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

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NFL Tells Teams They Can Sign One-Year Daily Fantasy Deals

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 25 / 15

The NFL told teams they could only sign daily fantasy deals for one year, conveying that message at the league's annual meeting in Arizona. Several teams have begun signing the deals, and the league wanted to formalize the space because it had no policy in the category. NFL VP/Communications Brian ...

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01/26/15
SportsBusiness Journal: ATP events retain Kessler

The ATP’s top tournaments have retained Jeffrey Kessler, perhaps the pre-eminent U.S. sports labor law attorney, to represent them as they decide whether to sue the circuit over recent prize money increases, three sources close to the tennis industry said last week. The lawsuit that’s ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

01/26/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Jones maintains support of Kroenke

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is not backing down from his position that Stan Kroenke should have the right to decide whether to move his St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles. In an interview last week with SportsBusiness Journal, Jones said that while the NFL’s relocation bylaw requires good-f ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

01/26/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Is gap widening in player pay?

Amy Trask, the former Oakland Raiders chief executive officer, recalls speaking to football operations officials shortly after the NFL’s 10-year collective-bargaining agreement passed in 2011, who cautioned her the deal would destroy the middle class of team rosters. That prediction may have p ...

Tags: In-Depth, Super Bowl

01/23/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Rosenhaus Wants Jackson To Pay For Violations

Agent Drew Rosenhaus asked a federal judge earlier this week to charge Redskins WR DeSean Jackson, his former client, $20,000 for every instance a confidential restriction is violated in their ongoing court case. In a court filing, Rosenhaus argued that Jackson adviser Steve Feldman had already ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

01/21/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Cowboys' Jones Family Donating $10.65M To Arkansas

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones and his family, along with the Univ. of Arkansas, today announced a $10.65M donation in land and pledges to the school's athletic department, the second-largest grant in the school's history. Jones and his wife, Gene, pending a vote by the school's BOT this week, ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Dallas Cowboys

01/21/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Jones Donating To Arkansas Athletics

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones and his family are donating $10.65M in land and pledges to the Univ. of Arkansas athletic department, the second largest such grant in the school's history. The school and the Jones family plan to announce the news today. Jones and his wife, Gene , pending a vote of ...

01/15/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Buccaneers Name Rams' Killingsworth CMO

The Buccaneers hired Brian Killingsworth as the club’s new CMO. Killingsworth currently is serving as Rams VP/Marketing & Brand Strategy. The Buccaneers have had a tough time keeping recent CMOs – Jason Dial resigned after the first game of the '13 season to join Circuit of the A ...

01/13/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Dolphins Hire AEG's Todd Kline

The Dolphins have hired Todd Kline as Chief Commercial Officer, a newly created position. He previously was Senior VP/Partnership & Media Sales at AEG. In his new position, Kline will oversee all sponsor revenue, a responsibility that previously has been under Jeremy Walls . Walls is dr ...

01/12/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Chargers exec: Rams don’t deserve L.A.

The San Diego Chargers plan to actively oppose the potential relocation to the Los Angeles area of the St. Louis Rams, whose owner last week unveiled plans for an 80,000-seat NFL stadium in the suburb of Inglewood. That opposition could take several forms, from internally mounting resistance within ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

01/12/15
SportsBusiness Journal: NFLPA hopeful focuses on health benefits

Most elections have a front-runner and an underdog, as is the case for the March vote for executive director of the NFL Players Association, with incumbent DeMaurice Smith the former and challenger Sean Gilbert the latter. And now, the election may have its gadfly candidate as well: James Acho, a ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

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