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

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against NFL Over Painkiller Distribution

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 17 / 14

A federal court judge today dismissed a lawsuit against the NFL brought by former players alleging the league failed to oversee the distribution of prescription painkillers. Judge William Alsup ruled that the lawsuit was preempted by federal labor law, as the NFL had contended, because the pl...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Few signs of stress for NFL biz

Despite strong words from some of its sponsors, the effect on the NFL’s bottom line from the domestic violence crisis engulfing the league has been minimal, and the league’s plans for one of its most visible annual initiatives remained on track last week. The league as of Thursday wa ...

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09/22/14
SportsBusiness Journal: League hires consultants, adjusts staff

The NFL last week retained three outside consultants and adjusted its staff internally in the context of the ongoing domestic violence issues facing the league. The consultants are: ■ {podcast} SBJ Podcast: NFL writer Daniel Kaplan, sponsorship reporter Terry Lefton and television ...

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09/22/14
SportsBusiness Journal: ATP, WTA renew Enetpulse live-scoring

The ATP and WTA tours have agreed to renew their live-scoring deal with IMG-owned Enetpulse with a six-year extension valued at more than $30 million, sources said. The extension comes two years before the agreement was set to expire. The category itself only came into existence for the tours in ...

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09/19/14
On The Ground: Goodell speaks to media; additional hiring part of NFL’s expected ...

The NFL next week plans to announce a high-profile female hire, the second such hiring in as many weeks as the league looks to add more gender diversity in the wake of the domestic violence scandal that has roiled the league in the last two weeks. The development comes after Roger Goodell’s ...

Tags: On The Ground

09/15/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Against USTA

A federal court judge last week threw out a lawsuit against the USTA filed in '11 by tennis officiating officials suing for overtime pay. The class action lawsuit claimed the umpires were de facto employees of the USTA, which owns and operates the U.S. Open. That would make them eligible for ov ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

09/15/14
SportsBusiness Journal: A league under siege, again

After a week in which the NFL faced its sharpest criticism in memory, an audience of sports industry insiders, commentators, politicians and even casual fans was left questioning the league’s foundation. How could the most popular, successful and politically savvy sports organization in Ame ...

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09/12/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Court Turns Down Concussion Appeal

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday afternoon turned down an appeal from seven former NFLers to undo the preliminary NFL concussion settlement, just one day after the court heard oral arguments. The court noted it would file the decision at later date. The players argued the settlement woul ...

09/10/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Goodell Sends Memo On Rice Video

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today sent a memo to teams that the league tried to obtain the video that showed Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancee unconscious but were turned back by New Jersey police and gaming authorities. His memo came as Giants co-Owner John Mara issued a statement saying ...

09/10/14
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Concussion Appeal Heads To Court

Oral arguments are scheduled for this afternoon in the appeal of a federal court judge's preliminary approval of the at least $765M settlement of concussion claims brought against the NFL. A group of seven former players, led by Sean Morey , argued to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals that th ...

09/09/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Source: Pegula Pays $1.4B For Bills

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