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Daniel Kaplan

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

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ESPN bids French Open adieu after 13 years

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 03 / 15

Add the French Open to the growing list of properties that are leaving ESPN. In the wake of losing rights to properties like the British Open, U.S. Open golf, NASCAR and the NHRA, ESPN is walking away from the French Open after 13 years. ...

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