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Daniel Kaplan

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

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Advocacy Group Seeks To File Brief In NFL Concussion Settlement Case

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 14

Advocacy group Public Citizen asked the Third Circuit Court of Appeals today for permission to file a friend of the court brief supporting the objections filed by seven former NFLers to the preliminary approval of the class action concussion settlement. The seven players earlier this week objected t...

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SportsBusiness Journal: IMG rivals have deals with trainers

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SportsBusiness Journal: Lofty mission or signing tool?

T he IMG Sports Academy is in the midst of a transformation. Once an insular, quiet tennis school that developed Andre Agassi and Monica Seles, the academy today is developing more than stars. It's frenetically expanding its borders, adding spor ...

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03/12/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Former Raleigh mayor to be CEO of new USTA unit

Former Raleigh Mayor Tom Fetzer will become the first chief executive of the U.S. Tennis Association's recently formed community tennis division. USTA plans to announce the move today. The U.S. Tennis Association, the governing body for the sport in this country, created the community tenn ...

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03/12/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Slump not business as usual

P atrick Perkins remembers last October fondly. As the marketing director at Hendrick Motorsports, Perkins sells the sponsorships that fund stock cars driven by Jeff Gordon, Terry Labonte and Jerry Nadeau. With four months to go before the start of NASCAR ...

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03/12/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Economy puts a squeeze on sports finance

L ast year, Steve Turpin lent tens of millions of dollars to the New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings. But if sports teams applied for similar loans today, they would find money harder to get and more costly. Turpin, who runs the sports unit at CIT Gro ...

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03/12/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Securitization era opens for athletes

Frank Thomas didn't want to wait to collect millions in deferred compensation. So in 1998 he tried to securitize his contract, turning it into instant cash. Using a securitization in his battle to turn millions worth of promises into immediate money may have been ahead of its time. Last mon ...

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03/05/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Closed-door war crashed CART-ISL link

By all outward appearances, CART chief Joseph Heitzler and ISL Worldwide CEO Daniel Beauvois hashed out their differences when they met Feb. 2 at ISL's U.S. headquarters in Norwalk, Conn. So why, last Wednesday, did Championship Auto Racing Teams file a more than $100 million breach-of-con ...

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03/05/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Gillett gets help with Canadiens buy

George Gillett Jr. has hired sports advisory firms Game Plan LLC and Beacon Capital Sports to help him arrange financing for his pending purchase of the Montreal Canadiens and the Molson Centre, said Game Plan's chairman, Bob Caporale. Caporale said the two Boston firms hoped to have a memor ...

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03/05/01
SportsBusiness Journal: ISL continues efforts to renegotiate contracts, eyes possible sal ...

Troubled sports marketer ISL Worldwide continues to try to renegotiate its contracts with several key clients, even as its relationship with Championship Auto Racing Teams has soured (see story, page 1). At the same time, ISL continues to consider selling itself, and rumors have swept the ...

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02/26/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Sponsor L'Oreal renewing with Family Circle Cup

Cosmetics giant L'Oréal plans to announce this week that it will renew its sponsorship of tennis' Family Circle Cup for $1 million a year. That figure includes L'Oréal's commitments to advertise in print and on CBS' telecast of the semi-fi ...

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