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Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are expected to split $300 million — here's where the money comes from

Details about how much the two fighters will make and where the money will come from are starting to emerge, and the amounts are staggering.<p>At the end of the day, both boxers are expected to make "well over $100 million" regardless of who wins, according to John Branch of the New York Times. The …

Boxing

MLB Probably Won't Have A Female Umpire For At Least 6 Years

Last week, the NFL took a step into the 21st century by naming its first female official. It joins the NBA to be one of the two major sports leagues with women officiating regular-season games.<p>Anyone hoping for a similar milestone in the MLB sometime soon shouldn't hold their breath. A handful of …

Baseball

Is Nike and Apple’s relationship on the rocks?

Apple’s new Activity and Fitness apps for Apple Watch might signal the end of the company’s long partnership with Nike.<p>So what does this mean for the millions of us who were introduced to Nike+ by Apple in 2006 and have been logging our runs this way ever since? Are we about to get caught in a</i> …

Mets Pitcher Alex Torres to Wear New Protective Hat on the Mound

As Major League Baseball looks to protect its pitchers from comebackers, New York Mets pitcher Alex Torres is doing his part to promote safety.<p>Last season, Torres—then with the San Diego Padres—wore a protective hat that made him look very odd on the field.<p>Now, after some tweaks, Torres will be …

Baseball

Dodgers Looking to Give Tech Startups a Boost

The Los Angeles Dodgers have launched a program to integrate innovative technologies into the stadium and fan experience. The Dodgers Accelerator …

Pepsi replaces Coke as NBA sponsor, ending 28-year partnership

From next season, PepsiCo will replace Coke and become the official food and drinks partner of the NBA, the Women’s National Basketball Association, …

Here's the study on millennials Giants coach Tom Coughlin requested to help him understand his players

When you're looking for clarification on a pending task from someone of a different age, should you call them on the phone, send an email or a GChat, or perhaps release a pigeon?<p>But it's not just the means of getting in touch that can be confusing, it's also the difference in attitude.<p>When the age …

Tom Coughlin

Masters payout 2015: Winning share is $1.8 million of total purse

The purse at Augusta National is even richer this year with the winner taking home nearly $200,000 more than Bubba Watson won last year.<p>Update: Jordan Spieth tied the Masters record at 18-under and took home the $1.8 million first-place prize. Here is a complete payout.<p>★★★<p>Winning the Masters is the …

Golf

Los Angeles is most desirable for sports expansion; Houston, Las Vegas and Montreal also show promise - The Business Journals

Apr 9, 2015, 9:00am EDT<b><br>Updated</b> Apr 9, 2015, 12:39pm EDT<p>It may appear that Los Angeles has it all, but there are a few gaps in its municipal …

Chris Borland's Retirement Should Terrify The NFL. Here's Why.

Chris Borland, a star rookie for the San Francisco 49ers, retired on Monday. He’s 24.<p>Jason Worilds, a top linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, retired last week. He’s 27.<p>Jake Locker, the starting quarterback for the Tennessee Titans, also just retired this month. He’s 26.<p>Sensing a trend?<p>A …

NFL

How an NBA Team Thinks About Data, Talent, and Pricing

Basketball is on the brain in March. And while the differences are aplenty between college basketball and professional hoops, this sports season got us thinking about the business of athletics. Between ticket sales, sponsorships, merchandising, and media rights, Price Waterhouse Coopers estimates …

Livestreaming

Baseball is struggling to hook kids — and risks losing fans to other sports

Rob Albericci saw the curve coming. He saw his son Austin’s Little League baseball team struggle to recruit enough kids to fill a roster. He saw the rising demands of Austin’s football team, the growing pressure for kids to focus on a single sport, to specialize even before they hit puberty. And he …

New Jersey
Basketball

This Multi-Billion-Dollar Business Is Trying to Get Your Kid Hooked

In the quest for higher and higher profits down the line, the indoctrination must start young with this business—which is probably not at all what …

Baseball

New MLB Commish Says Digital Media and Hispanic Marketing Can Grow Baseball

Rob Manfred's reign as the 10th commissioner of Major League Baseball will begin in earnest Sunday night with the first pitch of the regular season. …

Baseball

Sneaker wars: How basketball shoes became a billion-dollar business

A huge new battlefield just opened up in the war for America’s feet.<p>German sportswear giant Adidas said this week it won’t renew its $400 million deal as official outfitter of the National Basketball Association when the 11-year contract expires in 2017. That leaves the mega-sponsorship open to …

Shoes

NFL 2015 News, Rumors: Wants a $500 Million Fee for LA Relocation

The NFL is a business, and as a business its job is to make money. That is what the NFL is today and it is no different than most other American …

The Recipe for Post-NFL Broke Athletes

<i>Michelle Hill takes a head-on look at why so many professional athletes are failing financially after retirement from sports and what we can do about it.</i><p><b>___</b><p>The ingredients are simple: Take one talented young athlete. Add one agent, one team owner, dozens of family members not heard from in decades, …

Green Bay

Nike is going after 3 kinds of customers

The company is the biggest player in the athletic apparel market, with $28 billion in annual sales.<p>Nike has plans to grow the business even larger by focusing on a few key demographics.<p>"Everything we do starts with the consumer," CEO Mark Parker told investors during a recent conference call. "It's …

Shoes

American City Business Journals study says Louisville could be an NBA city - Louisville - Louisville Business First

By Rachel Aretakis <br>– Reporter/social engagement coordinator, Louisville Business First<p>Apr 9, 2015, 2:24pm EDT<b><br>Updated</b> Apr 12, 2015, 10:29am …

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'NBA never consulted with us!' Miami Heat 'blindsided' by plan to hold basketball camps in Cuba | Fox News

The Miami Heat plans to protest the NBA’s decision to become the first U.S. professional sports league to visit Cuba since President Barack Obama ordered diplomatic relations between the countries to be restored.<p>Officials in the front office of the Miami Heat say they were blindsided when they read …

Cuba

Youth sports' training, recruiting radically transforms with technology

As a young man growing up in Canada, Peter Cookson practiced and competed as a rower the old-fashioned way — out on a lake, his coach the sole guide to what he was doing right and wrong.<p>Watching his teenage daughter Madelaine participate in recent championships in Long Beach was an entirely …