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

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NFL looks for CMO after exec changes

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 01 / 14

The NFL is conducting a search for a new chief marketing officer after a series of high-level organizational changes that Commissioner Roger Goodell outlined in a memo sent last week to teams and league officials. Grubman ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: NFLPA, coaches association settle

The NFL Coaches Association and the NFL Players Association have settled their lawsuits against each other. David Cornwell, executive director of the coaches association, confirmed the lawsuits were settled earlier this month and could not be refiled. He declined to offer specifics. Cornwell, ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Journal: Indian league to seek IPO

The fledgling Elite Football League of India is set to file registration papers within several weeks with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, sources said last week. EFLI playe ...

Tags: Finance

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL salary cap to rise?

The NFL took in $9.7 billion of revenue in 2012, a 2 percent increase from earlier internal estimates, sources said. As a result, the 2013 salary cap, which is expected to be set by Saturday, when teams can begin negotiating with free agents, may be slightly higher than previously projected. The ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: USTA exec pay rises 13 percent in 2011

Four U.S. Tennis Association executives earned more than $1 million for their work in 2011, according to the most recently filed tax returns for the group and two related entities, and executive pay rose 13 percent overall. The USTA and the National Tennis Center reported combined revenue of $27 ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFL, Retirees Reach Deal In NFL Films Case

The NFL and a group of retirees suing the league over their use in NFL Films footage have reached a preliminary settlement, the federal judge overseeing settlement talks wrote today in a new order. The case was originally filed in August '09. “Plaintiffs’ lead settlement counsel and coun ...

Tags: NFL, Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: New L.A. sites on NFL’s list

The NFL is moving beyond its talks with the two long-running choices for stadium sites in Los Angeles and is now exploring additional locations. That means the proposed stadiums championed by AEG and by developer Ed Roski could now have company in seeking the favor of the NFL. Sources said the l ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Judge Again Turns Down NFLPA Collusion Claim

A Minnesota federal court for the second time in less than two months turned down the NFLPA’s collusion claim against the NFL. Ruling Friday afternoon, Judge David Doty said his initial ruling turning down the claim achieved the right balance and there was no reason to continue with the clai ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Tennis HOF Ties Induction To "World Tennis Day"

The '13 class for the Int’l Tennis HOF will be unveiled and introduced March 4 during a press conference in N.Y. for that night’s exhibition matches at MSG. The exhibition is now part of a larger effort to brand the day around the world as “World Tennis Day,” so the HOF is l ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Judge Will Not Force Goodell To Be Deposed

A federal judge will not compel NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to be deposed as part of the Super Bowl XLV ticket lawsuit, at least not yet. In an order signed yesterday, Magistrate Judge Renee Toliver of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas ruled that other execs at the N ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Owners Paid Goodell $29.49M In '11

NFL owners nearly tripled Commissioner Roger Goodell ’s compensation in '11, paying him $29.49M and likely making him the top paid commissioner in sports. The figure is in the league’s tax return, which the NFL is scheduled to file with the IRS by the end of the day Friday. Most of the ...

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