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  • U.S. Open 2009

    Fans who had tickets to today's US Open got the worst value for their money. But the best value for the money might still be the "Monday" ticket. When you buy a book of tickets for the US Open, the last ticket is the Monday playoff ticket. The face value is $100, but because so many people aren't expecting to go to a playoff, tickets flood the secondary market.

  • Despite Thursday night's federal indictment of its chief executive and several others on fraud and additional charges, golfer Vijay Singh walked out on to the ninth green this morning at the US Open to finish his first round dressed in Stanford attire.

  • Tiger Woods

    I'm here at the media center at the US Open and the common subject of "Would you bet against Tiger?" came up. It's a fun game to play—Tiger or the field?

  • Earlier today, on Street Signs, Erin Burnett interviewed New York Giants president and CEO John Mara and Timex president and CEO Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard about the naming rights deal on the Giants practice facility that the Wall Street Journal reported was a 15-year, $35 million deal.

  • The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Timex will put its name on the New York Giants practice facility for the next 15 years, a deal the paper says is worth an estimated $35 million.

  • The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Timex will put its name on the New York Giants practice facility for the next 15 years, a deal the paper says is worth an estimated $35 million.

  • 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.