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Daniel Kaplan

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

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Patriots File Brief Backing Tom Brady, Putting Them In Opposition To NFL

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 25 / 16

The Patriots now are legally opposing the NFL, a stance one of the league's teams have not taken since the Raiders and Cowboys in the '80s and '90s, respectively.

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05/04/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Ticket sales mixed for L.A. suitors

Related stories ... • Why Populous sat out in L.A. • What taxable status will mean for league The three NFL teams eyeing Los Angeles for possible relocation by the 2016 season are having markedly different results selling season tickets in their home markets in what could b ...

Tags: Franchises

04/28/15
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Transitioning To Taxable Status

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today informed owners in a memo that the league would transition to a taxable structure, describing the league’s tax exempt status as a distraction and having been mischaracterized. While the league's 32 teams pay taxes, and it was the few hundred million ...

04/27/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Hawks’ price fails to match predictions

The Atlanta Hawks are selling for what sources say is in the neighborhood of $850 million. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES When all is said and done, the equity paid for the Atlanta Hawks in t ...

Tags: Franchises

04/24/15
SportsBusiness Daily: STL Task Force Expects Stadium Plans By Fall

The task force seeking to build a new football stadium in St. Louis told key NFL owners this week it expected to have its plan set by the early to late fall. St. Louis Sports Commission Chair Dave Peacock, who also is the co-Chair of the stadium task force, unveiled more detailed stadi ...

Tags: Facilities, LA Rams

04/23/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Chargers, Raiders To Release Renderings

The Chargers and Raiders later today plan to publicly disclose new renderings of their proposed joint stadium in Carson, Calif. The two teams presented the plans to a key NFL owner committee yesterday. The initial renderings released in February were hurried in response to the surprise develop ...

04/22/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Judge Approves Concussion Settlement

A federal judge today gave final approval to a sweeping class action settlement of concussion claims brought against the NFL. The settlement is financially uncapped, though the league's liability has been estimated at close to $1B over the 65-year lifespan of the settlement. U.S. District Judge Ani ...

04/20/15
SportsBusiness Journal: NFL data won’t go to gaming houses

The NFL has long taken a sharp stance against sports gambling. It’s rejected any suggestion it loosen its opposition position, and has ruled out ever playing a game in Las Vegas, where betting on sports is legal. So how does that stand mesh with the league choosing a company to distribute i ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

04/20/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Covergirl activating for NFL draft

Seven months ago, Covergirl was under attack for associating with the NFL in the wake of the Ray Rice scandal. Its ad urging female fans to “Get your game face on!” — meaning, wear makeup in team colors — was mocked up by activists to show a battered woman. The image went vir ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Marketing and Sponsorship

04/20/15
SportsBusiness Journal: For NFL draft, a stage for every team

Next week’s NFL draft may be moving to Chicago after five decades in New York, but it also is relocating to every NFL market — at least for Day Three. On that Saturday, the teams in their home market will announce their fourth- through seventh-round picks, with the draft’s main ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

04/20/15
SportsBusiness Journal: NFL buys stake in stats firm

The NFL has invested in European data company Sportradar, which will displace longtime incumbent Stats LLC in September as the league’s exclusive statistics distributor. Sportradar will pay about $5 million per year, industry sources said, over four years for the league business, in additi ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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