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Some cheating's business as usual

Sep 14, 2007
The New England Patriots were fined half a million dollars for using hidden cameras to steal their opponents' defensive signals. But business of sports commentator Diana Nyad told Scott Jagow that this sort of cheating has been going on forever.
Posted In: Crime, Sports

No Wide Web in rugby World Cup

Sep 8, 2007
The rugby World Cup kicks off in Paris today but a dispute over media rights threatens its coverage. If you want to see it you'd better find it on TV or hop on a plane and buy a ticket, Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Science, Sports

Real money in fantasy football

Sep 6, 2007
The National Football League season begins tonight, which means millions of fans playing fantasy football leagues are back in action as well. Business-of-sports expert Diana Nyad talks with Kai Ryssdal about the reality involved.
Posted In: Sports

Take this deal at your own risk

Sep 3, 2007
How does an impoverished nation boost tourism? Nepal is putting its most famous mountain on seasonal clearance. It works for clothing retailers, but discount-seeking climbers might pay a different kind of price. Jill Barshay explains.
Posted In: Sports

Now you're just bending your luck

Aug 30, 2007
With superstar David Beckham out of the game due to an injured right knee, will disappointed fans hurt Major League Soccer profits? Tess Vigeland talks to Sports Business Group founder David Carter about the potential losses.
Posted In: Sports

Tennis for love of the game, not names

Aug 28, 2007
For first time in a long time, the U.S. Open is without a big-name American player on the courts. But is star power the only thing that can keep U.S. tennis fans in their seats? By some counts, interest this year is greater than ever. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Sports

A day at the racinos

Aug 17, 2007
Who'da thought slot machines would save horse racing. Tracks have been struggling to keep their gates open for a while now, but the casinozation concept is working so well, Diana Nyad predicts they'll all have slots one day soon.
Posted In: Entertainment, Sports

Stretching the business of relaxation

Aug 15, 2007
Americans will pay plenty to de-stress and relax, and where there are consumers, there are advertisers wanting to reach out to them. And it turns out even people just thinking about a healthier lifestyle make good consumers. Ashley Milne-Tyte explains.
Posted In: Health, Sports

Putting a price on a record-breaking ball

Aug 8, 2007
How much is Barry Bonds' record-breaking home-run ball worth? We called around to some sports memorabilia folks to find out.
Posted In: Sports

UK firm gets into ticket resale biz

Aug 7, 2007
One week after StubHub signs an exclusive deal to sell MLB tickets, a British company called Viagogo teams up with the Cleveland Browns. But critics say the deals only encourage scalpers. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Sports