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Daniel Kaplan

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

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NFL seeking to block discovery in New York concussion lawsuit

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 05 / 22 / 17

The NFL is again trying to block discovery in a lawsuit into what it knew about the health risks of concussions, seeking a stay in a New York state court. The NFL agreed to a roughly $1 billion concussion settlement without discovery. More than 150 players opted out of the settlement, but their i...

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12/27/04
SportsBusiness Journal: Fila shifts strategy; Capriati out

Jennifer Capriati will end her endorsement Friday with Fila, the company that supported her during her stirring comeback, after the two sides could not agree on terms of a new contract. The development comes on the heels of basketball star Grant Hill leaving the Fila fold at the end of Oct ...

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Fila, IMG

12/27/04
SportsBusiness Journal: Sony Ericsson titles WTA Tour

Sony Ericsson has agreed to become the global title sponsor for the WTA Tour in a deal worth $88 million over six years. The WTA claims that the sponsorship is the largest in professional tennis, as well as the largest in women’s sports. Sony Ericsson also becomes title sponsor of the s ...

12/27/04
SportsBusiness Journal: Entertainment brands flock to Vikes

Minnesota may seem an odd choice for cutting-edge entertainment sponsorships, but the Vikings are chalking up mid-six-figure sums annually from sponsorships with movie houses Lions Gate Entertainment, HBO and Buena Vista Online Entertainment. Why would Hollywood glitz be interested in the Vi ...

Tags: Basketball, Best Buy, Football, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Vikings, Target

12/20/04
SportsBusiness Journal: Action skids into difficulties

NASCAR merchandiser Action Performance Cos., reeling from a miserable 2004, is close to running afoul of a key term in its bank loan. While the company maintains that it does not expect to trip the provision, which would be a technical loan default, the development is still another worriso ...

Tags: Motorsports, NASCAR

12/20/04
SportsBusiness Journal: Olympus ups tennis deals

Olympus Imaging America has signed a four-year, $35 million pact to sponsor the U.S. Open plus the 10 tournaments that lead up to America’s biggest tennis event, U.S. Tennis Association sources said. The deal is believed to be the largest of its kind in any sport, other than Eastman ...

Tags: USA Network, USTA

12/13/04
SportsBusiness Journal: NFL: Holiday line will sell $35M

The NFL expects another double-digit increase in holiday licensed merchandise sales this season, as the league has pushed its licensees to expand and improve their product lines. Santa sells for the NFL. In fact, with the success o ...

Tags: Football, NFL

12/13/04
SportsBusiness Journal: New Roddick deal passes sniff test

Andy Roddick has signed an endorsement deal with Parlux Fragrances, which earlier this year also signed Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova, as well as Paris Hilton. Roddick already sports a deal with Reebok. He modeled a shirt from a new collection in ...

Tags: Clear Channel Communications, Marketing and Sponsorship, SFX

12/13/04
SportsBusiness Journal: Wait till next year, NFL

The NFL will not be receiving the gift of a new labor deal this holiday season, owners were told in Atlanta last week. Instead, the league, which once hoped to have a new collective-bargaining agreement wrapped up by the end of this month, is now shooting to sign one by the official cale ...

Tags: Football, Fox, Labor and Agents, NFL

12/06/04
SportsBusiness Journal: MLB considers Dodgers' debt plan

The Los Angeles Dodgers are seeking to dramatically increase the amount of debt secured by the team after a successful first year of ownership under developer Frank McCourt, several financial sources said. L.A.’s Frank McCourt (left), with broadcaste ...

Tags: Baseball, Finance, Fox, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, News Corp

12/06/04
SportsBusiness Journal: ATP bucks trend with sponsor

For the first time, a top tennis player has signed as his principal shirt sponsor a non-apparel company, perhaps paving the way for the game’s competitors to land such deals that are commonplace in other non-team sports like auto racing and golf. Sjeng Schalken will compete next year in ...

Tags: Adidas, ATP, Marketing and Sponsorship, WTA

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