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

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Sweet Caroline

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 31 / 15

The personable Wozniacki, interacting with fans at a tournament earlier this month, has a charm and accessibility that’s rare for most elite players. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES ...

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Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers, Florida Panthers Hockey Inc., Hockey, Miami Dolphins, Ottawa Senators, This Week's Issue

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SportsBusiness Journal: Ferman: Study led to USTA resignation

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SportsBusiness Journal: WTA kicking off brand effort

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SportsBusiness Journal: Wall Street adjusts sports lineup

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Tags: Detroit Tigers, Fitch IBCA Inc., Lehman Brothers Inc., MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, Pittsburgh Pirates, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Adidas’ Latham moves to tennis

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Tags: Adidas, Soccer, Tennis, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Cowen to lend Celtics buyers $180M

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