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

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NFL Lines Up "Random Acts Of Kickoff" Events Ahead Of '17 Season

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 21 / 17

Each NFL team in the coming weeks as part of the push to the season opener will have fan experience initiatives ranging from surprise player and celebrity appearances, team rallies with free merchandise and game tickets, to events supporting non-profit organizations in the community. The league is d...

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SportsBusiness Daily: New Venue Coming To Cincy Tennis Tourney

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07/12/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Relocation Fees Boost Packers' Revenue

The Packers accounted for all their scheduled relocation-fee revenue in their most recent FY, driving up net income nearly 50% to $72.8M, the team reported today. Of that amount, $27.1M is from the anticipated relocation fees of the Rams’ and Chargers’ move to L.A., as well as the Raider ...

07/10/17
SportsBusiness Daily: USTA Promotes Richmond To New Role

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07/10/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Stock Fund Tracks Big Four Leagues

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07/10/17
SportsBusiness Journal: U.S. Open keeps hospitality ops in house

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Tags: Events and Attractions

07/10/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Fosun, StarWing form venture

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Tags: Labor and Agents

07/05/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Chiefs To Offer Season Pass

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06/30/17
SportsBusiness Daily Global: NFL Will Not Stage China Game In '18

The NFL has dropped plans to stage a game in China in '18, and is now targeting '19 instead. NFL Exec VP/Int'l Mark Waller said that the league in fact might kick off the '19 season, its 100th anniversary, in China. "It may make better sense to look at that game as an opportunity to celebrate our hu ...

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06/29/17
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Will Not Stage China Game In '18

The NFL has dropped plans to stage a game in China in '18, and is now targeting '19 instead. NFL Exec VP/Int'l Mark Waller said the league in fact might kick off the '19 season, its 100th anniversary, in China. “It may make better sense to look at that game as an opportunity to cel ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Will U.S. Leagues Embrace Legal Betting?

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