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

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Steelers' Art Rooney: Oakland Does Not Need To Match Nevada's Stadium Offer

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 19 / 16

Steelers President Art Rooney II, who chairs the NFL's stadium committee, said the city of Oakland in order to keep the Raiders does not have to match the $750M in public subsidies approved by Nevada for a new stadium. NFL owners this morning will get an update on the Las Vegas and Oakland situation...

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Tags: Franchises, Oakland Raiders, NFL

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SportsBusiness Journal: Masters tennis close with ESPN

ESPN is close to an agreement to continue televising the four U.S. Masters Series tennis tournaments and the men's tennis championship through 2007, tennis officials said. An ESPN spokesman said the broadcaster is "hopeful this comes to pass, but we have not received word." ESPN's existin ...


SportsBusiness Journal: Giants take second look at roof

It used to be said of the Dallas Cowboys that they had a hole in their roof so God could watch his favorite team. Now the New York Giants may also be making a play to woo the ultimate fan. The team recently discovered it could place a similar roof on Giants Stadium as part of the $300 mill ...

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Football, New York Giants

SportsBusiness Journal: Upshaw: Don’t bust the trust

NFL owners meeting this week to debate the future of the league's commercial businesses may want to consider the position of one man who will not be in the room when they gather. NFLPA executive director Gene Upshaw said that if any teams bolt from the league's business plan, the NFL Trust ...

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Football, Labor and Agents, New York Yankees, NFL, Washington Redskins

SportsBusiness Journal: Roddick, William Morris split

Entertainment agency William Morris is no longer managing U.S. Open champion Andy Roddick's off-court career. SFX, Roddick's original agent, which shared management duties in 2003, now has control over the 22-year-old star, who ended 2003 as the world's No. 1-ranked player. "We had a one- ...

Tags: IMG, Labor and Agents, Reebok, Rolex, SFX, William Morris Endeavor

SportsBusiness Journal: Cards’ ad blitz hits the market

The Arizona Cardinals launched their earliest ever advertising campaign, centered on their new coach, Dennis Green, AP Offensive Rookie of the Year Anquan Boldin and the team's new stadium, to open in 2006. Cardinals’ pitch for season tickets: New he ...

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Football, Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: 4 NFLPA TV shows planned for fall

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. The NFL Players Association for the first time will produce and air its own TV shows during the league's regular season this fall. The union is creating four half-hour specials that will air on Fox Sports Net, including one th ...

Tags: Football, Fox, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: Cass tapped to Ravens post

The Dallas Cowboys' former outside counsel, who nine years ago represented the team in its lawsuit against the NFL, will be the new president of the Baltimore Ravens. The pending hire of Richard Cass, a Washington corporate lawyer with the firm of Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering LLP, is to be di ...

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Football, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: Ratner to borrow up to $150M

J.P. Morgan Chase will lend incoming New Jersey Nets owner Bruce Ratner up to $150 million to finance his $300 million deal to buy the NBA team, finance sources said. Ratner The club's owner, YankeeNets, chose Ratner on Jan. 21 over tw ...

Tags: Finance, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, NBA, Brooklyn Nets, News Corp

SportsBusiness Journal: Grizzlies get $3.5M by redoing deal

The Memphis Grizzlies redid an innovative financing, grossing another $3.5 million by trading payments from the last 19½ years of their naming-rights deal in return for what is now an upfront lump sum of $37 million. Last summer the Grizzlies did a two-part financing in which t ...

Tags: Basketball, Finance, Memphis Grizzlies, Montreal Canadiens

SportsBusiness Journal: Jags push tix with anniversary CD

The Jacksonville Jaguars are sending 10th-anniversary DVDs with their season-ticket renewal brochures this winter. Jags hope marketing effort scores a 10. The 55-minute DVD highlights the team's top 10 moments and has a piece on the ...

Tags: Football, Jacksonville Jaguars

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