour, according to the most recent tax returns filed by the circuits. At the men’s tour, revenue jumped 12 percent to $91 million, leading to a nearly $16 million surplus for the organization. Meanwhile, the WTA’s ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Daily: Site Lets Fans Reserve Super Bowl Tickets

Chicago-based Forward Market Media (FMM) today is launching a website exchang e that will allow NFL fans to lock in tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII, as well as other events, airline tickets and perks around the game. For a reservation fee, consumers can lock in a face-value ticket, hote ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Equity fund will shop for farm teams

The ownership group behind the Class AAA Reno (Nevada) Aces is raising a $100 million equity fund to buy up to seven more Minor League Baseball teams. The fund, titled Manhattan Capital Sports Acquisition, already has $20 million and is in the p ...

Tags: Finance

SportsBusiness Journal: ATP selects Kermode as next leader

The ATP board of directors has selected British tournament director Chris Kermode as the tour’s next leader, three tennis sources said late last week. Contractual details were being negotiated at press time. Chris Kermode ru ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL: We have final say in L.A.

The NFL has reiterated to its 32 clubs that Los Angeles is the league’s market and that any franchise seeking to negotiate its own stadium deal in the city could threaten the best economic result for the sport, according to team and other sources familiar with the matter. The league outline ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Daily: Cowboys Ask Court For Attorney To Pay Suit Costs

The Cowboys yesterday asked a Dallas federal court to reconsider and force a lawyer representing ticket holders suing the NFL over Super Bowl XLV's temporary seating fiasco to pay the full amount of costs incurred by the team in meeting discovery requests. The court ruled last month the eight ticket ...

Tags: NFL, Dallas Cowboys, Franchises

SportsBusiness Daily: Judge Dismisses Footage Claim In USTA Case

A federal court yesterday threw out part of a lawsuit the USTA filed against filmmakers of a Venus and Serena Williams documentary that the group charged had unlawfully used U.S. Open footage. The documentary has been shown at film festivals and on Showtime. Judge Nelson Roman of the U.S. District C ...

Tags: USTA, Leagues and Governing Bodies

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