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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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NFLPA Appeals Ruling On Collusion Claim

The NFLPA yesterday asked the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a lower court decision finding the union had waived its right to bring a collusion claim against the NFL. The union alleged the NFL had a secret salary cap in '10, but a Minnesota federal court last month agreed with the league t ...

Bloomberg Backs FCC's Ruling Against Comcast

Bloomberg LP this week urged a federal appeals court to let stand an FCC decision finding Comcast had discriminated against Tennis Channel by placing the outlet on a sports tier. The news-gathering and financial info seller filed a friend of the court brief, noting it is also engaged in a dispute wi ...

ATP's Drewett Resigning After ALS Diagnosis

ATP President & Exec Chair Brad Drewett shockingly announced yesterday he would soon resign because he has been diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease (also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Drewett, who has been in his role for just over a year, but with the ATP for 35 years in some f ...

WTA Tourney Moving From Japan To China

The WTA today will announce one of its top tournaments is moving from Japan to China. The Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo will end what will have been a 30-year run after this year and move to Wuhan, China, hometown of top WTA player Li Na. The announcement comes amid a flurry of calendar developmen ...

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NFL Owners Meeting To Focus On Equipment

NFL owners will get a look at the latest technological developments in thigh and knee pads today at a brief half-day meeting in Irving, Texas. Last May, over NFLPA objections, the owners passed a rule that thigh and knee pads would become mandatory equipment in '13. Owners will get an update on that ...

Judge Denies League's Efforts In NFL Films Case

A federal judge yesterday turned down the NFL’s effort to further time-restrict claims by former players that NFL Films has illegally used their images. The development comes as settlement talks have collapsed between the two sides, with the judge readying a new scheduling order, which means l ...

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Judge Denies NFL's Sanctioning Effort

A clearly unhappy Minnesota federal magistrate judge yesterday denied the NFL’s effort to sanction a former player for disclosing confidential discussions held to settle a lawsuit by retirees against NFL Films, but he admonished the retirees suing the league nevertheless. Magistrate Judge Arth ...

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Tagliabue Files Affidavit On "Smash For Cash"

Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue wrote in an affidavit that he had never heard of the “Smash for Cash” program or seen the '96 ESPN feature detailing payments to NFL players for injurious hits. The NFLPA has raised the existence of the program, and Tagliabue’s alleged ...

NFL To Appeal Decision Staying Lawsuit

The NFL plans to appeal a California court’s decision to stay the league’s lawsuit against dozens of its insurers. The insurers are seeking exemption from providing coverage in the event the league loses lawsuits filed by former players over the long-term damage playing the game allegedl ...

NFL Wants Lurtsema Held In Contempt

The NFL this afternoon is scheduled to argue in Minnesota federal court that former player Bob Lurtsema should be held in contempt of court and interrogated about who, if anyone, aided him in publishing a letter earlier this week purported to include details of settlement discussions between the l ...

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