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  • Parents Naming More Kids Colt Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 10:29 AM ET
    Colt McCoy of the Cleveland Browns

    The greatest rise seen in a baby name attributed to a sports figure is Colt, as in former University of Texas quarterback Colt McCoy.

  • Taylor Sacked By Nutrisystem Friday, 7 May 2010 | 9:57 AM ET
    Lawrence Taylor

    Weight loss brand Nutrisystem has confirmed it has dropped troubled football great Lawrence Taylor.

  • NFL's Beer Deal Doesn't Add Up Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 11:50 AM ET

    Earlier this week, Anheuser Busch agreed to make Bud Light the official beer sponsor of the NFL starting in 2011, taking over for current sponsor Coors Light. SportsBusinessJournal put the bill at $1.2 billion, which averages out to $200 million per year - double what its predecessor paid for the deal. So the question is, is it worth it?

  • One-On-One With Nike's Charlie Denson Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 2:00 PM ET

    Nike is holding its first investor conference in three years and they've announced some pretty startling numbers.

  • NFL Doesn't Give Washington A Chance Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 4:46 PM ET
    Offensive lineman Tony Washington runs during practice drills during the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine.

    Out of all those who were draft eligible this past weekend, no one has been labeled by NFL teams more "off limits" than Tony Washington, an offensive tackle from Abilene Christian, who some people had going as early as the late portion of the second round.

  • Rookie Jerseys For Sale Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | 2:57 PM ET
    Tim Tebow

    The NFL Draft was only a couple days ago, but people are already buying hope in the form of rookie jerseys. So far, Tim Tebow leads all rookie jersey sales on NFLShop.com followed by Ndamukong Suh, Sam Bradford, Eric Berry and Dez Bryant.

  • The Ultimate Draft Sleeper: Jared Veldheer Friday, 23 Apr 2010 | 12:58 PM ET
    Offensive lineman Jared Veldheer of Hillsdale runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine on February 27, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Sports agent Rick Smith of Priority Sports was teaching a seminar last year, when a guy approached him and asked him if he would be interested in taking a look at his brother –- a Division II football player. No one could fault Smith, who has been in the business for 23 years, for saying what came out of his mouth next. “If he can play, the league will find him,” Smith told the guy.

  • NFL Draft: Financial Winners & Losers Friday, 23 Apr 2010 | 8:31 AM ET
    Tim Tebow

    You've already seen all the grades from the first round of last night's NFL Draft, but who won and lost in the business world? Here's our take.

  • 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.

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