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No limit to poker's potential

Jun 22, 2007
Players and fans from around the globe are in Las Vegas for the annual World Series of Poker -- or they're watching it on TV. It's become wildly popular, says Diana Nyad, because it's a brand of reality TV we can all relate to.
Posted In: Entertainment, Sports

Title IX has pumped up women's sports

Jun 21, 2007
The law that requires colleges receiving federal money to provide equal opportunities for men and women went into effect 35 years ago this weekend. Business-of-sports commentator Diana Nyad takes a look at its impact.
Posted In: Sports

Baseball hopes TV draft will be a hit

Jun 7, 2007
Major League Baseball's draft has never been a big deal. But now it's on TV. Will that turn it into something bigger? Our business-of-sports analyst Diana Nyad shares her thoughts with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Entertainment, Sports

Economics of a superstar

Jun 7, 2007
LeBron James has arrived. He's lived up to his promise in Cleveland and his spotlight may draw some free agents hungry for a championship, but it still won't be easy for the Cavs to build a legacy team around him, says David Carter.
Posted In: Sports

Ticket scalping: markets vs. mark-ups

Jun 1, 2007
In New York, the shady practice of scalping tickets may get a little sunshine. The governor is poised to make the practice legal, after a fashion. But is it fair to let the market decide a price?
Posted In: Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, Sports

You can golf till the cows come home

May 28, 2007
Demand for tee time in smaller countries tends to make golf a bit on the pricey side. Rico Gagliano discovered a field in The Netherlands that found a creative way to keep prices down.
Posted In: Sports

Sports leagues get tough on crime

May 24, 2007
As athletes continue to make headlines for crimes and other behavior not befitting their role model status, pro sports leagues are starting to tighten the reigns of player conduct. But real change will come slowly, says David Carter.
Posted In: Crime, Sports

Texas tackles a ticket tax

May 24, 2007
The state of Texas wants to test high school athletes for steroids. Trouble is, lawmakers there can't agree on how to cover the costs and a proposal to tax football and basketball tickets isn't winning over a lot of fans. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Sports, Taxes

Cycling in crisis

May 18, 2007
With some 100 world-class cyclists accused of doping and longtime sponsors considering pulling their support from the Tour de France, the sport of cycling has truly reached a crisis point. Diana Nyad says science is its best hope for a cure.
Posted In: Sports

Starting at small forward. . . London

May 17, 2007
The NBA is capitalizing on its growing international appeal and opening up shop in London. The league says it wants to be closer to its European fans, whose numbers are growing by leaps and bounds, so to speak. Pat Loeb has details.
Posted In: Canada, Sports