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  • Former College QB Has Strong Case Against NCAA & EA Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 5:00 PM ET
    NCAA Football 10

    Sam Keller might have not been the college quarterback that many thought that he would be, but he soon might make a name for himself as the guy that took down the NCAA.

  • This morning, I was at the Wall Street Journal's conference on the future of sports. After the panel, which included the four commissioners of the major sports, I interviewed Gary Bettman and David Stern.

  • The ownership group of the Phoenix Coyotes said it filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Buy A-Rod's Used Shower Shoes? Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 4:09 PM ET
    Alex Rodriguez signed used shower shoes

    Prices of Alex Rodriguez collectibles might be plummeting, but that's not stopping one memorabilia dealer who claims to have the largest collection of the New York Yankees third baseman's game-used items.

  • James Expected To Wear MVP Shoes Tonight Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 12:08 PM ET
    LeBron MVP shoe

    Cleveland Cavaliers guard LeBron James is expected to wear a special version of his Nike Zoom LeBron VI shoes tonight in celebration of his MVP award.

  • $160 Nike Running Shoe Leading Industry Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 11:33 AM ET
    Air Max 2009

    The price of Nike’s new running shoe, the Air Max 2009+ might be seen as insensitive to the times.

  • LeBron's Entry: Not A Slam Dunk Yet Monday, 4 May 2009 | 4:46 PM ET

    Today, the folks at Coca-Cola announced that its Sprite brand would launch the first-ever slam dunk showdown. The contest will look for the best amateur dunker across America. The competition will culminate at the NBA All-Star Game in Dallas, where four finalists will compete for the crown, and the company says that LeBron James will help choose the champion.

  • Derby Superfecta Winner Interview Monday, 4 May 2009 | 4:42 PM ET

    On "Street Signs" today, I interviewed Bowen Ross Wallace, who won $278,503 on Saturday by being one of 23 people to correctly pick the top four finishers in the Kentucky Derby.

  • New Sports Marketing Partnership Comments On Future Monday, 4 May 2009 | 2:05 PM ET
    Leverage Agency

    Tony Ponturo, the former vice president of global sports and entertainment marketing at Anheuser-Busch, announced today that his newly formed Ponturo Management Company will make a minority investment in sports marketing firm Leverage Agency that will make Ponturo the chairman of Leverage.

  • NBA MVPs Don't Keep Cars Monday, 4 May 2009 | 12:15 PM ET

    LeBron James and Dwight Howard have many endorsement deals, but both are currently free agents as far as national car deals go.

  • Why Book On A-Rod? Because It Sells Monday, 4 May 2009 | 11:11 AM ET

    New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi spent some time yesterday addressing the new book on Alex Rodriguez, which comes out today.

  • Superfecta Winners Stories Will Top All Monday, 4 May 2009 | 10:54 AM ET
    Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird

    The story of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird is pretty amazing. The horse’s trek from New Mexico, owners from Roswell and the jockey Calvin Borel, who only two years removed from a Kentucky Derby win couldn’t find a high-profile ride.

  • Combos Gets Big Win Again Sunday, 3 May 2009 | 10:57 PM ET

    If Kyle Busch wants to win every race, he should tell his primary sponsor Mars Snackfood to allow him to drive an orange Combos car every time.

  • Check Out Danica Patrick's New Wheels Friday, 1 May 2009 | 5:07 PM ET

    Danica Patrick unveiled her new No. 7 race car today, which is sponsored by Boost Mobile and Motorola. We chatted with the 27-year-old Patrick, touching on her sponsors, swimsuit covers and Twitter.

  • The Business of Thoroughbreds Friday, 1 May 2009 | 4:30 PM ET

    With the Kentucky Derby coming up this weekend, we sat down with Keeneland president and chief executive Nick Nicholson to talk about the business of selling horses.

  • Did Looks Affect NFL Draft Position? Friday, 1 May 2009 | 12:42 PM ET

    Last year, I was fascinated with the study done by a group of economists that revealed that better looking quarterbacks made more money. Using facial symmetry to objectify looks, the group revealed that players who looked better made about $300,000 more.

  • Vijay & The Stanford Curse Friday, 1 May 2009 | 11:56 AM ET

    Allen Stanford, the Texas billionaire accused of running an $8 billion fraud, tried to turn himself into the authorities yesterday. But golfer Vijay Singh is still wearing the company's logo on his hat and shirt.

  • What A Racket Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 3:30 PM ET

    With Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer toting Babolat and Wilson rackets, it's not that easy for the folks at Head to get attention these days.

  • Cup Stacking Turning Into Major Sport Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 11:48 AM ET

    Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal had a story on one of my favorite sports: Cup stacking.

  • Jenny Craig’s Horse Renamed Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 10:36 AM ET

    Reflecting on the absurdity that is the name of Jenny Craig’s horse (Chocolate Candy) in this year’s Kentucky Derby, we asked you to help us rename it before the big race.

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