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Investors' interest in British soccer kicks in

Feb 15, 2007
Owners of some big-time American sports franchises are betting heavily on English football — as they call it over there. Business-of-sports analyst Ed Derse talks with Kai Ryssdal about the trend.
Posted In: Investing, Sports

Why NASCAR, why now?

Feb 15, 2007
Toyota is already poised to overtake GM as the No. 2 automaker, but USC Sports Business Institute's David Carter says aligning with NASCAR is a no-brainer — and this is the year to do it.
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Trying to not spend it like Beckham

Feb 12, 2007
The L.A. Galaxy soccer team is looking for a few good men to play (cheap) alongside newly-signed British star David Beckham. Tryouts were held this past weekend. Jane Lindholm hit the field with the hopefuls.
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Advertisers make super blunders

Feb 8, 2007
A few Super Bowl TV ads are under fire. Critics say they went beyond just bad taste to being offensive — and even dangerous. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Sports

Landis doping decision delayed

Feb 8, 2007
Tour de France winner Floyd Landis may still race in that country again someday, but the scandal has been a drain on his finances — and other cyclists looking for sponsors.
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Online Super Bowl gambling curtailed by new law

Feb 2, 2007
An estimated $8 billion will be wagered illegally on Sunday's Super Bowl. A lot of that money's gone online the past several years. But bets on this year's game could be good for more old-fashioned bookies. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Crime, Sports

Is figure skating in a death spiral on TV?

Feb 1, 2007
What was once television gold has moved down the podium a bit. Business-of-sports analyst Diana Nyad talks with Kai Ryssdal about figure skating's melting popularity with TV audiences.
Posted In: Entertainment, Sports

What if corporate America adopted NFL's 'Rooney Rule'?

Feb 1, 2007
Commentator Dwayne Ballen says the arrival of two black coaches on the NFL's biggest stage — this Sunday's Super Bowl — could have big implications beyond the playing field.
Posted In: Sports

Let's do the Super Bowl numbers

Feb 1, 2007
From $2.5 million ad rates to $2.50 bags of potato chips, there's a whole lotta money attached to Sunday's big game. USC Sports Business Institute's David Carter helps us with a little Super Bowl math.
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Super Bowl sacks productivity

Jan 30, 2007
Workers could cost their employers as much as $820 million this week as Super Bowl parties are planned and office bets are waged. But some say those lost productivity studies don't tell the whole story. Amy Scott's on the sidelines.
Posted In: Jobs, Sports

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