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

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NFL Taps Paul Clement To Argue Case In Prescription Drug Lawsuit

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 02 / 16

The NFL tapped noted appellate lawyer Paul Clement to argue its case Dec. 15 at the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a lawsuit brought by former players suing the league over alleged illegal prescription drug use. Clement, a former U.S. Solicitor General, has been the go-to appeal lawyer ...

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08/16/04
SportsBusiness Journal: Texans reprice $200M in bonds

The Houston Texans repriced $200 million of bonds last month, saving the team about $1.3 million annually over the six-year life of the debt. The team had orchestrated a $350 million refinancing in January that consolidated the debt that owner Bob McNair took on to buy the expansion franch ...

Tags: Finance, Football, Houston Texans, NFL

08/16/04
SportsBusiness Journal: Panel looks at NFL-wide biz analysis

The NFL owners group studying revenue disparity in the league has dramatically expanded the scope of its focus to include the league’s entire economic structure. The move marks the first time in the 82-year history of the NFL that a committee will comprehensively examine every business elem ...

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Finance, Football, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Giants, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers

08/09/04
SportsBusiness Journal: Connecticut tourneys join forces

The PGA Tour’s Buick Championship and the WTA’s Pilot Pen, which overlap this year and are separated by only 30 miles, are promoting each other jointly through a dual finals ticket package. The package will be advertised at 400 retail outlets in Connecticut by Michelob Ultra. ...

Tags: Golf, PGA Tour, WTA

08/09/04
SportsBusiness Journal: Comcast signs on with Bears

Comcast is a new top-tier sponsor of the Chicago Bears, the team plans to announce today. The seven-figure annual commitment includes sponsorship of the newly named Comcast Bears Den, a zone in Soldier Field that includes historical information about the team. The deal includes a media ...

Tags: Cadillac, Chicago Bears, Comcast, Football, Marketing and Sponsorship, NBC

08/09/04
SportsBusiness Journal: Agassi still in Canon’s picture

One of the longest-running endorsements in sports will go on at least an additional 18 months. Canon USA is keeping Andre Agassi as an endorser and, in a twist, added Agassi’s wife, tennis hall of famer Steffi Graf, as a spokeswoman. Agassi has pitch ...

Tags: Canon, GE, Marketing and Sponsorship, SFX

07/26/04
SportsBusiness Journal: AmEx to roll out ads with Roddick

American Express will began airing ads featuring Andy Roddick next month, the most recent tennis deal for the financial services provider. The spots were shot earlier this month. While the reigning U.S. Open champion has appeared in single spots for the company before, AmEx recently sig ...

Tags: Clear Channel Communications, Marketing and Sponsorship, SFX

07/26/04
SportsBusiness Journal: Select group receives IMG's book

IMG’s investment banker, Rothschild LLC, has sent out an investment “book” to at least nine potential financial partners for the Cleveland-based sports management and marketing giant, including individuals and companies, sources said. One of the groups receiving a book is said to be led by ...

Tags: Clear Channel Communications, Finance, IMG, SFX

07/26/04
SportsBusiness Journal: Sponsors put names on Reliant rooms

Two major hospitality venues at Reliant Stadium have gotten corporate names, the most recent sponsorship success for the expansion Houston Texans. Verizon Wireless will name the two club lounges, a significant monetary step up for the phone company, an existing team sponsor. Tequila maker ...

Tags: Football, Houston Texans, Marketing and Sponsorship, Verizon

07/26/04
SportsBusiness Journal: Falconhead sells Golf Warehouse

Sports buyout fund Falconhead Capital sold the Golf Warehouse for $32 million, more than five times the fund’s initial investment, wiping away losses the investor had suffered from previous Internet-related purchases. The Sportsman’s Guide bought the online golf retailer. The only fund t ...

Tags: Finance, IMG

07/26/04
SportsBusiness Journal: Prince ties into ‘Wimbledon’ movie

Prince Sports is capitalizing on the coming “Wimbledon” movie by sponsoring the film and serving up an ad campaign and promotion tied to the tennis drama. “Wimbledon,” the first movie Prince has sponsored, will feature actress Kirsten Dunst as a top tennis player. Her character in the mov ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

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