CNBC's Jane Wells speaks with Los Angeles Dodgers President & CEO Stan Kasten about the team's cable deal with Time Warner Cable and the Dodgers chances of winning the World Series with the largest payroll in baseball.» Read More
Nolan Ryan and Chuck Greenberg's $593 million purchase of the Texas Rangers in a bankruptcy auction was only approved on August 12. Yet, here they are in the World Series. That got us thinking, over the last 30 years, what was the quickest amount of days to a title?
Ray Thibodeau says it's time to spread the wealth. Thibodeau works as a debt specialist at a well-known firm in the Bay Area. Given the current political climate there, he sent out this plea on Craigslist:
Last week, upon hearing that an auction featuring many of Kirk Gibson’s items from 1988 World Series didn’t have his famous home run ball included, we issued an APB for the ball, which has never surfaced in the collecting circles. We received over 250 e-mails with supposed tips, with 31 people claiming that either they had it or they knew who had it.
With Auburn currently in line to play for the national championship and with Nike relaunching his Air Trainer from Nike 1986 (now called the Air Trainer 1.2), we thought it was the perfect time to briefly sit down with two-sport great Bo Jackson.
Last year, we received great feedback when we did a Q & A with Leroy Smith, the man who motivized Michael Jordan. Well, we’re bringing you another classic Q &A, this time with Norman Tugwater, the fantasy sports lawyer who sues on behalf of workhorse athletes. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because you’ve seen him in vitaminwater energy commercials.
Robert Castillo, the Angels former production manager and creator of the Rally Monkey, is selling his World Series ring through ring dealer Tim Robins. The asking price is $19,000.
The folks at SCP Auctions announced yesterday that they are auctioning off Kirk Gibson’s jersey, bat and batting helmet from Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. The question about where the famous walk-off home run ball is naturally surfaced.
The overnight ratings are in. And it’s not good for baseball. Last night’s Monday Night Football game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans outrated Game 3 of the American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers.
Earlier today, we reported that no Brett Favre Wrangler ads ran this Sunday during NFL broadcasts. In fact, the Favre spot only ran 10 total times on niche networks yesterday, well below the amount of times the spots ran in previous weeks.
I received some data from FanSnap, the secondary ticket listing site, and I had to call them back to make sure what I was seeing was true.
Last year, one of my most popular lists was the list of the year’s best selling sports books. It included Joe Torre’s “The Yankee Years,” written with Tom Verducci, at 320,000 copies through September ’09 and “Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen” at 78,000 copies sold through September ‘09.
When people realize that Tia Robbins' husband plays professional football, they often ask her how she deals with the infidelity that surround athletes and their partners. If Tiger Woods did what he did and Brett Favre allegedly made the now publicized advances, what athlete doesn't play the field off the field?
Because the team’s star Josh Hamilton is a recovering alcoholic, the team called the folks at the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, located in Plano, Texas, located just 38 miles from where the team plays, and asked if they could provide them with Canada Dry to celebrate with.
Earlier today, the NFL awarded exclusive on-field apparel rights to Nike. We spoke to Brand President Charlie Denson, who wouldn't confirm financials, but did drill deeper into what consumers can expect.
Greg Mercer has been a Pirates fan since was eight years old and even though he still likes the team, he spent the season betting that they’d lose every single game.
Hugh Hefner's lifestyle has forever changed American pop culture. From small publication to full blown international brand, Hefner became one of the most famous entrepreneurs of our time.
Money doesn’t guarantee success. Major League Baseball teams are proving it this postseason as only three of the teams among the top 10 in league payroll (Yankees, Phillies, Giants) made the playoffs. That’s the fewest teams of the heavy spenders to make the playoffs in the last decade. It’s also the first time since baseball added the Wildcard in 1995 that at least four playoff teams came from the bottom half of payrolls (Braves, Reds, Rays, Rangers).
In the endless quest for athletic advantage, professional baseball and football teams are looking to harness 3-D technology like that used in the movie "Avatar" to help players train — and recover from injuries — better.
I love stories about people who identify a niche and succeed at developing that niche. That sums up Chris Dingman’s business. As founder and CEO of the Dingman Group, Dingman takes care of athletes on the move.
After an announced crowd of 12,466 on Monday night, Tampa Bay Rays players Evan Longoria and David Price called the turnout “disheartening” and “embarrassing.” So team president Matt Silverman decided to give away 20,000 free tickets to tonight’s regular season finale. It’s a nice gesture, but I don’t think it’s good business.