WASHINGTON, Nov 26- Oilfield services firm Weatherford International will pay $253 million in fines to the U.S. government to settle charges that ranged from flouting sanctions against Iran and Syria to sending business partners on World Cup soccer junkets, officials said on Tuesday.» Read More
Landon Donovan scores in stoppage time against Algeria this morning and the United States advances to the next round in the World Cup. So who are the big winners besides the US team themselves?
Landon Donovan scored in the first minute of stoppage time off a rebound, advancing the United States to the second round at the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Algeria.
For the past four years, Mark Titus has done a great job becoming the world’s most famous walk-on. When blogs got hot, he was there with Club Trillion. When lack of playing time didn’t allow him to display his skills, he took to YouTube with one of the most hilarious videos you’ll ever see.
Ireland’s Graeme McDowell broke a 40-year European drought by winning the US Open on Sunday. I sat down with him to talk about the business side of golf.
The World Cup won't ban the bane of soccer viewers—the vuvuzela. ESPN/ABC may tweak the sound mix to filter out some of the noise from the ubiquitous South African horns, and the BBC may try to nix the blowhard audio altogether.
When major sports events collide with the market day ... sigh ... business coverage is pretty much the loser.
Ronaldo has already been linked to Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, but I've never heard of him. Neither have most Americans. You'll be hearing a lot more about him. Or, maybe I should say, you'll be seeing a lot more of him.
For the fourth straight year, Major League Baseball will beat out the National Football League in licensing revenue this year, according to Ira Mayer, publisher of The Licensing Letter, an industry trade publication that focuses on the licensing business.
It is definitely one of the most annoying sounds in all of sports. Yes, all of us who have been watching the World Cup now know what a Vuvuzela is. If you haven't, picture 60,000 bumble bees buzzing at the same time for 90 straight minutes while you're trying to watch a soccer game.
ESPN is going all out for the World Cup. They've sent 300 employees to South Africa and will, for the first time ever, broadcast all 64 games from the host site. I talked to John Skipper, the ESPN's executive vice president for content, about the push.
It's official, I am no musician. The African trumpet, otherwise known as the vuvuzela, has been my downfall.
Do you know your Laduma from your Vuvuzela? Your Diski from your Makarapa? And why is everyone in Johannesburg screaming Bafana Bafana at me?
The popularity of NCAA Final Four brackets on Wall Street is well known, mixing the trading floor's love of gambling and sports. But with the World Cup just around the corner, PCs and TV monitors in global financial centers will be tuned to all the latest from South Africa.
Last month, I wrote about how companies and PR executives weren’t making the cut when it came to getting the attention of reporters in this world of increasing clutter. As an example of a company doing it right, I talked about Jack Daniels announcing its new partnership with golfer Trevor Immelman by putting my name on a bottle of Gentleman Jack, with a note from Immelman himself.
Lost in the talk of the formation of college football mega conferences led by the Pac-10 and the Big 10 is that bigger isn’t necessarily more profitable. Yes, there are certain teams that will make sense for both conferences, but let’s not forget that we’re dividing money here.
Tomorrow marks the six-month anniversary of Tiger Woods’ car accident and the revelation of the affairs that followed. With the half-year mark upon us, we take a look at Brand Tiger and the companies that are and were affiliated with him.
Sports fans love lists and that means that a new offshoot of Dan Abrams’ Mediaite site called SportsGrid has a pretty good chance of being a highly trafficked site. SportsGrid.com, which will launch Wednesday morning, borrows the PowerGrid system built for its sites like Mediaite, the main site that includes rankings of media members and Styleite, a fashion and beauty culture site, and translates it to the sports world.
As the cost of constructing these buildings continues to climb, how do you offset the need for greater revenue generation when there is an inherent lack of ability to accommodate additional event days for other uses in these custom, single purpose designs?
Major League Soccer’s future success is contingent upon its ability to market its game to first and second generation Hispanic-Americans.
Sports teams and organization are not just in the entertainment business. They are in the relationship business. The idea of developing a fan base is really just about cultivating a relationship.