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

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Porsche Gets Naming Rights For WTA's "Race To Singapore"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 30 / 17

The WTA Tour   today   announced   that Porsche will name the competition to reach the circuit’s season ending finals. What had been the race to Singapore is now called the “Porsche Race to Singapore.” Singapore is the site of the season ending championships, where t...

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Tags: Finance

SportsBusiness Daily: USTA Taps Firm To Build Temporary Stadium

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Battling Another Insurer In Court

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SportsBusiness Daily: FedEx Express Renews ATP Sponsorship

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SportsBusiness Daily: Bucs Top NFL's Customer Service Rankings

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Tags: Franchises, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: Aramark closes the deal on NFL merch

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Tags: Events and Attractions

SportsBusiness Journal: Khan: Politics won’t hurt NFL growth

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: Pollution a concern for NFL’s China game

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Daily: WME-IMG To Rep Fencer Miles Chamley-Watson

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SportsBusiness Journal: Emirates takes name off Open Series

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

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