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  • In April, we told you that no NBA draft pick would sign a shoe endorsement deal worth more than $1 million a year. That top number, we’re told is now down to $750,000, as there’s little evidence that any shoe company has begun substantive negotiations with any prospective draft pick from this year’s class.

  • A day after Lucas Glover took home the US Open title, we sat down with the 29-year-old champ to talk business.

  • Empty storefronts can deter shoppers but there are some very creative solutions coming out to plug these gaping holes in the retail landscape, such as putting ads or art in the windows. One town is even considering making it mandatory for landlords to have something pretty in the window to avert urban decay.

  • Sammy Sosa Cubs Jersey Back

    Former baseball slugger Sammy Sosa didn’t just get bigger over the years, he also might have wanted to show his fans how big he was getting.

  • Jerry Bowyer

    This is the problem with the new 'personal branding' business model: persons are more fragile than business. We are deeply wired to identify with other people more than with corporations or logos or abstractions.

  • Interpublic Group shares fell yesterday, but at least one big options trader accumulated calls on the expectation they will rally back.

  • Donald Fehr

    ESPN is reporting that Don Fehr, the long-time executive director of the Major League Baseball Association, is stepping down. And although he probably didn’t take Stanozolol or Primobolan to enhance his labor negotiations, I’m wondering this afternoon if his name should go into the history books with an *.

  • Lucas Glover

    Lucas Glover winning the US Open was a good thing for anyone taking action on the tournament.

  • The fourth and, maybe, final round of the US Open is being played today. Action starts at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN. NBC Sports begins coverage at 11:30 a.m. ET and the entire round can be seen on NBCSports.com. Here's what we're watching for.

  • The UK business services sector will lose more than half of the jobs it gained during the last five years by 2013, a report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research showed Monday.

  • Tiger Woods

    If you think Tiger Woods is a busy man, imagine what it's like to be his agent. For 11 years, that has been the responsibility of Mark Steinberg, who also heads up the global golf division for IMG.

  • 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.