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

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NFL Hosting Sponsor Activation Summit Featuring A-B Execs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 28 / 15

The NFL today is hosting a day-long sponsor activation summit, featuring A-B and 28 team reps at MetLife Stadium. NFL execs Renie Anderson , Brian Lafemina and Brian Matthews will provide an overview of national and local activations and best practices for the upcoming season. Top A-B execs inc...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Airline deals with NYC Marathon

Continental Airlines reached an agreement in principle to renew its sponsorship of the New York City Marathon for another four years after this autumn's race, at a cost of mid-six figures annually plus free tickets for elite runners and marathon personnel. The airli ...

Tags: Continental Airlines, New York Yankees, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: CART's Q2 loss grows

Championship Auto Racing Teams last week revised downward its second-quarter earnings 15 percent, saying it booked too much revenue, and too few expenses, for its Chicago race June 30. The open-wheel auto racing body now says it lost $3.7 million in the three-month peri ...

Tags: Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc., Finance, Motorsports

SportsBusiness Journal: Kia after good Agassi mileage

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Tags: Ford Motor Co., Kia Motors, Tennis, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Isles' loan changing

Bank of America earlier this month was forced to restructure its $100 million loan to the New York Islanders because the net worth of the team's owners, Sanjay Kumar and Charles Wang, fell below a level required by the loan , according to two well-placed sources. Several sou ...

Tags: New York Islanders, NHL, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Consultant to improve tennis

The ATP has been using consulting firm McKinsey & Co. since July to review its operations. McKinsey will present a review of the men's tennis group and recommended changes to the ATP board at its meeting in Shanghai in early November during the season-ending Masters Cup. ...

Tags: ATP, MLB, NBA, Tennis, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Forsythe ups CART share to nearly 23%

Gerald Forsythe bought 1,172,400 shares of Championship Auto Racing Teams stock Sept. 12, spending $5,862,000, according to a securities document he filed last week. He now owns 22.9 percent of the open-wheel auto racing body's shares. Sept. 12 was the day CART waived ...

Tags: Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc., FedEx Corp., Finance, Motorsports

SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis prize cuts on horizon?

By the time the ATP board of directors meets in Moscow this weekend, nearly four weeks will have passed since the conclusion of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. On the meeting agenda: prize money reductions. For some in men's tennis, that is an outrageous fact, because the men's tennis ...

Tags: ATP, ISL Marketing, Tennis, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Trade show returns to U.S. Open

The U.S. Open Tennis Championships will once again become home to a tennis trade show. The U.S. Tennis Association and the Tennis Industry Association are expected to make an announcement soon. The trade show was staged first in 2000 on the weekend before the Open and on its first d ...

Tags: Tennis, This Week's Issue, USTA

SportsBusiness Journal: Loan validates Snyder's Skins

Bank of America is expected to quickly wrap up the largest team financing in U.S. sports history, a $663 million package that refinances all the debt on the Washington Redskins and personal loans its owners took out to buy the team in 1999. Perhaps the most striking aspect of the new deal ...

Tags: FedEx Corp., Football, Game Plan LLC, NFL, This Week's Issue, Washington Redskins

SportsBusiness Journal: Financial view bright for Open

Neither two days of rain, intense security nor even a shirt flap could derail this year's U.S. Open Tennis Championships, which enjoyed record viewership for its men's finals and the second-highest attendance in its history. Concluded Sept. 8, the Open will likely take a small financial hi ...

Tags: CBS Broadcasting Inc., Finance, Tennis, USTA

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