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Advocacy Group Seeks To File Brief In NFL Concussion Settlement Case

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 14

Advocacy group Public Citizen asked the Third Circuit Court of Appeals today for permission to file a friend of the court brief supporting the objections filed by seven former NFLers to the preliminary approval of the class action concussion settlement. The seven players earlier this week objected t...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Venus designing apparel line for Wilsons Leather

Tennis star Venus Williams will endorse the Wilsons Leather chain of specialty leather goods shops and design her own apparel collection for the stores. Williams will receive a minimum guarantee plus royalties on her lines. The deal is expected to pay ...

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Fox, IMG, NBA, Reebok, Southwest Sports Group

SportsBusiness Journal: The city that has everything puts Olympic rings on its Christmas ...

I t would be bigger than the Subway Series. Bigger than the Statue of Liberty celebration that drew millions of people in 1986. Bigger than the World's Fair of 1939. In short, the Olympics would be biggest party New York has ever seen. At least, so says Dan Doctoroff, fo ...

Tags: This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Deal with Jaguar puts Gambill in driver’s seat

Jaguar signed an endorsement contract with tennis player and car enthusiast Jan-Michael Gambill, a rare athlete sponsorship for the premium car maker. The deal is expected to be announced this week. Jaguar sponsors a Formula One racing team and in the past had race car drivers on the circu ...

Tags: Falk Associates Management Enterprises, Ford Motor Co., Formula One, Jacksonville Jaguars, Sports Group

SportsBusiness Journal: WTA Tour aims for championships TV deal

The Sanex WTA Tour hired Neal Pilson to help secure a U.S. broadcaster for next year's season-ending championships, which will be played in Munich, Germany, for the first time. Pilson also will consult the tour on other domestic TV issues. But his primary responsibility will be the champio ...

Tags: AFL, CBS Broadcasting Inc., Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc., Chase Manhattan Corp., Eurosport, MSG Network, NASCAR, NBC

SportsBusiness Journal: CBA readies for imminent sale of league, but former owners know l ...

The Continental Basketball Association intends to consummate a sale of the league by next week's start of its new season, said Ivan Thornton, an investment banker with Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, who is handling the transaction. While press reports had a group including former NBA playe ...

Tags: Indiana Pacers, NBA

SportsBusiness Journal: Online golf retailer gets $2M more from IMG/Chase

IMG/Chase Sports Capital invested an additional $2 million in online golf retailer The Golf Warehouse, increasing its total investment to $7 million. While other Internet golf retailers such as Chipshot.com have closed amid the decline in the electronic commerce business, The Golf Warehouse ...

Tags: This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Disney downgrade pinned on sports ads

Morgan Stanley downgraded its rating for the Walt Disney Co., saying sports advertising at ABC and ESPN was suffering because of the Olympics, according to a Reuters report. In Olympic years, sports advertising is traditionally stretched thin because of the increase in the number of sport ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Venus' Reebok deal is tops ever for woman

Reebok has reached a historic five-year, nearly $40 million endorsement agreement with Venus Williams, according to sources, the most lucrative single deal ever for a female athlete. A final contract has yet to be signed, but industry sources said the terms, which have already been agreed ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Radio marketer switching brands

Massimo Schawalder plans to resign as director of marketing for Rado, where he all but eliminated the luxury watchmaker's U.S. sports sponsorships. Rado's sponsorships were all in tennis, a sport where the company's name had become synonymous with the top U.S. tournaments. But Rado no lon ...

Tags: Ericsson Inc., Rado, Swatch

SportsBusiness Journal: Cash pinch prods Princeton

Princeton Video Image, in danger of running out of money early next year, is trying to raise $10 million to $12 million from private investors. The 4-year-old company said it had always expected to raise additional dollars. But weak demand for its virtual advertising technology, which insert ...

Tags: FC Dallas, Princeton Video Image Inc., SciDel Technologies Ltd.

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