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

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Tennis Player's Mother Suing USTA Over Eating Disorder Incident

04 / 08 / 14

Natalie O’Loughlin , the mother of Julia O’Loughlin , is suing the USTA for allegedly causing her daughter to suffer bulimia when she trained in '10 and '11 at the governing body’s Evert Tennis Academy in Florida. The lawsuit was originally filed in state court in Florida but was...

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03/11/11
NFLPA Decertified Late Friday

The NFL Players Association filed papers Friday to decertify, effectively disbanding the union and giving it the chance to sue under antitrust laws if there is a lockout. In a statement, the group said, “The NFLPA will move forward as a professional trade association with the mission of supporting ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Football

03/11/11
NFL, NFLPA Talks Turn Combative

The NFL appears likely to enter into a period of labor turbulence today, as the league and union began aggressively sniping again at each other last night after a relative period of calm overseen by a federal mediator. With the CBA expiring at the end of the day, and the deadline for the union decer ...

03/10/11
NFL Labor Talks Continue

The full ownership contingent on the NFL's labor committee arrived at the federally mediated talks between the NFL and NFLPA by mid-afternoon, minus Patriots Owner Robert Kraft , who is in Israel. Sources said the talks had slowed down somewhat today waiting for the nine members of the la ...

03/07/11
ATP Seeks Legal Fees From Players

The ATP is seeking more than $480,000 in legal fees and costs from the four Italian players, and the estate of a fifth, whose lawsuit against the tour was thrown out of court last week. The players had been suspended and fined for gambling on the sport, but sued the ATP for allegedly improperly fail ...

03/04/11
NFL Execs Say Doty Decision Did Not Cause Extension Of CBA

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Exec VP & General Counsel Jeff Pash said that a federal judge’s decision to require the league to put media fees into escrow during a lockout had no effect on the league staying at the negotiating table. The league had wanted to be able to use the fees. Federal ...

03/03/11
No New CBA In Sight For NFL

No new CBA appears on the horizon for the NFL, with the current deal set to expire at the end of the day today. NFL owners cut short their gathering in Chantilly, Va., yesterday, meeting for about two-and-a-half hours before many of them left, including several key owners on the labor negotiating te ...

03/02/11
Judge Overturns NFL Media Fee Decision

U.S. District Court Judge David Doty late yesterday overturned a decision that would have allowed the NFL to use $4B in media fees during a potential lockout later this year. He said he planned to hold hearings to set damages. Doty's decision comes as the NFL and NFLPA are engaged in federally o ...

03/01/11
John Mara Taking Part In CBA Talks

Day eight of the NFL and NFLPA federally mediated labor negotiations got underway in DC this afternoon, with the Giants President & CEO  John Mara becoming the first owner to take part in the talks. With the clock ticking down to the expiration of the CBA at the end of the day Thursday, pressur ...

03/01/11
NFL, NFLPA Head Back To Mediation

The eighth day of federally overseen mediation between the NFL and NFLPA commences today at 1:00pm ET in DC just 59 hours before the expiration of the CBA. The mediation is expected to continue tomorrow morning, before NFL execs depart for nearby Chantilly, Va., for an owners meeting. George Cohen ...

02/25/11
Report On NFL TV Contracts Made Public

The NFL had sound business reasons to renew its broadcast contracts in ’09 and ’10 and not just to amend work stoppage provisions, special master Stephen Burbank wrote in his report that is on appeal in a federal court. The redacted report, issued earlier this month, was made public for the first ti ...

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