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

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Padres add $50M to borrowing capacity, eye future renovations

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 14 / 17

The San Diego Padres added $50 million in borrowing capacity as part of a new $140 million financing package with U.S. Bank. The team has no specific plans for the new borrowing muscle but wants it in reserve for future renovations to its stadium and other venues. “Petco can be a 100-year-o...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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Ken Derrett is stepping down as Chargers CMO after 16 years with the team. The Chargers play their first season in L.A. this year, and Derrett said, “As the team starts to complete its move it seems like the right time for me to take on a new challenge.” He said he does not have a new ...

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Wimbledon may be among the last events one might guess is embarking on its first significant promotional expenditure. After all, the tournament is 140 years old, and even fans of other sports can identify it readily for its grass courts and perhaps even the strawberries. But faced with declining ...

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06/19/17
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06/16/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Attorney Expects Oakland Gov't To Join Suit

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06/15/17
SportsBusiness Daily: When Will U.S. Sports Betting Ban End?

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SportsBusiness Daily: Could NFL Be Sued Over Raiders' Move?

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Tags: Franchises

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SportsBusiness Journal: USTA builds to innovate and to win

A dozen or so bags of imported Italian crushed red brick lie on one side of the 63-acre U.S. Tennis Association national campus in Lake Nona, a testament to the tennis governing body’s effort to start churning out champions. The pricey brick is replacement clay for six courts that are among th ...

Tags: Facilities

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