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

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Tag Heuer Agrees To Sponsor TCS N.Y. Marathon, Replacing Timex

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 20 / 14

Tag Heuer is the new official timekeeper of the TCS N.Y. Marathon in a deal through '16. The Marathon and watchmaker are scheduled to announce the sponsorship later today. Tag Heuer replaces Timex, which sponsored the race from '08-13. As part of the deal, Tag will sponsor a promotion for the race&r...

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SportsBusiness Daily: U.S. Open Refs, Umps Part Of Class Action Suit

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, USTA

SportsBusiness Daily: U.S. Open Refs To Receive Class Action Notice

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SportsBusiness Journal: NFL insurance policies missing

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Tags: Law and Politics

SportsBusiness Daily: Sacramento Group Negotiating Kings Deal

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Tags: Law and Politics

SportsBusiness Journal: Marlins look to refinance

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Tags: Finance

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Tags: NFL, Super Bowl, TES

SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Denies It Misled Players On Concussions

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