1. Houston Astros to the American League: A Lot of Movement for 2 More TV Games

    This quarter's baseball meetings will be memorable for Bud Selig upsetting the natural order of things as he caught the realignment bug from the NCAA...

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  2. NBA Lockout: NBA Should Change Its Calendar

    As I was running errands this afternoon, I was listening to Bob Valvano's talk show. He has an afternoon talk show on the local ESPN affiliate and does an overnight show for ESPN radio on the weekends...

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  3. NCAA Takes Steps In Athlete's Favor

    The NCAA Board of Directors approved a proposal to allow schools to distribute up to $2,000 a year or the full cost of attendance, whichever is less, to student-athletes in "head count" sports, i...

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  4. ESPN Behind Conference Roulette, Moves May Jeopardize NCAA Tax Exemption

    Before I dive into the topic of the post, let me first say a word or two about the absence of recent posting. I realize it's been a while and I want to apologize for that...

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  5. Conference Roulette May Jeopardize College's Tax Exemption

    Before I dive into the topic of the post, let me first say a word or two about the absence of recent posting. I realize it's been a while and I want to apologize for that...

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  6. Tressel Just a Symbol of the Cesspool of College Athletics

    I feel compelled to say something about "The Vest's" departure from tOSU since it has dominated the discussion in American sports this week...

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  7. The New York Mets Sale: Should Mets Fans Be Happy?

    The Wilpon brothers, who are majority owners of the New York Mets are in final negotiations with billionaire hedge fund manager David Einhorn to sell a 30-33 percent interest in the team for a reported $200 million...

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  8. Kentucky Derby 137 One for the Ages

    The Kentucky Derby is often referred to as the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports and it lived up to its nickname again on Saturday in a race that featured 21-1 shot Animal Kingdom ...

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  9. NHL Lands $1.9 Billion TV Deal With NBC, Versus

    It's TV day here at SportsBiz. The latest TV news is word of the NHL 's new TV agreement. The current agreement with NBC and Versus expiring this year paid about $70 million a year from Versus and no rights fee from NBC...

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  10. NBA Playoffs 2011: TV Ratings Off to Record Start

    The early games in the first round of the NBA playoffs have had a little something for everyone. You've had underdogs winning on the road, close games all around and the return of the Knicks to the playoffs...

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  11. LeBron James: The King Comes To Liverpool

    LeBron James is going global by going to Boston. LRMR Marketing, his and Maverick Carter's marketing company, is forming a partnershi p with Fenway Sports Management, a subsidiary ...

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  12. Sports: Tuesday Tidbits, Wednesday Edition

    I know I haven't done this in a while, but I will try to be a little better about it going forward. In any event, here is this week's installment, which started on Tuesday but ...

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  13. NCAA: Bring Back the Death Penalty

    Tonight, we have a national championship game that, in some sense, presents the dilemma facing the NCAA in microcosm...

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  14. Kentucky Basketball: Team Gets Good Return on Highest Recruiting Budget

    Well, at least you can say John Calipari gets a decent return on his money. The Kentucky basketball coach has brought a team from a third school to the Final Four , joining former ...

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  15. March Madness 2011 Is a Big Hit

    The NCAA basketball tournament has been a cultural and financial success for years, funding up to 96 percent of the NCAA's budget for the last few years and generating huge television ratings...

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  16. March Madness 2011 Bracket: The Median Salary of Each School's Graduates

    According to the Houston Chronicle , there are 147.5 quintillion ways to fill out a March Madness bracket. And that's just the office pool variety...

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  17. Iran Sees Jews Under London Olympics Logo

    The logo for the London 2012 Olympics has been criticized repeatedly since its release in June, 2007, but always because of its design...

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  18. Real Madrid, Arsenal and and the World's 10 Highest Grossing Soccer Clubs

    Among soccer clubs in Europe there are several annual on-field competitions: domestic leagues, the UEFA Champions League, the Europa Cup and clubs' respective domestic cups...

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  19. Real Madrid: World's Highest Grossing Professional Sports Franchise

    Most Americans, if asked, would tell you either the New York Yankees or the Dallas Cowboys were the most profitable teams in professional sports, and either of those would be a good guess for an American-centric audience...

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  20. Real Madrid: The Highest Grossing Sports Franchise in the World

    Most Americans, if asked, would tell you that either the New York Yankees or the Dallas Cowboys were the most profitable teams in professional sports. Those guesses don't take into account the worldwide phenomenon that is global soccer...

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  21. NCAA, UConn Basketball, Jim Calhoun and Justice: Where's the Beef?

    Today was decision day in Storrs as the NCAA Committee on Infractions handed down its alleged punishment of the UConn men's basketball program and head coach Jim Calhoun for violations ...

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  22. The Hulk as a Boston Celtic: NBA and Marvel Team Up for Superhero Clothing Line

    Marvel comics-inspired NBA team covers appeared on ESPN The Magazine 's NBA preview edition in the first of the NBA-Marvel partnering efforts...

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  23. National Signing Day: Should a Recruit Sign a Letter of Intent?

    The first Wednesday of February is the first day of the annual signing period for NCAA Division I football players, during which prospective student athletes sign copies of the ...

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  24. AEG Announces $700 Million Naming Rights Deal for LA NFL Stadium

    AEG, the sports and entertainment mega-firm, which owns the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Staples Center, among other things, is set to announce a $700 million naming rights deal ...

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  25. Anaheim Ducks Sued By Former Minor League Player Alleging Anti-Semitic Treatment

    Jason Bailey , formerly a forward for the Bakersfield Condors , the then-ECHL affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks, has filed suit against the Ducks alleging that he was the victim of anti-Semitic treatment while he was a member of the Condors...

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