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Daniel Kaplan

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

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Sean Gilbert Lays Out Agenda For NFLPA Exec Dir Position, Including 18-Game Schedule

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 26 / 14

Former NFLer Sean Gilbert this morning outlined an ambitious agenda as part of his campaign for NFLPA Exec Dir, including agreeing to an 18-game regular season, while at the same time ripping apart the current CBA and shifting resources back to the players. Gilbert is running against incumbent DeMau...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

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03/26/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Head Seeks Pros' Help

Head/Penn Racquet Sports is launching an aggressive marketing campaign centered on professional tennis to promote its newly designed tennis balls and rackets. Using the Ericsson Open in Miami last week as a backdrop, the Austrian company unveiled a new racket and ball sponsorship of the spor ...

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03/26/01
SportsBusiness Journal: USTA Readies Grass Roots $$

The U.S. Tennis Association plans a second version of its five-year, $50 million program to jump-start recreational tennis play. The USTA, tennis' U.S. governing body, is scheduled to announce the new program today. Dubbed "Plan for Growth 2," the initiative will begin in 2003 and invest mor ...

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03/26/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Ziets Joins Goal Group

Mitchell Ziets resigned from Legg Mason earlier this month and joined the sports management firm Goal Group Consulting LLC as a partner last Monday. The firm is expected to announce the hire today. Ziets had been with Legg Mason for only two years, consulting teams and cities on stadium-re ...

Tags: Finance, Football, Soccer

03/26/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Ellesse Signs Tennis Player

Italian sports apparel maker Ellesse signed 14-year-old American tennis player Nicole Pitts to a long-term contract. While terms were not disclosed, it is believed to be a multiyear arrangement with a small annual base payment of up to $30,000, plus incentives for performance. Pitts turne ...

Tags: Tennis, This Week's Issue

03/19/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Ericsson’s slide looms over tourney

The grass was greener last year at Miami's Ericsson Open, and not just because of the drought that has parched the tennis tournament's once-lush lawns. Mobile phone maker Ericsson, after a big splash in 2000 with its inaugural tournament, is reviewing its global sponsorship strategy. Reeli ...

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03/19/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Sluggish investments keep USTA in red

For the second year in a row, the U.S. Tennis Association in 2000 suffered an annual loss despite the financial bonanza generated by the U.S. Open. The shortfall was largely tied to the group's sluggish investment portfolio, however, and this year the USTA expects to break even. In 2000, ...

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03/19/01
SportsBusiness Journal: IMG rivals have deals with trainers

IMG is alone among sports management companies in owning its own sports academy, but rivals such as SFX Sports and Octagon have forged a wide range of alliances and relationships with independent training sites around the country. SFX, for example, recently made a deal to send its recruits a ...

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03/19/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Lofty mission or signing tool?

T he IMG Sports Academy is in the midst of a transformation. Once an insular, quiet tennis school that developed Andre Agassi and Monica Seles, the academy today is developing more than stars. It's frenetically expanding its borders, adding spor ...

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03/12/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Former Raleigh mayor to be CEO of new USTA unit

Former Raleigh Mayor Tom Fetzer will become the first chief executive of the U.S. Tennis Association's recently formed community tennis division. USTA plans to announce the move today. The U.S. Tennis Association, the governing body for the sport in this country, created the community tenn ...

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03/12/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Slump not business as usual

P atrick Perkins remembers last October fondly. As the marketing director at Hendrick Motorsports, Perkins sells the sponsorships that fund stock cars driven by Jeff Gordon, Terry Labonte and Jerry Nadeau. With four months to go before the start of NASCAR ...

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