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Daniel Kaplan

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

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Ticketmaster Wants Judge To Quash Subpoena In Super Bowl XLV Case

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 20 / 14

Ticketmaster is asking a federal judge to quash a subpoena brought by ticketholders who were affected by the seating troubles at Super Bowl XLV at AT&T Stadium in ’11. Ticketmaster is not a defendant, but is the NFL’s official secondary-ticket provider and manages NFL Ticket Exc...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Ticketmaster

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02/18/02
SportsBusiness Journal: Big mutual funds shed CART shares

Two large mutual fund companies, Capital Group International and Janus Capital Group, have sold all their shares in Championship Auto Racing Teams, according to securities filings disclosed last week. As of Feb. 12, 2001, Capital Group owned 977,400 shares, or 6.2 percent, of CART, ...

Tags: Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc., Finance, Motorsports

02/11/02
SportsBusiness Journal: Golf ball business hurts Wilson

Wilson Sporting Goods revenue dropped 12.4 percent in the fourth quarter and 1.5 percent for the full year as the company's golf division performed poorly . The company's Finnish parent, Amer Holdings, blamed the golf division's decline in part on fierce competition in the golf ball busines ...

Tags: Golf, This Week's Issue

02/11/02
SportsBusiness Journal: CART payout shrinks revenue

Championship Auto Racing Teams had to pay MCI WorldCom about $1 million in the fourth quarter because the sanctioning body was unable to deliver on a hospitality program promised to the sponsor. The payment caused CART's sponsorship revenue in the quarter to drop by nearly one-third, to $2.2 ...

Tags: Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc., MCI Group, Motorsports, This Week's Issue

02/11/02
SportsBusiness Journal: Nasdaq takes over for Ericsson

Nasdaq's high-profile six-year sponsorship of the world's fifth-largest tennis tournament, which was announced last week, will be paid for, at least for the first year, by the previous sponsor, Ericsson Mobile Phones. "It's on Ericsson's nickel," said Wick Simmons, chief executive of Nasdaq. ...

Tags: Ericsson Inc., IMG, Nasdaq, Tennis, This Week's Issue

02/11/02
SportsBusiness Journal: Lawsuit calls ATP monster

The ATP is a monopolistic monster that illegally stifles competition, according to a lawsuit filed last week in federal court by the owners of two U.S. ATP tournaments. The owners of the RCA Championships and the Legg Mason Tennis Classic claim that the ATP and its chief executive, Mark ...

Tags: Legg Mason Inc., MLS, NBC, NFL, Tennis, This Week's Issue

02/11/02
SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis tourneys seek prize relief

Accusations against the ATP of illegally coddling and financially propping up the Masters Series hasn't stopped those tournaments from asking for prize-money relief. Mark Webster, president of Tennis Properties Ltd., the group that represents the top 10 ATP events that make up the Masters ...

Tags: Nasdaq, Pacific Life Insurance, Tennis, This Week's Issue

02/04/02
SportsBusiness Journal: Nasdaq Open on horizon?

Stock market exchange Nasdaq could announce as early as this week that it will assume title sponsorship of the Ericsson Open, the country's second-largest tennis tournament, behind only the U.S. Open. The event's new name would take effect for this year's tourney, scheduled for March 20-31 ...

Tags: Ericsson Inc., Finance, IMG, Tennis

02/04/02
SportsBusiness Journal: IMG scores a slam double

IMG represented both the men's and women's winner at the Australian Open last month: the comeback princess, Jennifer Capriati, and the unexpected male winner, Thomas Johansson. A dominant power in tennis, IMG nonetheless in recent years had not enjoyed the feat of be ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

02/04/02
SportsBusiness Journal: Women Aussie Open ratings high

The Australian Open tennis finals proved again that big names bring big ratings to tennis. Jennifer Capriati's comeback victory over Martina Hingis scored a 2.3, which tied the highest rating ever for a full tennis match on ESPN. Meanwhile, the victory by Thomas Johansson, who described ...

Tags: Boston Celtics, ESPN, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, NASCAR, Tennis, This Week's Issue

02/04/02
SportsBusiness Journal: Disney: NFL writedown item?

Talk heated up last week that the dismal advertising market would force media giants Walt Disney and News Corp. to write down $1 billion because of their reported money-losing NFL contracts. A Disney spokeswoman said a Bloomberg Business News report that the company could write down $600 ...

Tags: Finance, Football, Fox, NFL

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