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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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02/26/01
SportsBusiness Journal: ESPN/Sanex deal would put 20 hours of tourney on U.S. TV

Walt Disney Co.'s ESPN and the Sanex WTA Tour were close to completing a deal late last week to broadcast the women's circuit's year-end championships in Munich, Germany, a source close to the talks said. Ironically, the pact would mean greater U.S. exposure for the tournament than it rece ...

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02/26/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Nasdaq near WTA deal

The Nasdaq stock market late last week was near to signing a deal to sponsor the Sanex WTA Tour's North American leg, taking over for the former lucy.com. Lucy.com had a year left on its contract but was negotiating an exit after shifting its business strategy away from Internet retail. ...

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02/19/01
SportsBusiness Journal: ISL slams its ATP deal into reverse

ISL Worldwide has begun unraveling its $1.2 billion marketing pact with the ATP, though final details are still being negotiated, said sources close to the talks. Financially troubled ISL has given back to the ATP and its tournaments TV production rights for men's tennis' top 10 events, du ...

Tags: CBS Broadcasting Inc., Ericsson Inc., ESPN, IMG, ISL Marketing

02/19/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Analysts: Rio to cost CART 23% of Q1 earnings

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Tags: Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc., ISL Marketing, Legg Mason Inc.

02/19/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Nets refinance $90M loan

The New Jersey Nets refinanced a $90 million loan last month, the first major financing move for the basketball team since it became part of YankeeNets in 1999. The loan originally was held by First Union, but French bank SG Cowen refinanced the money, meaning it now controls the debt. Cowen ...

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02/12/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Nike signs 15-year-old tennis player Harkelroad

Nike signed promising young American tennis player Ashley Harkelroad to an apparel and footwear contract. Harkelroad's agent, AMG Sports, wouldn't discuss terms. The multiyear contract, however, is believed to guarantee the 15-year-old more than $75,000 a year, plus incentives for performa ...

Tags: Adidas, Dallas Stars, Fila, Puma AG, Reebok, Southwest Sports Group

02/12/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Team’s parent pays off $50M in loans

Boston Celtics LP, the company that controls and owns the Boston Celtics, paid off $50 million of bank loans late last year, the firm disclosed in its quarterly earnings statement earlier this month. A subsidiary of the holding company sold $50 million of short-term investments to provide ...

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02/12/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Uncertainties regarding ISL, Rio delay earnings

Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc. last week delayed its earnings release one day before the company tentatively had scheduled to disclose its financial results. The company rescheduled the release for Feb. 20. The still unsettled situation with sports marketer ISL Worldwide, which guarante ...

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02/12/01
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