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

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NFL looks for CMO after exec changes

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 01 / 14

The NFL is conducting a search for a new chief marketing officer after a series of high-level organizational changes that Commissioner Roger Goodell outlined in a memo sent last week to teams and league officials. Grubman ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: ATP asks court for $1.81M lost in scheme

The ATP has asked a federal court to force the receiver overseeing the close of Allen Stanford’s affairs to pay the tour $1.81 million, the amount on which the tour says Stanford defrauded the circuit. Since 2009, when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued Stanford for allegedly ...

Tags: Law and Politics

SportsBusiness Daily: ATP Board Mtg To Deal With CEO, Prize Money

ATP board members meeting this weekend in London are scheduled to address several weighty issues, not the least of which is choosing a new CEO. That race is down to Chief Media Officer, Chief Legal Officer & ATP Americas CEO Mark Young and Commercial Dir & ATP Europe CEO Laurent Delanney to ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: NBA debt terms reflect confidence

The NBA has completed a $2.3 billion financing package that will continue to keep league-backed loans flowing to its teams. Significantly, the new debt has longer maturity terms and better interest rates than the previous financing package of the same amount. Those characteristics underscore the ...

Tags: Finance

SportsBusiness Journal: Comments appear to favor NFL retirees

The NFL Players Association may have to defend how it represented retirees during the 2011 lockout, two federal appeals court judges strongly suggested last week, an outcome that could dramatically change the union’s responsibilities to former players. A lower court last year dismissed a ca ...

Tags: Law and Politics

SportsBusiness Journal: Hawks looking to sell equity

The Atlanta Hawks have hired investment bank Inner Circle Sports to try to raise tens of millions of dollars from new limited partners to pay for projects that could include a new practice facility, scoreboards at Philips Arena and a branding campaign, sources said. ...

Tags: Franchises

SportsBusiness Journal: Cut in EA revenue costs NFLPA

Lose most of a category that is commonly a company’s most lucrative, and an overall drop in revenue can be expected. That is what has happened to the NFL Players Association, whose sponsorship and licensing income dipped below $100 million for the 12 months ended Feb. 28, 2013, according to ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis league has 5 teams, $60M

The nascent International Premier Tennis League has $60 million committed for five franchises, said Morgan Menahem, the league’s chief executive, and plans to add three more teams for its 2014 inaugural season. Mahesh Bhupat ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: NFLPA’s receipts from EA: $2.16M

The NFL Players Association got $2.16 million from video game maker Electronic Arts in the 12 months ended Feb. 28, well below the more than $30 million annually the union had previously taken in, according to the group’s annual report, filed last week with the U.S. Department of Labor. Be ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Journal: Locker room camera plans undecided

The NFL surprised the sports world in April, revealing it would put cameras in team locker rooms so fans in stadiums could be privy to that inner sanctum during halftime. It marked the latest and arguably most visible step in the NFL’s drive to engage fans in-stadium. But now, with two mon ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Daily Global: Liverpool Owners Against Disclosure

In a court filing on Thursday, Fenway Sports Group, the owners of Premier League club Liverpool, blasted an effort to get it to turn over all documents related to its ‘10 purchase of the football club. Former Liverpool lender Mill Financial has been suing another former club lender, RBS, in N ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

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