Sports Business


  • NASCAR Won't Return To Its Past Prominence Monday, 22 Nov 2010 | 10:41 AM ET
    Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Budweiser Racecar

    Yesterday's finish of the Ford 400 was a must watch, even for the casual sports fan. Jimmie Johnson down 15 points going into the final race finished second in the race to edge Denny Hamlin and win his fifth straight championship. It could be argued that, other than the Daytona 500, which happens to be the first race of the year, it was the only time the casual sports fan tuned in to see the cars go round and round.

  • Is Thuuz a Sports Fan's Next Must Have? Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 4:18 PM ET
    THUUZ Website

    Thuuz is the brain child of venture capitalist Warren Packard, who sought to solve the problem of great game overload for today's sports fan.

  • Lenny Dykstra's Mansion Sells at Auction Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 2:11 AM ET
    Lenny Dykstra

    CNBC has learned that the hilltop mansion inside Sherwood Country Club which Lenny Dykstra bought from Wayne Gretzky for $17.5 million has been sold in a foreclosure auction.

  • Reebok Sees Future In Selling Out Of A Machine Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 | 4:04 PM ET

    If you've been to an airport recently, you might have seen those vending machines with high-priced Apple items. Well, the company behind that technology is now helping Reebok sell its products in this untraditional way.

  • Powerade Hits Brand Record Market Share Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 | 12:02 PM ET
    New Gatorade G2

    Gatorade is vulnerable. For so long the brand has weathered the punches thrown at it, but the stats now show that the brand is bleeding.

  • How Will Tiger Do On Twitter? Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 | 10:46 AM ET
    Tiger Woods

    The voice of Tiger Woods hit Twitter for the first time yesterday and a flock of followers came to make sure everything Tiger says appears in their timeline.

  • New Exotic Investment: Latin Baseball Futures Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 | 9:36 AM ET

    the New York Times reports.

  • With his Oklahoma State Cowboys football team at 9-1, Boone Pickens is the second proudest booster in the land. The No. 1 spot belongs to Phil Knight, of course, whose Oregon Ducks are undefeated and are in position to play in the BCS National Championship Game.

  • Man Who Vick Owes $6 Million To Is Cheering For Him Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 2:52 PM ET
    Michael Vick

    Michael Vick might have paid his debt to society, but he certainly hasn’t paid his debts. Vick, who filed for bankruptcy two years ago while still in prison, owes creditors $20 million from a plan that was approved by the court in August of last year, two weeks after he signed a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.

  • It's Already Time To Talk March Madness Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 2:22 PM ET

    Friend of SportsBiz, Dan Shanoff, is sending updates from the 12th annual Sports Media and Technology conference in New York City.

  • While most companies spread their marketing budget across a variety of platforms, Tecate officials aren't shy about the fact that they love boxing.

  • Schutt Tells NFL To Stop Deceptive Practices Friday, 12 Nov 2010 | 12:52 PM ET
    New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10)passes against the Dallas Cowboys in their NFL football game, in this Sept. 9, 2007 photo, in Irving Texas.  Manning was at practice Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, taking snaps and handing off as he tested his bruised right shoulder. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Legal representatives of helmet manufacturer Schutt sent a letter to the NFL this week telling commissioner Roger Goodell to immediately end deceptive practices on the branding of helmet chin straps, CNBC has learned.

  • Major League Baseball Has An Official Cookie Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 1:21 PM ET
    Mrs. Fields Cookies MLB Giants

    Open up, Major League Baseball now has an official cookie. Mrs. Fields Famous Brands has joined the league's licensing roster as part of the company's first ever sports partnership.

  • 3D TV Future Relies on Sports Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 12:34 PM ET

    I had seen 3D sports in the theatre and at times I was moderately impressed. I watched it in the store to get the "at home" feel for about 10 minutes. And, at the end of the day, I went home with the best HD TV I could find. The fact that a junkie like me made that decision for a mancave that I had already invested heavily in is a bad sign for 3D.

  • Roethlisberger Jersey Sales Come To A Halt Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 10:40 AM ET
    Ben Roethlisberger

    CNBC has obtained the latest list of top NFL jersey sales from April through October on NFLShop.com and Roethlisberger is nowhere to be found among the top 25. The last time he was out of the top 25 was early September of his rookie season six years ago, before he was made the Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback.

  • Former TD Ameritrade CEO Hired To Coach UFL Team Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | 2:13 PM ET

    This afternoon, the United Football League announced that former TD Ameritrade CEO Joe Moglia will be the new head coach of the Virginia Destroyers, a team based in Hampton Roads, Va., that is scheduled to begin play next year.

  • Sitting Down with new UFC Champion Cain Velasquez Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | 12:04 PM ET
    Cain Velasquez

    On Oct. 23, Cain Velasquez beat Brock Lesnar to become the new UFC heavyweight champion. We sat down with Velasquez to talk about everything from the business of the UFC to Arizona’s new immigration status law.

  • Cam Newton Presumed Guilty? Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | 11:14 AM ET
    Cam Newton

    There's a lot of hearsay regarding Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, the Heisman frontrunner who has led the team to an 10-0 record and a No. 2 ranking. Reports have suggested that a representative for Newton, who left University of Florida and attended junior college before coming to Auburn, shopped his services to the highest bidder.

  • Nivea For Men Buys Nets Locker Room Rights Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 3:49 PM ET

    You might have noticed the ads for brands like Dove, Neutrogena, Vaseline and Nivea, all angling for a piece of the valuable men’s skincare space. But something isn’t working. According to Mintel, a market research tracking firm, men are expected to spend 10.2 percent less than they did last year on this sector of the men’s grooming business.

  • Dallas Cowboys Forget to Renew Team Web Site Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 1:04 PM ET
    Dallas Cowboys

    As if Sunday wasn’t bad enough, as 19.4 million people watched the Dallas Cowboys get blown out by the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football, there was a behind-the-scenes scramble in the early morning hours that day to make sure the team renewed the registration of its Web site.

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