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Daniel Kaplan

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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Tags: People and Pop Culture

07/20/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Packers Report Record Revenues

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SportsBusiness Journal: Emirates to replace Corona at ATP

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