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Daniel Kaplan

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

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Redskins, Native Americans Ordered To Mediation Over Suit Stemming From Marks

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 26 / 15

A federal appeals court has ordered the Redskins and a group of five Native Americans into settlement talks over their lawsuit stemming from a regulatory body invalidating the team’s marks because the club name is arguably offensive. Last year, the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board ruled...

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Tags: Franchises, Washington Redskins

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SportsBusiness Journal: Head of tennis leaves Anschutz

Kevin O'Connor, who managed Anschutz Entertainment Group's ambitious professional tennis effort, departed after less than a year on the job to return to his former employer. AEG, part of billionaire Philip Anschutz's entertainment empire, is building a massive sports complex outside of Los ...

Tags: AEG, Sanex, Soccer, Tennis, This Week's Issue, WTA

SportsBusiness Journal: Wimbledon rules debated

Fashion brand Fila had big plans a year ago this week as Wimbledon unfolded. The Italian apparel power planned to use the grass-court classic like a high-profile runway to promote its retro Setanta line, an exact replica of the shirt Bjorn Borg wore while winning five consecutive titles ...

Tags: Adidas, Fila, Reebok, Tennis, Wimbledon

SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis Firm Undergoes Changes

S ports Marketing Consultants , the Florida-based company hired by the Chinese government to market its tennis program and its stars, is restructuring and may face a challenge in holding the account. Howard Jaffe , chief executive of SMC, concedes that the Chinese Tennis Ass ...

Tags: ABC, CBS Broadcasting Inc., IMG, NBA, NBC, Reebok, SFX, Tennis, Wimbledon

SportsBusiness Journal: NBA, banks plot credit pool

The NBA has begun discussions with at least five banks aimed at creating a credit pool of up to a billion dollars. Like the credit facilities established by the NFL and Major League Baseball, NBA teams will be able to take advantage of the stellar credit rating of the league in sec ...

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Fleet, Football, Lehman Brothers Inc., MLB, NBA, NFL, SG Cowen, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Wimbledon In The Black

To view larger graph click here. Spartan may be the attire of the Wimbledon competitor, but it is hardly an apt description of the tournament's war chest. While tennis players adorned in white ...

Tags: NBC, Tennis, Wimbledon

SportsBusiness Journal: Forsythe owns nearly 15% of CART

Team owner Gerald Forsythe now owns nearly 15 percent of Championship Auto Racing Teams, but he has been thwarted by the company in his efforts to buy more stock. CART has a corporate "poison pill," which prevents investors from buying more than 14.99 percent of the stock. Po ...

Tags: Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc., Finance, Honda Motor Co., IndyCar, Motorsports

SportsBusiness Journal: WTA season finale in prime time

Are you ready for some ... tennis! The Sanex WTA Tour's season-ending final will air live on ESPN on Nov. 11, competing directly against "Monday Night Football," which is broadcast on the sports station's sister network, ABC. The WTA and ESPN plan to announce the development today. ...

Tags: ESPN, NFL, Sanex, Tennis, This Week's Issue, WTA

SportsBusiness Journal: Women dominate Open ratings

Sisters beat Spaniards in the battle for French Open supremacy, and the Peacock finally got the message. The American TV rating on NBC for the all-Williams sisters French Open final between Venus and Serena trounced its men's counterpart , doubling the number in major markets, even though ...

Tags: ESPN, NBA, NBC, Tennis, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: U.S. Open prizes at $16M

The U.S. Open Tennis Championships will award $16.1 million in prize money this year, a record for an annually scheduled sporting event and up 4.6 percent from a year ago. The men's and women's winners will walk away with $900,000 apiece, up $50,000 from 2001. The Open awards far ...

Tags: Tennis, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Team Tennis rolls out $1M in ads

Billie Jean King's World TeamTennis plans to launch a $1 million ad campaign this week, the league's first major effort to help its teams attract new fans. Through radio spots, newspaper, magazine and outdoor ads, WTT's nine teams will receive an infusion of publicity that could help sputter ...

Tags: Tennis, This Week's Issue

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