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Daniel Kaplan

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

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ESPN bids French Open adieu after 13 years

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 03 / 15

Add the French Open to the growing list of properties that are leaving ESPN. In the wake of losing rights to properties like the British Open, U.S. Open golf, NASCAR and the NHRA, ESPN is walking away from the French Open after 13 years. ...

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04/22/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Judge Approves Concussion Settlement

A federal judge today gave final approval to a sweeping class action settlement of concussion claims brought against the NFL. The settlement is financially uncapped, though the league's liability has been estimated at close to $1B over the 65-year lifespan of the settlement. U.S. District Judge Ani ...

04/20/15
SportsBusiness Journal: NFL data won’t go to gaming houses

The NFL has long taken a sharp stance against sports gambling. It’s rejected any suggestion it loosen its opposition position, and has ruled out ever playing a game in Las Vegas, where betting on sports is legal. So how does that stand mesh with the league choosing a company to distribute i ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

04/20/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Covergirl activating for NFL draft

Seven months ago, Covergirl was under attack for associating with the NFL in the wake of the Ray Rice scandal. Its ad urging female fans to “Get your game face on!” — meaning, wear makeup in team colors — was mocked up by activists to show a battered woman. The image went vir ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Marketing and Sponsorship

04/20/15
SportsBusiness Journal: For NFL draft, a stage for every team

Next week’s NFL draft may be moving to Chicago after five decades in New York, but it also is relocating to every NFL market — at least for Day Three. On that Saturday, the teams in their home market will announce their fourth- through seventh-round picks, with the draft’s main ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

04/20/15
SportsBusiness Journal: NFL buys stake in stats firm

The NFL has invested in European data company Sportradar, which will displace longtime incumbent Stats LLC in September as the league’s exclusive statistics distributor. Sportradar will pay about $5 million per year, industry sources said, over four years for the league business, in additi ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

04/13/15
SportsBusiness Journal: NFL teams to present plans for L.A.

The three NFL teams proposing stadiums in Los Angeles are scheduled to present their plans next week to the six NFL owners in charge of the process, the latest and most significant step yet if the sport is to return to the California city after a more than two-decade absence. Owners of the Oaklan ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

04/10/15
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Wants Legal Costs From Fans In SB Case

The NFL is seeking more than $24,700 in legal costs from three fans who sued the league over the Super Bowl XLV seating fiasco. The move comes despite a jury ruling in the fans' favor last month. In a court filing in Dallas federal court earlier this week, the NFL argued because the three fans ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

04/06/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Sponsorships send mixed signals

Austin Smith believes one day the sports world will view soda, energy drinks and fast food as it came to view tobacco: taboo. Smith is a 26-year-old professional snowboarder who, fearing energy drinks were taking over his sport, joined colleague and friend Bryan Fox to start Drink Water in 2011. ...

Tags: In-Depth

04/06/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Sports more willing to take a stand

Indiana’s controversial “religious freedom” law, which many contend would allow businesses to deny service to members of the LGBT community, was the latest social challenge that forced a reaction from the sports industry last week. Unlike the controversies confronted last year t ...

Tags: Law and Politics

04/06/15
SportsBusiness Journal: In chase to buy Hawks, it’s down to two

Two bidding groups remain for the Atlanta Hawks, with their final offers due this Friday, according to multiple sources in finance and close to the parties. The groups are led by Lionsgate Entertainment Chairman Mark Rachesky and Oaktree Capital Management co-founder Steve Kaplan. The fact that o ...

Tags: Finance

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