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  • At India’s F1 Track, a $400 Million Bet Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 3:20 AM ET
    Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and McLaren drives during a Formula One grand prix race.

    The new Formula One track in Noida is fast and flashy. The NYT reports.

  • An Open Letter To NBA Union Head Billy Hunter Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 9:50 AM ET
    Billy Hunter

    All along you've told the NBA players who you represent that you are looking for a "fair deal." Sorry Billy, that "fair deal isn't coming. Memo to you: You're not getting a fair deal because you don't have leverage to get a fair deal.

  • Singapore’s F1 Excitement Rubs Off on the Economy Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 8:18 PM ET
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    This weekend’s Formula One (F1) night race marks Singapore’s fourth year of playing host to this sporting event that is proving to be lucrative for both organizers and sponsors alike.

  • Jimmy Johnson

    Jimmie Johnson has won five straight Sprint Cup titles and a win last week has him in third place with just six races to go. Dynasties are normally good for sports. The Bulls, the Yankees, Tiger Woods and the Williams sisters I believe have all been good for their respective sports. But Jimmie Johnson winning a sixth consecutive title is not.

  • NBA Lockout: 18 People Tell How It Will Affect Them Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 2:28 PM ET
    NBA Lockout

    Last night, as it became apparent that the first two weeks of the NBA season would be canceled, I asked regular folks on Twitter if they could tell their own personal stories about what the continued lockout would mean to them. I was touched by what people said in 140 characters or less. It might not mean anything, but I hope the players and the owners print this out and read it for themselves.

  • Tom Cruise as Jerry Maguire

    Last night, 60 Minutes aired a piece on superagent Drew Rosenhaus and mentioned that he was the main inspiration for "Jerry Maguire." The film's director Cameron Crowe chimed in after I suggested it was modeled more after agent Leigh Steinberg than Drew.

  • NFL Political Donations Show the League Leans Right Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 3:59 PM ET
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    A new study out today from the Center for Responsive Politics ranked NFL teams by the volume of campaign money given by players, owners, executives and their spouses.

  • Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

    Aaron Rodgers continued to lead all NFL players in jersey sales in a new list released by the NFL on Wednesday. The list, which is based on sales on NFLShop.com, had the Packers quarterback on top, followed by Tom Brady and Mike Vick. Defensive players took the next two slots. Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, who finished first at the end of the regular season last year, came it in fourth, while Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews was at fifth.

  • Sports Fans Will Soon Know About Michael Rubin Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 9:39 AM ET
    Kynetic

    As founder of GSI Commerce, Michael Rubin is well-known in the business community. In the sports industry? Not so much. But Rubin is about to become one of the most influential people in the sports business.

  • Million-Dollar Sports Injuries Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 5:18 PM ET
    On July 30, 2011, the Indianapolis Colts decided not to mess with success. They renewed the contract of star quarterback Peyton Manning who, in a fit of generosity, agreed to five more years of service for a mere . He didn’t need to be the highest paid player in the NFL, he said, and he would make do with the same $18 million a year that Tom Brady squeaked by on.It turned out to be a better deal than anyone realized. On Sept. 7, 2011, after problems recovering from neck surgery that he had under

    What are some of the most notable multimillion-dollar sports injuries? Check out the list.

  • Mercedes

    I've been surprised by a lot of naming rights deals, but never more surprised than last night when it was reported that Mercedes-Benz has signed a naming rights deal to put its name on the Superdome. 

  • Torrey Smith of the Baltimore Ravens tries to pull in a pass against safety Eric Smith of the New York Jets on October 2, 2011. 

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and for years, the NFL, whose commissioner Roger Goodell saw his mother die from breast cancer, is doing its part by having its players wear pink on every from its cleats to towels to chin straps. But one professor has a study that shows that pink is not only not ideal, it could be detrimental to breast cancer fundraising.

  • Gilbert's Fathead Puts LeBron Images For Sale Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 11:07 AM ET
    Lebron Fathead

    Before last season, LeBron James decided to opt out of the wall graphic category that is included as part of each NBA player's group licensing agreement. James had a deal with a company to make wall graphics of him, though that company couldn't use NBA marks since the official rights to league marks were exclusive to Fathead. But on Monday morning, CNBC discovered that Fathead was selling four wall graphics of James in his Heat jersey.

  • Is CourtGrip A Gamechanger? Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 4:40 PM ET
    Court Grip

    Basketball players have palmed their shoes for years, hoping to solve the age-old problem of slipping on the court. It seems like no product has helped and evolving shoe technology couldn't solve the problem either.

  • How Much of An Advantage Is a Bigger Payroll? Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 3:31 PM ET
    MLB baseballs seen through the netting of a basket

    We all know that it's easier to make the playoffs in a sport without a salary cap if your team spends more money. More money allows you to acquire valuable free agents and make more mistakes in your talent evaluation and still recover. But how much more of an advantage is a larger payroll in Major League Baseball?

  • Toning Shoe Market Could Be Decimated by FTC Settlement Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 10:33 AM ET
    Reebok EasyTone

    Wednesday morning, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it would settle its case with Adidas' Reebok brand for its deceptive claims about its EasyTones thanks to a $25 million settlement that will be used to refund customers.

  • MillerCoors filed a lawsuit against the New England Patriots on Monday afternoon after the America's second largest brewer claims the team reneged on an exclusive and more lucrative deal and chose to award that deal to its top competitor, Anheuser-Busch InBev, instead.

  • Highest Grossing Sports Movies Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 1:57 PM ET
    On Friday, Sept. 24, 2011, the Brad Pitt movie “Moneyball” opened across the U.S. It had the misfortune of opening alongside the 3D re-release of “The Lion King,” which easily and unsurprisingly became the highest-grossing film of the weekend. “Moneyball” was right behind it, however, earning a respectable $21 million at the box office.The movie is based on the 2003 novel of the same name. Pitt plays Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A’s, whose job is to create the best possible te

    Sports movies are tales of underdogs who beat the odds. When done right, the result is often a story that remains popular long after the movie leaves the theaters.

  • Brad Pitt in Moneyball

    "Moneyball" is not just a baseball story. It is a fascinating look at how breaking old thinking and applying new metrics can improve efficiency and generate better results. Some have called this the best book on marketing that’s not about marketing.

  • lacrosse_girls_520.jpg

    The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association has released its extensive study on team sports in America, arrived at by conducting more than 38,000 interviews earlier this year. Here are some of the most interesting facts.

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