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  • Gillette Stadium

    Today, we were live from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., with Patriots owner Bob Kraft co-hosting the show. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stopped by to talk about the state of the league.

  • The Najarian NFL Playbook Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 6:49 PM ET
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    With football season getting underway Doctor Jon and Brother Pete recommend some plays. Don’t drop the ball!

  • Nadal, Nike & The Open: Hidden Uniform Agenda? Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 1:00 PM ET
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    Mardy Fish will play Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Wednesday. On the surface, it's the story of the world's No. 1 against an American player whose having his greatest run at his hometown slam. But dig a little deeper and you'll find a more intriguing business story.

  • NCAA Stars: Pay Them For Jersey Sales Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 3:14 PM ET

    For years, the NCAA has turned a blind eye to the fact that its member institutions give the Nikes, Adidases and Under Armours of the world specific numbers that match up to their best players. Here's a list of the players who should be getting paid.

  • Dow Rallies; Closes Sharply Higher Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 6:10 PM ET
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    The Dow rose sharply on Thursday after the government reported the economy grew at a surprisingly robust clip in the second quarter and oil prices eased.

  • Biking for Bronze in Beijing Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 5:46 PM ET

    Cramer goes one-on-one BMXer Donny Robinson.

  • English-Only LPGA: Hole-In-One or Serious Slice? Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 9:35 AM ET
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    I'm sure you've heard by now that the LPGA is requiring players to be proficient in English by next year or risk losing their tour status. The move has been called "unsportsmanlike," "un-American" and even racist, but the question that hasn't really been answered is: exactly how good is it for business?

  • Interview with Nike Brand President Charlie Denson Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 12:53 AM ET
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    I talked to Nike's brand president Charlie Denson about Nike's participation in the Beijing Olympics and how it's fared in sponsoring the likes of basketball player Kobe Bryant and hurdler Liu Xiang.

  • Usain 'Lightning' Bolt: Best Name Ever? Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 3:37 PM ET
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    Usain Bolt is the world record holder in the 100 and 200 meters. Being the first guy to win Olympic gold in both since Carl Lewis did it in 1984 is a big deal. But the name "Bolt" is marketing gold. Know a better one? Tell me!

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

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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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?