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

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Former NFLers Appeal Judge's Preliminary Approval Of Settlement

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 22 / 14

Seven former NFL players yesterday appealed a lower federal court judge’s decision to preliminarily approve a class action settlement of medical claims brought against the NFL. The players had objected to the proposed settlement earlier this month, but within a week of their filing Judge ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: SMI irked at lower earnings estimates

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Tags: International Speedway Corp., NASCAR, Speedway Motorsports Inc.

SportsBusiness Journal: WTA takes show on the road

Rejecting bids from groups in the Midwest, the Sanex WTA Tour instead sold a high-profile tournament sanction to sports marketing giant Octagon for a new event in Sao Paolo, Brazil, the week after the U.S. Open Tennis Championships next year. Octagon paid $2.85 million for the sanction, tenni ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Love not just a score in ‘naughty’ movie based on ATP T ...

Men's tennis is boring, and nobody cares about matches or knows the players unless Andre Agassi or Pete Sampras is competing. Heard that before? Geoff Grant and Mark Kiel have. And the two former professional tennis players are trying to do something about it. They are trying to raise up t ...

Tags: Time Warner

SportsBusiness Journal: Wall Street a bear for Bull Run

Bull Run Corp. does not sound like the moniker of a sports company. Maybe a Civil War collectibles firm named after the famous battlefield, or perhaps an investment concern. Or by chance even a tour group that sells trips to Pamplona, Spain, for the annual running ... well, you get the idea. ...

Tags: Broadcast.com Inc., Bull Run Corp., Chase Manhattan Corp., GE Capital, Host Communications Inc., IMG, NCAA, Quokka Sports Inc., Rawlings Sporting Goods Co., Yahoo! Inc.

SportsBusiness Journal: Fifteen-year-old Taiwanese player signs contract with IMG tennis

IMG has signed Yeu-tzuoo "Jimmy" Wang, a 15-year-old Taiwanese tennis player. Wang won the junior Orange Bowl tennis championship last year for the 14-year-old age group and last month won the junior Canadian Open for the 18-year-old age group. "He is the best young Asian male in many, many ...

Tags: IMG, Nickelodeon, Reebok

SportsBusiness Journal: Merchandise sales top goal at U.S. Open

Merchandise sales rose 15.3 percent to $8.3 million at the recently completed U.S. Open Tennis Championships, a signal the event's aggressive campaign to boost on-site sales is paying off. The tournament had projected it would reach $8 million in revenue. The U.S. Tennis Association, which ...

Tags: Fila

SportsBusiness Journal: Princeton driving for another first down

When the NFL season opened on Sept. 6, 1998, Princeton Video Image (PVI) stock languished at $3.25 per share, near its all-time low. But the day after the Denver Broncos wrapped up their second straight Super Bowl victory five months later, the stock closed at $5.63 a share, a 73 percent incr ...

Tags: CBS Broadcasting Inc., Denver Broncos, ESPN, IndyCar, NFL, Princeton Video Image Inc.

SportsBusiness Journal: Good looks factor in Fila’s 3-year deal with Aussie

Fila is close to re-signing Australian tennis player Mark Philippoussis to a three-year contract believed to be worth as much as $2 million annually. The deal should be completed by the end of the month. The shoe and apparel company plans to continue to use Philippoussis as the centerpiece ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Strong interest may help bring ATP championship back to U.S.

While the ATP Tour moved its 2001 season-ending championship to Australia, there was strong interest in the event from the United States, an indication the transient tournament could return to the United States in the next several years. The ATP has previously expressed a willingness to retu ...

Tags: Conseco Inc., ISL Marketing, Staples

SportsBusiness Journal: Devils arrange $67 million credit line

The Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils have taken out a $67 million credit facility as part of the team's recent acquisition by an affiliate of YankeeNets. A credit facility is a ready pool of loans a borrower can use over a fixed term, in this case three years. The $67 million will be ...

Tags: New Jersey Devils, NHL, SG Cowen, YankeeNets

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