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

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Advocacy Group Seeks To File Brief In NFL Concussion Settlement Case

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 14

Advocacy group Public Citizen asked the Third Circuit Court of Appeals today for permission to file a friend of the court brief supporting the objections filed by seven former NFLers to the preliminary approval of the class action concussion settlement. The seven players earlier this week objected t...

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05/19/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Dolphins on agenda with stadium update

The Miami Dolphins will update owners this week on their long-running quest for a renovated stadium that could host the Super Bowl, suggesting the club has finally turned the corner and thus will bid on the 2019 NFL championship game. The update will come as part of the NFL owners’ spring m ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

05/19/14
SportsBusiness Journal: More NFL teams going paperless

Almost half the teams in the NFL will deploy paperless ticketing this year, up significantly from last year. Most teams are phasing in the practice, though the New York Jets announced earlier this month that all season-ticket holders would receive their tickets in the form of a smart card this ye ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

05/16/14
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Denies It Knew About Sam Series

The NFL on Friday denied reports from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the league knew before last week's NFL Draft that Rams DE Michael Sam had signed on with Oprah Winfrey ’s OWN Network to document his efforts to become the first openly gay NFL player. NFL VP/Communications Brian McCa ...

05/16/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Stephen Ross Could Acquire YinzCam

Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross’ FanVision is in talks to acquire YinzCam, which develops in-stadium apps for 25 NFL teams, as well as clubs in other leagues. A source said that the negotiations, which stem from settlement talks over a patent lawsuit Ross’ company filed in '12 against YinzC ...

Tags: Finance

05/15/14
SportsBusiness Daily: New Fall Football League Set For October Launch

Football leagues come and go, from the USFL to the XFL to the UFL, never able to make a dent in, or a pact with, the NFL. Now arrives the latest -- the Fall Experimental Football League (FXFL) -- which officially announced its launch earlier this month and aims to debut as a developmental league in ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

05/12/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Luntz goes to the heart of fan bases

Frank Luntz is well-known for his political focus groups and commentary on America’s moods and emotions, but he is shifting away from the vitriol that constitutes modern politics to work in the worlds of corporations, entertainment — and sports. ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

05/12/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Brooklyn Nets valued at $1 billion

The value of sports teams continues to skyrocket. While a billion-dollar figure speculatively swirls around a possible Los Angeles Clippers sale, an investment bank is now in the market with a $1 billion valuation on the Brooklyn Nets. Forest City Enterprises, the real estate developer that co ...

Tags: Franchises

05/06/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Lindsey Vonn Latest Athlete To Take Equity Stake In Hyperice

U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn is the latest athlete to get an equity position in Hyperice, which markets an ice compression device for healing muscles. The company plans to announce the news on tomorrow. Vonn joins Vikings RB Adrian Peterson , Clippers F Blake Griffin , U.S. women's soccer team G Hop ...

05/05/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Alchemy's new take on crowdfunding

Crowdfunding in sports to date has largely been a feel-good enterprise, a way for a hopeful Olympian or a company that thinks its product could be “the next big thing” to raise some money and maybe draw some publicity in the process. Through solicitations on the Internet, the endeav ...

Tags: Finance

04/28/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Owners buy into skateboarding circuit

Owners of the Boston Celtics and San Francisco 49ers, through their fund Causeway Media Partners, purchased a noncontrolling stake of up to 50 percent in the Street League skateboarding circuit earlier this month. WAN ...

Tags: Finance

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