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

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against NFL Over Painkiller Distribution

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 17 / 14

A federal court judge today dismissed a lawsuit against the NFL brought by former players alleging the league failed to oversee the distribution of prescription painkillers. Judge William Alsup ruled that the lawsuit was preempted by federal labor law, as the NFL had contended, because the pl...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Manchester's red tide

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SportsBusiness Journal: 24-hour football net faces fourth and long

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SportsBusiness Journal: ATP revamps strategy, forms new arm

The ATP plans to announce today a major commercial overhaul in the wake of its failed $1.2 billion marketing pact with ISL Worldwide, which entered Swiss bankruptcy proceedings in May. The ATP will no longer market almost exclusively the Masters Series, ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: U.S. Open signs record $40M deal

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SportsBusiness Journal: Pepsi, United bank on Open

Two blue-chip corporations, Pepsi and United Airlines , plan to pump millions of dollars into aggressive marketing campaigns surrounding their U.S. Open Tennis Championship sponsorships. United Airlines plans to launch a marketing blitz next week that will ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: NFL bonds land stellar credit ratings

The NFL's economic model received a huge thumbs-up from Wall Street's three credit agencies, which provide ratings that help determine the interest rates for corporate loans and bonds. The NFL plans to sell $150 million of bonds as part of its effort to help its teams finance stadiums. Sta ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: A&P title out, Infinity in at Tennis Classic

Infinity Broadcasting, which owns WFAN-AM in New York, the largest sports-talk radio station in the country, reached an agreement in principle last week to market the A&P Tennis Classic, an annual tennis and entertainment festival in Mahwah, N.J. Supermarket chain A&P is dropping o ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Krajicek settles ad lawsuit

Octagon client Richard Krajicek, who won Wimbledon in 1996, last month settled a lawsuit he brought against IMG and tournament sponsor Rolex, which ran advertisements two years ago showing his name as he celebrated winning the grass-court event. IMG is ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Meetings, biz deals take Centre Court

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