The media and sports agent rivals this year derisively dubbed Jay Z the "Rookie" after he signed Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano. No more.» Read More
Since Tiger Woods last played, the stock of some of his sponsors have plummeted along with the rest of the market. But the biggest loss we've seen doesn't have to do with one of Tiger's sponsors. It's actually the main sponsor of his caddie Steve Williams.
In response to the current economic environment, the NFL confirmed today that it has reduced its staff by 15 percent.
I'm disappointed that Barack Obama has so far refused to accept my LinkedIn invitation. However, I'm happy to report that Dodgers Manager Joe Torre "friended" me on Facebook! Never met the man, but, like, how cool is that?
Fresh off his objection of Northern Trust's spending this past weekend, Rebecca Jarvis and I interviewed House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank to talk about how companies that have taken bailout money should advertise.
Executives with Wachovia and Buick better start scaling back now because this much is now clear: If you or your parent company are receiving federal funds as part of the bailout, having big bashes and spending big money at sporting events is no longer acceptable.
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps will make his first big public appearance today at a "Get Motivated!" seminar in Sacramento, but.....
The New York Yankees don't have names on the back of their jerseys, but that doesn't mean that the team can't use Phil Coke to advertise their official soft drink deal with the Coca Cola Company.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was celebrating last night as "Man on Wire" won an Oscar last night. Cuban's Magnolia Home Entertainment will release the documentary on DVD. But we're loving what Cuban has done on his blog.
St. Patrick's Day has turned into a huge merchandising opportunity for both Major League Baseball and the NBA. And while you can get gear of any NBA team in that famous green to celebrate the holiday on March 17, there are some baseball teams that aren't exactly participating.
While surfing auction sites last night I stumbled across a pretty unique item - a ball signed by New York Yankees great Mickey Mantle, but instead of the normal inscription like "536 HR's," Mickey drops the "F-Bomb."
Ken Griffey Jr. is returning to the Seattle Mariners in 2009 for $2 million. But there will $2.5 million in incentives on the line as well. One of the most interesting incentives Griffey can earn is based on the Mariners attendance.
I spent much of the weekend watching the NFL Combine on the NFL Network. When you know who the players are, it’s actually pretty compelling television. Why? Because, for some people, fortunes are made or lost here.
A little more than an hour ago, FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal broke the story that New York Yankees outfielder Johnny Damon said he couldn't pay his bills because he had money invested with Stanford Financial.
Today we introduce a weekly segment, "The Call of Shame", for CNBC's "The Call". It will highlight the lowlights and lowlifes in business and finance. This week's nominees are.......
CNBC has confirmed that the ATP Tour has terminated its agreement with Stanford Financial, which has been the "Official Investment Advisor" since 2005.
We recently noted that Sports Illustrated "airbrushed" Danica Patrick's tattoo, removing it from the small of her back for pictures in their recent Swimsuit Issue. This afternoon, a spokesperson for the magazine responded.
Earlier today, the New York Post reported that IMG "quietly agreed to steer clients looking for investment advice to Stanford Financial Group, potentially exposing them to millions of dollars in losses resulting from the financial firm's alleged fraud.
The "Amgen Tour of California" is getting a lot more publicity than usual because superstar cyclists Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis are trying to make comebacks in the race.
A-Rod's reflection about his youth and having not gone to college presents a potentially unique opportunity for Alex from both a personal growth and public relations standpoint. My advice to Alex…go to college, says Kathy Connors, a veteran sports and entertainment publicity consultant.
CNBC has learned that golfer Vijay Singh, who just a month ago signed a big sponsorship deal with troubled firm Stanford Financial, will continue to endorse the company for the foreseeable future.