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  • The witch hunt surrounding sports marketing, and golf tournaments in particular, has certainly calmed down over the last couple months.

  • Proposed Olympic Stadium for 2012 Olympic Games, Stratford, east London, England.

    Britain's Olympic athletes, already hit by cost cuts last year, could face another round if the government changes hands.

  • Tiger Woods Autographed and Inscribed 2008 U.S. Open Tournament-Worn Polo Shirt (Round 1)

    Over the past decade, I've seen way too much game-worn memorabilia hit the market. That translates into these items having very little value. But I was floored last night by the shirts I saw hit the market.

  • If you haven’t heard, there’s a lot brewing over brew in Minnesota. You see, the University of Minnesota is moving into its spanking new TCF Bank Stadium this season and part of the expectation was that there was going to be alcohol served in the premium seating and suite areas.

  • Kobe Bryant

    285 weeks. That’s exactly how long it took Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant to get to become the league’s most marketable player again. Sure, it’s a subjective ranking, but it’s harder to argue with a fourth, and Shaq-less, title in Kobe’s hands.

  • You've probably heard by now the University of Alabama was penalized by the NCAA for giving away textbooks to its athletes. The major penalty was a whole lot of vacating of games. Yes, the official record books will now show that the Crimson Tide football team did score more points than its opponents for 21 games between 2005-2007, but those wins will not count in its overall record.

  • USA Today is reporting that ESPN The Magazine will have a "Body Issue" on Oct. 19 that could include athletes posing nude. Here are the top athletes who we think will be willing to take most of it off.

  • What a disaster that the Orlando Magic beat the Cleveland Cavaliers! Poor David Stern and the NBA! Well, we just got the ratings from the folks at Nielsen and check out this news bulletin: Lakers-Magic is outrating last year's ultimate matchup of the Lakers-Celtics.

  • Los Angeles Lakers

    Sick of seeing all the action on the Los Angeles Lakers to win the championship, Bodog Sportsbook manager Richard Gardner decided to do something about it.

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    The first few rounds of the Major League Baseball Draft took place last night. We here at "SportsBiz" admittedly know nothing about most of these guys. But we do know whose names seem to be the most marketable.

  • Spam

    As the recession wears on, it gets hard coming up with new ideas for cheap eats, especially for those who are used to only making reservations for dinner. Enter Spam. Yes, the much-maligned canned meat-in-can wants to help get you out of your dinnertime rut.

  • Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo

    Tony Romo is one of the most marketable players in the NFL. But he doesn’t have a shoe and apparel deal with Adidas, Reebok or Nike.

  • Stephen Strasburg

    Today, the Washington Nationals are expected to take Stephen Strasburg as the first overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft.

  • Redneck Bank

    There is Ally Bank: “A better kind of bank.” And A.I.U.: “A unique franchise.” And — really — Redneck Bank: “Where bankin’s funner!” All are new names and new slogans for old companies with big worries and, in some cases, even bigger image problems.

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    The UFC prides itself on real fighting, but that doesn’t mean that the mixed martial arts organization isn’t in a constant search for characters. That’s why UFC president Dana White buckled and gave Kimbo Slice a chance to associate himself with White’s organization as part of a deal that will put him on Season 10 of Spike’s Ultimate Fighter.

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    Roger Federer might be the greatest tennis player ever, but he’s hardly at the top of the list in the sports endorsement world.

  • Saturday’s Belmont Stakes wasn’t a victory for Mine That Bird, Calvin Borel or horse racing in general. And Summer Bird might have won the race, but the real winner might have actually been Marylou Whitney and Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky.

  • Ochocinco Jersey

    Looking at the list of the top selling jerseys on NFLShop.com, where the league's public tally comes from, you'll see the usual names: P. Manning, E. Manning, Brady and Romo. A name you won't see in the top 100 best-selling jerseys since the NFL's new fiscal year began on April 1 is Chad Ochocinco.

  • Leroy Smith

    Many of you have undoubtedly seen the recent commercials from Leroy Smith, “the man who motivated Michael Jordan.” For those who haven’t, check out the YouTube clip below and check out Smith's Web site.

  • Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird

    There are going to be people who will celebrate jockey Calvin Borel should he lead Mine That Bird to a Belmont win this weekend. If you can’t get a Triple Crown for another year, you might as well celebrate the first-ever “Jockey Triple Crown,” right?