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Daniel Kaplan

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

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Four years after high court ruling, judge allows American Needle’s case vs. NFL to proceed

04 / 21 / 14

It’s been nearly four years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously against the NFL in its request to have an antitrust lawsuit from cap maker American Needle dismissed. The league lost its argument then that its collective commercial decisions should sidestep antitrust scrutiny. The...

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Tags: Law and Politics

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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

09/02/13
NFL details perks package

The NFL this week is unveiling its first package of benefits for the league’s roughly 1 million season-ticket holders, a program called The Membership Club. The program provides for any NFL season-ticket holder to get RedZone for free on h ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL Season Preview

08/26/13
Listen up: NFL moving to mike players

The NFL is moving to put microphones on players and coaches as another step in the league’s ongoing push to improve fans’ in-stadium experience. A timetable on introducing such enhancements has not been determined, but it’s an effort that seemingly has become more a matter of when ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/26/13
What's next for the USTA?

It’s been a roller-coaster 12 months for the U.S. Tennis Association, owner of the lucrative U.S. Open starting this week, and the governing body of tennis in America. There have been big wins, like the announcement two weeks ago of a long-awaited roof plan for the main stadiums, and in May ...

Tags: In-Depth

08/19/13
USTA seeks to borrow to renovate complex

The U.S. Tennis Association is seeking to borrow up to half a billion dollars to fund the $550 million renovation of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, a project the group formally disclosed last week and that ultimately calls for roofs over the facility’s two main stadiums. Earli ...

Tags: Facilities

08/19/13
Dryer leads charge against settling suit

NFL retirees face an Aug. 30 deadline to opt out of a $50 million image lawsuit settlement with the NFL, a deal the league, high-powered class-action law firms, and high-profile ex-players like Jim Brown support. Even the federal judge overseeing the case blessed the settlement and belittled the opp ...

Tags: Law and Politics

08/19/13
How much value in images of non-stars?

Is there a market for retired NFL players? Certainly there’s one for individual stars like Joe Montana or Roger Staubach, but what about for those not considered legends of the game? The answer could go a long way to deciding whether the pending legal settlement in the Dryer v. NFL case is ...

Tags: Law and Politics

08/12/13
Stephens signs with AmEx, J&J brand

Sloane Stephens has agreed to endorsement deals with American Express and with Johnson & Johnson brand Listerine, underscoring her emergence as possibly the next star of American tennis. The two deals mark the 20-year-old’s first major off-court deals, and they soon could be joined by t ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

08/05/13
Haslam, NFL develop Plan B

If Jimmy Haslam were to step down from owning the Cleveland Browns because of an adverse turn in the continuing federal investigation into his truck stop company, his father would take over the club, sources said. The NFL and the junior Haslam developed a contingency plan in the aftermath of the Ap ...

Tags: Franchises

08/05/13
Can Veritix chip away at Ticketmaster?

Ticketmaster’s complete dominance of the NFL ticketing market came to an end last week with the Detroit Lions’ switch to Veritix for season and game-day primary tickets. The Lions and Veritix talked up the ability of the 7-year-old company to customize and brand the ticket-buying expe ...

Tags: Franchises

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