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

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Court Turns Down Appeal To Undo NFL Concussion Settlement

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 12 / 14

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday afternoon turned down an appeal from seven former NFLers to undo the preliminary NFL concussion settlement, just one day after the court heard oral arguments. The court noted it would file the decision at later date. The players argued the settlement woul...

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Tags: Carolina Panthers, Florida Panthers, Fox, International Speedway Corp., NASCAR, NBC, NFL, Speedway Motorsports Inc.

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Tags: FedEx Corp.

SportsBusiness Journal: Marketing chief exits WTA

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SportsBusiness Journal: Team-sales leader leaving Goldman post

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets, New England Patriots, New York Jets, NFL, PepsiCo, St. Louis Blues

SportsBusiness Journal: Turmoil surrounding CBA payment imperils sale by Thomas

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