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

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Missouri Court Schedules Jury Trial For St. Louis' Suit Against NFL

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 27 / 17

A Missouri state court scheduled an Oct. 2 jury trial in St. Louis’ lawsuit against the NFL for the relocation process that led to the move of the Rams last year to L.A. The city of St. Louis, county of St. Louis, and the convention center filed suit earlier this month against the NFL, allegin...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Falconhead sells Golf Warehouse

Sports buyout fund Falconhead Capital sold the Golf Warehouse for $32 million, more than five times the fund’s initial investment, wiping away losses the investor had suffered from previous Internet-related purchases. The Sportsman’s Guide bought the online golf retailer. The only fund t ...

Tags: Finance, IMG

SportsBusiness Journal: Prince ties into ‘Wimbledon’ movie

Prince Sports is capitalizing on the coming “Wimbledon” movie by sponsoring the film and serving up an ad campaign and promotion tied to the tennis drama. “Wimbledon,” the first movie Prince has sponsored, will feature actress Kirsten Dunst as a top tennis player. Her character in the mov ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: Peart departs Texans for 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers have always been known for their 1980s glory run, and still are proud owners of the most Super Bowl victories, with five. On the business side of the ledger, the team has never set the sport on fire, coming in near the bottom of the NFL’s revenue rankings. ...

Tags: Football, Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers

SportsBusiness Journal: Saints, state have different ideas

The New Orleans Saints expect to begin negotiations with the state of Louisiana this week on a permanent solution to the team’s stadium situation. But the two sides appear to have different agendas going into the talks. The state still would like to reopen the 10-year, $186.5 million deal ...

Tags: Football, New Orleans Pelicans, New Orleans Saints

SportsBusiness Journal: ATP nixes Atlanta, Chicago

The ATP turned down bids to place tournaments in Atlanta and Chicago, and instead gave the go-ahead to nearly double the size of its Long Island, N.Y., tournament the week before the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. The decision is still contingent on the ATP and Long Island agreeing on the ...

Tags: ATP, IMG

SportsBusiness Journal: Texans merge event, scrimmage

This scrimmage has its own name and sponsor, Miller Brewing Co. The Houston Texans are merging their annual scrimmage with their Hispanic marketing day, and expect to sell 30,000 tickets. Three years ago, in the Texans’ inaugural campa ...

Tags: Football, Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins, MillerCoors

SportsBusiness Journal: Event puts spotlight on Sharapova

Losing little time to capitalize on the newest star in women’s tennis, the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament will center its marketing campaign on 17-year-old Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova. The tourney embraced “Maria Mania” after her Wimbledon win. ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: USTA rolls out 7-figure campaign

The U.S. Tennis Association launched a low-seven-figure ad campaign during the weekend to tout the new U.S. Open Series, which begins today. The series, which brands 10 existing tournaments under one banner while providing unprecedented TV exposure, is the latest move by tennis to organize ...

Tags: ESPN, Fox, Marketing and Sponsorship, NBC, USTA

SportsBusiness Journal: Signs help Bolts add 2 more sponsors

The San Diego Chargers signed Wells Fargo Bank and Pacificare Health Systems as new sponsors, the latest bounty from the team’s recent control of sign inventory at Qualcomm Stadium. The team expects to announce the deals Tuesday. After the San Diego Padres departed in March for their ow ...

Tags: Football, Marketing and Sponsorship, PepsiCo, San Diego Chargers, Wells Fargo

SportsBusiness Journal: NFLers to tout dairy to kids

At least 13 NFL teams and four players, including Brett Favre, this fall will encourage youngsters to eat dairy as part of a sponsorship the NFL introduced at the Super Bowl with the marketing and promotional arm for dairy farmers. Brett Favre is par ...

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Football, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, Marketing and Sponsorship, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

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