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

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Judge Rules Against Former NFLers Seeking To Intervene In Case

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 30 / 14

A federal court judge ruled against seven former NFL players seeking to intervene in the preliminary concussion settlement against the league. “The moving parties may object to or opt out of the settlement under the procedures set forth in my July 7, 2014 order,” Judge Anita Brody ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Team-sales leader leaving Goldman post

Eric Grubman resigned last week from Goldman Sachs Group, where he helped manage some of the biggest team sales ever in sports. At Goldman, Grubman, 42, auctioned the New York Jets for the Hess estate earlier this year for $630 million and the Cleveland Browns for the NFL in 1998 for $530 ...

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets, New England Patriots, New York Jets, NFL, PepsiCo, St. Louis Blues

SportsBusiness Journal: Turmoil surrounding CBA payment imperils sale by Thomas

Confusion surrounding Isiah Thomas' recent payments for the purchase of the Continental Basketball Association could make it difficult for him to sell the struggling league, sports investment bankers said. The retired basketball star, inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame on Oct. 13, paid sel ...

Tags: Falk Associates Management Enterprises, Indiana Pacers, NBA

SportsBusiness Journal: Will Nortel be sisters’ breakthrough?

They are tennis' hottest stars. Athletes were asking them for autographs at the Sydney Olympics, and they are monopolizing their sport's top trophies. Yet until telecommunications giant Nortel Networks unveiled a three-year sponsorship pact last week with Venus and Serena W ...

Tags: Dallas Stars, IMG, Marketing Arm, Millsport LLC, Nortel, Reebok, Southwest Sports Group, USA Today Sports

SportsBusiness Journal: Games are g’days for IMG

IMG nearly scored a sweep of sorts in Olympics tennis last week. All four men's semifinalists were clients of the marketing giant, as were two of the four women's semifinalists, including gold medal winner Venus Williams. That gave the Cleveland company a Golden Slam (the four Grand Slams an ...

Tags: IMG, Octagon Group

SportsBusiness Journal: Park rockets Giants back into black

Revenue generated by Pacific Bell Park this year has exceeded even the San Francisco Giants' wildest dreams, transforming one of the game's financial weaklings into a moneymaking powerhouse. The Giants will gross at least $150 million in revenue — $20 million more than expected ̵ ...

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Comerica Inc., Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, MillerCoors, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Giants, New York Mets, Pacific Bell, San Francisco Giants, Time Warner, YankeeNets

SportsBusiness Journal: SMI irked at lower earnings estimates

A.G. Edwards & Sons reduced its fourth-quarter and 2001 earnings estimates on Speedway Motorsports Inc., saying the company wasn't selling as many grandstand tickets for its autumn Winston Cup races in Charlotte and Atlanta as it had in the past. The track operator took issue with the fir ...

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 ...

Tags: Octagon Group

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

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