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Managing labor issues for the major sporting goods brands is a challenge. They often get their goods made in Asian countries that sometimes have no union support at factories that are charged with making many brands.
Tiger Woods didn't win another tournament yesterday. In fact, he bailed after shooting +6 after his first nine holes. This morning, we sat down and talked to PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem about Tiger and the Tour.
On the surface, the idea seems absolutely insane. A drink brand chooses to branch out into another business and it chooses, of all spaces, media.
If Animal Kingdom goes on to win the Triple Crown, his stud value could hit $50 to $60 million. But, aside from reproduction, there are other ways the horse could pay dividends: Tourism.
On Tuesday at five Beef O'Brady's in Florida and Mississippi, patrons got to drink free beer for an hour, thanks to a special promotion. Turns out that each day of the NFL lockout is worth an extra minute of free suds.
You can now take your talents to South Beach, thanks to LeBron's Heat teammate Dwyane Wade. Wade, a brand Jordan endorser, is hoping to fill the high-end fantasy camp void now that Jordan himself has temporarily shelved his Michael Jordan Senior Flight School as he focuses his attention on the team he owns, the Charlotte Bobcats.
Every once in a while, a story comes full circle years later. In 2009, I went to the Fasig-Tipton sale to do a story on depressed horse sale prices, due to the economy. When we were doing one of our segments, we asked for a horse to stand in the background. Today, I received this note from Mark J. Reid Jr.
The dimples on the Polara create a straighter and lower trajectory, but the ball does not conform to the official rules of golf, the New York Times reports.
Marc Haisfield was at a friend’s house in Florida watching the Kentucky Derby when he saw Animal Kingdom emerge at the quarter pole. “There’s no question he’s winning this thing,” his friend said to him. Seconds later, the horse was the winner of the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby. Haisfield doesn’t own Animal Kingdom, but he does have a tremendous stake in the horse’s success.
Lenny Dykstra, an outfielder for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies known by the nickname "Nails," has been indicted for bankruptcy fraud and embezzlement from the bankruptcy estate.
Although it's still a rich person's game, return on investment — the average horse in the race cost $175,000 — striking it rich if your horse does well is easier.
Just a decade ago, sports drink consumers pretty much had one Gatorade option — full calorie Gatorade. Brand managers at the time reasoned that the formula for the masses didn't need to be changed. The Gatorade formula designed by four University of Florida doctors in 1965 was still perfect athletes of all shapes and sizes. But the business quickly changed.
What makes a city great for single guys? Cool neighborhoods and nightlife — and a healthy ratio of women to men. Here are the 10 best cities for bachelors, according to Rent.com.
The energy category is a huge business. Red Bull sold 4.2 billion cans in 2010 and 5-Hour Energy is now a $1 billion brand. With that in mind, serial entrepreneurs, Warren Struhl and Jesse Itzler are launching a new company PUREBRANDS, whose first product is called Sheets energy strips.
The Pac-10/12 will be announcing a 12-year television deal with Fox and ESPN reportedly worth $3 billion. How is possible? Easy. Sports are the best bet on the entire television landscape. People get sick of sitcoms, reality shows and soap operas, but fans don't lose interest in a sport.
Most of us listen to the voice or at best do a mumble, but tonight, do yourself a favor and sing the thing. I'm talking about the National Anthem and God Bless America. Thanks to the killing of Osama Bin Laden last night, tonight's renditions before sporting events seem to have a little more meaning. If you're in the stands, sing it. If you're at home, sing it.
Nothing inspires more passion in Brazil than soccer. But the nation is dramatically behind schedule in putting in place the infrastructure required for when 600,000 visitors descend on the country.
On a group of small farms in Monticello, Mo., John Wood is doing his part to revolutionize how meat is marketed. He's specifically pitching his US Wellness Meats, from steaks to ground beef, to athletes.
Last week, we interviewed Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard right after the company's announcement of dynamic ticketing. Since tickets are such a big part of being a sports fan, we're continuing that series today — an interview with the CEO of StubHub, Chris Tsakalakis.
For years, elite athletes have been getting into ice baths to reduce swelling and aid recovery. Eric Rauscher isn't going to argue that the ice baths aren't helpful, he just thinks he has a better solution.
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