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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: SFX nabs Bielik, Wagner

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Tags: Labor and Agents, NCAA, SFX

SportsBusiness Journal: Low rank, high hopes for Audi

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SportsBusiness Journal: AOL owns chunk of SportsLine

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SportsBusiness Journal: Debt payments won't change, bankers say

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Tags: Baseball, Fleet, MLB, MLB Labor

SportsBusiness Journal: Lehman lends Wilpon $140M

Lehman Brothers lent New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon $140 million to buy partner Nelson Doubleday's interest in the team. The loan, which closed Aug. 23, was made in the shadow of MLB's labor negotiations, evidence that despite worries that debt would be hard to come by, baseball owners ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Head to be named official racket of tennis pros' group in effort ...

Head is expected this week to become the official tennis racket of the U.S. Professional Tennis Association, a key deal the sporting goods manufacturer expects will help propel it into the leadership position in racket sales. The association has 9,400 tennis pros as members, and they receiv ...

Tags: Head USA, Tennis, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: CART to buy Miami co-promoter

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Tags: Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc., Motorsports, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Mandalay gets $20M to buy teams

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Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Comcast Corp., Los Angeles Dodgers, Mandalay Sports Entertainment, San Francisco Giants, Southwest Sports Group, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Roddick cashes in without major

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Tags: ESPN, Lycos Inc., SFX, Special Report, Tennis

SportsBusiness Journal: Hewitt leads bright tennis stars

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