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

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against NFL Over Painkiller Distribution

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 17 / 14

A federal court judge today dismissed a lawsuit against the NFL brought by former players alleging the league failed to oversee the distribution of prescription painkillers. Judge William Alsup ruled that the lawsuit was preempted by federal labor law, as the NFL had contended, because the pl...

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10/29/01
SportsBusiness Journal: CART suffers losses

Championship Auto Racing Teams said it lost $1.7 million in the third quarter because of costs tied to shuttering one of its minor league circuits and its settlement with Speedway Motorsports Inc. over a canceled race. In the 2000 third quarter, the company earned $7.8 million. Because of ...

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10/22/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Raising sports money tougher

   Houston delays a $250 million bond offering to build the Rockets a new arena.    New York scuttles stadium efforts totaling billions of dollars.    International Speedway Corp. scales b ...

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10/22/01
SportsBusiness Journal: CART future unclear

Wall Street analysts are still puzzled with Championship Auto Racing Teams' progress, even after the open-wheel auto racing sanction body held an analysts' meeting on Oct. 13 that was supposed to answer their questions. The company provided no 2002 financial guidance to the analysts, and it ...

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10/15/01
SportsBusiness Journal: ISC's Q3 earnings beat expectations

Buoyed by new track openings and NASCAR's bulky media contract, International Speedway Corp. reported higher-than-expected earnings for the fiscal third quarter ended Aug. 31 and said earnings should meet expectations in the fourth quarter. With a bow to the uncertain economic environment, h ...

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10/15/01
SportsBusiness Journal: SFX signs Russian tennis player

SFX Sports signed promising Russian tennis player Dmitry Tursunov, who is in the process of applying for American citizenship. SFX said it provided no marketing guarantees to sign the 19-year-old. Tursunov moved to California from Russia when he was 14, and over the last several years has ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

10/15/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Civil war to break out in CART?

Is civil war about to break out in Championship Auto Racing Teams, the beleaguered open-wheel racing sanctioning body? Could be, as the company's top shareholder and team owner, Gerald Forsythe, all but declared war on his company with a stinging declaration that called for changes to mana ...

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10/08/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Memphis ATP event to add women

The owner of the Sanex WTA event in Oklahoma City said she has an agreement to sell her tournament sanction to the ATP stop in Memphis. Sources say the sale price is around $500,000. Pending WTA approval, the Kroger St. Jude Classic in Memphis would become a men's and women's event, said ...

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10/08/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Man U profit up 25%

Manchester United enjoyed another blockbuster year financially in the period ended July 31, but storm clouds are appearing on the horizon in the form most U.S. team owners would understand: surging player wages. After being eliminated from the European Champions Cup in the quarterfinals earl ...

Tags: Finance

10/08/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Analyst upgrades racing companies

A.G. Edwards upgraded shares of the two major NASCAR track operators, saying they were well prepared economically to weather a faltering economy. Tim Conder, a leading auto-racing analyst, said the shares of International Speedway Corp. and Speedway Motorsports Inc. had both been battered si ...

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10/08/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Medal-hungry China loosens grip

A lone on the court, Peng Shuai stood muttering to herself as she let a first-set tiebreaker slip away last month. The quiet, wiry 14-year-old would soon lose in a compelling three sets in a first-round encounter during the U.S. Open junior tennis ...

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