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Daniel Kaplan

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

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Few signs of stress for NFL biz

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 22 / 14

Despite strong words from some of its sponsors, the effect on the NFL’s bottom line from the domestic violence crisis engulfing the league has been minimal, and the league’s plans for one of its most visible annual initiatives remained on track last week. The league as of Thursday wa...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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09/14/98
SportsBusiness Journal: Small crowds slow earnings of track owner

Penske Motorsports Inc. said that weak attendance at two races over the summer will depress quarterly earnings by as much as 30 percent from what the company had expected. Championship Auto Racing Teams' U.S. 500 held at the Michigan Speedway and the company's tripleheader event weekend at its C ...

Tags: International Speedway Corp.

09/14/98
SportsBusiness Journal: McGwire's antics slam U.S. Open

Despite the buzz surrounding the surging women's tennis tour and the re-emergence of Andre Agassi, the U.S. Open failed to register significant broadcast ratings gains through the quarterfinals last week. In fact, ratings were down on CBS Sports and only slightly up on the USA Network. Even atte ...

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, CBS Broadcasting Inc., Chicago Cubs, Fox, Pilson Communications, St. Louis Cardinals, USA Network

09/14/98
SportsBusiness Journal: Soccer worth watching

The shock waves from Rupert Murdoch's agreement to buy Manchester United for $1 billion could be felt clear across the Atlantic, as the scramble among media companies to control global sports programming reached a new level. Global media conglomerates are locked in an intense war to capture spor ...

Tags: Bonham Group Inc., BT Alex. Brown, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, English Premier League, Fox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Manchester United, MLB, NBA, New York Yankees, News Corp, NFL, NHL, Sacramento Kings, YankeeNets

09/14/98
SportsBusiness Journal: Small player making its play

A little over a year ago, Don Smiley sat in the Boston offices of Game Plan LLC poring over his proposal to buy the Florida Marlins. He should have listened more attentively. Game Plan's principals, Randel "Randy" Vataha and Robert Caporale, counseled the Marlins' president that he needed non-Fl ...

Tags: BankBoston Corp., Fleet, Miami Marlins, Game Plan LLC, Medalist Group, New England Patriots, New England Revolution, Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Penguins, Robertson Stephens, Salomon Smith Barney, Woolf Associates Inc.

09/07/98
SportsBusiness Journal: Venus patches up rift with WTA

The great patch war fizzled at the U.S. Open, and reporters were left, alas, with nothing but tennis to follow. Venus Williams showed up for her second-round match wearing a Corel WTA Tour patch, and so ended — at least for now — the war of the patch. Williams sent the women's tenn ...

Tags: Corel Corp., Reebok, WTA

09/07/98
SportsBusiness Journal: Lipton to bow out of title sponsorship

The biggest upset in the tennis world may not be one of the many occurring at the current U.S. Open, but one that took place 2,000 miles away in Key Biscayne, Fla. In a shocker, Ericsson Mobile Phones ousted Lipton as the title sponsor of the fifth-largest tennis event in the world. So intertwin ...

Tags: Ericsson Inc., Integrated Sports International (ISI), Millsport LLC, Pilot Pen Corp., Unilever

09/07/98
SportsBusiness Journal: J.P. Morgan loses sports banker

One of J.P. Morgan & Co.'s top sports bankers, Brian McGough, resigned last week to join the investment banking unit of Banc One Corp. He will start work there this week. While at J.P. Morgan, he helped build the bank's sports practice. J.P. Morgan was a key adviser on several high-profile sport ...

Tags: First Chicago NBD Corp., Kansas City Royals, New York Giants, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners

09/07/98
SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis tries to change image with minorities

Two powerful forces in tennis are planning separate efforts to promote the sport in minority communities. The U.S. Tennis Association formally pledged last week to target minorities as part of its ongoing $50 million, five-year program to boost recreational tennis play. And an adviser to sist ...

08/31/98
SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis wakes up, bounces back

Sports Illustrated ran a scathing cover story in early 1995 on the fall of professional tennis, slamming the sport publicly like few publications ever had. The sport clearly was at a crossroads: Broadcast ratings were declining, sales of tennis equipment were swooning and players were seen as overp ...

Tags: Advantage, CBS Broadcasting Inc., Corel Corp., ESPN, IMG, ISL Marketing, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBC, New York Knicks, Octagon Group, Pilot Pen Corp., ProServ Inc., Regency Enterprises Inc., USA Network, WTA

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SportsBusiness Journal: Mixed summer for men's tennis

Heading into today's start of the U.S. Open, the men's ATP Tour has seen mixed attendance and television results for this summer's North American tournaments. While tennis ratings on ESPN are up dramatically this year, high-profile national-broadcast matches did not fare as well. And overall att ...

Tags: CBS Broadcasting Inc., ESPN, Fox, Legg Mason Inc., NFL, Pilot Pen Corp.

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