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

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NFL seeking to block discovery in New York concussion lawsuit

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 05 / 22 / 17

The NFL is again trying to block discovery in a lawsuit into what it knew about the health risks of concussions, seeking a stay in a New York state court. The NFL agreed to a roughly $1 billion concussion settlement without discovery. More than 150 players opted out of the settlement, but their i...

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Tags: Law and Politics

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SportsBusiness Journal: Yankees expand credit facility

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. The New York Yankees could be closer to finding a home for their MLS team after getting access to additional borrowing capacity. Yankee Global Enterprises, the holding company for the MLB club, increased the credit facilit ...

Tags: Franchises

SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis leaders to meet on match fixing

Leaders from tennis’ major governing bodies were scheduled to meet at the Australian Open over the weekend to discuss potentially bringing more transparency to the Tennis Integrity Unit, which oversees gambling in the sport. Tennis was rocked by a report in BuzzFeed and the BBC last week th ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Hires Former Clinton Advisor Lockhart

The NFL hired Joe Lockhart , the former spokesperson for President Clinton , as Exec VP/Communications and promoted Cynthia Hogan to Exec VP/Public Policy & Government Affairs. Hogan had been handling the communications post in the wake of Paul Hicks ’ resignation in September. Hicks ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Kroenke to borrow $1B for stadium

The proposed stadium in Inglewood is currently priced at as much as $2.66 billion, which would make it the most expensive sports facility ever built. Photo by: HKS ARCHITECTS (2) ...

Tags: Finance, Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: Owner power shifts in L.A. decision

Related stories: • Rams owner to borrow $1B for stadium • Rams’ temporary home short on premium About halfway though the news conference late Tuesday to announce the return of football to Los Angeles after 21 years, two sons of longtime NFL team owners abruptly depa ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Daily: Rams Headed To L.A. Area

NFL owners last night voted 30-2 to allow the Rams to move to L.A., with the team expected to play for the next three seasons at L.A. Coliseum. The Chargers have an option for one year to decide whether to join the now L.A. Rams in their planned new stadium in Inglewood. If the Chargers decline, the ...

On The Ground: Day 1 of NFL owners meeting features Iger presentation

SportsBusiness Journal/Daily’s Daniel Kaplan is in Houston for this week’s NFL owners meeting on possible franchise relocation to Los Angeles. He filed this report on today’s activities. Covering an NFL owners meeting is never easy: chasing after owners, being restricted on wh ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Owners Could Vote On L.A.

NFL owners gather this morning to potentially vote on the first team relocation in 21 years. Twenty-four owner votes are necessary to allow a team to relocate. Last night, Chargers Chair Dean Spanos , Special Counsel Mark Fabiani  and CFO Jeanne Bonk ; Raiders Owner Mark Davis  a ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Raiders remain the outsiders

Dump the Oakland Raiders from their proposed shared stadium, and the San Diego Chargers can skate up the coast to Los Angeles. At least, that’s the common opinion within NFL circles as owners meet this week to possibly allow the league’s first relocation in 21 years: either the St. L ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: Stephens signs with WME-IMG, Fleming

WME-IMG has signed Sloane Stephens, one of America’s top women’s tennis players. Stephens is also the latest to defect from Lagardère Sports and Entertainment, whose tennis group is shedding players and agents since its leader was fired last fall. ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

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