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

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Porsche Gets Naming Rights For WTA's "Race To Singapore"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 30 / 17

The WTA Tour   today   announced   that Porsche will name the competition to reach the circuit’s season ending finals. What had been the race to Singapore is now called the “Porsche Race to Singapore.” Singapore is the site of the season ending championships, where t...

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SportsBusiness Journal: VR broadcast at BNP Paribas Open

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Tags: Events and Attractions, Media

03/03/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Kessler Grilled In Deflategate Hearing

Three federal appellate court judges sharply questioned NFLPA lawyer Jeffrey Kessler this afternoon over why Patriots QB Tom Brady should not have been suspended in the Deflategate controversy, raising the specter that his four-game suspension could be reinstated for the upcoming season. A lower ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: USTA To Build Temporary Stadium

The USTA plans to build an 8,500-seat temporary stadium for the '17 U.S. Open, event officials said today. The officials were showing off the ongoing renovations at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, which for the '16 event includes a roof over the main stadium, a new fan thoroughfare, and ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: NFL halfway to $25B goal

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

02/23/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Romo-Backed NFFC Blasts NFL

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SportsBusiness Daily: Tax Returns Show Goodell Earned $34M In '14

The NFL paid Commissioner Roger Goodell $34.07M in '14, according to the league’s most-recent annual tax return and a league spokesperson. The return was filed today, and it notes compensation for Goodell for a year in which off-field player domestic violence scandals roiled the league an ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

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SportsBusiness Daily: Bryan Brothers Leave Lagardere For PR Partners

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Tags: Labor and Agents

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SportsBusiness Journal: Will Pepsi return as halftime sponsor?

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Tags: Super Bowl

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SportsBusiness Journal: NFLPA reports $50 million surplus

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Tags: Labor and Agents

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SportsBusiness Daily: Sources: Bryan Brothers Leave Lagardere

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