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What a star's suspension would mean to a baseball team's bottom line

Jun 5, 2013
Major League Baseball is reportedly on the verge of slapping long suspensions on some start players. How would that impact the finances of America's pastime?
Posted In: Sports, baseball, drugs, business of sports

Making sports more exciting can mean...more danger

May 10, 2013
Thursday’s fatal capsizing of an America's Cup yacht has raised questions about faster, lighter, riskier boats. They're designed to make the competition more exciting, and appeal to younger TV viewers -- and advertisers.
Posted In: business of sports, america's cup, Sports

How much TV money does March Madness make?

Mar 21, 2013
The N.C.A.A. men's basketball tournament begins this week. Last year, the tournament earned its highest TV ratings in 18 years, while taking in more than $1 billion in revenue from ads. But Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics Radio wondered if CBS and Turner aren't making enough.
Posted In: NCAA, March Madness, business of sports, Super Bowl, Super Bowl commercials

Game on! Claiming victory after NHL lockout ends

Jan 7, 2013
The National Hockey League and its players union have come to a deal to end their nearly four-month lockout. A shortened season could begin as soon as next week.
Posted In: Sports, business of sports, hockey

'Johnny Football' name sparks off-field battle

Nov 21, 2012
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is a national phenom, but his "Johnny Football" nickname has sparked a legal battle over naming rights.
Posted In: business of sports, Sports, college sports, college football, Johnny Football, NCAA

Hockey lockout, again, hurts small businesses

Sep 17, 2012
The second NHL lockout in less than a decade threatens to hurt small businesses in and around hockey arenas.
Posted In: business of sports, NHL, Small Business, hockey

Marketing Olympians

Jul 20, 2012
There's glory in the winning gold, but possibly even better is for an athlete to land a well-paying sponsorship in the years leading up to and after the Olympics. But gold doesn't always mean green for athletes.
Posted In: London Olympics, business of sports, sponsorship, endorsements

The 'Moneyball' of baseball ticket pricing

Jul 9, 2012
Pro sports teams now use dynamic pricing to keep pace with ticket brokers like StubHub.
Posted In: business of sports, baseball, New York Mets, stubhub

NHL set to shift teams between conferences

Nov 25, 2011
The NHL's Board of Governors is getting ready to vote on a realignment plan to move different teams into different conferences.
Posted In: hockey, business of sports

American Airlines the big winner in NBA finals

May 30, 2011
The NBA Finals start tomorrow, and most fans probably have a team they are hoping wins - either the Dallas Mavericks or the Miami Heat. There is...
Posted In: business of sports, NBA

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