Sports Business


  • 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.

  • MLB Teams Up With Disney Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 9:49 AM ET
    Mickey Mouse figurines

    Major League Baseball has forged a new licensing deal with Disney, which first will result in team branded Mickey Mouse figurines hitting retail this week. The deal was thought up as a result of the league’s All-Star Game, which will take place in Anaheim this July. The Angels, of course, used to be owned by Disney.

  • Eye-Black Ban By NCAA Will Hit Businesses Friday, 16 Apr 2010 | 10:07 AM ET
    Brandon Sanders #14 of the Mississippi Rebels looks on as he displays a Bible verse on his eye black strip prior to the game against the Memphis Tigers.

    If you haven't yet heard, the NCAA's latest ban involves eye black. Under the new rule, eye black must be solid black with no words, numbers, logos or other symbols.

  • Need A Tax Deduction? Get Fined For Something Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | 4:09 PM ET
    Chad Ochocinco

    This past season, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco was fined $30,000 for wearing a sombrero after a touchdown and $20,000 after he flashed a dollar bill at an official during a replay challenge. But all isn't lost. That’s because, the price he paid for his shenanigans is actually tax deductible.

  • GameChanger App Is Game Changing Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | 1:27 PM ET

    As more and more people have embraced on-the-go lifestyles and taken their mobile devices with them, in-game update applications have been big for sports fans. With MLB At Bat, I thought I saw everything—game updates, live broadcast and quick turnaround highlights? That’s pretty impressive.

  • NBA's Stern Troubled By Healthy Players Sitting On Bench Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010 | 3:33 PM ET
    Shaquille O'Neal and LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers

    LeBron James won’t be playing against the Atlanta Hawks tonight. He’ll be resting up for the playoffs, just as he did on Sunday against the Orlando Magic. But does LeBron deserve to rest?

  • Mickelson’s Krispy Kreme Stop A Social Media Hit Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010 | 11:54 AM ET
    Masters champion Phil Mickelson showing up at an Augusta Krispy Kreme the day after he won.

    This Monday, after waking up from his Masters victory, Phil Mickelson drove — in his green jacket — to a Krispy Kreme in Augusta, Ga., and ordered some doughnuts.  It makes for a pretty cool story and would have gotten picked up by a few outlets. But what made the story a social media phenomenon was the picture.

  • Saints Are NFL's Top Sellers Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010 | 10:30 AM ET
    New Orleans Saints  after returning a interception for touchdown against of the Indianapolis Colts during Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

    Who dat at the top of the NFL merchandise sales list? It’s the New Orleans Saints. Dat’s who. The Super Bowl champions sold the most licensed product in the league on NFLShop.com this fiscal year, which runs from April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010. What’s amazing about this is the fact that the team has never even ranked in the Top 10 in sales in its entire history.

  • Is Logo Toast The Next Big Thing? Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | 3:31 PM ET

    Josh Fink built his Pangea Brands business around high-end licensed sports products. But the discovery of a Hello Kitty branded piece of toast in Japan might have changed around how his Boston-based company does business.

  • Famous Sports Scams Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | 2:25 PM ET

    Tomorrow night at 9 p.m. ET, CNBC's "American Greed" will feature Kirk Wright, a hedge fund manager who stole more than $150 million from his clients, including some NFL players.

  • Food Maker Drops Roethlisberger Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | 1:20 PM ET
    Ben Roethlisberger

    Maligned Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has lost one of his two endorsement deals.

  • New Era at Wrigley Field Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 3:47 PM ET

    I'm here at Wrigley Field all day for the Cubs home opener. It's the first for new Cubs owner Tom Ricketts, who bought the team for $845 million in October.

  • How Golfsmith Pays Off Its Bet On Mickelson Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 8:59 AM ET
    Angel Cabrera of Argentina presents Phil Mickelson with the green jacket during the green jacket presentation after the final round of the 2010 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

    You've probably heard about it by now. By virtue of Phil Mickelson winning the Masters, golf retailer Golfsmith will be giving away $1 million in new Callaway drivers...It sounds outrageous, but it's actually good business. Why?

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