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

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WTA Tour Tabs Social Media Startup Vixlet To Drive Interactions

04 / 24 / 14

The WTA Tour this morning will announce it has engaged social media startup Vixlet, becoming the first sports league or circuit to do so. Vixlet creates social media interactions for brands outside the traditional outlets of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, though users can sign in using those ...

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07/11/13
Judge Orders Roger Goodell Deposed

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07/10/13
No Class Action For Super Bowl Cases

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07/08/13
Judge Orders Mediation In Concussion Suits

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06/26/13
EA's Appeal For Full-Court Hearing Rejected

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday turned down a request from EA to have the full court hear its appeal of a recent adverse ruling in favor of former Rutgers QB Ryan Hart suing over the alleged improper use of his image . Last month, a three-judge panel overturned a lower court decision ...

05/30/13
FSG Blasts Document Request

Fenway Sports Group, the owners of Liverpool and the Red Sox, in a court filing today blasted an effort to get it to turn over all documents related to its '10 purchase of the EPL club. Former LFC lender Mill Financial has been suing in New York state court another former club lender, RBS, argu ...

05/29/13
California Denies NFL Effort To Hear Case There

The California state Appeals Court yesterday denied an NFL effort to litigate in the state a lawsuit brought by insurers against the league seeking to avoid paying for potential liability tied to the concussion cases brought by thousands of retired players. The league has wanted to try the insu ...

05/21/13
Microsoft Unveils $400M NFL Partnership

Microsoft and the NFL today unveiled a major partnership, pegged by sources at about $400M over five years. The pact, expanding on a prior relationship between the league and the company, includes sideline rights allowing coaches to use Surface tablets for communications, play calling and photo view ...

05/21/13
NFL Owners To Vote On Falcons' Stadium

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05/08/13
Singapore To Host WTA Season Finale

The WTA Tour awarded Singapore its season-ending championships for five years beginning in ‘14, culminating an 18-month search for the next host city. Singapore was selected from an initial group of 40. The final cities were Singapore; Tianjin, China; and Monterrey, Mexico. The championships w ...

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