Activist athletes can foster change, but sometimes there's a price

Aug 28, 2020
And sponsors may be increasingly interested in supporting them to reach their fans.
The Black Lives Matter logo on an NBA court. Many prominent athletes have committed themselves to social activism.
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When did middle relievers in baseball get so expensive?

Oct 1, 2018
And does the strategy of investing in a strong bullpen pay off?
Jason Hammel #49 of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays delivers a pitch against the New York Yankees on September 13, 2006 at Yankee Stadium in New York City.
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Tech is changing the Paralympics, and giving an advantage to countries with money

The Winter Paralympics have been going on since 1976. How has the technology — and the funding for it — evolved since then?
Birgit Skarstein of Norway competes in the Women's Cross Country 12km, Sitting event at Alpensia Biathlon Centre during day two of the 2018 Paralympic Games on March 11, 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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NFL players lobby Congress for criminal justice reform

Mar 30, 2017
Anquan Boldin and Malcolm Jenkins are using their muscle to help push through bipartisan bills.
NFL players Anquan Boldin and Malcolm Jenkins have twice lobbied Congress for criminal justice reform.
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Marketplace Quiz: Gymnast Sam Mikulak on his road to Rio

Aug 5, 2016
Olympic gymnast Sam Mikulak talks toys, toothbrushes and competition.
Sam Mikulak of the United States prepares for the rings during a training session before the start of the Summer Olympic games at Rio Olympic Arena on August 3, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 
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One giant talent agency to swallow another

Dec 18, 2013
The talent agency William Morris Endeavor has made a deal to buy rival agency IMG Worldwide for a cool $2.4 billion.
The talent agency William Morris Endeavor is reportedly near a deal to buy rival agency IMG Worldwide for a cool $2.4 billion. Above, IMG client Tim Tebow.
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Puig-mania hits Dodger Stadium, but are advertisers ready?

Aug 9, 2013
L.A. Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig looks to capitalize on meteoric rise, but companies may wait to sign him.

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A-Rod and the case for stronger incentives not to dope

Aug 1, 2013
Major League Baseball is weighing a life-long ban for New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez over using performance-enhancing drugs. What might that mean for baseball's future?

Fiscal cliff nears for baseball players, too

Dec 3, 2012
The curious case of BJ Upton, baseball and the fiscal cliff.

Legally blind, and competing in the Paralympics

Aug 29, 2012
The 2012 Paralympic Games opened in London on Wednesday. American judo athlete Myles Porter tells us what it's like to compete in world's second largest sporting competition.