Sports

Who Is Shopping for Super Bowl Tickets?

While it's only Week 7, it’s not too early for some fans to be looking ahead to February, which is when the 52nd Super Bowl will take place in Minnesota. ...
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Houston Rockets Sale Closes as Highest in NBA History

After having been on the market for nearly two months, the Houston Rockets found a buyer for the franchise — a billion-dollar buyer in fact. It was announced last month that ...
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NFL Ticket Prices Surge Despite Protests

NFL ticket prices have risen sharply this year, up an average of 22% through the first four games of the season. Based on the data, worries that player protests would ...
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NFL Football on Amazon Less Than a Smashing Success

The National Football League (NFL) has been the gold standard for TV ratings for years, but the league's appeal has been eroding over the past couple of years. This does ...
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Facebook, NFL Launch 2-Year Game Highlights Deal

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has just signed a two-year deal with the National Football League (NFL) giving the social media giant the right to stream game highlights shortly after a ...
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Americans Spend More Than $100 Billion on Athletics

Americans spent more than $100 billion over the past year on sports events, athletic equipment and gym memberships, according to a new report released Monday by online credit card marketplace ...
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Tilman Fertitta Buys Houston Rockets in Blockbuster Deal

As we have said before, baseball may be America’s favorite pastime, but basketball brings home the bacon. This game is known for its high-flying dunks and amazing feats of athleticism. ...
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Detroit Lions QB Matt Stafford Gets $135 Million Contract

According to several media reports, Detroit Lions' quarterback Matthew Stafford has become the highest paid player in the NFL. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport first posted the news that Stafford would ...
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Mayweather Wins McGregor Match and $100 Million Payday, Plus Endorsements

Boxer Floyd Mayweather beat UFC fighter Conor McGregor in 10 rounds and earned at least $100 million in the process. Not bad for an hour or so of work. The ...
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How the Houston Rockets Sale Compares With the Top Sports Franchises

Although baseball may be America’s favorite pastime, basketball brings home the bacon. This game attracts the attention of practically anyone with its high-flying dunks and amazing feats of athleticism. But ...
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Trademark Ruling Helps Redskins, Other Teams, Defend Controversial Nicknames

When the Supreme Court ruled Monday that the federal government violated the First Amendment by refusing to register trademarks that officials consider disparaging, it greatly helped the efforts of the ...
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Sponsors Flee Olympics Because They Aren’t Cool, Not Reaching Younger Audiences

Fewer and fewer advertisers are invested in the human drama of athletic competition at the Olympic Games, a trend likely to continue as companies seek more relevant athletic endeavors with ...
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TV Sports Not Important to More Than Half of Americans

For years the single most expensive piece of a pay-TV subscription has been the sports programming offered by cable and satellite providers. These companies pay ever-higher fees to sports leagues ...
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Sports Viewers Are Going Grayer, Says Magna Global Study

The generation that thrilled to Hulk Hogan and Rowdy Roddy Piper body slamming opponents on television is still watching professional wrestling, and that concerns marketers of the sport. That’s because ...
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For Tiger Woods, $35 Million a Year of Endorsements at Risk

Tiger Woods was arrested for driving while intoxicated near his $60 million mansion in Jupiter Florida. He says a mixture of prescription drugs was at fault. Whether that makes the ...
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