The financial downturn in Russian markets is affecting an unlikely area: English football. Some of the super-rich Russians who own U.K teams have lost a lot of money. London Bureau Chief Stephen Beard reports on how that's playing out.
The economic downturn has spread to almost every industry, and sports is no exception. Host Kai Ryssdal gets details from business of sports expert Diana Nyad about the affect on sponsorships, TV ratings and more.
National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell is warning that the league won't be bringing in as much money as originally predicted. Terry Lefton at the Sports Business Journal got his hands on the commissioner's memo. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Lance Armstrong's out of retirement and training for next year's Tour de France. NFL Quarterback Brett Favre also ran a retirement reverse. Why can't they stay away? Business of sports commentator Diana Nyad discusses that question with Tess Vigeland.
There's about a month left in Major League Baseball's regular season. But the minors have a long, hard season, too. To see what that world was all about, we went to Portland, Ore. to get the play-by-play. Last in a series.
The Ladies Professional Golf Association is telling its players, many of whom are Korean, they'll be suspended if they can't pass an oral English exam next year. Why? Sponsors speak a language everyone understands. It's called money.
London is already preparing for the Olympics in 2012, but some Londoners wonder whether the payoff will be worth the price. Christopher Werth explores a theory that says the Games might actually scare tourists away.
With the 2008 Summer Olympics ending Sunday in Beijing, Steven Beard checks on preparations for the Summer Games set for London in 2012. He gets an earful from Brits who aren't confident their country has the necessary organizational skills.