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

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Hall: No plans to include issue of concussions

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 28 / 14

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has no plans to highlight in its displays the issue of concussions, one of the dominant themes in football the past five years. Hall President David Baker, whose son, Sam, plays for the Atlanta Falcons, rules out the feature, and he strongly suggested in an interview...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Capriati nears deal with Fila

Tennis star Jennifer Capriati is close to striking a new deal with Italian apparel and footwear company Fila that would pay her up to $1.5 million a year, plus performance bonuses, for three years, sources said. The deal comes even as the future of Fila is uncertain. Holding di Partecipazioni, ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Racking stock no more than idea

As NASCAR has boomed in popularity, entrepreneurs have sought methods to tap into that public fervor by selling auto racing-related stocks. There are three public track companies, a public NASCAR collectibles maker and a mutual fund with an auto racing theme. ...

Tags: Finance

SportsBusiness Journal: ATP hires GCI

The ATP plans to announce today that it has hired GCI, a division of Grey Advertising, to help it find American sponsors that will back the global tennis circuit. The move comes even as the ATP's top events, known as the Masters Series, have rebuffed the men's tennis group's efforts to man ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: NFL debt a hit with investors

The NFL sold $285 million of bonds last month, $135 million more than the league originally expected, a strong sign that Wall Street has fully taken to the NFL's financial story. The transaction raised money for the league's stadium financing plan, the so-called G-3, which lends to teams i ...

Tags: Fitch IBCA Inc., NFL, SG Cowen

SportsBusiness Journal: ABC planning return to pro tennis

ABC Sports plans to broadcast the finals of the Acura Classic and Tennis Masters Series Indian Wells next year, marking the first time in four years the network will show professional tennis. At the same time, Fox, which had televised the finals of the Acura tourney, will now have no tennis c ...

Tags: ABC, Chase Manhattan Corp., ESPN, Fox, NBC

SportsBusiness Journal: Open expects record attendance

The U.S. Open Tennis Championships, scheduled to end its two-week run Sunday, expects to announce this week that it had attendance of more than 630,000, shattering the record of 606,017 established last year. The attendance mark is the highest ever for an an ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Octagon cooking with Gaz for tennis clients

Octagon has negotiated Gaz de France endorsements for four of its female tennis clients. Elena Dementieva's deal with the French gas company is a new one that reflects the firm's desire to do business in the player's home country of Russia, said Ivan ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: All-tennis cable network planned

Looking to replicate the success of The Golf Channel, former Viacom chief executive Frank Biondi announced last week a plan to launch a tennis-only cable channel next year. He and his partners would not disclose how much the start-up would cost excep ...

Tags: IMG, Tennis, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: WTA patch stirs up Nike, AMG

It wasn't exactly a reprise of the bitter "patchgate" at the 1998 U.S. Open, when Venus Williams and the WTA Tour were very publicly at odds over the group's rules requiring players to wear a WTA patch. But sneaker giant Nike and Michael Ovitz's AMG were not pleased when prized prospect As ...

Tags: Reebok, Tennis, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Can tennis mend its fractured world?

I magine for a moment, before the Super Bowl last January, that some of the top players said they did not like the turf at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. And imagine that they then threatened a boycott and the league rewrote its rules to accommod ...

Tags: Special Report, Tennis

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