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

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Sweet Caroline

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 31 / 15

The personable Wozniacki, interacting with fans at a tournament earlier this month, has a charm and accessibility that’s rare for most elite players. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: USTA center at AEG complex

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SportsBusiness Journal: Credit squeeze for MLB?

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