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

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Sean Gilbert Lays Out Agenda For NFLPA Exec Dir Position, Including 18-Game Schedule

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 26 / 14

Former NFLer Sean Gilbert this morning outlined an ambitious agenda as part of his campaign for NFLPA Exec Dir, including agreeing to an 18-game regular season, while at the same time ripping apart the current CBA and shifting resources back to the players. Gilbert is running against incumbent DeMau...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

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SportsBusiness Journal: Tourneys hunt sponsors as ISL awaits sale

The ATP's top 10 tournaments have begun remarketing their top sponsorships, even though financially besieged ISL Worldwide still owns those rights. ISL's parent, ISMM, enjoyed a much-needed boost last week when a Swiss court agreed to allow the company to postpone bankruptcy proceedings for ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Team-sales specialist leaves Morgan Stanley

Randy Campbell left Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, where he had focused on sports investment banking. The company would not say why Campbell left or whether he joined another firm. Efforts to reach Campbell directly were unsuccessful. Campbell's last day was April 24, when the company announced ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Wilson, Adidas-Salomon pin stumbles on U.S. economy

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SportsBusiness Journal: Teams out and Wall Street in on CART's shareholder list

A public company's annual proxy is often a dull document, aside from the eagerly awaited executive compensation information. Required to be publicly disclosed annually by Securities and Exchange Commission regulations, however, a proxy occasionally spins almost a revolutionary tale about a co ...

Tags: Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc., Denver Nuggets, New England Revolution

SportsBusiness Journal: Sports investor gets boost

One of the world's largest pension funds plans to announce today that it will invest as much as $132 million in an investment group controlled in part by sports management power IMG. The IMG Sports Capital fund, the only financial vehicle to invest exclusively in the professional sports bu ...

Tags: Aetna U.S. Healthcare, Chase Manhattan Corp., IMG

SportsBusiness Journal: Milchan, SFX partner for Open rights

Hollywood movie mogul Arnon Milchan has formed a joint venture with SFX Sports to sell the U.S. Open Tennis Championships rights in Europe. The rights are expected to fetch between $30 million and $40 million over four years, said Donald Dell, senior vice president of SFX Entertainment and a ...

Tags: ESPN, Eurosport, Falk Associates Management Enterprises

SportsBusiness Journal: CART, sponsor FedEx tell different tales

Maybe it got lost in the mail. "It" being Federal Express' message that formal talks to renew the title sponsorship of Championship Auto Racing Teams' top circuit have not even begun. Because clearly that message was not delivered to CART. Or at least it appeared that way last week when J ...

Tags: ABC, Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc., ESPN, FedEx Corp., NASCAR, NBA

SportsBusiness Journal: Mac attacks publishing record book

Tennis legend John McEnroe may be on pace to sign one of the most lucrative book deals ever for a professional athlete. With $750,000 in advance royalties already in tow from selling the rights to his autobiography in the United Kingdom, sources close to McEnroe say they expect the seven-t ...

Tags: CBS Broadcasting Inc., Dallas Stars, IMG, NBC, Southwest Sports Group, Time Warner

SportsBusiness Journal: Molson: Deal to sell Canadiens on track

Montreal Canadiens owner Molson Inc. expects the team's sale to occur in the next few weeks, despite concerns about the ability of announced buyer George Gillett to raise the money to buy the historic franchise. A source familiar with the Gillett effort said Gillett was negotiating with a ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: ISL files countersuit against ex-partner CART

Ailing ISL Worldwide has sued Championship Auto Racing Teams for well over $150 million, claiming CART breached their now- scuttled marketing pact. The litigation comes as a Swiss court last week told ISL parent ISMM Group it could not postpone bankruptcy proceedings to negotiate with a buye ...

Tags: CBS Broadcasting Inc., Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc., ESPN, ISL Marketing, Legg Mason Inc., Philips, USA Network

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