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Daniel Kaplan

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

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Tennis Player's Mother Suing USTA Over Eating Disorder Incident

04 / 08 / 14

Natalie O’Loughlin , the mother of Julia O’Loughlin , is suing the USTA for allegedly causing her daughter to suffer bulimia when she trained in '10 and '11 at the governing body’s Evert Tennis Academy in Florida. The lawsuit was originally filed in state court in Florida but was...

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U.S. Open Refs To Receive Class Action Notice

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Jets, Monster.com Partner On Job Search

The Jets this morning will announce that they will use Monster.com to find a new website reporter, a search process both the team and job-search website will promote. Monster.com, an NFL sponsor in '08 and '09, says the new initiative is part of its “Cool Jobs” program, in which it ...

Sacramento Group Negotiating Kings Deal

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Kings Bid Group Asked To Cover Other's Cost

The NBA has asked the group bidding to keep the Kings in Sacramento that if they win, to cover the $30M the competing Seattle group would lose by not getting the club, a source said. The NBA declined to comment. The Seattle group, led by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and hedge fund manager ...

NFL Denies It Misled Players On Concussions

The NFL today adamantly denied it had purposely misled retirees about the risks of playing football, a main claim in a lawsuit filed against the league by more than 4,000 retirees. The league has so far legally focused on arguing that past CBAs immunized the league against claims it had misled play ...

Samsung, NFL In Talks On Mega-Deal

Samsung is close to returning to the NFL as a league sponsor in a deal that would put the manufacturer's brand on NFL coaches' headsets in an agreement worth more than $60M a year. The deal would also pave the way for tablets to appear on NFL sidelines. Chargers Owner Dean Spanos , who chairs th ...

Goodell Wraps Up Owners Meetings

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today closed out the league's annual owners meetings by addressing several different issues, including saying a league-wide initiative to improve the in-game experience requiring specific actions by the clubs is to be expected later this year. What those actions cons ...

John York Questions NFLPA Survey

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Orioles, Ravens Still Working To Fix Conflict

A source close to the Orioles said the club is still talking to the Ravens about their Sept. 5 scheduling conflict and are hoping for some kind of resolution, perhaps within a matter of days. The situation remains highly complex because any shift of the MLB schedule requires the approval of the leag ...

Dryer Opposes Settlement Of NFL Films Suit

Former NFLer Fred Dryer , whose name titles the NFL Films lawsuit the league yesterday announced it was settling, said he and the other six original plaintiffs oppose the deal and their lawyer would file a motion Friday outlining the objections. “Every one of the original plaintiffs oppo ...

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