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Are first-round picks a good deal?

Apr 28, 2006
The NFL Draft gets underway today. As Alisa Roth reports, top-dollar investment in first-round draft picks doesn't always pay off.
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Good or bad, sports markets college names

Apr 21, 2006
Business-of-sports expert David Carter discusses the Duke rape scandal with host Mark Austin Thomas and dispels the notion that no news is bad news.
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The business of the NFL draft

Apr 20, 2006
A week from this Saturday, the National Football League will organize this year's draft. Marketplace's sports business analyst Ed Derse talks with host Kai Ryssdal about how, when it comes to the draft, the hype has a way of taking over.
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Stanley Cup's back

Apr 20, 2006
Hockey's Stanley Cup playoffs get underway this weekend. You'll remember, there were no playoffs last year because the season was cancelled. Tess Vigeland reports.
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Take me out to the urban renewal

Apr 13, 2006
Business-of-sports commentator Diana Nyad talks with Kai Ryssdal about the newer, fancier stadiums being built around the country and the impact they're having on their cities.
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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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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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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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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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