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

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Tod Leiweke Says NFL Owners Likely Voting On Raiders Next Week, Discusses Other Issues

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NFL owners are likely to vote next week on whether to allow the Raiders to relocate to Las Vegas, NFL COO Tod Leiweke confirmed to the Leaders SportsBusiness Summit this morning. Leiweke: “Yeah, I think we could very well be there, but only time will tell." Asked whether Las Vega...

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SportsBusiness Journal: ATP still looking for more money

Front, from left: Australian’s Geoff Pollard, French’s Christian Bimes, ATP’s Mark Miles; back, U.S. Open’s Alan Schwartz, Wimbledon’s Tim Phillips, ITF’s Francesco Ricci Bitti A year ago, as the tennis world served up its annual fortnight ...

Tags: ATP, WTA

SportsBusiness Journal: WTA Tour launches new ad campaign

The latest WTA Tour marketing campaign, playing up both the feminine and athletic qualities of its players, was scheduled to launch in London Friday. The campaign is “redefining femininity,” tour’s Sophie Goldschmidt said. An extension ...

Tags: Grey Advertising, Marketing and Sponsorship, WTA

SportsBusiness Journal: ATP commercial arm back to Europe

The ATP is replacing the head of its commercial business arm and switching the position back to Europe. After just a year in the job, Chris Clouser is stepping down as chief executive of ATP Properties and president of the ATP, though he will remain as chairman of the commercial unit and ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: NFL adds stake in SportsLine

The NFL on June 1 received more than 2.5 million shares of SportsLine.com Inc., making the league the third-largest outside shareholder of the Internet company. The NFL now owns nearly 4 million shares, or 9.3 percent of the firm, according to SportsLine’s public securities filings. The co ...

Tags: Football, MLB, NFL, Reebok

SportsBusiness Journal: Moag: NHL lockout can be averted

In sports these days, about the only truism seems to be that the NHL is headed for a bitter labor disturbance when the sport’s collective-bargaining agreement expires in three months. The bitter divide between management and labor has led hockey insiders and outside observers to con ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: IMG, India pair to build academy

The Indian government is scheduled Wednesday to unveil plans for a new sports academy complex in conjunction with IMG. IMG already owns a major sports academy in Bradenton, Fla., where amateur and professional athletes train. IMG’s exact role with the Indian academy is unclear. The comp ...

Tags: IMG

SportsBusiness Journal: Bengals' pitch: Guaranteed fun

Bengal Chad Johnson helps deliver ticket-sales pitch on 20 Cincinnati-area billboards. Guarantees have a long history in sports, starting with Joe Namath’s famous boast about Super Bowl III. Now, the Cincinnati Bengals have a marketing ca ...

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Football, Kansas City Chiefs, Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL to shrink Europe plans?

What’s German for touchdown? The NFL’s dream of a pan-European league may shrink considerably after this Saturday’s World Bowl XII as the league considers consolidating its six-team, developmental offshoot to just Germany. “The NFL had a deliberate strategy when this league started [in ...

Tags: Football, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: Qwest keeps Seahawks high

Securing Qwest Communications to name their stadium is just the latest bit of financial good news for the Seattle Seahawks. The team expects this year to sell 33 percent more season tickets and to sell out all 106 suites, including the 26 new ones that are being added during the off ...

Tags: Football, Seattle Seahawks

SportsBusiness Journal: Agassi, Graf united in Genworth ads

Andre Agassi and his wife, tennis legend Steffi Graf, will jointly endorse insurer Genworth Financial as part of an up to $25 million TV ad campaign that the recent General Electric spin-off plans to launch in two weeks. As a new company born from a major brand name, Genworth will play on ...

Tags: Canon, GE, Head USA, Marketing and Sponsorship, SFX

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