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The economics of pay-per-view

Sep 16, 2013
Boxing's mainstream glory days pretty much ended when Don King and Mike Tyson got involved. Networks no longer wanted any part of it. So, in many ways, boxing owes its survival to pay-per-view, which has allowed it to tap a small but dedicated audience for a high price.
Posted In: Sports, boxing, pay-per-view, tv

Concussion-related settlement reached by NFL

Aug 29, 2013
The National Football League has agreed to pay $765 million to settle a lawsuit with over 4,000 former players over head injuries.
Posted In: Sports, NFL, football, concussion

Sports contracts can pay more when they pay later

Aug 26, 2013
Two of the most admired and notorious deals in pro sports involve postponing payments in return for bigger paychecks.
Posted In: ABA, NBA, Spirits of St. Louis, Bobby Bonilla, Sports

NBC bets big on British soccer

Aug 15, 2013
This Saturday, NBC will start broadcasting English Premier League games, having paid $250 million for the privilege. But will it catch on with Americans?
Posted In: NBC, soccer, English Premier League, Sports

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.
Posted In: baseball, MLB, Yasiel Puig, Dodgers, Sports, athletes

It's all in a cycling team name

Jul 23, 2013
To attract the interest of more casual viewers, the business of cycling may have to change -- specifically the way cycling teams are named and are able to engage with fans.
Posted In: tour de france, cycling, Sports, sponsorship

How much will Ryan Braun's suspension cost the Brewers?

Jul 23, 2013
The Milwaukee Brewers are losing their star outfielder Ryan Braun for the rest of the season. He's agreed to a suspension without pay for unspecified violations"of baseball's drug program and his contract.
Posted In: Sports, baseball, drugs, milwaukee brewers

Vanderbilt's football team fights to put fans in the stands

Jul 19, 2013
Vanderbilt still has the poorest attendance record in the Southeastern Conference even though it’s coming off its best season in a century.
Posted In: college sports, Sports, football, college

ESPN tries to kill the trolls: Facebook comments only

Jul 17, 2013
After more than five years of anonymous comments, ESPN.com now requires your Facebook account if you have something to say.
Posted In: Sports, Facebook, comments, Web Culture, espn

It's baseball all-star (spitting) time

Jul 16, 2013
Spitting is an even longer baseball tradition than the All-Star Game, especially if it's tobacco.
Posted In: baseball, Sports, tobacco, cigarettes, smoking

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