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Daniel Kaplan

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

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Tennis Player's Mother Suing USTA Over Eating Disorder Incident

04 / 08 / 14

Natalie O’Loughlin , the mother of Julia O’Loughlin , is suing the USTA for allegedly causing her daughter to suffer bulimia when she trained in '10 and '11 at the governing body’s Evert Tennis Academy in Florida. The lawsuit was originally filed in state court in Florida but was...

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Jerry Jones Qualifies Comments

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones on Friday issued a statement on whether discussions are occurring to create a Thursday night football doubleheader, saying now that while he is thinking about the idea, there are no active talks within the NFL on moving another Sunday afternoon game to Thursday evening. J ...

Jones: NFL Could Have Two Thursday Games

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones said the league is discussing playing two games on Thursday nights, though nothing is imminent. That appears to contradict statements from NFL PR execs, who on Tuesday shot down a story in the Wall Street Journal that quoted a source saying the NFL was considering a Thurs ...

$50M NFL Films Settlement Back In Court

U.S. District Court Judge  Paul Magnuson  today in Minnesota will hear arguments for and against a $50M settlement of a four-year-old lawsuit brought against NFL Films for allegedly using retirees’ images without their permission. Over 2,000 retirees, or about 9% of th ...

NFLPA, Hernandez Files Grievances Against Pats

The NFLPA and former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez filed two grievances on his behalf yesterday against his former team, seeking $6.2M in past and future salary and bonuses. The grievances allege Hernandez is due the money because it could only be taken away if he was let go for skill, cap or injury ...

Connecticut Plans To Purchase WTA Event

The state of Connecticut confirmed it plans to purchase the sanction of the WTA Tour’s New Haven Open from the USTA. In a release sent out this afternoon, the state said the Capital Region Development Authority will vote on purchasing the rights to the tournament on Oct. 17. The sale price i ...

NFL Mulls Spinning Off Hospitality Business

The NFL is considering spinning off its event hospitality business into a separate company, sources close to the league said. The NFL has been approached by a company in the hospitality space to form a joint venture with the league’s NFL on Location unit, which provides exclusive travel p ...

NFL To Stage Three Games In London In '14

The NFL today announced a third regular-season game in London for '14, building on two this year. There had been one game in prior years since the league began playing in the U.K. in '07. The Raiders, Falcons and Jaguars each will be a home team next year at Wembley Stadium. The Jaguars are playing ...

No Settlement For NFL, SB Ticketholders

The NFL and ticketholders from Super Bowl XLV failed to settle the lawsuit stemming from the temporary seating problems at that game. The Dallas federal court overseeing the 2 1/2-year case ordered the settlement talks, which occurred Oct. 2. In a report yesterday to the court, the NFL and the ticke ...

Former NFLers Opt Out Of Settlement

Two thousand and one hundred forty former players opted out of the proposed class action settlement of the NFL Films case, supporters of the settlement told the court on Friday. Retirees in '09 sued NFL Films for allegedly not paying them for their use, and many have vigorously objected to a propose ...

NFL, SB Ticketholders To Enter Talks

A Texas federal court instructed the NFL and lawyers for ticketholders from Super Bowl XLV suing the league to enter into settlement negotiations. Judge Barbara Lynn has already denied class certification to the case, stemming from the temporary seating fiasco at AT&T Stadium. That has left th ...

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