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

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Goodell speaks to media; additional hiring part of NFL’s expected changes

Published in On The Ground on 09 / 19 / 14

The NFL next week plans to announce a high-profile female hire, the second such hiring in as many weeks as the league looks to add more gender diversity in the wake of the domestic violence scandal that has roiled the league in the last two weeks. The development comes after Roger Goodell’s...

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03/19/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Sluggish investments keep USTA in red

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03/19/01
SportsBusiness Journal: IMG rivals have deals with trainers

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03/19/01
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SportsBusiness Journal: Former Raleigh mayor to be CEO of new USTA unit

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03/12/01
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03/12/01
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