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

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NFL Taps Paul Clement To Argue Case In Prescription Drug Lawsuit

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 02 / 16

The NFL tapped noted appellate lawyer Paul Clement to argue its case Dec. 15 at the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a lawsuit brought by former players suing the league over alleged illegal prescription drug use. Clement, a former U.S. Solicitor General, has been the go-to appeal lawyer ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Man U plans to return to U.S.

M anchester United expects to return to play in the United States within three to four years, said Peter Draper , the club's marketing director. Speaking during halftime of his team's match against Juventus at Giants Stadium on July 31, Draper said Man U's tour of the United Stat ...

Tags: Manchester United, MLS, New York Yankees, Soccer, YES Network

SportsBusiness Journal: Falcons discover the value of surveying

When home-repair titan Arthur Blank bought the Atlanta Falcons for $545 million in 2001, the season-ticket base was about 27,000, and attending a game at the lifeless Georgia Dome to watch the cellar-dwelling Falcons left many fans frustrated and unfulfilled. Fast forward to year two of th ...

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, Football, NFL, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis for Thanksgiving?

CBS Sports will televise two hours of a men's tennis exhibition before its Thanksgiving Day NFL game, an unusual lead-in to the traditional holiday contest. The eight-man exhibition in Portland, dubbed SuperSet tennis, will feature one-set matches and sudden-death elimination. The tape-dela ...

Tags: Football, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: Grizzlies' deal nets instant cash

The Memphis Grizzlies are like a lottery winner who chooses all the money up front. In a complicated series of financial transactions, the team last month received $32.5 million from a group of lenders, who in return will receive the last 191¼2 years of payments from the team's namin ...

Tags: Basketball, Finance, Memphis Grizzlies, MLB, NBA, PepsiCo

SportsBusiness Journal: Pepsi bottler offers NFL tickets

Consumers in New England and upstate New York will be swamped with 12 million Pepsi cans beginning Aug. 15 advertising a contest to win season tickets to either the Buffalo Bills or New England Patriots. The unusual joint promotion, which runs though the first week of January, is being ...

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Football, New England Patriots, NFL, PepsiCo

SportsBusiness Journal: Giants expand ticket system

The New York Giants will be the second NFL team to allow its fans to sell their tickets in a secondary market, becoming one of the most significant franchises to date to embrace the fledgling business . The team also will be the first NFL franchise to sell these tickets electronicall ...

Tags: Football, Houston Texans, New York Giants, New York Jets

SportsBusiness Journal: Investors blast Fotoball for spurning suitor

Sports memento maker Fotoball USA Inc. rejected an overture to buy the company, sparking a nasty exchange between the company's management and some investors. Disclosure of what Fotoball described as an expression of interest to buy the San Diego-based company at a premium to where its stock ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Reebok signs Jets QB Pennington

Reebok signed New York Jets quarterback Chad Pennington to an endorsement deal and plans to use him in two national TV ads this year. Pennington was in California earlier this month filming a spot with Denver Broncos running back Clinton Portis and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpep ...

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, Football, IMG, Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Reebok

SportsBusiness Journal: Insurance panel frowns on NFL loans

Quietly over the last few months, a steady stream of sports finance executives have paraded before a secretive and low-profile insurance regulatory agency to argue the financial attractiveness of NFL teams. Their testimony is the latest episode in a more-than-decade-long quest by the profe ...

Tags: Finance, Football, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: Jets target youth with cartoon show

The New York Jets added Willie, Spike and XL to their roster this off-season. New players? Not exactly. They are three of the characters in what the NFL and the Jets say is the first animated TV series created by an NFL team. The “Gen Jets” cast ...

Tags: Football, New York Jets, NFL

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