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No charges against Bonds, just doubts

Jul 20, 2006
Federal prosecutors announced today they won't indict major leaguer Barry Bonds for perjury or tax evasion. But, business-of-sports analyst Ed Derse tells Kai Ryssdal, the story isn't about taxes. It's about steroids.
Posted In: Sports

A cloud hanging over Italy's win?

Jul 10, 2006
Italy won its fourth World Cup yesterday in a dramatic penalty kick shootout against France. But the country's top soccer league faces a match-fixing disgrace at home. Host Scott Jagow talks to Megan Williams in Rome.
Posted In: Canada, Sports

Billboards with brains

Jul 6, 2006
Business of sports commentator Diana Nyad and host Scott Jagow discuss new technology debuting at this weekend's World Cup final that measures the effectiveness of billboard advertising.
Posted In: Science, Sports

Sports greats hanging up their cleats, skates, rackets . . .

Jul 6, 2006
Business of sports expert David Carter and host Mark Austin Thomas talk about the generation of sports legends heading for the door — and how marketers will replace them.
Posted In: Sports

A town divided by footwear

Jul 3, 2006
Sportswear giants Adidas and Puma both hail from one small town in southern Germany. They actually began as one family-owned company until a bitter rivalry split it — and their hometown — in two. Kyle James has the story.
Posted In: Canada, Sports

Le Tour sans Lance

Jun 30, 2006
The Tour de France begins Saturday without marquee cyclist Lance Armstrong. Alex Cohen looks at whether his absence with hurt the event's draw in the US and its TV ad revenue.
Posted In: Canada, Sports

NBA draft talk

Jun 29, 2006
The NBA held its annual draft last night. For the first time in years, it excluded high school students, and some sports critics described the draft as more of swap meet. Host Tess Vigeland talks to sports analyst Diana Nyad.
Posted In: Sports

Advantage Adidas

Jun 26, 2006
Wimbledon starts today and already there's a winner: Adidas has won a temporary legal battle to keep its signature three-stripe design on sponsored players. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Canada, Sports

Hooligan travel ban seems to be working

Jun 23, 2006
England plays a do-or-die World Cup match against Ecuador this weekend, but as many as 3,000 die-hard English fans won't be able to attend the match in person. Stephen Beard has the story.
Posted In: Canada, Sports

World Cup tickets hard to come by

Jun 22, 2006
You had to provide a passport or ID number to buy 2006 World Cup tickets, which are microchipped and registered to specific individuals. All to prevent counterfeit and scalping. Did it work? Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Jamie Trecker of Fox Sports.
Posted In: Canada, Sports

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