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Daniel Kaplan

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

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NFL Says Ticket Sales Down 2% From '16, Noting Chargers' Move

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 20 / 17

The NFL said paid ticket sales are down 2% so far this year from '16, though that figure includes the Chargers’ move to L.A. The team left the 70,561-seat Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego for the 27,000-seat StubHub Center this season. NFL Exec VP/Communications Joe Lockhart cited the figure in...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Wimbledon seeks big-event buzz

Wimbledon for the first time is aggressively marketing in the United States this year, featuring its first original slogan and a push to create a Super Bowl-like buzz around celebrating the tournament’s finals weekend. The tournament this week will start releasing a series of vignette ads ( ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

SportsBusiness Journal: Plugged In: Alexandra Willis

Alexandra Willis began at Wimbledon more than four years ago with a charge to jump-start the event’s digital presence. Mission accomplished, and then some. Willis today is head of communications, content and digital, for the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, which owns and operates ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Committee Wants Congress To Fix Report

Top doctors on the NFL Head, Neck & Spine Committee wrote to U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton, asking him to correct a report issued last month that claimed the NFL had unduly interfered with grant making at the National Institutes of Health. They wrote Upton in l ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

SportsBusiness Daily: 49ers' Bowman Endorsing DonJoy Adhesive

49ers LB NaVorro Bowman is endorsing DonJoy Performance’s adhesive skin protection product, Defender. DonJoy makes medical devices, like knee braces, often used by NFL players to recover from injuries, but Bowman is the first official spokesperson. The company, a division of DJO Global, will ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Valuations show big gap in Benson suit

Editor's note:  This story is revised from the print edition. Trustees for the embattled heirs of Tom Benson valued his New Orleans Saints at between $1.5 billion and $1.65 billion, around twice his own estimate, and they valued his New Orleans Pelicans three to four times more than Benso ...

Tags: Franchises

SportsBusiness Journal: LP sale values Dolphins, home at $2.3B

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross recently sold a small stake in the club and its stadium, valuing them together at $2.3 billion. When he fully completed buying those assets in 2009, his purchase price valued the stadium and team at $1.1 billion. ...

Tags: Franchises

SportsBusiness Daily Global: ITF Bans Maria Sharapova For Two Years

An Int'l Tennis Federation tribunal on Wednesday suspended Maria Sharapova through Jan. 25, 2018, a sentence she immediately said she would appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports. The tribunal suspended her for ingesting meldonium, a substance she had taken legally for years until WADA banned ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe, Russia

SportsBusiness Daily: Sharapova's Lawyer: Ban Will Be Reduced

Maria Sharapova ’s lawyer predicted his client’s two-year suspension would be reduced on appeal. John Haggerty in an email wrote to THE DAILY , “I believe that at CAS (the Court of Arbitration for Sport), which is made up of an arbitrator selected by Maria, one selected by ...

SportsBusiness Journal: U.S. Open’s slogan toasts inside game

The U.S. Open Tennis Championships has changed its marketing slogan to put the focus on the dramatic on-site changes for this year’s event, including a roof over its main stadium. The slogan “Nothing Beats Being Here,” which de ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: Return of EA money drives NFLPA revenue

The NFL Players Association’s commercial revenue reached $134.5 million in the year covering the most recent season, an all-time high, fueled by the reappearance of payments from Electronic Arts and a large contribution from the NFL. The increase in revenue — up 30 percent o ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

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