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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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05/20/13
Gambling logos scarce on ATP players

The ATP World Tour at the start of this year authorized players, for the first time, to wear gambling logos on their apparel, an apparent concession to agents who had clamored for more opportunities to commercialize their clients’ success. More than four months later, no player among the to ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

05/13/13
49ers able to refinance early

The San Francisco 49ers plan to refinance their $850 million of stadium debt obligation in the next two months, sources said, well over a year earlier than originally projected. The team last week hosted a bank meeting at the site of the 49ers’ new Santa Clara, Calif., stadium on the same d ...

Tags: Finance

05/13/13
Singapore delivers dollars for WTA

The WTA should reap more than $75 million in total value from its five-year deal, announced last week, to place its season-ending championships in Singapore from 2014 through 2018. World Sport Group’s Andrew Georgiou (second ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

05/13/13
NFLPA made deal to reduce future caps

The NFL Players Association last year agreed to reduce future salary caps in exchange for a higher amount under the cap in 2012 than the players were due to receive, the union disclosed recently in court documents tied to its collusion case against the league. The fact that the NFLPA made the agr ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

05/06/13
Concessions helped Sacramento group

State Sen. Darrell Steinberg (left) and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson celebrate news of the vote. Photo by: ICON SMI In the days leading up to last week’s vote that denied an ...

Tags: Franchises

05/06/13
NFL concussion litigation

With billions of dollars on the line, the lawsuit brought by thousands of retirees against the NFL for concussions is clearly the most-watched lawsuit in sports. Hundreds of concussion cases bro ...

Tags: In-Depth, Law and Politics

05/06/13
NFL evaluating helmet deal

The NFL has begun evaluating the future of its controversial relationship with Riddell, as its nearly 25-year on-field partnership with the helmet manufacturer expires after the coming season. Riddell owns valuable space for its l ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

05/06/13
Blackhorse v. Pro-Football Inc.

News that a group of Native Americans in March had filed a complaint against the Washington Redskins started the latest iteration of this long-running controversy. Five Native Americans filed th ...

Tags: In-Depth, Law and Politics

05/06/13
Dryer et al. v. NFL

Six former NFL players, led by Fred Dryer, sued NFL Films in 2009 for not paying them when the league used their images and footage in videos and shows. In March, the NFL announced a $50 million settlement, and the court has given preliminary approval, but the six original plaintiffs are not on boar ...

Tags: In-Depth, Law and Politics

04/29/13
NFL will still pick out new owners

The NFL does not plan to stop handpicking prospective owners in the wake of the federal investigation of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam’s private company, sources said last week. The NFL chose and encouraged Haslam on the Browns purchase. Prior to that, the league did the same with Sha ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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