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Hot hands

Mar 15, 2006
There's a field of study on the "hot hands" theory and whether there's evidence for winning streaks in everything from basketball to the stock market. In honor of March Madness, Scott Tong dives in with some economists to see if more than just luck is involved.
Posted In: Economy, Sports

Worst Company

Mar 13, 2006
Consumerist.com has its own March Madness going on that has nothing to do with basketball: an online tournament for the worst company in America. WHYY's Ian Chillag reports on the "final four" competition, which begins today.
Posted In: Sports

Wait until next year

Mar 10, 2006
Many critics are already calling the inaugural World Baseball Classic a bust, but business of sports expert Diana Nyad tells host Scott Jagow the event is really more about the future than the present.
Posted In: Sports

NFL and its players go long

Mar 9, 2006
The National Football League has reached a contract agreement with its players, ensuring six years of labor peace. Tess Vigeland looks at how the league succeeds where other sports fail.
Posted In: Sports

The Classic: Safe or out?

Mar 9, 2006
One week into the inaugural World Baseball Classic, host Cheryl Glaser and business of sports expert David Carter examine whether it's doing much to attract more fans to the game.
Posted In: Sports

A losing strategy

Mar 3, 2006
The World Baseball Classic gets underway today with games scheduled from Tokyo to San Juan, Puerto Rico. It's all part of efforts to draw more fans to the game. But closer to home, a Major League team seems to want the opposite. Ethan Lindsey reports.
Posted In: Canada, Sports

Is the world serious about baseball?

Mar 3, 2006
Since it's no longer an Olympic sport, baseball needs an international forum to attract fans around the globe. Organizers hope the first-ever World Baseball Classic, which starts today, will be that magnet. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Canada, Sports

Fourth quarter Hail Mary

Mar 3, 2006
In a bid to get its labor house in order, the NFL has delayed the start of free agency. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Sports

NFL negotiations

Mar 2, 2006
Tonight the NFL season begins, and barring a last minute agreement between the NFL owners and players, the rough and tumble of labor trouble is about to begin. Our Sports Business analyst Ed Derse fills us in on the dynamics.
Posted In: Sports

Olympic logos

Feb 24, 2006
You pay $4 billion dollars to sponsor the Olympics, you'd think you could put your corporate logo wherever you darn well want. The truth is, it's a bit more complicated than that. The IOC and the Turin organizing committee have been keeping a close eye on what logos go where. The person who takes care of that is Cecilia Gandini.
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