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  • Hedge Fund Manager Buys Stake in New York Mets Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 10:20 AM ET
    New York Mets

    The deal is aid to be for $200 million and would be for less than 49 percent ownership of the major league team.

  • 'Hangover 2' Tattoo Battle Not Over Just Yet Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 2:45 PM ET
    Hangover 2

    The headlines you will see today will reflect that a federal court judge ruled that Warner Brothers' "Hangover 2" will debut on Thursday, thanks to denying an injunction sought by an artist who claimed his tattoo was used in the film without his consent.

  • How Bad Are Wilpon's Words? We Give It A Try Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 2:04 PM ET
    Fred Wilpon

    What New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon said to The New Yorker wasn't that outrageous. Ike Davis is a good hitter on a bad team, Jose Reyes has had a lot of issues and Carlos Beltran is likely overpaid by at least 30 percent. But the problem isn't the content, it's the context.

  • Lance Armstrong's Business Stronger Than Ever Monday, 23 May 2011 | 2:26 PM ET
    Lance Armstrong

    As the federal investigation continues and more of his teammates speak out against him, the speculation is that Lance Armstrong's golden name is getting smeared by the day and that his strong business empire is slowly crumbling. But that's actually not the reality. Armstrong's business portfolio is stronger than ever.

  • Armstrong Teammate Describes Doping System Monday, 23 May 2011 | 9:31 AM ET
    Lance Armstrong

    On “60 Minutes,” a Lance Armstrong teammate said that riders led double lives revolving around drugs, the New York Times reports.

  • For The Sports Fan, This ESPN Book Has It All Friday, 20 May 2011 | 9:44 AM ET
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    While the publicity for the book, whose official release date next Tuesday, has thus far been about the salacious details — Chris Berman doesn't know who Bill Simmons is, Keith Olbermann freely describes his tense relationship — the genius of the book are the little surprises that come at least once every 10 pages.

  • NBC Sports Group Chairman Dick Ebersol to Leave Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 2:14 PM ET
    Dick Ebersol

    Dick Ebersol, the head of for the last 22 years, left the network on Thursday after he could not come to terms on a new contract.

  • Jet's Owner 'Positive' There'll Be Football Season Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 11:13 AM ET
    Braylon Edwards #17 and Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets celebrate on their way to defeating the New England Patriots.

    N.Y. Jets owner Woody Johnson is "positive" there will be a 2011 football season, he told CNBC Thursday.

  • Sports Tout Says He's Out to Change Industry's Reputation Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 10:17 AM ET
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    The world of sports gambling tout services is rife with problems. Bettors pay for advice on how to place a wager and then find out the tout service is telling another bettor to take the opposite side. By doing it that way, you’ll at least have half of your customers happy. Adam Meyer knows of the reputation of his business and he has what he thinks is his greatest marketing ploy.

  • Kevin Durant's Marketability On The Rise Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 9:02 PM ET
    Forward Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

    Kevin Durant fans seemed to be up in arms with me on Twitter when I said that I thought the Oklahoma City Thunder forward needed a bit more personality to be more marketable. Durant does have deals with Nike, Gatorade, Panini, EA Sports, Skullcandy headphones and Degree Men, but I thought the small market and a reserved demeanor didn't exactly make him stand out besides his amazing on the court performance, that is.

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    Tonight, the Washington Nationals sold tickets for $1 to their game against the Pirates. Tomorrow, the team is selling a limited amount of tickets for $2. We're in the middle of May now and there are nine parks in Major League Baseball this year that are averaging crowds that fill less than half their ballpark. Most seem to be disinterested to do what it takes to fill the stands.

  • Agents Advise NFL Players Not To Work Out Monday, 16 May 2011 | 1:53 PM ET
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    Several prominent agents have told their players not to do a stitch of working out as the NFL lockout continues. No lifting weights. No pickup basketball games. It's smart advice if the players want to make sure they're guaranteed their money for next season, if that season ever comes. When players get hurt during team-sanctioned mini-camps, they are covered. Any injury that they suffer still guarantees them the money that they are owed for that season.

  • Products That Scream, 'Wow, That's Smart!' Friday, 13 May 2011 | 8:09 PM ET
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    There are some products that just make you go, “Wow, that’s smart! I wish I’d thought of that.” Maybe they solve a common problem, maybe they were invented by a kid. Here are 10 of those products, some of which made the inventors a ton of money!

  • Omada Rowing shoe

    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.

  • Talking Tiger With The PGA Tour Commissioner Friday, 13 May 2011 | 9:44 AM ET
    Tiger Woods

    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.

  • Red Bull Surprises With Magazine Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 2:43 PM ET
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    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.

  • Jockey John Valazquez, riding Animal Kingdom #16, celebrates winning the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.

    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.

  • Restaurant Ties Lockout Length To Free Beer Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 1:56 PM ET
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    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.

  • Dwyane Wade Starts Fantasy Camp Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 10:24 AM ET
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    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.

  • How I Met A Star Before She Became One Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 2:02 PM ET
    Darren in 2009 with the horse that became Plum Pretty.

    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.

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