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

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Advocacy Group Seeks To File Brief In NFL Concussion Settlement Case

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 14

Advocacy group Public Citizen asked the Third Circuit Court of Appeals today for permission to file a friend of the court brief supporting the objections filed by seven former NFLers to the preliminary approval of the class action concussion settlement. The seven players earlier this week objected t...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Nike’s No. 2 executive No. 1 in yearly pay

Nike awarded Thomas Clarke, who earlier this year was rumored to be leaving the company, a large stock grant valued at nearly $3.4 million during its last fiscal year, according to the sneaker giant's proxy statement. Clarke, long Nike's No. 2 executive and now head of its new busine ...

Tags: IMG, KornFerry International

SportsBusiness Journal: Brocos hedge with interest rate ‘swap’

The Denver Broncos recently completed a swap — not for a player, but for more stable interest rates. The Broncos' stadium affiliate borrowed $150 million from Sumitomo Bank early last year to fund its contribution to the football team's new stadium. However, with interest rates risin ...

Tags: Denver Broncos, New York Giants, San Francisco Giants, Sumitomo Bank Ltd.

SportsBusiness Journal: Diadora signs ATP’s 42nd best

Andrew Ilie, an Australian tennis player, signed a footwear and apparel endorsement contract with Diadora, the Italian fashion company. The two-year deal will pay the fiery Ilie a retainer fee plus bonuses and incentives for winning. While financial terms were not disclosed, Ilie should earn ...

Tags: Diadora

SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis watches Ericsson shift

Hakan Wretsel, the spark plug behind Ericsson Mobile Phones' roughly $30 million sponsorship of America's second-largest tennis tournament, resigned as part of a management shakeup at the Swedish cellular giant. His departure could mean big changes for the company's sponsorship. Ericsson h ...

Tags: Ericsson Inc., IMG, ISL Marketing

SportsBusiness Journal: 5 women’s tennis events go PPV

Five Sanex WTA Tour events will be telecast this fall on pay-per-view, marking a first for tennis in the United States (see chart). The move makes the women's tour the latest sport to sell some of its television rights to a subscriber or pay-per-view service and also reflects the ...

Tags: CBS Broadcasting Inc., Dallas Stars, Fox, Lexus, NBA, Pilson Communications, Southwest Sports Group

SportsBusiness Journal: Coyotes to refinance $60M; Ellman still looking for investors

The Phoenix Coyotes plan to refinance $60 million of debt as part of Steve Ellman's purchase of the team, sources said. The developments come as Ellman continues to try to raise $100 million in equity from private investors, money that would partially fund the acquisition and cover future ...

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, SG Cowen

SportsBusiness Journal: SMI beats estimates, fails to stir investors

Speedway Motorsports Inc. reported better-than-expected second-quarter earnings last week, but wary investors did not motor in to buy the company's stock. The track operator's stock was bludgeoned in November after 1999 third-quarter earnings were hurt by start-up costs at an oil-additives u ...

Tags: Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc., Fox, NASCAR, NBC, Speedway Motorsports Inc.

SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis player Nuñez signs deal with SFX

Eric Nuñez, a little-known Hispanic-American tennis player, signed a professional contract with SFX Sports. He finished last year ranked No. 4 in the U.S. Tennis Association's national boys 18-year-old age group. Nuñez is the latest young American player signed by SFX. The agency ...

Tags: Falk Associates Management Enterprises

SportsBusiness Journal: Cablevision stock to offer sports-broadcast play

Cablevision Systems Corp.'s new entertainment tracking stock could become an excellent opportunity for investors to buy into sports broadcasting. The cable and media giant filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission last week to issue a stock that reflects its non-New York programming a ...

Tags: Cablevision Systems Corp., ESPN, Fox, MSG Network, New York Knicks, New York Rangers, News Corp, Southwest Sports Group, Texas Rangers, Walt Disney Co.

SportsBusiness Journal: Ruling scrambles YankeeNets’ plans for sports network

YankeeNets is trying to figure out how to fit a square peg into a round hole. That's the crux of its dilemma after a New York state court last week invalidated the company's agreement with IMG to form a new regional sports network (RSN). N.Y. Supreme Court Justice Barry Cozier ruled that the ...

Tags: Falk Associates Management Enterprises, IMG, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets, YankeeNets

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