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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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11/07/13
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Andy Murray Shuffles Management Team

British tennis star Andy Murray again shuffled his management team this week, bringing on board Lagardère for commercial deals. Lagardère replaces Mahesh Bhuphati, the highly ranked doubles player who briefly managed Murray’s commercial business. Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertai ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

11/06/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Murray Brings On Lagardère For Commercial Deals

British tennis star Andy Murray again shuffled his management team this week, bringing on board Lagardere for commercial deals. Lagardere replaces Mahesh Bhuphati, the highly ranked doubles player who briefly managed Murray’s commercial business. Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment, which ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

11/04/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Shoemaker on list of ATP candidates

NBA China head David Shoemaker is in the running to be the next head of the ATP, tennis sources said. Leaderless for nearly eight months, the ATP World Tour may be ready to name a new top executive later this week at its board meetings in London, tour insiders and board members said. Political un ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

10/28/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Jerry’s World — a Cowboys perspective

I t’s been nearly a quarter century since Jerry Jones, son of an insurance executive, bought the Dallas Cowboys, a team that was then bleeding $1 million a month and had only a single sponsorship in hand — to the club’s media guide. He famously promised upon buying the team in 198 ...

Tags: Franchises

10/24/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Riddell: No Comment On Possible End Of NFL Deal

Riddell President Dan Arment declined to confirm the NFL would end its nearly 25-year sponsorship and licensing agreement with the helmet maker when the deal expires at the end of the season. Speaking last night after a Riddell promotional event for the company’s impact sensory device, Arment ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Riddell Sports

10/23/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Judge Orders SB Ticket Holders To Pay Cowboys

A federal judge ordered the eight Super Bowl XLV ticket holders suing the NFL over the temporary seating fiasco at the game to pay the Cowboys $25,025 for the cost to the team of meeting their discovery demands. The team had sought nearly $200,000. U.S. Magistrate Judge Renee Harris Toliver said sev ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

10/21/13
SportsBusiness Journal: NFL sets stadium Wi-Fi/cell standards

The NFL is requiring all league stadiums to meet newly crafted minimum Wi-Fi and cellular standards by the end of the 2014 season, the latest move by America’s top sport to improve the in-game experience. Owners were informed of the new requirements at their meeting in Washington, D.C., ear ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

10/18/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Jerry Jones Qualifies Comments

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones on Friday issued a statement on whether discussions are occurring to create a Thursday night football doubleheader, saying now that while he is thinking about the idea, there are no active talks within the NFL on moving another Sunday afternoon game to Thursday evening. J ...

10/18/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Jones: NFL Could Have Two Thursday Games

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones said the league is discussing playing two games on Thursday nights, though nothing is imminent. That appears to contradict statements from NFL PR execs, who on Tuesday shot down a story in the Wall Street Journal that quoted a source saying the NFL was considering a Thurs ...

10/17/13
SportsBusiness Daily: $50M NFL Films Settlement Back In Court

U.S. District Court Judge  Paul Magnuson  today in Minnesota will hear arguments for and against a $50M settlement of a four-year-old lawsuit brought against NFL Films for allegedly using retirees’ images without their permission. Over 2,000 retirees, or about 9% of th ...

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