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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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10/14/13
Judge sides with Mill in ruling

A New York state judge in a decision late last month strongly sided with a financial firm that alleges the 2010 sale of Liverpool FC was the result of an underhanded deal done secretly and at a bargain basement price. While New York State Supreme Court Judge Eileen Bransten did not rule in favor ...

Tags: Law and Politics

10/14/13
Change in NFL revenue sharing?

The days of wealthy NFL clubs subsidizing their lower-revenue brethren are likely nearing an end. That is because clubs bringing in the most revenue are no longer contributing to a long-running fund that was designed to assist teams in need of money to help maintain competitive balance. The pool ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

10/07/13
Renovation funds slated for NFL vote

NFL owners are scheduled to vote Tuesday to allocate league funds to help pay for stadium renovations for the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns, sources said, the latest teams with venues built in the 1990s seeking to upgrade. The moves emerge as the NFL has indicated that several teams in ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

09/30/13
In-game locker room video still rare around NFL

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. T hirty of the NFL’s 32 teams are not showing in their stadiums footage from the league-mandated locker room cameras during halftime or at any other points during the game, according to a SportsBusiness Journal survey ...

Tags: NFL Stadium Experience

09/23/13
Vikings pick banks for stadium financing

The trio of banks that managed the San Francisco 49ers’ stadium financing will do so for the Minnesota Vikings, as well, finance sources said. The Vikings will seek to borrow up to $250 million using Goldman Sachs, U.S. Bank and Bank of America as lead lenders, the sources said. ...

Tags: Finance

09/09/13
NFL teams to make settlement payments

The NFL plans to have its teams instead of the league make the recently agreed to payments to retired players over concussion-related injuries so that the clubs can account for the payments as tax-deductible business expenses, sources said. Because the NFL league office is structured as a not-for ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

09/02/13
The Bucs' fresh approach to business

Less than two years ago, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sent a collection agency after Tom Wiebe, who like other Bucs fans at the time tried to walk away from the remainder of his season-ticket payments. The small business owner had been buying tickets since 1998 but felt fans were being treated poorly by ...

Tags: In-Depth, NFL Season Preview

09/02/13
Jags choose their own road

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are often lumped together: Florida NFL teams separated by a few hundred miles, modest fan bases, issues with attendance, struggling local economies, and owners who later bought English Premier League teams. That may be so (though the Jaguars have ...

Tags: In-Depth, NFL Season Preview

09/02/13
Globosport ready for spotlight

Imagine a star player announcing a high-profile agent search, interviewing all the top outfits. And in the end he chooses one of his colleagues, a player. Impossible? Not in tennis, where that scenario played out with U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray tapping doubles specialist Mahesh ...

Tags: IBL, Tennis, U.S. Open, Wimbledon, Champion, Ping, Cialis, IMG, India, NTRA, Cricket, TES, International, Asia, Middle East, Franchises

09/02/13
NFL teams to watch

Swimming upstream The Dolphins lost bids to host the Super Bowl and have failed to gain approval for a fan vote on stadium upgrades. Photo by: Getty Images The Miami Dolphins had a stormy off ...

Tags: In-Depth, NFL Season Preview

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