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

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Jerry Jones Asks Federal Court To Keep Him Off Witness Stand

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 05 / 15

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones asked a Dallas federal court to quash any attempt to call him as a witness in the ongoing Super Bowl ticket trial. U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn reportedly told attorneys this week she was leaning toward calling Jones as a witness. It was apparently in response to th...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Big woes jeopardize soccer club

Ipswich (left), a small-town team that has long kept up with the big boys, now faces a stern financial test. Little Ipswich, a 113,000-person town in the agrarian East Anglia corner of the United Kingdo ...

Tags: ABC, England: Tradition And Turmoil, GE, ITV, Manchester United, MLB, NBC, Soccer, Walt Disney Co.

SportsBusiness Journal: SFX Sports in russian alliance

SFX Sports has formed a venture with a Russian political consultancy, Novocom, to represent that country's athletes. SFX already represents Vera Zvonareva. Through the venture, which began in April ...

Tags: IMG, SFX, Tennis, This Week's Issue, WTA

SportsBusiness Journal: AmEx's U.S. Open Campaign

American Express' U.S. Open Tennis Championship ad campaign, always one of the staples of the end of a New York City summer, will focus more on the two-week tournament this year. In past years the campaign, which wraps city buses and uses billboards and subway cars, relied on both retired ...

Tags: CBS Broadcasting Inc., IMG, SFX, Tennis, This Week's Issue, USA Network

SportsBusiness Journal: MLB borrowed at junk bond rate to buy Expos

Major League Baseball borrowed $75 million on June 25, much of it priced at junk bond rates, to finance its purchase of the Montreal Expos. The one-year loan marked only the second time in the last decade that a major league borrowed directly from a bank. The NFL in 1999 borrowed $85 milli ...

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Baseball, Fleet, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, NFL, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis Canada nears stadium go

Tennis Canada expects to announce in the next month plans to build a $26 million stadium in Toronto that will play host to the country's two top tournaments. Andy Roddick in last year's Tennis Masters ...

Tags: Tennis

SportsBusiness Journal: ATP's licensing plan stalled

The ATP wants to use images of its young stars in the program. The stewards of tennis, bedeviled by competing interest groups that historically have made promoting the sport difficult, are now finding ...

Tags: Adidas, IMG, Octagon Group, SFX, Tennis, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Head of tennis leaves Anschutz

Kevin O'Connor, who managed Anschutz Entertainment Group's ambitious professional tennis effort, departed after less than a year on the job to return to his former employer. AEG, part of billionaire Philip Anschutz's entertainment empire, is building a massive sports complex outside of Los ...

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

SportsBusiness Journal: Wimbledon rules debated

Fashion brand Fila had big plans a year ago this week as Wimbledon unfolded. The Italian apparel power planned to use the grass-court classic like a high-profile runway to promote its retro Setanta line, an exact replica of the shirt Bjorn Borg wore while winning five consecutive titles ...

Tags: Adidas, Fila, Reebok, Tennis, Wimbledon

SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis Firm Undergoes Changes

S ports Marketing Consultants , the Florida-based company hired by the Chinese government to market its tennis program and its stars, is restructuring and may face a challenge in holding the account. Howard Jaffe , chief executive of SMC, concedes that the Chinese Tennis Ass ...

Tags: ABC, CBS Broadcasting Inc., IMG, NBA, NBC, Reebok, SFX, Tennis, Wimbledon

SportsBusiness Journal: NBA, banks plot credit pool

The NBA has begun discussions with at least five banks aimed at creating a credit pool of up to a billion dollars. Like the credit facilities established by the NFL and Major League Baseball, NBA teams will be able to take advantage of the stellar credit rating of the league in sec ...

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Fleet, Football, Lehman Brothers Inc., MLB, NBA, NFL, SG Cowen, This Week's Issue

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