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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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Tags: Finance

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07/29/13
NFL negotiating renewal with DirecTV

The NFL has started renewal talks with satellite carrier DirecTV, sources said, the final major media deal the league has not redone in recent years but perhaps the most controversial and most complicated. DirecTV pays the NFL $1 billion annually for exclusive rights to out-of-market games throug ...

Tags: Media

07/22/13
Tseng will lead WTA’s global sales

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. The WTA has tabbed a longtime IMG executive to become its first head of global sponsorship sales, and charged him with finding a top sponsor for the international tour. Steve Tseng, a 20-year veteran of IMG, will take over ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

07/15/13
Hope for progress in concussion case

Next Monday was to be a landmark date in the massive concussion litigation filed by more than 4,200 players against the NFL, when a federal judge would rule whether the case could move forward. Instead, Judge Anita Brody last week switched gears and ordered the parties to mediation, forestalling ...

Tags: Law and Politics

07/15/13
ATP events try modular stadiums

Have stadium, will travel. That pitch won over two U.S. ATP tournaments, which starting next week will deploy a modular, made-to-order stadium, shipped in parts from Europe. The first stop is the BB&T Open in Atlanta. When that event ends, the stadium will be taken down piece by piece, sl ...

Tags: Facilities

07/01/13
Wait goes on for next ATP chief

Imagine the NFL, NBA or any major sports organization going a full year without a commissioner, a leader. That scenario is now effectively unfolding in men’s tennis. With the ATP board of directors declining last week to choose either of two front-runners for the executive chairman/presiden ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

07/01/13
Firm to advise players on agents, deals

Unlike team sports that have unions overseeing agents, tennis has never kept oversight of those individuals who represent its players. The International Tennis Federation is taking a small step in that direction, though, hiring London law firm Couchmans to advise junior players on agent selection ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

06/24/13
FSG could become defendant in suit

Fenway Sports Group, owner of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool FC, has long stayed above the legal fray surrounding its contested purchase of the soccer club nearly three years ago. That may be about to change. A New York state judge last week not only suggested she would support a subpoena ...

Tags: Law and Politics

06/24/13
ATP asks court for $1.81M lost in scheme

The ATP has asked a federal court to force the receiver overseeing the close of Allen Stanford’s affairs to pay the tour $1.81 million, the amount on which the tour says Stanford defrauded the circuit. Since 2009, when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued Stanford for allegedly ...

Tags: Law and Politics

06/17/13
NBA debt terms reflect confidence

The NBA has completed a $2.3 billion financing package that will continue to keep league-backed loans flowing to its teams. Significantly, the new debt has longer maturity terms and better interest rates than the previous financing package of the same amount. Those characteristics underscore the ...

Tags: Finance

06/17/13
Comments appear to favor NFL retirees

The NFL Players Association may have to defend how it represented retirees during the 2011 lockout, two federal appeals court judges strongly suggested last week, an outcome that could dramatically change the union’s responsibilities to former players. A lower court last year dismissed a ca ...

Tags: Law and Politics

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