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Daniel Kaplan

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

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Four years after high court ruling, judge allows American Needle’s case vs. NFL to proceed

04 / 21 / 14

It’s been nearly four years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously against the NFL in its request to have an antitrust lawsuit from cap maker American Needle dismissed. The league lost its argument then that its collective commercial decisions should sidestep antitrust scrutiny. The...

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Tags: Law and Politics

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10/26/98
N.Y. Giants raise quick $25 million

The New York Giants quietly raised $25 million in August in an effort to keep up with their rising payroll and other operational needs. For the second time in as many years, the team tapped the private placement market. Companies in need of capital can sell bonds to discreet private investors ...

Tags: First Union Corp., New York Giants, New York Life Insurance, NFL, San Francisco Giants

10/26/98
Sponsors running to NYC Marathon

"Welcome to the belly of the beast," Scott Lange quips upon greeting visitors these days at the New York Road Runners Club Inc.'s Manhattan headquarters. The 29th annual running of the New York City Marathon is in six days, and Lange, the chief marketing officer for the club, which organizes the ...

Tags: Chase Manhattan Corp., Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp., Continental Airlines, Jansen Pharmaceutical, John Hancock, PowerBar Inc., Seattle Storm

10/19/98
New ATP rules trouble for tourneys

Men's professional tennis may feel a modest earthquake in the next few years, as several tournaments are eliminated because of ATP Tour ranking and scheduling changes. Already, the $870,000 Pilot Pen Championships in New Haven, Conn., and the $714,250 Advanta Championships in Philadelphia have b ...

Tags: Legg Mason Inc., Pilot Pen Corp.

10/19/98
Is sports business recession-proof?

This has been a year unlike any other in sports business, highlighted by home run chases, record NFL broadcast contracts, eye-popping team sale prices and a seemingly insatiable consumer appetite for live entertainment. But imagine these headlines, which possibly could appear in the next few mon ...

Tags: NFL

10/19/98
Arena board meeting has an NFL flavor

The Arena Football League held its autumn board meeting at National Football League headquarters in New York City last Tuesday in an important symbolic step in the budding relationship between the two leagues. The organizations have spent months negotiating a partnership that could lead to the N ...

Tags: AFL, ESPN, MSG Network, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Staples

10/19/98
Slipping by sport's financial

Want a quick snapshot of the progress sports finance has made this decade — and the obstacles that still remain? Look no further than the America West Arena. Before the arena opened in 1992 as the home of the Phoenix Suns, team owner Jerry Colangelo pitched in tens of millions of dollars of ...

Tags: AFL, America West Airlines, American Airlines Inc., Bank One Corp., Chase Manhattan Corp., Comcast Corp., Fleet, Legg Mason Inc., NBA, NFL, NHL, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Suns, Salomon Smith Barney, WNBA

10/05/98
Roller hockey league to hike franchise fees

With no television deal and many of its teams losing money, 2-year-old Major League Roller Hockey wouldn't seem to be in a position to ask for big money from expansion team owners. But that's precisely what the 14-team league plans to do. Starting next year, the cost of an expansion franchis ...

Tags: Rivals, Roller Hockey International, Walt Disney Co.

10/05/98
Panthers execs get options

Florida Panthers Holdings Inc. granted its top five executives 545,000 stock options in the fiscal year that ended June 30, according to a proxy filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission last week. For the executives to use the options, however, the company's stock price must reach $17.2 ...

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Florida Panthers, NHL, SportsChannel Florida

10/05/98
Will 2.95 million fans be enough?

Advocates of keeping the New York Yankees in the Bronx had hoped to present team owner George Steinbrenner with 3 million reasons why the club should stay put. But the team fell just short of drawing 3 million regular-season fans, the attendance figure Steinbrenner said was needed to keep the Ya ...

Tags: Cablevision Systems Corp., New York Yankees, YankeeNets

10/05/98
Will 2.95 million fans be enough?

Advocates of keeping the New York Yankees in the Bronx had hoped to present team owner George Steinbrenner with 3 million reasons why the club should stay put. But the team fell just short of drawing 3 million regular-season fans, the attendance figure Steinbrenner said was needed to keep the Ya ...

Tags: Cablevision Systems Corp., New York Yankees, YankeeNets

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