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

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Barclays Center rep: Seeking ‘strategic partner’

Published in On The Ground on 10 / 20 / 14

SportsBusiness Journal reported this morning that Barclays Center is for sale . This afternoon, arena representatives provided the following statement, attributable to spokesman Barry Baum. “Our goal is to identify a strategic partner as we continue to capitalize on the great performance o...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Judge Orders Roger Goodell Deposed

A Dallas federal judge ordered NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to be deposed as part of the lawsuit against the league brought by disgruntled ticketholders from Super Bowl XLV. Judge Barbara Lynn did sharply limit the deposition questioning to only pertain to the issue of what Goodell knew about ...

SportsBusiness Daily: No Class Action For Super Bowl Cases

A Texas federal court judge yesterday declined to certify a class of aggrieved ticketholders from Super Bowl XLV in '11, dealing a significant setback to their case. The game at Cowboys Stadium featured the seating fiasco in which thousands of temporary seats were not available. The NFL has settled ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Judge Orders Mediation In Concussion Suits

U.S. District Court Judge Anita Brody , who is hearing the consolidated concussion lawsuits brought by more than 4,800 former NFLers, this afternoon ordered the parties into mediation, just two weeks before she had said she would rule on the league’s motion to dismiss the case. Retired U.S. D ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Wait goes on for next ATP chief

Imagine the NFL, NBA or any major sports organization going a full year without a commissioner, a leader. That scenario is now effectively unfolding in men’s tennis. With the ATP board of directors declining last week to choose either of two front-runners for the executive chairman/presiden ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: Firm to advise players on agents, deals

Unlike team sports that have unions overseeing agents, tennis has never kept oversight of those individuals who represent its players. The International Tennis Federation is taking a small step in that direction, though, hiring London law firm Couchmans to advise junior players on agent selection ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Daily: EA's Appeal For Full-Court Hearing Rejected

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday turned down a request from EA to have the full court hear its appeal of a recent adverse ruling in favor of former Rutgers QB Ryan Hart suing over the alleged improper use of his image . Last month, a three-judge panel overturned a lower court decision ...

SportsBusiness Daily: ATP BOD Interviewing Exec Search Firms

A source said the ATP BOD has begun interviewing exec search firms instead of choosing between one of two insiders for the open CEO position, as had been expected. While Commercial Dir & ATP Europe CEO Laurent Delanney and Chief Media Officer, Chief Legal Officer & ATP Americas CEO Mark Youn ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, ATP

SportsBusiness Journal: FSG could become defendant in suit

Fenway Sports Group, owner of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool FC, has long stayed above the legal fray surrounding its contested purchase of the soccer club nearly three years ago. That may be about to change. A New York state judge last week not only suggested she would support a subpoena ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: ATP asks court for $1.81M lost in scheme

The ATP has asked a federal court to force the receiver overseeing the close of Allen Stanford’s affairs to pay the tour $1.81 million, the amount on which the tour says Stanford defrauded the circuit. Since 2009, when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued Stanford for allegedly ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: ATP Board Mtg To Deal With CEO, Prize Money

ATP board members meeting this weekend in London are scheduled to address several weighty issues, not the least of which is choosing a new CEO. That race is down to Chief Media Officer, Chief Legal Officer & ATP Americas CEO Mark Young and Commercial Dir & ATP Europe CEO Laurent Delanney to ...

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