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Daniel Kaplan

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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10/06/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Falcons deal likely up to BofA, SunTrust

One of the more compelling competitions in the NFL this year won’t happen on the field. In Atlanta, Southern banking giants SunTrust and Bank of America are vying to lead the financing for the Falcons’ new $1.2 billion stadium. What’s more, those banks, and others, are being ask ...

Tags: Finance

10/03/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Bills Exec Mary Owen Stepping Down

Bills Exec VP/Strategic Planning Mary Owen , one of the highest-ranking female NFL team execs, is stepping down from her position with the team to run the foundation of the team’s late owner, her uncle Ralph Wilson . Owen is the first high-profile departure from the team since Wilson’s ...

10/02/14
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Retirees Counsel Files Against Group

Counsel for NFL retirees negotiating a settlement with the league over concussion injuries described the request of seven former players to depose the lawyers as “harassment” in a filing made this afternoon. The seven players are opposed to the preliminary settlement and want to kno ...

10/02/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Super Bowl Lawsuit Can Proceed To Trial

A federal court judge ruled this week that nine fans who were affected by the Super Bowl XLV temporary seating fiasco in Dallas in '11 could proceed to a jury trial with their claims. Judge Barbara Lynn , who last year denied class certification for the case, ruled against the NFL’s effort to ...

10/02/14
SportsBusiness Daily: DirecTV Renews NFL Sunday Ticket

DirecTV formally announced its renewal of the NFL Sunday Ticket package for another eight years. DirecTV is paying an average of $1.5B per year for the package, with the rights fee increasing by 6% each year. The deal extends through the '22 season and synchs up with the NFL's other TV deals. CBS, ...

10/01/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Source: Rolex Signs Dimitrov As Endorser

Rolex has signed Grigor Dimitrov to an endorsement contract, a source said. The deal is expected to be announced next week in China when the Rolex Shanghai Masters starts. Rolex, which could not immediately be reached for comment, plans to use Dimitrov in global advertising. The deal, the source ...

09/30/14
SportsBusiness Daily: FCC Ends Its Sports Blackout Rule

Related stories : Lawmakers Introduce Bill That Would Put An End To Sports Blackouts FCC Votes In Favor Of Proposal To End Blackouts; NFL Opposes Change FCC Commissioner Pushing For Vote To Drop Sports Blackout Rule The FCC today at just past 11:00am ET unanimously ...

Tags: Media, NFL

09/30/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Judge Orders Discovery In Hamburg-ATP Case

A federal court judge yesterday ordered discovery into how an eight-year-old ATP Tour bylaw that requires members to pay legal fees if they lose a lawsuit against the circuit had come into existence; rejecting for now the tour’s motion it be awarded nearly $20M in legal fees. The ATP&rsqu ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, ATP

09/29/14
SportsBusiness Journal: League examines its tax-exempt status

The NFL is examining whether to drop its tax-exempt status for the league office, a standing that’s drawn the ire of a wide range of critics, from Congress to fans, who particularly over the past two weeks have called on the league to change its charitable structure. The matter was discusse ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

09/29/14
SportsBusiness Journal: More in-venue stats at WTA Finals

In-venue statistics are a long-standing custom in stadiums and arenas across sports. The explosion of fantasy sports, and a desire to enhance fans’ in-game experience, has driven venues to make more data available to fans. And then there’s tennis, where fans typically get the speed of ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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