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Will baseball be at the next Olympics? Not likely

May 28, 2013
Wrestling may be out, rock climbing may be in. But Major League Baseball doesn't want to take time out of its regular season to play in the Olympics.
Posted In: baseball, Sports, Olympics

Young, famous and newly rich: A family dilemma for pro athletes

May 23, 2013
Kobe Bryant's legal battle with his mother over the sale of his childhood memorabilia is an extreme example of the pressure some pro athletes feel from their families when they become wealthy.
Posted In: Sports, NFL, financial literacy

The low-down on the slim down of ESPN

May 23, 2013
The sports network is expanding and profitable, but hundreds of staff have been laid off.
Posted In: espn, news media, disney, Sports

Banning belly putts and big hits

May 22, 2013
Golf plans to disallow anchored putts, and the NFL is tinkering with ways to keep football players safer. How do you change the rules in sports without hurting popularity and profits?
Posted In: 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

The value of a deal between ESPN and the Southeastern Conference

May 1, 2013
ESPN and the SEC are announcing the SEC Network, a lucrative TV deal for college sports. What’s so valuable about the SEC? And what’s in the deal for the schools?
Posted In: college sports, Sports, espn

In Canada, building a Punjabi audience for hockey

Apr 26, 2013
There aren't words for "slapshot" or "puck" in Punjabi, but Hockey Night in Canada is drawing some of the country's 1.1 million speakers in with a Punjabi language broadcast.
Posted In: Canada, Sports, hockey, Punjabi

NFL draft is less art, more science: A how-to guide

Apr 25, 2013
Big data competes with gut instinct in determining how multimillion dollar contracts are meted out in the NFL draft.
Posted In: Sports, football, NFL

'NRA 500' NASCAR race ignites sponsorship controversy

Apr 12, 2013
This weekend, Texas Motor Speedway will host a NASCAR race -- and the name of the race is causing a bit of controversy. It's called the NRA 500, as in National Rifle Association.
Posted In: NASCAR, NRA, sponsorship, Sports, gun control

MLB.com: America's pastime is higher tech than you think

Apr 11, 2013
Baseball, with its passion for tradition, is higher tech than you think. MLB.com CEO Bob Bowman discusses live streaming and baseball's mobile strategy.
Posted In: Sports, baseball, MLB, Tech, streaming

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