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Daniel Kaplan

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

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Take A Walk On The Wild Side: AmEx Using Holograms In Latest U.S. Open Activation

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 24 / 16

American Express will allow fans at next week’s U.S. Open to feel as if they are players walking through the locker room and onto the court in the latest and most advanced activation the event has planned. The four-minute experience is called the “Pro Walk.” The credit card company...

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, American Express, USTA

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05/19/16
SportsBusiness Daily: NBA Wins Best In Sports Social Media

Melissa Rosenthal Brenner fought through laryngitis to accept the NBA's award for Best in Sports Social Media. While she may have had difficulty getting out some of her thank yous, it is not hard to understand why the NBA won. With 1 billion followers across team, league and player social media plat ...

Tags: Sports Business Awards, NBA

05/19/16
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Owners To Vote On Allowing Tablet Video

NFL owners are scheduled to vote next week on allowing in-game video on sideline tablets, a proposal that was tabled in March at the league's annual meeting. NFL players for years on the sidelines have poured over still photos of the game action, and those images have been available digitally since ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

05/19/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Belmont Stakes Wins Sports Event Of The Year

NYRA President & CEO Christopher Kay described himself as surprised to win the Sports Event of the Year award. After all, he was up against the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl and the inspirational Women's World Cup, to name just two of the other nominees in the category. But 100,749 people s ...

Tags: Sports Business Awards

05/17/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Team8's Silva Leaving Representation Business

Tennis and hockey agent Andre Silva is leaving the representation business to become ATP/WTA Western & Southern Open Tournament Dir. Silva has been a top exec at Team8, the agency formed by Roger Federer’s agent Tony Godsick. Team8 represents largely tennis players, though last year i ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

05/16/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Big Legal Win For Tom Benson

In a big win for Saints and Pelicans Owner Tom Benson , a Louisiana federal court today ruled his lawsuit may continue against two trustees who have been blocking the transfer of interests in his teams from the trusts of his disowned heirs. The trustees, Robert Rosenthal and Mary Rowe , had decl ...

05/16/16
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL, Insurers Agree To Delay Hearing

Attorneys for the NFL and its insurers today jointly agreed to delay until June 2 a critical court hearing to determine their dispute over whether to commence discovery into what the NFL knew about the risks of playing football. A New York state judge on April 29 ordered discovery to commence in the ...

05/16/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Did NFL fine Saints?

Has the NFL fined the New Orleans Saints for trying to move shares of the team from Tom Benson’s embattled heirs to his wife, Gayle? Documents filed in federal court last week as part of the Benson lawsuit against two trustees seeking to block the transfer suggest the team at the very least ...

Tags: Franchises

05/16/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Sides at odds on value of Saints

Trustees blocking New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson from shifting the team and his NBA franchise, the Pelicans, to his wife from his embattled heirs have placed a value on the NFL club that’s 50 percent higher than his valuation of the franchise. The disclosure, made in federal court fili ...

Tags: Franchises

05/16/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Benson moved to dump LeBlanc

It didn’t take New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson long after he had disowned his heirs to take care of an uncomfortable fact: One of those heirs, Rita Benson LeBlanc, sat on two NFL committees — international, and employee benefits. Emails included in court filings last week showed repe ...

Tags: Franchises

05/11/16
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Looking To Halt Discovery

The NFL is seeking to halt potential discovery of what it knew about the risks of playing football as part of an ongoing litigation between the league and its insurers, who are seeking to avoid covering the concussion settlement that applies to thousands of former players. A New York state Supreme C ...

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