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

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NFL looks for CMO after exec changes

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 01 / 14

The NFL is conducting a search for a new chief marketing officer after a series of high-level organizational changes that Commissioner Roger Goodell outlined in a memo sent last week to teams and league officials. Grubman ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Sacramento Group Negotiating Kings Deal

The Maloof family and a group seeking to keep the NBA Kings in Sacramento have been negotiating a purchase agreement since the weekend, sources said. The Maloofs already have an agreement in place to sell to a group that would take the team to Seattle, but that is contingent on NBA approval. The sig ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Public face of concussions case

A purposefully grim scene played out last week in the basement conference room of the swanky Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia. Around a dozen reporters, recorders and cameras humming, converged on former Philadelphia Eagle and New England Patriot Kevin Turner, who is suffering from ALS and who said he m ...

Tags: Law and Politics

SportsBusiness Journal: Marlins look to refinance

The Miami Marlins are trying to refinance $165 million and borrow an additional $10 million, financial sources said. Fans have revolted over the team’s roster moves. GETTY IMAGES ...

Tags: Finance

SportsBusiness Daily: Kings Bid Group Asked To Cover Other's Cost

The NBA has asked the group bidding to keep the Kings in Sacramento that if they win, to cover the $30M the competing Seattle group would lose by not getting the club, a source said. The NBA declined to comment. The Seattle group, led by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and hedge fund manager ...

On The Ground: Temperatures Rise During Power Outage At Another NFL Event

Maybe it’s something about the NFL. Sure, it wasn’t as big a deal as at the Super Bowl, when the power went out for 34 minutes. But when lawyers, league executives, retirees and reporters arrived at the Sixth Street federal courthouse in Philadelphia yesterday for oral arguments in the b ...

Tags: NFL, Super Bowl, TES

SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Denies It Misled Players On Concussions

The NFL today adamantly denied it had purposely misled retirees about the risks of playing football, a main claim in a lawsuit filed against the league by more than 4,000 retirees. The league has so far legally focused on arguing that past CBAs immunized the league against claims it had misled play ...

SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Claims CBAs Cover Disputes In Concussion Suit

The NFL’s lead attorney repeatedly argued this morning during oral arguments in the league’s effort to dismiss a lawsuit brought by more than 4,000 retirees for concussions suffered in their playing days that the NFLPA is also a party to the system that the players are now attacking. The ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

On The Ground: Number Of Plaintiffs Means Restricted Access For Concussion Heari ...

People are getting in position in Philadelphia this morning for today’s hearing on the NFL concussions litigation. There are, in fact, sheets posted around the courthouse listing the people who can get into the actual courtroom on the 7th floor for today’s hearing. Because there are ...

Tags: NFL

SportsBusiness Daily: Judge Gives Preliminary Approval In NFL Films Case

A Minnesota District Court judge this morning gave preliminary approval to the $50M settlement of a lawsuit brought more than three years ago by retirees against NFL Films for allegedly using their images without permission. The judge also blasted the original six plaintiffs, including Fred Dryer an ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL seeks dismissal of antitrust suit

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. The NFL asked a federal court last week to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit filed by cap maker American Needle, more than 12 years after the league signed a licensing contract with Reebok that sparked the claim and three years after a U ...

Tags: Law and Politics

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