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Red Sox put big money on <nobr>'Dice K'</nobr>

Dec 14, 2006
The Boston Red Sox signed Japanese pitching phenom Daisuke Matsuzaka to a reported $52 million contract &mdash; after paying $51 million just to negotiate. Boston business thinks it's money well spent. Curt Nickisch reports.
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Time to sideline coaches' salaries?

Dec 7, 2006
Host Kai Ryssdal talks to sports analyst Diana Nyad about why colleges are signing football coaches to lengthy multimillion-dollar contracts only to buy them out after a mediocre season.
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College football politics

Dec 7, 2006
Host Mark Austin Thomas asks business of sports expert David Carter about whether anyone's happy with the BCS system. He says the bigger question is, how can NCAA football balance its growing commercialization?
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Seattle's arena battle

Dec 4, 2006
Seattle voters overwhelmingly passed an initiative to block future public money from being used for pro sports teams &mdash; but some are trying to work a deal for a new SuperSonics stadium anyway. Amy Radil reports.
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A permanent home for the Olympics?

Nov 24, 2006
Scott Jagow asks business of sports commentator Diana Nyad why San Francisco dropped out of the race for the 2016 Olympics, and why there's a push to base the games permanently in Athens.
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NFL networks squabble

Nov 23, 2006
Hardball negotiating tactics by the NFL's fledging network have angered cable operators and left some fans out in the cold. Bob Moon reports.
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Crying foul over cable fees

Nov 16, 2006
The new NFL Network is set to air its first regular-season game on Thanksgiving night, but you might not find it on any of your cable channels. Kai Ryssdal asks sports business analyst Ed Derse what's going on.
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Why can't L.A. get a team?

Nov 9, 2006
Host Mark Austin Thomas talks to business of sports expert David Carter about why pro football may never return to Los Angeles.
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MasterCard wants World Cup back

Nov 3, 2006
Visa has swiped World Cup sponsorship rights away from MasterCard. MasterCard has charged FIFA with breach of contract. And today Visa's trying to get in on the lawsuit. Rachel Dornhelm explains.
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NYC Marathon scalpers

Nov 3, 2006
The 37th New York Marathon is this weekend, but many runners won't be the original entrants. As demand to participate skyrockets, some runners are scalping their bibs for top dollar. Amy Scott has the story.
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