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Daniel Kaplan

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

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Missouri Court Schedules Jury Trial For St. Louis' Suit Against NFL

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 27 / 17

A Missouri state court scheduled an Oct. 2 jury trial in St. Louis’ lawsuit against the NFL for the relocation process that led to the move of the Rams last year to L.A. The city of St. Louis, county of St. Louis, and the convention center filed suit earlier this month against the NFL, allegin...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

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Tags: Events and Attractions

SportsBusiness Journal: The challenge to win

As co-owner of the Minnesota Vikings, Mark Wilf and his family have seen their host of crises. There was the Adrian Peterson player misconduct scandal in 2014. The long, arduous path to winning public financing for the team’s soon-to-open stadium, a process that could have led to the team r ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: BNP Paribas Open Promotes Birdwell To COO

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SportsBusiness Daily: Pro Football HOF Plans Branded Cruise

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SportsBusiness Journal: WTA confirms losses, sees break-even ’16

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