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Daniel Kaplan

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

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Strength of MLS evident in stadium lending

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 02 / 20 / 17

Sumitomo and JPMorgan Chase lent roughly $80 million for Orlando City SC’s new stadium. Photo by: ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL When Orlando City SC’s new stadium swings open t...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Texans go to the highlights

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03/08/04
SportsBusiness Journal: Lenders fear thorns in Rose Garden

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Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Portland Trail Blazers, St. Louis Cardinals

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SportsBusiness Journal: Lehman shops Phoenix Suns

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SportsBusiness Journal: WTA Tour gets unusual sponsor

An Arab country's airport duty-free store is a new global sponsor of the WTA Tour. In one of the more unusual sports sponsorships, Dubai Duty Free will pump millions of dollars into the circuit and co-sponsor with the women's tennis tour a behind-the-scenes TV reality series on life in th ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: MassMutual re-ups with USTA for $35M

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SportsBusiness Journal: Falcons sign Ford dealers

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SportsBusiness Journal: Hard (goods) days in Denver for NFL

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SportsBusiness Journal: Cowen: Levitt wrong about lending

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