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

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NFL looks for CMO after exec changes

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 01 / 14

The NFL is conducting a search for a new chief marketing officer after a series of high-level organizational changes that Commissioner Roger Goodell outlined in a memo sent last week to teams and league officials. Grubman ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Andy Murray To Endorse Standard Life

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SportsBusiness Journal: NFL gives teams expanded fan study

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SportsBusiness Daily: U.S. Open Unveils Visit Orlando Sponsorship

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SportsBusiness Journal: USTA near Open Series extension

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SportsBusiness Journal: Filings: EA’s payments to NFLPA plummet

In the two years before the 2011 NFL lockout, Electronic Arts, which sells the hugely popular “Madden” video game series, paid the NFL Players Association $68.6 million for the rights to use images of NFL players. EA had long been a primary source of group licensing revenue for the unio ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: NFL retirees question $675M figure

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SportsBusiness Journal: Glazer: ‘Pioneer’ with low profile

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SportsBusiness Journal: Rooney’s influence spans years, oceans

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SportsBusiness Journal: NFL has stake in YinzCam

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On The Ground: Dan Rooney accepts Lifetime Achievement Award to standing ovation

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