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

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Barclays Center rep: Seeking ‘strategic partner’

Published in On The Ground on 10 / 20 / 14

SportsBusiness Journal reported this morning that Barclays Center is for sale . This afternoon, arena representatives provided the following statement, attributable to spokesman Barry Baum. “Our goal is to identify a strategic partner as we continue to capitalize on the great performance o...

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01/14/02
SportsBusiness Journal: Pacific Life dips in Indian Wells

The sixth-largest tennis tournament in the world announced last Thursday that Pacific Life would be title sponsor of the annual event in Indian Wells, Calif. Financial terms of the three-year deal were not disclosed, but tennis title sponsors commonly cover prize money, which for the March e ...

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01/14/02
SportsBusiness Journal: Ganassi thins CART stake

Ganassi Floyd "Chip" Ganassi, one of the leading team owners in Championship Auto Racing Teams, sold 85 percent of his shares in the open-wheel auto racing body in the last few months of 2001 for more than $8 million, apparently to fund his entry ...

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01/14/02
SportsBusiness Journal: Fresno arena bonds rate high

Debt rating agency Fitch gave an investment-grade mark to bonds to be sold by Fresno State University for a new $111 million sports arena. It is the first college debt ever to receive such a grade from Fitch that was not secured by general university revenue. The bonds are scheduled to be ...

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01/14/02
SportsBusiness Journal: Texans get additional $75M loan

The NFL expansion franchise Houston Texans borrowed $75 million last week, further evidence that, despite the unhealthiest economy in more than a decade, sports teams still can find eager lenders . "Lenders are getting very comfortable with these NFL franchises," said Scott Schwinger, th ...

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01/07/02
SportsBusiness Journal: Grosjean moves to Octagon

Grosjean Sebastien Grosjean , the No. 6-ranked men's tennis player in the world, switched management companies with the start of the new year, moving to Octagon from IMG. He also changed his apparel and footwear sponsor, moving to Lacoste from Re ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Tennis

01/07/02
SportsBusiness Journal: ATP to cut prize money again?

The economy has forced the ATP to hire an accounting firm to explore slashing tournament prize money. PricewaterhouseCoopers will advise tour officials on whether to slice some of the nearly $18 million in prize money slated to be awarded this year by its 15 North American tournaments . ...

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01/07/02
SportsBusiness Journal: Kuerten changes into Olympikus

The No. 2-ranked tennis player in the world, Gustavo Kuerten, has switched his apparel and footwear sponsor from Diadora to Olympikus, a Brazilian brand. Financial terms of the five-year deal were not disclosed, but players of Kuerten's rank normally would be guaranteed several millions doll ...

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01/07/02
SportsBusiness Journal: Study: Sports business to rise

Sports investments will outperform the market during these tough economic times as they have in the past, says a study to be issued this week by a noted sports investment banker, but other experts say the industry is no longer as recession-proof as it once was. The business of sports shoul ...

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, This Week's Issue

12/24/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Firm eyes tennis, signs Gambill

Neuberger & Berman has signed tennis player Jan-Michael Gambill to an endorsement contract, only the second one ever for the 62-year-old money-management firm. It hopes to announce the deal by the end of the month. Gambill, ranked No. 21, will wear a patch on his Adidas tennis shirt an ...

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12/17/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Very few key sports employees

Is Rick Ferman, the U.S. Tennis Association's executive director, the $175 million organization's only "key employee?" Are former NFL executive Arlen Kantarian, now the USTA's chief executive of professional tennis; U.S. Open sponsorship guru Pierce O'Neil; and former Raleigh Mayor Tom Fetze ...

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