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  • Michael Phelps' Wardrobe Malfunction: Reader Poll Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 1:08 PM ET
    Michael Phelps

    Michael Phelps showed up to the Bud party here in Beijing last night wearing a Lacoste shirt and a Lacoste hat. How about it, readers -- Take my poll: Should he ONLY wear his sponsors' togs??

  • My Interview With Michael Phelps Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 5:28 PM ET

    Today, at a news conference announcing that Michael Phelps would be in London for the closing ceremony -- with a Visa handoff event to the 2012 games -- I had a chance to catch up with the swimming superstar.

  • Walter Dix: Hero In The Making? Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 3:24 PM ET
    Walter Dix

    We've focused on names like Lopez Lomong, Tyson Gay and Bernard Lagat. But Monday night, Walter Dix still has the opportunity to be the only member of the U.S. track and field team to pick up three medals. I sat down with his agent, Kimberly N. Holland of Icon Management, this morning.

  • Nike To Run Liu Xiang Ad On Tuesday Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 2:29 PM ET

    Despite the disappointment of one of their biggest endorsers, Nike will salute hurt Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang tomorrow -- instead of hoping that he'll disappear.

  • China & Nike Weep: Liu Xiang is Out Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 2:29 PM ET
    Liu Xiang

    I couldn't believe it: Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang, who became this vast country's biggest sports star, walked off the track this morning in Beijing in pain -- giving up his chance to defend his 110-meter hurdles gold he won in Athens four years ago.

  • Oil Drops, Dow Pops Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 8:53 PM ET

    Stocks rose on Thursday as another decline in the price of oil buoyed hopes that consumer spending will recover. Also financial shares bounced back from a sharp two-day sell-off.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has added a new stake in NRG Energy, according to a just-released portfolio 'snapshot' of its holdings in U.S. publicly-traded stocks as of June 30.  A sharply reduced stake in Anheuser-Busch may have been a bet that InBev's initially unsolicited offer for the U.S. brewer would prove to be unsuccessful.  Conoco-Phillips data is kept "confidential."

  • Nike And Adidas: The Raging "Battle" Over China Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 12:15 PM ET

    In my 10 years of reporting on the business of sports, I have never heard of this happening. Company A announces itself as the market leader in a certain category or country. Company B then refutes the fact.

  • Speedo Living Up To Hype At Olympics Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 9:24 AM ET
    Speedo

    I'm not sure if it's the suit, the swimmer or the fact that everyone has switched over, but Speedo says that 22 of 24 swimming medals won through Monday afternoon Beijing time have been won by swimmers wearing Speedo.

  • Score One For Li Ning Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 12:01 AM ET

    The Beijing Organizing Committee's choosing of former Olympic gymnast Li Ning to be the final torchbearer and the cauldron lighter must have rubbed the folks at adidas and Nike the wrong way.

  • Will the Olympic games in Beijing (starting tonight on NBC) provide a boost to apparel companies Nike and Polo Ralph Lauren, which are both official sponsors?

  • Nike And Its "Goat Intestines" Shoe Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 12:36 PM ET
    Nike

    The shoes Bernarnd Lagat will be running in--the Air Matumbo from Nike--seem to weigh as much as a potato chip bag, but that's not the best part.

  • Sega's "Beijing 2008": The Thumb Olympics Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 11:40 AM ET
    Beijing 2008 Game

    The next generation of gamer now has the same opportunity to develop early arthritis. The game is called "Beijing 2008" and its developed by Sega for XBox 360 and Playstation 3.

  • Carl Lewis Might Be Back... To Sing Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 2:24 AM ET

    Nine-time gold medalist Carl Lewis will always be remembered for what he did on the track. Unfortunately, he'll also be remembered for what some might call the worst public singing of our National Anthem.

  • It's All Speedo's Cash For Michael Phelps Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | 12:39 AM ET

    For the second straight Summer Olympiad, swimsuit maker Speedo is floating a $1 million prize to Michael Phelps if he ties Mark Spitz's 1972 gold medal record of seven gold medals in a single Olympics.

  • NBA Rookie Shoe Deals? Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 10:38 AM ET
    NBA

    It's almost August and beside O.J. Mayo's Nike deal, there's not one other shoe contract that has been announced. So we asked our friends at the NBA to tell us what shoes the rookies were wearing at this week's league-conducted photo shoot.

  • Nike Steps Aside For Speedo At Olympics Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 11:13 AM ET
    Nike

    In one of the most unprecedented moves in sports business history, Nike has agreed to allow its Olympic swimmers to wear the Speedo LZR Racer suit for Olympic competition.

  • Stock Picker Gets a Kick Out of Shoes Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | 11:15 AM ET

    Looking to get your portfolio back on its feet?  Susquehanna Financial Group's John Shanley says stocks of certain shoe companies are some of the best buys on the market today.

  • Trading Cult CEO’s Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 6:40 PM ET

    From Warren Buffett to Steve Jobs, find out how to trade stocks whose CEOs have "cult" following.

  • Protests, Ambush Marketing Hurt Olympic Brand Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 12:47 AM ET

    Protests against China's policies at home and abroad, as well as marketing techniques used by companies that are not official Olympic sponsors, have made the Beijing games a risky proposition for some sponsors.