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

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Steelers' Art Rooney: Oakland Does Not Need To Match Nevada's Stadium Offer

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 19 / 16

Steelers President Art Rooney II, who chairs the NFL's stadium committee, said the city of Oakland in order to keep the Raiders does not have to match the $750M in public subsidies approved by Nevada for a new stadium. NFL owners this morning will get an update on the Las Vegas and Oakland situation...

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Tags: Franchises, Oakland Raiders, NFL

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SportsBusiness Journal: Nike, Serena near $60M deal

Nike is close to signing tennis superstar Serena Williams to a lifetime shoe and apparel contract worth at least $60 million, sources said. An announcement is expected shortly. The flamboyant Williams, 22, will stop wearing attire from Puma, the German sneaker and apparel maker that signed ...


SportsBusiness Journal: Pats get G-3 grant extension

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Tags: Finance, Football, Gillette, New England Patriots, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL shows $19.4M loss on tax return

The NFL suffered a $19.4 million financial loss last season, according to the league's tax return , largely due to exploding debt costs related to the league's stadium financing and credit programs. Why the NFL chose to budget a deficit and finance it through savings, rather than hiking c ...

Tags: Football, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: Texans add fee to suite list

The Houston Texans will charge companies and individuals $500 to sign up for the team's new luxury-suite waiting list, which is believed to be the first time a professional sports team has levied such a fee. In return, however, those on the waiting list will receive benefits and services s ...

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Football, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL pushes growth category

Attention, NFL fans: Are you looking for that Green Bay Packers Santa Claus bobblehead doll? Or that New England Patriots glass snow globe? Then this holiday season may be your lucky one, as the league continues a recent push to sell more NFL-themed holiday collectibles and trinkets. The ...

Tags: Football, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: Retro uniforms for Thanksgiving

For the third consecutive Thanksgiving, the NFL and its merchandise partner, Reebok, will use the day's two games to showcase retro apparel. Coaches on the sidelines and players on the field Thursday will wear throwback gear, designed to capitalize on retro's popularity. ...

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Football, Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, NFL, Reebok

SportsBusiness Journal: NHL nixes terms of Wild’s loan

The popular Minnesota Wild routinely plays to sellout crowds at Xcel Energy Center. The NHL has quietly informed the Minnesota Wild that it cannot use the value of the franchise as the only collateral for its pending $80 million of loans, t ...

Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Finance, Hockey, Minnesota Wild, NHL, Ottawa Senators

SportsBusiness Journal: Bickering stalls debt refinancing

The New Jersey Devils' refinancing of $67 million is being held up by the turmoil at YankeeNets, which owns roughly 30 percent of the Stanley Cup champions. The Devils' debt was due to mature Oct. 31, but the club's bankers extended it into mid-December. Sources said the lead bank, SG Cowen ...

Tags: Finance, Hockey, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets, New York Yankees

SportsBusiness Journal: Man U talking to Fox

Manchester United is negotiating with Fox Sports to air at least one of its U.S. games next summer on the network rather than on Fox Sports World. Man U announced last week that it would return to the United States for a second consecutive summer exhibition tour. This past summer, Manchest ...

Tags: Fox, Manchester United, PepsiCo, Soccer

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL may let clubs sell past 75-mile limit

The NFL is strongly considering letting its teams dramatically expand the geographic areas they can market to, including potentially pitting clubs against each other for fans. Now, teams abide by a decades-old policy of restricting their marketing to a 75-mile radius around their home city ...

Tags: Denver Broncos, Football, Houston Texans, NBA, New England Patriots, NFL

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