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

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against NFL Over Painkiller Distribution

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 17 / 14

A federal court judge today dismissed a lawsuit against the NFL brought by former players alleging the league failed to oversee the distribution of prescription painkillers. Judge William Alsup ruled that the lawsuit was preempted by federal labor law, as the NFL had contended, because the pl...

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SportsBusiness Journal: 2 tennis stars leave Octagon

One-time U.S. Open finalist Mark Philippoussis and eighth-ranked Jelena Dokic are severing ties to their management firm, Octagon, in episodes that increasingly resemble messy divorces. Both tennis players and their families have hired lawyers and are trying to make sure that Octagon ge ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

12/10/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Tour finale back to U.S.?

The Sanex WTA Tour's incoming chief executive, Kevin Wulff, has had preliminary discussions about bringing the season-ending championship back to the United States. The tournament was staged at New York's Madison Square Garden for its first 29 years before the tour moved it to Munich, German ...

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12/10/01
SportsBusiness Journal: ESPN takes Classic to France

Walt Disney's ESPN will launch a historical sports channel early next year in France modeled on its U.S. outlet, ESPN Classic. It is the first major step in the American sports giant's foray into European media. ESPN plans to announce the initiative in London today with its two par ...

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12/10/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Banker starts up sports firm

Sports investment banker John Moag is leaving Legg Mason Wood Walker to start his own sports firm, taking his six-person group with him, right down to his administrative assistant. Legg Mason said it would not re-establish its sports industry group. Moag said the business of sports financ ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

12/10/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Heitzler’s out as CEO

Joe Heitzler apparently had enough. Or CART had had enough of him.

Tags: Finance

12/03/01
SportsBusiness Journal: $420M financing for FIFA

Soccer's FIFA has completed a $420 million financing backed by income from next year's World Cup in Japan and South Korea. That would make it one of the top sports financings ever, trailing only deals involving Formula One and the U.S. leaguewide financings sponsored by the NFL and Major L ...

Tags: Credit Suisse First Boston, FIFA, ISL Marketing, MLB, NFL, Soccer, This Week's Issue

12/03/01
SportsBusiness Journal: FleetBank refinances for Pirates

Call it a case of curious timing. On the same day that MLB Commissioner Bud Selig told the world of his league's economic woes and the heavy debt burden weighting down its teams, baseball's banker was busy refinancing $50 million of debt for the Pittsburgh Pirates. FleetBank last week ref ...

Tags: Baseball, Denver Broncos, Fleet, MLB, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Pirates, This Week's Issue

12/03/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Fireworks on CART docket

Tuesday's Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc. quarterly board meeting is shaping up as a barn burner, with two major shareholders now essentially calling for chief executive Joe Heitzler to step aside . And those two, plus team owner Gerald Forsythe, who together own more than 30 percent of ...

Tags: Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc., Dover Downs Entertainment, Finance, ISL Marketing, Motorsports

11/26/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Padres to sell bonds for $160M

The San Diego Padres are close to securing $160 million to pay for their share of a new downtown ballpark, evidence that even in a weak economy middle-market teams can attract financing. The Padres expect to sell private bonds to a group of investors, most likely led by pension fund Teache ...

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11/26/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis tour to cut schedule

The global senior men's tennis tour will likely eliminate more than a third of its events next year, and is owed more than $1.5 million from its U.S. title sponsor, Success Magazine, which is threatening bankruptcy if it is forced to pay the bill, sources said. Perhaps best known as provid ...

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