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

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NFL Scales Back Celebration Penalties, Shortens Overtime Period

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 23 / 17

The NFL today eased its widely-mocked ban on celebrations after touchdowns. Celebrations that mimic violence, are sexually suggestive and taunting are still banned, but ones that use the football as a prop are now allowed. Also, group celebrations and celebrating on the ground are now allowed. Comm...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Superset set for second year on CBS

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SportsBusiness Journal: Few votes on deck for NFL meetings

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SportsBusiness Journal: Masters Cup moving to Shanghai?

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SportsBusiness Journal: NFL set to tighten owner rules

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Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Football, Hockey, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, Pittsburgh Steelers, Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Seahawks, LA Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL’s new owner says he’s no rebel

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Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Football, Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins

SportsBusiness Journal: Chargers swap beverages

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Tags: Football, Marketing and Sponsorship, NFL, PepsiCo, San Diego Chargers, San Diego Padres, Visa

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL Net’s preseason plan worries teams

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Tags: Football, Houston Texans, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks

SportsBusiness Journal: Franchise value a multiple-choice question

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