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Daniel Kaplan

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

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against NFL Over Painkiller Distribution

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 17 / 14

A federal court judge today dismissed a lawsuit against the NFL brought by former players alleging the league failed to oversee the distribution of prescription painkillers. Judge William Alsup ruled that the lawsuit was preempted by federal labor law, as the NFL had contended, because the pl...

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04/22/02
SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis tour in need of sponsor

The Copa is empty. Tennis impresario Earl "Butch" Buchholz's Latin America tennis circuit, dubbed the Copa Ericsson for its first five years, is on life support without any sponsors in place for this fall's swing. A victim of the economic turbulence in Latin America, particularly in Arg ...

Tags: Ericsson Inc., MasterCard International Inc., Special Report, Tennis

04/15/02
SportsBusiness Journal: Cablevision stake upped

Mutual fund giant Mario Gabelli significantly increased his stake in Cablevision Systems Corp., spending $50.5 million earlier this year to increase his stake from 7.8 percent to 8.83 percent. Gabelli's fund company, Gabelli Asset Management, based in Rye, N.Y., owned 11,773,756 shares of ...

Tags: Cablevision Systems Corp., Finance, YES Network

04/15/02
SportsBusiness Journal: SFX adds 5 girls to tennis roster

SFX Sports Group's tennis unit has signed five junior girl tennis players to boost its fledgling women's tennis division. A strong presence in men's tennis with Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick and Jan-Michael Gambill, SFX has badly trailed its rivals in the tennis representation business, IMG a ...

Tags: This Week's Issue

04/15/02
SportsBusiness Journal: CART's Reynard teams scrambling

Patrick Carpentier drives a Player's/Forsythe Racing Ford Reynard in a March race. Championship Auto Racing Team cars that use frames and parts from chassis manufacturer Reynard were scrambling last wee ...

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

04/15/02
SportsBusiness Journal: YES gets $120M to lean on

YES Network, the New York Yankees' nascent regional sports channel, has quietly built a $120 million war chest funded by Lehman Brothers and GE Capital that could tide the broadcaster over during its fierce fight with Cablevision Systems Corp. YES stands to lose out on up to $70 million i ...

Tags: Baseball, Cablevision Systems Corp., GE, New York Yankees, This Week's Issue, YankeeNets, YES Network

04/08/02
SportsBusiness Journal: J.P. Morgan Chase naming deal

Banking giant J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. plans to announce today that it will become title sponsor of the Los Angeles Open, a $585,000 Sanex WTA event. Terms were not disclosed, but title sponsors in the sport commonly cover at least prize money. Sources said it was a three-year deal. ...

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

04/08/02
SportsBusiness Journal: Enron's off-balance effect

Thank Enron for the wealth of sports information Cablevision Systems provided investors last week in its annual 10-K financial statement. While some of the information has been available previously, what little there was usually was tucked away in hard-to-find spots in the company's se ...

Tags: Cablevision Systems Corp., Enron Corp., Finance

04/08/02
SportsBusiness Journal: Stroke charity switching to tennis

Monica Seles and Alexandra Stevenson plan to play tennis in Grand Central Station on April 29 to raise money for the American Stroke Challenge, an 8-year-old program of the American Stroke Association. The exhibition will kick off the challenge, which is designed t ...

Tags: IMG, Other News, Tennis, WTA

04/08/02
SportsBusiness Journal: Pook's pay near 1/2 M at CART

Chris Pook, Championship Auto Racing Teams' new chief executive, will receive at least $495,000 in the first 54 weeks of his employment, according to his compensation agreement, which was included in the company's annual 10-K financial statement. According to the agreement, Pook will earn $3 ...

Tags: Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc., Motorsports, Other News

04/08/02
SportsBusiness Journal: No swoosh on WNBA Nike shoe?

A major battle is brewing between apparel companies and the International Tennis Federation over the group's bid to require that players wear uniforms during the Davis and Fed Cup beginning next year. The national, four-times-a-year tennis competitions are one of the few profes ...

Tags: Basketball, NBA, Octagon Group, Reebok, This Week's Issue, WNBA

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