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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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SportsBusiness Journal: MSG may head back to banks

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Tags: Cablevision Systems Corp., Fox, MSG Network, New York Knicks, New York Rangers, News Corp, This Week's Issue, YES Network

SportsBusiness Journal: ESPN buys French rights

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SportsBusiness Journal: Agassi pitches World Team Tennis

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Tags: Tennis, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Terrapins merchandise hot

Baseball's broken economic system has depressed franchise values at the same time as NFL teams are soaring in worth, a report from sports investment banker John Moag scheduled for release to clients this week concluded. The report, provided by Moag, found that the sale price of ...

Tags: Colleges, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Women's tennis vs. MNF

Are you ready for some tennis? The Sanex WTA Tour and Anschutz Entertainment Group are pushing for the women's tennis season-ending championship final to be broadcast in prime time Nov. 11, directly against "Monday Night Football." AEG is hosting the event at the Staples Center in ...

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

SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis nears fight over fashion

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

SportsBusiness Journal: Sanex delays WTA decision

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SportsBusiness Journal: Logo has WTA seeing red

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Tags: Ferrari, Fila, Sanex, Tennis, This Week's Issue, WTA

SportsBusiness Journal: Octagon steps in for Cincy tour

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SportsBusiness Journal: ATP won't trim purses before 2003

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