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  • Evoshield Gets Big Buzz Before It Hits Stores Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 12:29 PM ET

    In the last month, thanks in part to the discussion over NFL hits and concussions, the athletic protective gear industry has been buzzing. And while there’s plenty of focus on helmets, the most revolutionary game changing product might be Evoshield, which hits mass retailers in January.

  • Sports Franchises That Went Bankrupt Friday, 29 Oct 2010 | 3:58 PM ET
    On April 20, 2011, Baseball commissioner Bud Selig announced that Major League Baseball was taking the drastic step of taking control of the Los Angeles Dodgers. "I have taken this action because of my deep concerns regarding the finances and operations of the Dodgers," he said. However, after Selig rejected a lucrative television deal that stood to infuse the team with much-needed cash, the team filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on June 27, 2011.Although relatively uncommon, sports fra

    Although relatively uncommon, sports franchises do go bankrupt from time to time. Which major professional teams have gone bankrupt? Click to find out!

  • When the Tampa Bay Rays gave away 20,000 free tickets to their regular season home finale, many in the sports world were confused. No matter what your attendance is, how could you ever give away your product? Well, one sports executive, whose organization actually gives away all its tickets, thinks that the Rays should give away tickets to every game next year if it wants to increase revenues.

  • Newspapers Find No Cheer In These Cheer Cards Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | 4:38 PM ET

    It's 1:15 p.m. and two newspaper vendors are furiously wheeling their steel newspaper carts around the building crowds coming to nearby AT&T Park to see Game 1 of the World Series in San Francisco.

  • $32,000 For a World Series Ticket? Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 1:37 PM ET

    StubHub PR rep Vanessa Barbieri says the most expensive ticket sold so far on StubHub for tonight's game is for seats right behind home plate in the Dugout Club.

  • Rangers Owners Could Be Fastest To Title Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 10:34 AM ET
    Texas Rangers ball hat

    Nolan Ryan and Chuck Greenberg's $593 million purchase of the Texas Rangers in a bankruptcy auction was only approved on August 12. Yet, here they are in the World Series. That got us thinking, over the last 30 years, what was the quickest amount of days to a title?

  • Plea for Wealth Redistribution of World Series Tickets Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 1:27 PM ET

    Ray Thibodeau says it's time to spread the wealth. Thibodeau works as a debt specialist at a well-known firm in the Bay Area. Given the current political climate there, he sent out this plea on Craigslist:

  • Did We Find The Kirk Gibson Home Run Baseball? Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 12:49 PM ET

    Last week, upon hearing that an auction featuring many of Kirk Gibson’s items from 1988 World Series didn’t have his famous home run ball included, we issued an APB for the ball, which has never surfaced in the collecting circles. We received over 250 e-mails with supposed tips, with 31 people claiming that either they had it or they knew who had it.

  • Paul the Octopus Has Died 'Peacefully' in Germany Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 7:09 AM ET
    An octopus named Paul sits on a box decorated with a Spanish flag and a shell inside on July 9, 2010 at the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen, western Germany. Paul's task is to decide in favour of one of the shells hidden in boxes with the flags of the Netherlands and Spain to act thus as oracle for the upcoming final match of the FIFA Football World Cup between the two countries on July 11, 2010. Paul, the 'psychic' octopus, who had predicted well the result of six German matches earlier in the

    The world’s most famous octopus, which correctly predicted the winner of this year's World Cup, has died, the Oberhausen Sea Life Centre in Germany announced Tuesday in a statement.

  • Nike proved why it's the most bold company in the world, with LeBron's excellent new spot coinciding with the nationwide launch of the LeBron 8's tomorrow.

  • Catching up with Bo Jackson Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 11:10 AM ET

    With Auburn currently in line to play for the national championship and with Nike relaunching his Air Trainer from Nike 1986 (now called the Air Trainer 1.2), we thought it was the perfect time to briefly sit down with two-sport great Bo Jackson.

  • The Most Expensive NBA Tickets 2010-11 Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 9:27 AM ET
    This past off-season, thanks to Lebron James’ move to the Miami Heat, the league sold an estimated $170 million in new season ticket sales. But for die-hard fans without season tickets, the secondary market - composed of individual buyers and sellers - is the only place to score a seat for some of the most highly-coveted and most expensive games. To get an idea of which seats are the most expensive in the NBA, ticket search engine generated the top 10 average listing prices by game. Ticket value

    To get an idea of which seats are the most expensive in the NBA, ticket search engine FanSnap.com generated the top 10 average listing prices by game. Here's what they found!

  • What makes a defensive player more marketable? If it’s big hits, does that mean that the NFL’s announcement that hits that could cause head and neck injuries will affect the commercial potential of defensive players? One marketing executive says no.

  • Wrangler Representative Calls Jenn Sterger’s Manager Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 3:26 PM ET
    Jenn Sterger

    A representative for Wrangler who has been handling the Brett Favre situation called the manager of Jenn Sterger, who the quarterback allegedly sent racy text and voice messages to when she was a Jets employee.

  • Last year, we received great feedback when we did a Q & A with Leroy Smith, the man who motivized Michael Jordan. Well, we’re bringing you another classic Q &A, this time with Norman Tugwater, the fantasy sports lawyer who sues on behalf of workhorse athletes. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because you’ve seen him in vitaminwater energy commercials.

  • Rally Monkey Creator Selling Angels World Series Ring Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 12:29 PM ET
    Championship Rings

    Robert Castillo, the Angels former production manager and creator of the Rally Monkey, is selling his World Series ring through ring dealer Tim Robins. The asking price is $19,000.

  • The folks at SCP Auctions announced yesterday that they are auctioning off Kirk Gibson’s jersey, bat and batting helmet from Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. The question about where the famous walk-off home run ball is naturally surfaced.

  • What Is Magic Johnson Doing? Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 12:07 PM ET
    Magic Johnson

    A day after Magic Johnson sold his share of the Lakers, he reportedly sold the 105 Starbucks locations he owns. This liquidation of assets for cash so close together has caused many to try and speculate what Johnson is doing.

  • Face-to-Face Communication Key to Success: Duke's Coach K Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 11:48 AM ET

    The head coach of Duke University’s championship men’s basketball team told CNBC Wednesday that frequent face-to-face communication is the way to develop a winning team, whether in sports or in business.

  • Athletic Propulsion Shoe

    Adam and Ryan Goldston did as much as they could to publicize their special $300 basketball shoe which they say increases your vertical leap. But in the back of their minds, they knew that the big day would come when and if the NBA decided that their shoes couldn’t be used by NBA players.

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