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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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03/19/13
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 ...

03/19/13
MLB Appears Unwilling To Move Orioles Game

MLB appears unwilling to move the Orioles' Sept. 5 night game that would conflict with the Ravens' home opener because the teams share parking lots. “The Orioles game has been scheduled for quite some time,” said MLB Senior VP/Club Relations & Scheduling  Katy Feeney , who ...

03/18/13
NFL Retirees File Settlement Papers

Retirees suing the NFL for use of their images in NFL Films without their permission filed settlement papers this afternoon with the Minnesota federal court overseeing the case, which was filed in '09. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell may address the pending settlement later today. Several high-prof ...

03/15/13
Jets Lower Prices On 3,000 Seats

The NFL Jets are lowering ticket prices on 3,000 seats in MetLife Stadium’s upper deck, dropping some club seat prices, and stripping some seats out of their most premium area. While team President Neil Glat  said that 94% percent of the team’s prices will remain the same ...

03/14/13
Exec Panel To Open NFL Owners Meeting

Three top execs of NFL partners will discuss customer satisfaction and innovation Sunday evening for the league’s owners to start their annual meeting. CBS President & CEO Leslie Moonves , McDonald’s President & CEO Don Thompson  and Disney Parks & Resorts Chair Tom S ...

02/25/13
NFL, Retirees Reach Deal In NFL Films Case

The NFL and a group of retirees suing the league over their use in NFL Films footage have reached a preliminary settlement, the federal judge overseeing settlement talks wrote today in a new order. The case was originally filed in August '09. “Plaintiffs’ lead settlement counsel and coun ...

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02/22/13
Judge Again Turns Down NFLPA Collusion Claim

A Minnesota federal court for the second time in less than two months turned down the NFLPA’s collusion claim against the NFL. Ruling Friday afternoon, Judge David Doty said his initial ruling turning down the claim achieved the right balance and there was no reason to continue with the clai ...

02/22/13
Tennis HOF Ties Induction To "World Tennis Day"

The '13 class for the Int’l Tennis HOF will be unveiled and introduced March 4 during a press conference in N.Y. for that night’s exhibition matches at MSG. The exhibition is now part of a larger effort to brand the day around the world as “World Tennis Day,” so the HOF is l ...

02/15/13
NFL Owners Paid Goodell $29.49M In '11

NFL owners nearly tripled Commissioner Roger Goodell ’s compensation in '11, paying him $29.49M and likely making him the top paid commissioner in sports. The figure is in the league’s tax return, which the NFL is scheduled to file with the IRS by the end of the day Friday. Most of the ...

02/12/13
Browns Announce New Hirings

The Browns hired John Davis as VP/Ticket Sales & Service, Bob Sivik as Dir of Season & Group Sales, and Nick Frasco as Dir of Premium and Suite Sales & Service. Davis had been VP/Ticket Sales & Service with the Reds since December ‘07. Sivik had been VP/Ticket Sales & ...

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