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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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SportsBusiness Journal: Balanced attack pushes Wilson Q4 revenue

Wilson Sporting Goods had quarterly revenue of $136 million in the three months ended Dec. 31 and operating profit of $3.5 million, the company's Finnish parent, Amer Holdings, disclosed in its earnings report last week. Revenue was fairly evenly divided among team sports, tennis and golf sa ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Open a late-night highlight of its own

Tennis’ Australian Open may be half a world away and televised late at night in the United States, but that didn’t stop this year’s competition from producing essentially the two highest-rated tennis events ever broadcast on ESPN. A 1996 match that lasted only 22 points due to player injury ...


SportsBusiness Journal: Racing forces tennis finals off road at Fox

Fox Sports has dropped the finals of the Ericsson Open and the Masters Series at Indian Wells, Calif., because of a scheduling conflict with its new NASCAR coverage. Fox will begin its first year broadcasting the auto racing circuit later this month. The Ericsson Open men’s and women’s final ...

Tags: CBS Broadcasting Inc., Ericsson Inc., ESPN, Fox, ISL Marketing, NASCAR, NCAA

SportsBusiness Journal: Pitts leading SFX’s charge

SFX Sports has signed 14-year-old American Nicole Pitts, the agency’s first step in creating a women’s tennis representation division. SFX plans to announce the signing today. Strong on the men’s side of the game, SFX has been a bystander during the women’s tennis boom. Rivals IMG and Octa ...

Tags: Dallas Stars, Falk Associates Management Enterprises, IMG, Minnesota Wild, Octagon Group, Prince, Southwest Sports Group

SportsBusiness Journal: Masters Series sponsor bolts

German Internet site T-Online has backed out of a three-year, $24 million deal to become the ATP's Masters Series' first major new sponsor. To get out of the contract, which was announced in October, the German company's parent, Deutsche Telekom, paid the ATP's marketing agency, ISL Worldwid ...

Tags: ISL Marketing, Tennis, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Ellman's $20M loan near

SG Cowen could approve a $20 million loan to a group led by Steve Ellman to buy the Phoenix Coyotes as early as this week, ending a long-running effort by the developer to buy the team. With another $40 million from Sumitomo Bank and $60 million in equity already secured, Ellman's group, w ...

Tags: Finance, Hockey, NHL, Phoenix Coyotes, SG Cowen, Sumitomo Bank Ltd.

SportsBusiness Journal: Smaller gate drops Dover Downs revenue

Lower attendance at its only two motorsports races in the quarter ended Dec. 31 caused Dover Downs to suffer lower auto racing revenue than expected. Because of the absence in the quarter of any Winston Cup races — the two poor performers were a Busch series and a National Hod Rod Asso ...

Tags: Finance, Motorsports

SportsBusiness Journal: A double-good Wrigley deal for Williamses?

Wrigley has been negotiating a multimillion-dollar endorsement pact with the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, tennis sources said. While it is unclear when or if the deal will occur, the two sides are far along in their talks, the sources said. If the relationship occurs, Wrigley would ...

Tags: IMG, Reebok, Tennis, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: MLB labor issue dims outlook for Rawlings

Rawlings Sporting Goods Co. warned last week that its future profitability could deteriorate because of poor economic conditions and a potential work stoppage in Major League Baseball. While Rawlings said it had met expectations for the 2001 first fiscal quarter, which ended Nov. 30, it wa ...

Tags: MLB, Rawlings Sporting Goods Co.

SportsBusiness Journal: Documentaries create a revenue winner

What company will enjoy one of the largest percentage revenue increases in sports this year? Chances are that the answer, Bombo Sports & Entertainment, a producer of sports documentaries, wouldn’t rank among anyone’s guesses. Housed across the stre ...

Tags: Excite Inc., Lincoln National Corp., Manchester United, NASCAR, New York Yankees, PricewaterhouseCoopers, YankeeNets

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