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

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ESPN bids French Open adieu after 13 years

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 03 / 15

Add the French Open to the growing list of properties that are leaving ESPN. In the wake of losing rights to properties like the British Open, U.S. Open golf, NASCAR and the NHRA, ESPN is walking away from the French Open after 13 years. ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Fewer foreign runners in NYC Marathon

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SportsBusiness Journal: Host faces $44M college bill

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Tags: ABC, Fox, Tennis, This Week's Issue, Time Warner, Walt Disney Co.

SportsBusiness Journal: 9 ATP tourneys trim purses by $2.2M

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SportsBusiness Journal: Many follow Kournikova's path

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SportsBusiness Journal: De Maria lands at GEM Group

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SportsBusiness Journal: Public firms retreat from owners box

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