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Ali sells himself

Apr 11, 2006
Muhammad Ali has sold four-fifths of all of his licensing rights. CKX Inc. purchased the majority stake in Ali's name, image, and likeness for $50 million in cash. The deal pairs Ali with Elvis Presley, another iconic image and name owned by CKX. Jeff Tyler reports.
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Baseball's still a big hit with fans

Apr 7, 2006
Business of sports commentator Diana Nyad tells host Scott Jagow that baseball's popularity is up this year despite the cloud of a steroids scandal.
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A new dust-up at The Masters

Apr 6, 2006
Exxon-Mobil shareholders have asked the company to explain why it's sponsoring this year's Master's golf tournament, when the Augusta National Golf Club continues to bar women members. Cheryl Glaser reports.
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Steroid cloud hangs over baseball

Apr 6, 2006
Business of sports commentator David Carter tells host Mark Austin Thomas that Major League Baseball's ongoing steroids scandal is a growing cause of concern among sponsors.
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Minor league umpires may call a strike

Mar 31, 2006
One of the unofficial signs of spring is the start of baseball season. But next week's planned opener in the minor leagues may have a rocky start. The umpires could be on strike.
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Leveling the playing field in the classroom?

Mar 27, 2006
Government agencies are seeking to apply Title IX, the gender-equality law that revolutionized sports for women, to academic departments. Helen Palmer reports.
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The next NFL commish

Mar 24, 2006
ESPN.com editor Michael Knisley talks to host Scott Jagow about the challenges facing the successor to outgoing NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue.
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End of an NFL era

Mar 23, 2006
National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has announced he will retire in July. Sports business expert David Carter talks about Tagliabue's impact on the league with host Mark Austin Thomas.
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High-priced coaches

Mar 16, 2006
As March Madness spreads across the nation, host Kai Ryssdal talks with business-of-sports analyst Diana Nyad about the trend of highly-paid college basketball coaches.
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A full-court press on online gambling

Mar 16, 2006
As March Madness betting kicks into high gear, a House committee considers a bill to block online gambling by barring banks and credit cards from processing gaming payments. Scott Tong reports.
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