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

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Settlement Over NFL's Image Use

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 21 / 15

A federal appeals court today upheld the settlement of a class action lawsuit against the NFL for allegedly using images of retirees without their permission. The case, Dryer v NFL, began in '09 and was settled in '13, creating a $42M fund for player charities and a licensing agency for the retirees...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Grosjean moves to Octagon

Grosjean Sebastien Grosjean , the No. 6-ranked men's tennis player in the world, switched management companies with the start of the new year, moving to Octagon from IMG. He also changed his apparel and footwear sponsor, moving to Lacoste from Re ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Tennis

SportsBusiness Journal: ATP to cut prize money again?

The economy has forced the ATP to hire an accounting firm to explore slashing tournament prize money. PricewaterhouseCoopers will advise tour officials on whether to slice some of the nearly $18 million in prize money slated to be awarded this year by its 15 North American tournaments . ...

Tags: This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Kuerten changes into Olympikus

The No. 2-ranked tennis player in the world, Gustavo Kuerten, has switched his apparel and footwear sponsor from Diadora to Olympikus, a Brazilian brand. Financial terms of the five-year deal were not disclosed, but players of Kuerten's rank normally would be guaranteed several millions doll ...

Tags: Other News

SportsBusiness Journal: Study: Sports business to rise

Sports investments will outperform the market during these tough economic times as they have in the past, says a study to be issued this week by a noted sports investment banker, but other experts say the industry is no longer as recession-proof as it once was. The business of sports shoul ...

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Firm eyes tennis, signs Gambill

Neuberger & Berman has signed tennis player Jan-Michael Gambill to an endorsement contract, only the second one ever for the 62-year-old money-management firm. It hopes to announce the deal by the end of the month. Gambill, ranked No. 21, will wear a patch on his Adidas tennis shirt an ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: Very few key sports employees

Is Rick Ferman, the U.S. Tennis Association's executive director, the $175 million organization's only "key employee?" Are former NFL executive Arlen Kantarian, now the USTA's chief executive of professional tennis; U.S. Open sponsorship guru Pierce O'Neil; and former Raleigh Mayor Tom Fetze ...

Tags: Bernbach Group, Chase Manhattan Corp., Tennis, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Anschutz, USTA discuss options

Billionaire sports and entertainment tycoon Phil Anschutz met earlier this month with the U.S. Tennis Association to discuss ways to support the group's pending plan to revolutionize American tennis by creating a distinct and marketable series of U.S. tournaments. According to several sou ...

Tags: Soccer, Tennis, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Senators sell share of team

The Ottawa Senators have sold $51 million worth of equity in the team, a critical step in stabilizing the troubled Canadian franchise. The investors were not identified, but Lehman Brothers, the New York investment bank that arranged the transactions, described them as wealthy Canadians. ...

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Hockey, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Capital Partners in headlines

Nearly four years after its launch, Sports Capital Partners finally has a headline deal. Founded in early 1998 by IMG, Chase Capital Partners and Whitehall Financial, the buyout fund emerged as the first ever to target sports. Buyout funds acquire and invest in companies primarily using bo ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: 2 tennis stars leave Octagon

One-time U.S. Open finalist Mark Philippoussis and eighth-ranked Jelena Dokic are severing ties to their management firm, Octagon, in episodes that increasingly resemble messy divorces. Both tennis players and their families have hired lawyers and are trying to make sure that Octagon ge ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

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