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  • Preakness Uses All-You-Can-Drink To Bring Crowd Back Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 12:59 PM ET
    134th Running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course

    For years, you could bring your own alcohol into the Pimlico infield for the Preakness. Until last year that was, when the race track decided to change up the rules after the drunks caused a ruckus.

  • Parents Naming More Kids Colt Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 10:29 AM ET
    Colt McCoy of the Cleveland Browns

    The greatest rise seen in a baby name attributed to a sports figure is Colt, as in former University of Texas quarterback Colt McCoy.

  • One-on-One with UFC’s Dana White Monday, 10 May 2010 | 4:26 PM ET
    UFC president Dana White

    Fresh off UFC 113 this weekend in Montreal, we decided to get an update on the state of the premiere mixed martial arts organization with UFC president Dana White.

  • Bad Play, Free Ticket Is Marketing Ploy Of Future Monday, 10 May 2010 | 11:34 AM ET
    Leonardo Gonzalez of the Seattle Sounders FC battles Chris Klein of the Los Angeles Galaxy on May 8, 2010 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington.The Galaxy defeated the Sounders 4-0.

    After a bad loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy, the Seattle Sounders said they’d refund their season ticket holders for the game because of how poorly the team played. The idea reportedly came from a player, Steve Zakuani, who said that the fans shouldn’t have to pay. Remarkably, the Sounders soon announced that the game would in fact be refunded to the team’s 32,000 season ticket holders.

  • Can Rugby Break Through? Monday, 10 May 2010 | 9:32 AM ET
    USA Sevens Rugby Collegiate Championship Invitational

    Rugby is one of the most popular sports in the world. But it hasn't really gotten its chance on television here in the United States.

  • Your Chance To Write For "SportsBiz" Friday, 7 May 2010 | 1:50 PM ET

    We don't normally accept submissions for this blog, but from May 14-25, we're giving you a chance to have your say. We are looking for smart observations about the state of the sports biz industry. Pick any topic, ranging from stadium naming rights to endorsements to collegiate conference expansion.

  • When the Truth is Not Enough Friday, 7 May 2010 | 11:48 AM ET

    We've had our hearts broken lately by some of the most known and trusted brands — Tiger Woods, Toyota, GM and Goldman Sachs. We're now so jaded that for some of us - even the truth is not enough.

  • Taylor Sacked By Nutrisystem Friday, 7 May 2010 | 9:57 AM ET
    Lawrence Taylor

    Weight loss brand Nutrisystem has confirmed it has dropped troubled football great Lawrence Taylor.

  • NFL's Beer Deal Doesn't Add Up Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 11:50 AM ET

    Earlier this week, Anheuser Busch agreed to make Bud Light the official beer sponsor of the NFL starting in 2011, taking over for current sponsor Coors Light. SportsBusinessJournal put the bill at $1.2 billion, which averages out to $200 million per year - double what its predecessor paid for the deal. So the question is, is it worth it?

  • CBS Earnings: In-line with Expectations on Ad Strength Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 11:07 AM ET

    What a difference a year makes." That's how Sumner Redstone, chairman of CBS kicked off the company's first quarter earnings call.

  • One-On-One With Nike's Charlie Denson Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 2:00 PM ET

    Nike is holding its first investor conference in three years and they've announced some pretty startling numbers.

  • A screen capture from MLB 2K10

    Video game marketing, which frankly has been stale for several years, finally has its home run. Actually, make that its perfect game success.

  • What's A Jockey Worth In The Betting World? Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 9:35 AM ET
    Calvin Borel celebrates atop Super Saver after winning the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 1, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Phil Jackson coaching the Lakers or Joe Torre managing the Dodgers won't do much to budge a betting line, but a jockey? It makes a difference in certain situations.

  • CNBC’s $900,000 Derby Winner Monday, 3 May 2010 | 4:39 PM ET

    Well, you’ve surely heard about it by now. Glen Fullerton won our “Call the Close” Derby Dream Bet Sweepstakes. He was chosen out of more than 67,000 people to take $100,000 and bet it on one horse to win at Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. He bet Super Saver and will net $900,000 before taxes.

  • Super Saver's Owners Won't Sell At Bargain Price Monday, 3 May 2010 | 1:54 PM ET
    Calvin Borel atop Super Saver races to the finish line to win the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 1, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky.

    It doesn’t look like there will be any great deal to be had on the breeding rights of Super Saver. In fact, if the horse wins the Triple Crown, its owners could be as isolated as one could be against the economic downturn that has not surprisingly hurt the horse racing industry.

  • Why Are Analysts Mixed on Jarden? Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 8:27 PM ET

    Cramer talks to the CEO to get the skinny.

  • 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.

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