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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: IMG eyeing buyout in Russia

IMG is negotiating to buy its joint venture partner in Russia, one of three countries the Cleveland-based sports marketing giant has internally identified as prime areas of growth. Johnson IMG worked with Russian outfit Komanda for 1 ...

Tags: ATP, IMG, Olympics, SFX

SportsBusiness Journal: Packers turn record profit: $23M

The Green Bay Packers earned a record $23 million during their 2004 fiscal year, making the smallest market in the NFL one of its most lucrative. Buoyed by the first full season in a completely renovated Lambeau Field, the Packers’ operating revenue rose 17 percent to $179 million for the ...

Tags: Finance, Football, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: ATP still looking for more money

Front, from left: Australian’s Geoff Pollard, French’s Christian Bimes, ATP’s Mark Miles; back, U.S. Open’s Alan Schwartz, Wimbledon’s Tim Phillips, ITF’s Francesco Ricci Bitti A year ago, as the tennis world served up its annual fortnight ...

Tags: ATP, WTA

SportsBusiness Journal: WTA Tour launches new ad campaign

The latest WTA Tour marketing campaign, playing up both the feminine and athletic qualities of its players, was scheduled to launch in London Friday. The campaign is “redefining femininity,” tour’s Sophie Goldschmidt said. An extension ...

Tags: Grey Advertising, Marketing and Sponsorship, WTA

SportsBusiness Journal: ATP commercial arm back to Europe

The ATP is replacing the head of its commercial business arm and switching the position back to Europe. After just a year in the job, Chris Clouser is stepping down as chief executive of ATP Properties and president of the ATP, though he will remain as chairman of the commercial unit and ...

Tags: ATP, WTA

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL adds stake in SportsLine

The NFL on June 1 received more than 2.5 million shares of SportsLine.com Inc., making the league the third-largest outside shareholder of the Internet company. The NFL now owns nearly 4 million shares, or 9.3 percent of the firm, according to SportsLine’s public securities filings. The co ...

Tags: Football, MLB, NFL, Reebok

SportsBusiness Journal: Moag: NHL lockout can be averted

In sports these days, about the only truism seems to be that the NHL is headed for a bitter labor disturbance when the sport’s collective-bargaining agreement expires in three months. The bitter divide between management and labor has led hockey insiders and outside observers to con ...

Tags: Hockey, NBC, NHL

SportsBusiness Journal: IMG, India pair to build academy

The Indian government is scheduled Wednesday to unveil plans for a new sports academy complex in conjunction with IMG. IMG already owns a major sports academy in Bradenton, Fla., where amateur and professional athletes train. IMG’s exact role with the Indian academy is unclear. The comp ...

Tags: IMG

SportsBusiness Journal: Bengals' pitch: Guaranteed fun

Bengal Chad Johnson helps deliver ticket-sales pitch on 20 Cincinnati-area billboards. Guarantees have a long history in sports, starting with Joe Namath’s famous boast about Super Bowl III. Now, the Cincinnati Bengals have a marketing ca ...

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Football, Kansas City Chiefs, Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL to shrink Europe plans?

What’s German for touchdown? The NFL’s dream of a pan-European league may shrink considerably after this Saturday’s World Bowl XII as the league considers consolidating its six-team, developmental offshoot to just Germany. “The NFL had a deliberate strategy when this league started [in ...

Tags: Football, NFL

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