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Daniel Kaplan

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

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Goldman to bankroll Chargers’ move

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 03 / 02 / 15

The Chargers and Raiders say they’ll build in Carson, Calif., if they do not reach deals in their current homes. Rendering: MANICA ARCHITECTURE Goldman Sachs will finance the Sa...

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SportsBusiness Journal: ATP hires GCI

The ATP plans to announce today that it has hired GCI, a division of Grey Advertising, to help it find American sponsors that will back the global tennis circuit. The move comes even as the ATP's top events, known as the Masters Series, have rebuffed the men's tennis group's efforts to man ...

Tags: This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL debt a hit with investors

The NFL sold $285 million of bonds last month, $135 million more than the league originally expected, a strong sign that Wall Street has fully taken to the NFL's financial story. The transaction raised money for the league's stadium financing plan, the so-called G-3, which lends to teams i ...

Tags: Fitch IBCA Inc., NFL, SG Cowen

SportsBusiness Journal: ABC planning return to pro tennis

ABC Sports plans to broadcast the finals of the Acura Classic and Tennis Masters Series Indian Wells next year, marking the first time in four years the network will show professional tennis. At the same time, Fox, which had televised the finals of the Acura tourney, will now have no tennis c ...

Tags: ABC, Chase Manhattan Corp., ESPN, Fox, NBC

SportsBusiness Journal: Open expects record attendance

The U.S. Open Tennis Championships, scheduled to end its two-week run Sunday, expects to announce this week that it had attendance of more than 630,000, shattering the record of 606,017 established last year. The attendance mark is the highest ever for an an ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Octagon cooking with Gaz for tennis clients

Octagon has negotiated Gaz de France endorsements for four of its female tennis clients. Elena Dementieva's deal with the French gas company is a new one that reflects the firm's desire to do business in the player's home country of Russia, said Ivan ...

Tags: Octagon Group

SportsBusiness Journal: All-tennis cable network planned

Looking to replicate the success of The Golf Channel, former Viacom chief executive Frank Biondi announced last week a plan to launch a tennis-only cable channel next year. He and his partners would not disclose how much the start-up would cost excep ...

Tags: IMG, Tennis, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: WTA patch stirs up Nike, AMG

It wasn't exactly a reprise of the bitter "patchgate" at the 1998 U.S. Open, when Venus Williams and the WTA Tour were very publicly at odds over the group's rules requiring players to wear a WTA patch. But sneaker giant Nike and Michael Ovitz's AMG were not pleased when prized prospect As ...

Tags: Reebok, Tennis, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Can tennis mend its fractured world?

I magine for a moment, before the Super Bowl last January, that some of the top players said they did not like the turf at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. And imagine that they then threatened a boycott and the league rewrote its rules to accommod ...

Tags: Special Report, Tennis

SportsBusiness Journal: O'Neil drives USTA revenue

Pierce O'Neil , the high-octane chief marketing officer of the enormously profitable U.S. Tennis Association, which owns and runs the U.S. Open, leaves no stone unturned in his quest to boost the group's revenue — a quest that has made the tournament a mus ...

Tags: Special Report, Tennis

SportsBusiness Journal: Kiefer Moves To Octagon

Octagon signed Nicolas Kiefer to a representation contract, corralling one of the top tennis players in Germany. Kiefer, 24, had been represented by SFX Sports (now Clear Channel Entertainment). At SFX, Kiefer was managed by Patricio Apey, who recently left the fi ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

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