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3 Reasons the WWE Network Will Fail

Last month's launch of the WWE Network has generated a ton of buzz. Supporters think that by cutting out the TV middlemen, World Wrestling ...

Why ServiceNow, Inc. Shares Soared

Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in...

Will the WWE Network Get Body Slammed?

Next month, WWE launches the WWE Network, a streaming service with live events and archived matches. It's a bold move, but often, the WWE's boldest moves haven't paid off.

Even ESPN Wants You to Cut the Cable Cord

ESPN is starting to explore the possibility of offering its suite of sports programming through the wide array of Web-based services that are starting to get off the ground.

Nike Cuts Ties to Livestrong

Nike, which helped build Lance Armstrong's Livestrong cancer charity into a global brand, is cutting ties with the foundation over the former cyclist's doping scandal.

The 9 Worst Corporate Stadium Names in America

Last week, Florida Atlantic University announced plans to sell its stadium naming rights to GEO Group, a privately-owned prison corporation with an spotty reputation. But it'll hardly be the first time someone put a questionable name on large sports venue.

Nike's Rory McIlroy Deal Soars Far Past Tiger Woods' Old Contract

On Monday, Nike announced that it had inked a new contract with Tiger Woods' heir apparent, golf's new No. 1 player, Rory McIlroy, in a deal that dwarfs Tiger's. Rumors put its value at between $100 million and $250 million. Here's why Nike is going all in on the Irish prodigy.

Billionaires Set to Return NBA to Seattle - Without the Big Tax Bill

Seattle may be about to get an NBA basketball team again -- and this time, its citizens might not have to pick up part of the tab. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and hedge fund manager Chris Hansen are reportedly teaming up to move the hapless Sacramento Kings to Washington state.

Victoria's Secret's First NFL Stadium Store to Open Tonight

Tonight's Monday Night Football game will not only feature the season's first match-up between two legendary teams -- the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears -- but also the first link-up between legendarily crusty football fans and supernaturally sexy Victoria's Secret.

ESPN's Big Baseball Deal Will Be a Foul Ball for Your Cable Bill

Disney's eight-year deal with Major League Baseball means ESPN will shell out $5.6 billion for expanded baseball coverage. And whether you're a fan of the national pastime or not, you already pay more than $5 a month for ESPN. Which way do you think that price tag will be headed now?

NFL Live Games Go High Tech

How do you keep fans paying top dollar to attend live gridiron contests in an era when DIRECTV's NFL Sunday Ticket broadcasts every single game into living rooms? Make attendance more entertaining, that's how.

Nike's New NFL Deal Bulks Up Its Sports Cred on the Gridiron

The NFL showed off its new uniforms from Nike Tuesday, and there's buzz building before they even reach stores. You may not notice much difference between old and new gear, but even for a linebacker-sized company like Nike, this NFL deal is big business.

Why the Whole NFL Could End Up Paying for Saints' Bounties

The NFL scandal over bounties has put big money at risk -- not just for the New Orleans Saints, but for the whole league. With so much ad revenue at stake, it's no wonder the NFL is pushing so hard against any offensive behavior.

Allen Iverson Is Broke: What His Errors Can Teach Us

Former NBA superstar Allen Iverson earned $154 million from his Sixers salary alone during his career. Now, he owes more than he can pay. How did it happen, and what lessons can his fiscal foul-ups teach to the rest of us. The answers are distressingly simple.