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Professional wrestling: Sport, farce, art

Nov 4, 2013
The new book "The Squared Circle: Life, Death, and Professional Wrestling" takes a look at the history of the pop cultural juggernaut.
Posted In: wrestling, business of sports

Consider the basketball: NBA swaps out balls for a new crop

Oct 25, 2013
Spalding is rushing to make basketballs with the new NBA commissioner’s autograph so they’re ready when he takes office.
Posted In: NBA, David Stern, basketball, business of sports, Sports

Trace takes big data to extreme sports

Aug 5, 2013
A new device tells athletes more about the sports they play.
Posted In: big data, business of sports

ABC hopes to score with LeBron and company in the NBA Finals

Jun 6, 2013
Stars in the NBA Finals means extra dollars in ABC's bank account. What's the price-tag for advertisers with LeBron in the Finals?
Posted In: business of sports, advertising

What a star's suspension would mean to a baseball team's bottom line

Jun 5, 2013
Major League Baseball is reportedly on the verge of slapping long suspensions on some start players. How would that impact the finances of America's pastime?
Posted In: Sports, baseball, drugs, business of sports

Making sports more exciting can mean...more danger

May 10, 2013
Thursday’s fatal capsizing of an America's Cup yacht has raised questions about faster, lighter, riskier boats. They're designed to make the competition more exciting, and appeal to younger TV viewers -- and advertisers.
Posted In: business of sports, america's cup, Sports

How much TV money does March Madness make?

Mar 21, 2013
The N.C.A.A. men's basketball tournament begins this week. Last year, the tournament earned its highest TV ratings in 18 years, while taking in more than $1 billion in revenue from ads. But Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics Radio wondered if CBS and Turner aren't making enough.
Posted In: NCAA, March Madness, business of sports, Super Bowl, Super Bowl commercials

Game on! Claiming victory after NHL lockout ends

Jan 7, 2013
The National Hockey League and its players union have come to a deal to end their nearly four-month lockout. A shortened season could begin as soon as next week.
Posted In: Sports, business of sports, hockey

'Johnny Football' name sparks off-field battle

Nov 21, 2012
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is a national phenom, but his "Johnny Football" nickname has sparked a legal battle over naming rights.
Posted In: business of sports, Sports, college sports, college football, Johnny Football, NCAA

Hockey lockout, again, hurts small businesses

Sep 17, 2012
The second NHL lockout in less than a decade threatens to hurt small businesses in and around hockey arenas.
Posted In: business of sports, NHL, Small Business, hockey

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