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

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Missouri Court Schedules Jury Trial For St. Louis' Suit Against NFL

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 27 / 17

A Missouri state court scheduled an Oct. 2 jury trial in St. Louis’ lawsuit against the NFL for the relocation process that led to the move of the Rams last year to L.A. The city of St. Louis, county of St. Louis, and the convention center filed suit earlier this month against the NFL, allegin...

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SportsBusiness Journal: ATP, Mercedes-Benz deal expected

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SportsBusiness Journal: Super Bowl XXXIX news and notes

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Football, MillerCoors, NFL, Reebok, San Francisco 49ers, Visa

SportsBusiness Journal: E! Networks to use tennis theme

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SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis back in Beantown

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Tags: ATP

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SportsBusiness Journal: Eagles plan kids' TV show

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Tags: Buffalo Bills, Football, New York Jets, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers

SportsBusiness Journal: USTA buys a stake in WTA event

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