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Daniel Kaplan

Staff writer Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis.

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NFL owners increase debt limit to $250M

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 05 / 25 / 15

The NFL last week increased its team debt limit by 25 percent, or $50 million, to $250 million per club, only the second increase in 10 years in how much franchises can borrow. Owners unanimously approved the increase at their spring meeting in San Francisco. The move comes amid skyrocketing ...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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SportsBusiness Journal: SCP switches to Falconhead

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Tags: Finance, IMG

10/28/02
SportsBusiness Journal: Fewer foreign runners in NYC Marathon

For the second year in a row, the New York City Marathon, whose tag line is "Where the World Comes to Run," will suffer a sharp drop in the number of international runners. The number of overseas runners Sunday is expected to be about 10,000, down 17 percent from the normal 12,000. La ...

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10/28/02
SportsBusiness Journal: Porsche, WTA agree on deal

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Tags: Sanex, Tennis, This Week's Issue, WTA

10/21/02
SportsBusiness Journal: Prince, BMW stage tourney

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Tags: BMW Inc., Prince, Tennis, This Week's Issue

10/21/02
SportsBusiness Journal: WTA charities launch show

The Sanex WTA Tour plans to launch its new charities division with a fashion show in Santa Monica, Calif., on Nov. 4, during the week of the group's season-ending championships at the nearby Staples Center in Los Angeles. The WTA, which has not had a formal charities arm in the past, expec ...

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10/21/02
SportsBusiness Journal: Host faces $44M college bill

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SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis Channel hires 10

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Tags: ABC, Fox, Tennis, This Week's Issue, Time Warner, Walt Disney Co.

10/21/02
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Tags: IMG, Sanex, Special Report, Tennis, WTA

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