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Daniel Kaplan

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

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NHL prepares loan pool that will top $1B

04 / 14 / 14

Boosted by its lucrative new Canadian media deal and other revenue growth, the NHL is preparing a groundbreaking credit facility of at least $1 billion that for the first time would allow clubs to borrow from a centralized loan pool, finance sources said. The NHL’s longtime banker, Citigrou...

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Tags: Finance

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01/20/14
Future uncertain for NFL's settlement

Is the $760 million proposed NFL concussion settlement doomed? The question comes not because a federal judge last week turned down, for the time being, the proposed deal, asking in her ruling whether the offered money is enough. The NFL presumably could find extra dollars if that’s require ...

Tags: Law and Politics

01/20/14
NFL shows flair for the dramatic

Give my regards to Broadway. Those famous words may sum up the NFL’s bold Super Bowl entertainment experiment unfolding in the coming weeks — almost more so than the highly publicized fact that it’s the first time the game is being held outdoors in a cold-weather city. ...

Tags: Super Bowl

01/13/14
NFL settlement blocks lawsuits against NCAA

Former NFL players who receive cash payouts as part of the proposed class-action, $760 million settlement of lawsuits that contend the league hid the dangers of concussions cannot sue the NCAA for the same reason. According to a copy of the 85-page NFL settlement proposal filed in federal court l ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

01/13/14
Are tickets options an option?

Next month’s Super Bowl will generate about $75 million in ticket revenue, a nice late-holiday treat for the league. But what if the league is just scratching the surface and could increase that amount to half a billion dollars — without raising ticket prices? Such is the contention o ...

Tags: Super Bowl

01/06/14
Mass transit touted as best option

The New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee is dubbing next month’s game the Mass Transit Super Bowl. Perhaps others, maybe those with a pro-vehicular angle, will dub it the Anti-Car Super Bowl. Either way, Feb. 2 is shaping up as a unique experiment for the NFL, with as many as 80 ...

Tags: Super Bowl

01/06/14
Forecast: Blizzard of plans

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Even if the weather on Feb. 2 is frightful for the first cold-weather outdoor Super Bowl, the NFL is undeterred about the decision to host the game at MetLife Stadium. “Watching NFL football in the snow is really romantic,” said Frank Supovitz ...

Tags: Super Bowl

12/16/13
‘League of Denial’ sales lag

“League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth,” the heavily hyped book on the NFL’s response to concussions, has dominated conversations since its early October release. What it has not done is dominate book sales. ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

12/16/13
Inner Circle closes loop on team deals

Cliff Viner had no luck after hiring a brand-name Wall Street firm to find a buyer for his NHL team, the Florida Panthers. Then he got introduced to Inner Circle Sports, a boutique sports advisory firm that has a lot to celebrate this holiday season. ...

Tags: Finance

12/16/13
In NY/NJ, talk about the weather

The New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee this week is scheduled to stage what is likely a first for an organizing group in 48 years of managing the big game: a media weather briefing. The committee plans to invite the press on Wednesday to MetLife Stadium to discuss snow plows, meteorolo ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

12/09/13
CMO Walker leaving WTA Tour

The WTA Tour’s chief marketing officer and its chief spokesman are departing the circuit by the end of the year. Andrew Walker, 42, a decade-long veteran of the WTA, will leave his CMO post Dec. 31 and is examining career opportunities. “Since joining the WTA in 2003, Andrew has pla ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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