Sports Business


  • Triple Crown Worth Half As Much As '08 Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 10:09 AM ET
    Big Brown

    As discretionary income has diminished the horse racing industry has gotten clobbered. Sales are still down 40 to 50 percent and the stallion market, which ultimately drives the value of a Triple Crown horse, has been badly affected.

  • Kentucky Derby Doesn't Make Jockeys Rich Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 10:02 AM ET
    The field rounds turn one during the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 2, 2009 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

    In the hours after tomorrow's Kentucky Derby, America will learn of the winner's owners and get a glimpse into the finances of it all — how much was paid for the horse and how much the owners made.

  • NFL Doesn't Give Washington A Chance Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 4:46 PM ET
    Offensive lineman Tony Washington runs during practice drills during the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine.

    Out of all those who were draft eligible this past weekend, no one has been labeled by NFL teams more "off limits" than Tony Washington, an offensive tackle from Abilene Christian, who some people had going as early as the late portion of the second round.

  • Lance Armstrong

    Armstrong says the next company he will put his golden hands on is Honey Stinger, an 8-year-old small natural foods company based in Steamboat Springs, Colo., that makes honey-based energy gels, bars and chews.

  • Time For A New Jerry Maguire? Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 3:58 PM ET
    Tom Cruise as Jerry Maguire

    If there are too many agents in the sports world today, blame the movie Jerry Maguire, which despite its cautionary tale, hooked almost every kid who didn’t make it as a pro athlete. It seemed to have all the nuances of the sports agent business: Agent infighting, back-handed dealing and client stealing.

  • Ike Davis Getting Mets Fans Back In Memorabilia Game Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 1:59 PM ET
    Ike Davis Autographed Fielding 8x10 Photograph as seen on Steiner's website.

    When compared to Yankees fans, New York Mets fans haven’t really taken an active role of late in the memorabilia market. But rookie first baseman Ike Davis, who in a little more than a week in the majors is hitting .317, including a 450-foot home run blast, has Mets collectors buzzing again.

  • The Mic Flag: The Next Advertising Space In Sports Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 11:41 AM ET
    Pete Carroll

    Over the years, teams — in search of more and more revenue — have continued to push the boundaries of what they’re willing to sell.

  • Rookie Jerseys For Sale Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | 2:57 PM ET
    Tim Tebow

    The NFL Draft was only a couple days ago, but people are already buying hope in the form of rookie jerseys. So far, Tim Tebow leads all rookie jersey sales on NFLShop.com followed by Ndamukong Suh, Sam Bradford, Eric Berry and Dez Bryant.

  • Work Continues On Tiger’s Only US Course Friday, 23 Apr 2010 | 4:13 PM ET
    An outdoor billboard featuring an ad for The Cliffs High Carolina community which is planning a Tiger Woods designed golf course.

    Despite a troubling economy and a fall from grace for Tiger Woods, the Cliffs at High Carolina is continuing to move forward with the only Woods designed course in the U.S. Cliffs Communities CEO Jim Anthony said that, thanks to a $60 million investment by residents in his other communities plans can now continue to finish building the course and the clubhouse.

  • The Ultimate Draft Sleeper: Jared Veldheer Friday, 23 Apr 2010 | 12:58 PM ET
    Offensive lineman Jared Veldheer of Hillsdale runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine on February 27, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Sports agent Rick Smith of Priority Sports was teaching a seminar last year, when a guy approached him and asked him if he would be interested in taking a look at his brother –- a Division II football player. No one could fault Smith, who has been in the business for 23 years, for saying what came out of his mouth next. “If he can play, the league will find him,” Smith told the guy.

  • NFL Draft: Financial Winners & Losers Friday, 23 Apr 2010 | 8:31 AM ET
    Tim Tebow

    You've already seen all the grades from the first round of last night's NFL Draft, but who won and lost in the business world? Here's our take.

  • MLB Games to Stream Live on PS3 Thursday, 22 Apr 2010 | 3:34 PM ET
    PlayStation 3

    The service is a strategic expansion for both parties. MLB hopes to dramatically grow the number of subscribers to its online service, while Sony continues to grow the PS3 beyond its gaming roots.

  • Should Nike Drop Big Ben? Thursday, 22 Apr 2010 | 11:54 AM ET
    Ben Roethlisberger

    This much is clear. However long Nike's contract with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is, the allegations against him (even if they won't be prosecuted), will assure us that Nike will never use him in a commercial again.

  • NFL Commissioner Goodell on Roethlisberger, Draft Thursday, 22 Apr 2010 | 10:03 AM ET
    Ben Roethlisberger

    This morning, in advance of the NFL Draft tonight, I spoke with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on “Squawk Box.” Here’s what the commissioner had to say on some key topics.

  • First Rounder Or Not, Tebow Is Red Hot Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 2:40 PM ET
    "Press Pass Rookie Football" wrap featuring Tim Tebow

    There they sat at the Niketown in Manhattan yesterday. A stage full of football stars: Adrian Peterson, Tim Tebow, Ndamukong Suh and Mark Sanchez. And to think that the New York Jets quarterback, supposedly the heartthrob, had no chance to command the attention of the high school teenagers from Michigan who just happened to walk into the store at the right time.

  • Is Dr. James Andrews The Most Valuable Person In Sports? Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 12:21 PM ET
    Quarterback Sam Bradford #14 of the Oklahoma Sooners stands on the sidelines after suffering an injury against the Brigham Young Cougars at Cowboys Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Arlington, Texas.

    One of the reasons why Sam Bradford is being considered for the top pick is that his surgery was performed by the world’s top sports surgeon, who personally gave his endorsement of a clean bill of health to the St. Louis Rams, who own the rights to the No. 1 pick.

  • QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Marijuana? Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 8:08 AM ET

    Take our tax evasion quiz to find out about the evaders and scammers who thought they could fool the IRS and get away with it.

  • Why Sports Teams Worry About Marijuana Use Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM ET

    Unlike performance-enhancing drugs, marijuana really doesn't have any benefits. By many accounts, it inhibits performance, impairs memory, hurts coordination and could affect the heart rate.

  • Marijuana In America: History, Culture & People Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 5:19 PM ET

    In this slideshow, we take a look at different people, laws and films that played a role in shaping marijuana's image in the minds of Americans.

  • Tiger Still A Hot Collectible Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 11:36 AM ET
    Tiger Woods Signed 2008 US Open Red Shirt

    Given all that Tiger Woods has been through, you would think that prices for his collectibles might have plummeted along with the polls. Not so much. Woods’ items on and off line have been selling pretty much in line with previous prices.

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