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

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NFL Tells Teams They Can Sign One-Year Daily Fantasy Deals

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 25 / 15

The NFL told teams they could only sign daily fantasy deals for one year, conveying that message at the league's annual meeting in Arizona. Several teams have begun signing the deals, and the league wanted to formalize the space because it had no policy in the category. NFL VP/Communications Brian ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Study: Sports business to rise

Sports investments will outperform the market during these tough economic times as they have in the past, says a study to be issued this week by a noted sports investment banker, but other experts say the industry is no longer as recession-proof as it once was. The business of sports shoul ...

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Firm eyes tennis, signs Gambill

Neuberger & Berman has signed tennis player Jan-Michael Gambill to an endorsement contract, only the second one ever for the 62-year-old money-management firm. It hopes to announce the deal by the end of the month. Gambill, ranked No. 21, will wear a patch on his Adidas tennis shirt an ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: Very few key sports employees

Is Rick Ferman, the U.S. Tennis Association's executive director, the $175 million organization's only "key employee?" Are former NFL executive Arlen Kantarian, now the USTA's chief executive of professional tennis; U.S. Open sponsorship guru Pierce O'Neil; and former Raleigh Mayor Tom Fetze ...

Tags: Bernbach Group, Chase Manhattan Corp., Tennis, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Anschutz, USTA discuss options

Billionaire sports and entertainment tycoon Phil Anschutz met earlier this month with the U.S. Tennis Association to discuss ways to support the group's pending plan to revolutionize American tennis by creating a distinct and marketable series of U.S. tournaments. According to several sou ...

Tags: Soccer, Tennis, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Senators sell share of team

The Ottawa Senators have sold $51 million worth of equity in the team, a critical step in stabilizing the troubled Canadian franchise. The investors were not identified, but Lehman Brothers, the New York investment bank that arranged the transactions, described them as wealthy Canadians. ...

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Hockey, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Capital Partners in headlines

Nearly four years after its launch, Sports Capital Partners finally has a headline deal. Founded in early 1998 by IMG, Chase Capital Partners and Whitehall Financial, the buyout fund emerged as the first ever to target sports. Buyout funds acquire and invest in companies primarily using bo ...

Tags: This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: 2 tennis stars leave Octagon

One-time U.S. Open finalist Mark Philippoussis and eighth-ranked Jelena Dokic are severing ties to their management firm, Octagon, in episodes that increasingly resemble messy divorces. Both tennis players and their families have hired lawyers and are trying to make sure that Octagon ge ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Journal: Tour finale back to U.S.?

The Sanex WTA Tour's incoming chief executive, Kevin Wulff, has had preliminary discussions about bringing the season-ending championship back to the United States. The tournament was staged at New York's Madison Square Garden for its first 29 years before the tour moved it to Munich, German ...

Tags: This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: ESPN takes Classic to France

Walt Disney's ESPN will launch a historical sports channel early next year in France modeled on its U.S. outlet, ESPN Classic. It is the first major step in the American sports giant's foray into European media. ESPN plans to announce the initiative in London today with its two par ...

Tags: This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Banker starts up sports firm

Sports investment banker John Moag is leaving Legg Mason Wood Walker to start his own sports firm, taking his six-person group with him, right down to his administrative assistant. Legg Mason said it would not re-establish its sports industry group. Moag said the business of sports financ ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

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