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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: Capriati seeks to capitalize

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SportsBusiness Journal: MyStudentAthlete.com stays to path of patience

MyStudentAthlete.com expects to have revenue of $100,000 and a loss of $250,000 in its first full year of fiscal operations, which concludes at the end of this month. The site, which is designed to help high school athletes financially plan for college, is in the process of raising an addi ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Colangelo mulls selling Suns stake

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Tags: AEG, Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Fire, Legg Mason Inc., Miami Dolphins, MLB, NBA, Phoenix Suns, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards

SportsBusiness Journal: U.S. Open gear going nationwide

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Tags: Fila, Sports Authority

SportsBusiness Journal: NEW YORK: Venue plans get a tweak,financial pledge on hold

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Tags: 2012 Games: The Final Bids

SportsBusiness Journal: Prudential back at Open

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SportsBusiness Journal: Bear Sterns glum on racing

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SportsBusiness Journal: ANC expecting GE investment

ANC Sports Enterprises plans to announce today that GE Capital will invest $12 million in the scoreboard and sign maker, a large financial commitment to the company and the business sector. Founded five years ago by former Boston Celtics principal owner Alan Cohen, ANC plans to use the mon ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Host: NCAA deal on track

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