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

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Judge Rules Against Former NFLers Seeking To Intervene In Case

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 30 / 14

A federal court judge ruled against seven former NFL players seeking to intervene in the preliminary concussion settlement against the league. “The moving parties may object to or opt out of the settlement under the procedures set forth in my July 7, 2014 order,” Judge Anita Brody ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: NHL prepares loan pool that will top $1B

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 ...

Tags: Finance

04/14/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Nike, Adidas at odds over ‘Baby Fed’

An expired apparel and sneaker deal for a Bulgarian tennis player who has never passed the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam event doesn’t on its face suggest much in the way of controversy. But Adidas and Nike are duking it out over which firm has won the right to dress Grigor Dimitrov on cou ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

04/08/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Tennis Player's Mother Suing USTA

Natalie O’Loughlin , the mother of Julia O’Loughlin , is suing the USTA for allegedly causing her daughter to suffer bulimia when she trained in '10 and '11 at the governing body’s Evert Tennis Academy in Florida. The lawsuit was originally filed in state court in Florida but was ...

04/08/14
SportsBusiness Daily: InsideOut Looks To Increase Footprint

InsideOut expects to double its number of senior men’s tennis events to about 40 in the next five years now that it has been acquired by Horizon Media, said Jon Venison . Venison co-founded InsideOut Sports + Entertainment with Tennis HOFer Jim Courier , who will also remain with the firm. I ...

04/07/14
SportsBusiness Journal: WTA eyes more digital content

By now, sports leagues and teams creating their own content, hiring reporters and competing with traditional media is old hat. Just last week, the Buffalo Bills hired a weekend anchor from a Georgia TV station for their website. Individual sports are a different story, though, and the WTA Tour is ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

04/07/14
SportsBusiness Journal: League wants NFL Net in more ‘war rooms’

In an attempt to boost NFL Network’s coverage of next month’s draft, the league is encouraging teams to allow the network’s cameras in their draft headquarters meeting rooms, the latest move to differentiate its coverage from ESPN by giving viewers greater insight into the process. ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

04/02/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Court Upholds Dismissal Of NFLPA Case

A federal appeals court last week ruled the NFLPA did not have a fiduciary duty to five former players who contended the union should have done more to market their rights. A panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in S.F. affirmed a lower court ruling dismissing the case brought by th ...

03/31/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Ralph Wilson: 1918-2014

On the morning last week after telling his NFL peers that Buffalo Bills founder and owner Ralph Wilson had died, Russ Brandon, the team’s president, was trying to work out. His hope, he said, was that it would be sort of a spiritual exercise, a way to distract himself from the sadness of losin ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

03/31/14
SportsBusiness Journal: The dealmakers

Rob Tilliss Founder, Inner Circle Sports It was a banner year for Inner Circle, with advisory roles on the sales of the Florida Panthers, New Jersey Devils and Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. Inner Circle’s biggest deal since Tilliss star ...

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03/31/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Seller's market for teams

Rising equity markets, owner friendly collective-bargaining agreements, healthy business metrics. Despite these factors blessing sports leagues, or perhaps because of them, the sale of teams has been sluggish at best. In Major League Baseball, for example, there has not been a sale of a team in t ...

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