Manchester United's American owners are to cut their stake in the club and look set to bank around $150 million as a result, the club said.» Read More
Intent on locking up one of the odds-on favorites to be an NFL superstar, Nike has signed former Nebraska defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh to a contract.
As we suspected last week, Archie Manning is cashing in on the Super Bowl matchup between his son's team, the Indianapolis Colts, and his former team, the New Orleans Saints.
For the second year in a row, the weak economy is taking a bite out of spending on the sporting world's biggest event.
The market historically has outperformed when an original NFL team wins the Super Bowl and lags when an original AFL team wins. Last year was special, with both the Cardinals and the Steelers being members of the original NFL before the merger with the AFL in 1970. This year, we have a repeat, with both the Saints and the Colts hailing from the original NFL as well. Will we have another big year in the markets?
Prop bets have not only become good radio talk show fodder, but they've also become a good revenue stream for bookmakers.
Here's a look at some of the more unusual proposition bets that are being taken on the "big game" by one of the premier online gambling sites, Bodog.com this year.
For years, Super Bowl prop bets have been a popular item for gamblers. But rarely do the sports books see so much action on one side of the bet that the line actually moves. That’s what happened with the Archie Manning prop bet put forth by online sports book Bodog.com.
When it was announced last week that Andre Dawson would be going into the Baseball Hall of Fame with a Expos hat on, the man they call the “Hawk” let it be known that he thought it was a mistake.
Looking to capitalize on the success of MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Single-A affiliate of the New York Mets, will host what it is calling “Jersey? Sure” Night. On July 21, the team will be giving away limited edition jerseys that will feature the Cyclones logo on front and a picture of the team’s mascot in a fist-pumping pose on the back.
Used car retailer Carmax wanted to advertise during this year’s Super Bowl, but realized that its 100 locations were only within reach of half of the population. So company officials worked with CBS to buy four spots in each of the 48 local markets in which they sell their cars.
On the heels of the controversy surrounding the presumably pro-life Tim Tebow ad, which Super Bowl broadcaster CBS approved, comes the complaint from a male dating Web site called Mancrunch.com.
How much do you know about the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue? Take the following quiz and find out.
We're counting down the days until the debut of "Business Model: Inside the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue." We didn't want you to miss some of the great facts about the issue. So we created a slideshow of some of the best numbers -- and pictures, of course!
There's been a lot of debate as to whether CBS should have rejected the Tim Tebow Focus On The Family ad, which is speculated to include a pro-life message. I've said that the state of the economy likely pushed CBS to say yes on that one. But then, there's this.
Video game marketing is a pretty standard business: Build the best game you can, hope to get good reviews and pray that the player on the box helps you sell more copies. But the minds behind Major League Baseball 2K10 are going where no sports video game marketer has gone before. They're offering a huge prize -- $1 million -- to the first player who pitches a perfect game in their game.
There's been much ado about the Tim Tebow ad that is scheduled to run during the Super Bowl. What we know is that the ad was paid for by an organization called Focus on the Family.
As part of my continuing promotion of my upcoming documentary, "Business Model: Inside the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue," we’re giving you a look at how Sports Illustrated’s MJ Day used Twitter to hype up this year’s issue.
BusinessWeek has come out with its Power 100. This year, the list is only filled with athletes (no executives), but as with any list, there are some things that has our eyes popping. Athletes were ranked based on their on-field performance and their off-field endorsement income and appeal.
If you’re thinking about buying flowers on Valentine’s Day, perhaps Drew Brees can now help convince you. Provide Commerce, owner of online flower Web site Pro Flowers, signed a deal this week that will give the company the rights to use the New Orleans Saints quarterback’s image in its digital advertising for a period of two weeks beginning next Monday, Feb. 1.
For years, there has been plenty of debate as to what could spice up the Pro Bowl. This year, the NFL decided to take action by moving the game from Hawaii to Miami and playing it a week before the Super Bowl in the same city.
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