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

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AFL Wrapping Up Season As Commissioner Looks To Shore Up Ownership Ranks For '16

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 28 / 15

The AFL wraps up its latest season on Saturday night with the 28th ArenaBowl, concluding its first year under Commissioner Scott Butera, who expects more teams, better TV ratings and a stronger public relations push for the '16 season. The '15 season, which had 12 teams that started play in Mar...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Arena Football League

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SportsBusiness Journal: ATP to launch ad campaign

The ATP's new ads again focus on the tour's young guns. The ATP plans to launch a major advertising campaign this week in USA Today, on ESPN and on ABC, which will broadcast the men's final of the Pacific Life Open this Sunday. The campaign, the cos ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Net not promoting ATP finals

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SportsBusiness Journal: Agassi sues watchmaker

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SportsBusiness Journal: Deutsche arm, Edge Sports ally

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SportsBusiness Journal: Head numbers down for Q4, year

European sports equipment maker Head saw earnings dive in the fourth quarter and in 2001 as the weak retail environment and costs associated with restructuring its footwear line and establishing its new U.K. operations hurt the bottom line. All the company's product lines except racket s ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: ATP seeks dismissal of suit

As expected, the ATP asked a federal court to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit filed against the men's professional tennis sanctioning group by two of its tournaments. The response was filed last Wednesday in the U.S. District Court in Indianapolis. The ATP stands accused by its Indianapolis an ...

Tags: Legg Mason Inc., Tennis, This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: State Street group folded into firm

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SportsBusiness Journal: EA Sports pushes Tiger

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SportsBusiness Journal: Soccer company raises $200K

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SportsBusiness Journal: Action makes big comeback

It would have been hard to imagine this moment a year ago, when Action Performance was just another Nasdaq dog dragged down by a suffocating Internet crash. At its low, the stock squirmed at $2.25 a share, and the company's banker told it to take a hike. But last Wednesday morning, as Da ...

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