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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: WTA Tour hires execs

The WTA Tour has hired a director of TV and a managing director of Europe, both newly created positions. Six months on the job as chief executive, Larry Scott is revamping an organization that has endured three CEO changes in less than three years. And since Scott assumed his post, the dir ...

Tags: AEG, ATP, ESPN, Fox, WTA

SportsBusiness Journal: Q&A: Robert Kraft

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SportsBusiness Journal: NFL may assume stake in Reebok

The day after Sunday's Super Bowl, the NFL could assume ownership of nearly half of Reebok's football licensing business, but the league would then have to forgo the guaranteed money it is set to receive under its contract with the sneaker and apparel company. The NFL has a two-month windo ...

Tags: Electronic Arts, Football, MLB, NBA, NFL, Reebok

SportsBusiness Journal: Jets hire VP of design construction

The New York Jets hired Bill Senn as a vice president of design construction, the latest sign that the team fully expects to realize its dreams of a Manhattan stadium. Sources say the team anticipates by the end of next month a memorandum of understanding between New York City and the stat ...

Tags: ESPN, Football, New York Giants, New York Jets

SportsBusiness Journal: Hispanic marketing takes off

This season, it seemed as if every NFL team jumped on the Hispanic marketing bandwagon, a recognition of the ethnic group's status now as the country's largest minority. So it should come as no surprise that this week's Super Bowl festivities are chock-full of Hispanic outreach, making thi ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: NFLPA, NFL to talk extension

The NFL Players Association will soon begin early contract extension talks with the league, a full four years before the labor pact expires. Union Executive Director Gene Upshaw plans to announce the negotiations to extend the collective-bargaining agreement at his annual news conference Jan ...

Tags: Football, Labor and Agents, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: Bears keep fans’ fire burning

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Tags: Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Football, MillerCoors, Quaker Oats, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

SportsBusiness Journal: Death knell for public funding?

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SportsBusiness Journal: News Corp. to lend McCourt $205M

Prospective Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt would borrow the entire $430 million purchase price for the storied franchise through a mix of team and private loans under a proposal MLB owners are expected to review, and perhaps approve, this week, several banking sources said. He would ...

Tags: Finance, Fox, Los Angeles Dodgers, News Corp, Washington Wizards

SportsBusiness Journal: Super Bowl TV availability back over 1B

Next month's Super Bowl can be viewed on TV by more than 1 billion people globally, a sharp rise from the 800 million the league touted last year. A pact with China Central Television (CCTV), announced over the holidays, added 300 million potential viewers and pushed the league well over the ...

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