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  • Stephen Strasburg

    Late last night, the Washington Nationals signed their No. 1 pick Stephen Strasburg to a four-year, $15.6 million contract. So can the Nationals make back their money?

  • Sponsors that are along for the ride when a huge upset happens in sports normally have a lot to gain. After all, they paid the underdog pennies on the dollar and had a chance to reap big rewards. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't.

  • Cox Communications

    Cox Communications has made it no secret that it's open to selling a majority stake in Travel Channel Media and my sources tell me bids for the cable channel are due tomorrow.

  • eagles_site_1.jpg

    At some point on Saturday morning, as I reported on my Twitter page, the list of “corporate partners” on the Eagles Web site not only disappeared, the actual link which I saved on my computer had all the logos deleted from it.

  • President Barack Obama

    President Obama said Sunday he's confident his drive to overhaul health care will succeed. The president writes in Sunday's New York Times about "health insurance reform" and says his attempt to overhaul the system is closer to reality "than we have ever been."

  • Vick Sign

    We assume Michael Vick will see plenty of signs from taunting fans on the road, and maybe even at home in Philly. So we dreamed up a couple phrases and worked them up to see how they looked.

  • Maybe the Atlanta Falcons should have thought about bringing Michael Vick back. Both dollar volume sales and number of tickets purchased on secondary ticketing site StubHub have tripled in the last 24 hours for the Eagles-Falcons game in Atlanta on Dec. 6. StubHub spokesperson Joellen Ferrer said that the game will soon overtake the Falcons’ home opener against the Dolphins on Sept. 13 as the highest grossing Falcons game of the season for the eBay-owned site.

  • family watching tv

    Nielsen boxes are dinosaurs and despite Nielsen's expansion, the media and advertising business want to have a better sense of how and where people consume content. Sources tell me a major partnership is in the works.

  • Ticketmaster

    Music fans around the world have a love-hate relationship Ticketmaster, which provides a seemingly infinite variety of live events, at a cost. Now the company is feeling the impact of the recession.

  • Michael Vick

    For every action, there is a reaction. Here are the winners and losers from Michael Vick signing with the Philadelphia Eagles.

  • With a press conference coming on Friday morning, we're now assuming Michael Vick's first recorded words out of prison will come with an Eagles banner behind him.

  • NFL Blackouts

    NFL fans are very familiar with the blackout rule. If a team doesn’t sell out a game, fans in the area –- within a 75-mile radius of the stadium –- don’t get to see the game on their local television station or on DirecTV.

  • Finally there's progress in Hollywood's push to enter China. The WTO issued a 460 page ruling that demands that the Chinese government ease its restrictions, and among other things allow U.S. content companies to work with any distributors, not just those controlled by the government.

  • Nets Matchup

    Marketing opposing players has long been a practice in the NBA, at least for the last 20 years when Michael Jordan started filling up arenas across the country. But never has a team sold an opponent more than the New Jersey Nets will this upcoming season.

  • Warner Brothers

    In Hollywood when something works, everyone jumps on the bandwagon. This summer that proven trend is movies based on toys. Now Warner Bros. is trying its hand at turning the beloved Lego brand into a movie. Lego has turned down several movie ideas in the past, but now it's agreed to work with Warner Bros. which is developing a family-friendly comedy adventure, that's a mix of live action and animation set in the Lego world.

  • Man watches home theater televisions at the Best Buy

    Retailers, hurt by the weak economy, have been treating consumers to some sweet deals, but this one goes down in the record book as too good to be true. Shoppers who logged on to Best Buy's Web site this morning thought they snagged the deal of the century, but none of the customers will receive the $9.99 flat-screen TV they thought they bought.

  • Michael Jordan signed jersey.

    Michael Jordan collectors have seen plenty hit the market, from game-used shoes to jerseys. But one of the most amazing pieces is set to go up for auction in time for Jordan's entrance into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame next month.

  • RealNetworks

    Score one for the movie studios in their ongoing battle to fight digital piracy and protect intellectual property.

  • CBS

    Media giant CBS beat the Street when it reported earnings of 8 cents a share last week, but its net profit is down more than 90 percent on the year. So why have CBS shares skyrocketed?

  • NIKE Air Max LeBron VII

    Last week in Akron, when LeBron James unveiled the Air Zoom LeBron VII, he expressed his happiness with his decision to sign with Nike in May 2003.