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Daniel Kaplan

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

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Tennis Player Naomi Osaka Lands Japanese Sponsors Nissin, Wowow

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 05 / 16

Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka has signed long-term endorsements with noodle maker Nissin and Japanese broadcaster Wowow. The contract with Nissin is known in Japan as a title sponsorship -- in that country when her name is written, it will app...

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Tags: Asia, Marketing and Sponsorship

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SportsBusiness Daily: Jury Rules Against GSP In KPMG Lawsuit

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

10/26/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis agents follow Tobias out

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