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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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SportsBusiness Journal: Henman, Adidas ink deal

After flirting with leaving Adidas, British tennis star Tim Henman has agreed to re-sign with the shoe and clothing company for the rest of his career. It comes at a price, though: He no longer will be earning more than $2 million guaranteed annually from the sneaker company, as he does unde ...

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10/01/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Strike 2 for Ilitch refinancing

Michael Ilitch has tabled a massive refinancing of his sports holdings, including the Detroit Tigers, for the second time in less than two years, in part because of sputtering performance at the gate. Banks and other financial institutions also rejected the effort because they were opposed ...

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09/24/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Hicks wants to refinance

Tom Hicks' Southwest Sports Group is trying to refinance roughly $190 million of debt owed primarily by its Dallas Stars and Texas Rangers. The debt would be packaged into a single loan. Hicks' effort is the latest by a multiteam holding company to bring its teams and other assets under on ...

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09/24/01
SportsBusiness Journal: N.Y. facilities pushed to back burner

It would have been a tough sell under ordinary circumstances. Now the outlook is best described as bleak for public financing for new sports palaces in New York. When terrorist outrages toppled the World Trade Center, the long-standing negotiations between the city and several of its teams b ...

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09/17/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Capriati nears deal with Fila

Tennis star Jennifer Capriati is close to striking a new deal with Italian apparel and footwear company Fila that would pay her up to $1.5 million a year, plus performance bonuses, for three years, sources said. The deal comes even as the future of Fila is uncertain. Holding di Partecipazioni, ...

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09/17/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Racking stock no more than idea

As NASCAR has boomed in popularity, entrepreneurs have sought methods to tap into that public fervor by selling auto racing-related stocks. There are three public track companies, a public NASCAR collectibles maker and a mutual fund with an auto racing theme. ...

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09/17/01
SportsBusiness Journal: ATP hires GCI

The ATP plans to announce today that it has hired GCI, a division of Grey Advertising, to help it find American sponsors that will back the global tennis circuit. The move comes even as the ATP's top events, known as the Masters Series, have rebuffed the men's tennis group's efforts to man ...

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09/10/01
SportsBusiness Journal: NFL debt a hit with investors

The NFL sold $285 million of bonds last month, $135 million more than the league originally expected, a strong sign that Wall Street has fully taken to the NFL's financial story. The transaction raised money for the league's stadium financing plan, the so-called G-3, which lends to teams i ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: ABC planning return to pro tennis

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