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  • Television networks which broadcast NFL games stand to lose plenty of programming if the NFL lockout extends into the season. They also could lose money, even if they don't have to pay rights fees and production costs, says a new report by credit rating agency Standard & Poor's.

  • The NFL always gets so much credit as a growing robust business, but the financials behind college football aren't published as often. I just had a chance to look at some data released by the National Football Foundation and I thought it was worth passing on some of these incredible numbers.

  • You Make The Call: Did Cubs Choose Right PA Announcer? Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 10:34 AM ET

    In order to find its next public address announcer this season, the Chicago Cubs forged an innovative partnership with CareerBuilder. Fans would post their resumes on the site and put their announcing audition, voicing a required script, on YouTube. The Cubs received 2,954 applications.

  • MLB Pays Two Fans to Watch Every Single Game Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 9:02 AM ET
    Ryan Wagner (left) and Mike O'Hara (Right) get used to their Fancave created by Major League Baseball.

    Take two fans. Have them watch every single game. Tell them to blog, tweet and take part in a Web series on MLB.com, all while passersby get to peek into, and perhaps, even enter their ultimate fancave.

  • Susan Tose Spencer: DeMaurice Smith Should Be Fired Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 9:50 AM ET

    The latest chapter in the NFL lockout has Tom Brady along with nine other players filing their final brief in support of their claim ahead of the April 6 injunction hearing.

  • Shelvin Mack #1 of the Butler Bulldogs celebrates defeating the Florida Gators 74 to 71 in overtime

    For the first time in NCAA men's basketball tournament history, there will be no number one or number two seed in the Final Four. It's surely fun to see Butler still in it and VCU — who had to win one more game than the other teams — still around. But is it good for business?

  • Butler Gets A Bigger Piece Of Winning Pie Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 3:58 PM ET
    Ronald Nored #5 of the Butler Bulldogs brings the ball down the court against the Old Dominion Monarchs during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Verizon Center on March 17, 2011 in Washington, DC.

    Since 2000, Butler has played in 21 NCAA tournament games - the second biggest percentage of any school in any conference in the last decade. It brings up the question, how much should a conference be sharing when it has teams that carry so much of the load?

  • Mets Owners Hoping to Raise About $200 Million Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 12:05 PM ET

    As Mets representatives continue to hold meetings with prospective minority investors in the team, new details are emerging about the baseball franchise’s troubled financial condition.

  • Mets Are Said to Be Suffering Sizable Losses Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 9:35 AM ET
    New York Mets

    The Mets, long one of baseball’s most highly valued franchises, have lost millions of dollars in recent years, including nearly $50 million in 2010, according to two people briefed on the team’s finances, the New York Times reports.

  • Some Buyers Scared Off by Mets' Finances Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 4:36 PM ET
    New York Mets

    At the midtown offices of the investment firm Allen & Co. Wednesday, some prospective bidders for a minority stake in the New York Mets will get a glimpse of the team’s financial records.

  • Tiger Woods Talks About His New Swing App Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 3:35 PM ET
    Tiger Woods App

    Tiger Woods, with instructional app company Shotzoom and Apple, released a new app today called Tiger Woods: My Swing.

  • Basketball

    As University of Richmond athletic director Jim Miller was sitting on the plane flying home late Saturday night, he surveyed the scene. His men's basketball team had just beaten Morehead State. The Spiders were in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1988. But amidst the raucous crowd that was filled with adrenaline, Miller couldn't help but think, how long could he keep his coach?

  • The Puckiest Guy on the Bond Desk Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 1:03 PM ET
    Marty Reasoner and Adam Reasoner

    The guys on the trading floor were probably a tad bit jealous when one of their own was called to play goalie for the Florida Panthers hockey team's practice at Madison Square Garden Tuesday morning.

  • Red, White and Blue Steak Sandwich.

    The Food Network has partnered with Delaware North Companies Sportservice to launch an innovative concession at eight Major League ballparks around the country this season.

  • First Look: MLB Top Jersey Sales Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 10:02 AM ET

    One of the most popular lists I put out is the league jersey sales lists. The NBA and the NFL have been doing it for years, but today, Major League Baseball enters the fray.

  • The 10 Best Selling MLB Jerseys 2010 Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 10:01 AM ET
    For years, the NBA and NFL have put out their best selling jersey sales. It's the best measure of marketability and popularity, since it's fans voting with their wallets. Major League Baseball, which set a record for merchandise sales last year, is entering the game with its top selling jerseys over the past year. Sales are from the 2010 calendar year and recorded by its official jersey maker Majestic. So, what were the best-selling MLB jerseys, by player, in the past year? Click ahead to find o

    So, what were the best-selling MLB jerseys, by player, in the past year? Click here to find out!

  • Becoming a Ticket Broker Doesn’t Work for Fan Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 5:07 PM ET
    (L-R) Chris Bosh #1, Dwyane Wade #3, and LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat are introduced at the HEAT Summer of 2010 Welcome Event at AmericanAirlines Arena on July 9, 2010 in Miami, Florida.

    Jonathan Zairi wanted to make some extra cash so the 21-year-old college student bought two Miami Heat season tickets right after Chris Bosh signed with the team. Zairi was excited when LeBron James came soon after, as he thought it was a sure bet that he’d make big money.

  • Schools Hoping Cinderella Run Funds Facilities Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 1:43 PM ET
    Boatwright Memorial Library

    The sudden cashing in on gear gets much of the attention because it’s so visible. But the money from Richmond Spiders gear goes directly to the university, which funds 40 percent of $20 million athletic department budget. The more important comes in through donations earmarked for the athletic department, used for improving facilities.

  • LeBron James

    Back in September, we reported that LeBron James took a huge image hit thanks to "The Decision," the ESPN broadcast of his decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and go to the Miami Heat. A poll of the general population by The Q Scores Company revealed that only 14 percent of people thought of James positively, while 39 percent of people thought of him negatively. Five months later, the Q Scores show that James has slowly bounced back, though not as much as we might have thought.

  • Mets Owners Seek Dismissal of $1 Billion Madoff Case Sunday, 20 Mar 2011 | 6:28 PM ET

    Attorneys for Wilpon and Katz, who also own the New York Mets, filed a motion to dismiss the $1 billion clawback case Picard has built against them.

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