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

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NFL looks for CMO after exec changes

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 01 / 14

The NFL is conducting a search for a new chief marketing officer after a series of high-level organizational changes that Commissioner Roger Goodell outlined in a memo sent last week to teams and league officials. Grubman ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: NEW YORK: Venue plans get a tweak,financial pledge on hold

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SportsBusiness Journal: Prudential back at Open

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SportsBusiness Journal: Bear Sterns glum on racing

Sluggish attendance and sponsorship sales add up to a negative short-term outlook for NASCAR profitability, Bear Stearns & Co. warned in a 78-page motorsports stock report last week. While Fox Sports' inaugural year as broadcaster has been a success marked by significantly higher ratin ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: ANC expecting GE investment

ANC Sports Enterprises plans to announce today that GE Capital will invest $12 million in the scoreboard and sign maker, a large financial commitment to the company and the business sector. Founded five years ago by former Boston Celtics principal owner Alan Cohen, ANC plans to use the mon ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Host: NCAA deal on track

Financial problems at Host Communications parent Bull Run shouldn't imperil Host's pending deal with CBS Sports to become the NCAA's sponsorship sales agency for another 11 years, said Jim Host, CEO of Host Communications. Last week, Bull Run Corp. said that after uncovering accounting irreg ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: FleetBoston to lend Eagles up to $180

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SportsBusiness Journal: Suitor Vivendi walks from ISL deal

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SportsBusiness Journal: Bull Run reports errors, will restate earnings

Bull Run Corp., the company that owns NCAA marketer Host Communications Inc., plans to restate 11¼2 years of earnings today after finding accounting errors at a Host sister company. The disclosure comes as Host is awaiting NCAA approval of a pact with CBS that would make Host the NCAA's sp ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Investors jump off SMI

Shares of track operator Speedway Motorsports Inc. plunged last week after investors reacted negatively to the company's first-quarter earnings. The company also announced that it had filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Championship Auto Racing Teams, w ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: U.S. Open: 2nd only to Games?

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