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Past articles by Daniel:

Is NFL’s injury risk similar on artificial turf versus grass?

Sterling Shepard's recent non-contact knee injury at MetLife Stadium raised a question that players have asked often. → Read More

NFL to teams: No cryptocurrency, NFT deals for now as league eyes digital market

The NFL informed teams last month they could not, for now, sell sponsorships to cryptocurrency trading firms, multiple club sources said. Teams also cannot sell non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as the league develops a strategy in the hot and cold market for sports digital trading cards and art. → Read More

PGA Tour acknowledges that in joint TV deals with LPGA, it keeps more than 90% of revenue

The revelation came about in court papers from the PGA Tour’s legal dispute with Hank Haney, Tiger Woods’ former lawyer. → Read More

Why LeBron James seeks $1 million from courtside photographer in countersuit

A photographer claims James' $1 million ask is an intimidation effort, and James' lawyer says ultimately they want to resolve this amicably. → Read More

Will the coronavirus chase the NFL Draft from Las Vegas to a studio? – The Athletic

Next month's NFL Draft is in Las Vegas, and before the global viral outbreak, the league expected attendance to top the record of 600,000. → Read More

XFL rejected merger with AAF, takes lessons from failed league

Vince McMahon’s league, set for play in 2020, learns lessons from shuttered AAF entity. → Read More

AAF Suspends Operations Before Completion Of First Season

League chair Tom Dundon decides to pull the plug on the venture just weeks after launch. → Read More

Forty Under 40: Amanda Herald

Amanda Herald is like the football star who almost didn’t make the team, only securing a spot because someone dropped off the roster at the last minute and then showing the club what it almost missed. Vice President, Media Strategy and Business Development, National Football League Age: 31 Born: Miami Education: University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, B.S., economics Family: Husband,… → Read More

Forty Under 40: Brian Kantarian

Photo: albert cheung / frame studios Winners of this award, or any executives in the sports business, often tell stories of growing up not knowing there was a career in sports and often lucking into the space. That’s not Brian Kantarian’s path. Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Age: 35 Born: Greenwich, Conn. Education: Georgetown University, B.S. in business administration, finance;… → Read More

NFL Appoints Chiefs' Clark Hunt To Chair Finance Committee

Hunt has served on the Finance Committee for seven years and takes the role that was held by late Texans Owner Bob McNair. → Read More

Sources: NFL To Broach Casino Sponsorship At Winter Meeting

The NFL earlier this year opened the casino category, with several teams having already struck deals, including the Jets and Cowboys. → Read More

XFL makes statement with markets, venues ahead of league’s debut

Upstart football league confidently rolls out eight cities and stadiums for its 2020 debut. → Read More

NFL Exec VP/Int'l Mark Waller Leaving At End Of Season

NFL Exec VP/Int'l Mark Waller is leaving the league at the end of this season. He will continue as an adviser thereafter. Waller has had held various roles at the NFL, including CMO, but he is best known for his work on the international agenda. Under his leadership, the NFL began playing regular... → Read More

NFL's Fortnite Deal Still On Despite Skins Pulled From In-Game Store

League's skins were taken out of in-game store this week but should return later this season. → Read More

ATP To Rebrand, Launch New Marketing Campaign On Jan. 1

ATP to rebrand, launch a marketing push on social media that will use video content to lure younger fans to the sport. → Read More

NFL: The Good Place

Last season’s struggles put in the rear-view mirror and teams make note of positive trends. → Read More

USTA considering ways to change its approach on chair umpires and coaching

U.S. Open controversy has USTA considering a change in its approach on umpires, coaching. → Read More

Sources: Panthers' Tepper Decides To Buy Out Remaining Partners

Decision to buy out remaining limited partners comes with sale expected to close soon. → Read More

ATP Tour takes stand on gambling

ATP Tour bans tournaments from taking gambling sponsorships. → Read More

Artificial intelligence to take on significantly enhanced role at Wimbledon

Artificial intelligence to take on significantly enhanced role at Wimbledon By Daniel Kaplan, Staff Writer Artificial intelligence has been creeping into sports for over a year now. Wimbledon was a front-runner last year when it deployed IBM’s AI service, Watson, to identify the names of people in hundreds of thousands of pictures, and the famed tennis tournament will now use the machine… → Read More