Roger Hosannah

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Michigan star Trey Burke pays high regard to Rumeal Robinson, who'll be watching from prison

OAKDALE, La. – The last (and only) point guard to lead the University of Michigan to a national championship sits behind the high fences and razor …

Dead Letters: A Scandal That Could Destroy ESPN

<i>Welcome back to Dead Letters, the feature in which we reprint our favorite fan mail from throughout the week. It's like Deleted Scenes, but without</i> …

Facebook for athletes: a guide

Take particular care over <b>status updates</b>. These are announcements of activity, usually very literal ("Jenny is using her computer"), often illiterate ("Dave is finking abot going on holyday"). Footballer Ashley-Paul Robinson revealed last year - "Ashley-Paul Is Travling 2 Bath With Fulham" - that he …

How The NFL Built Thursday Night Football Into A $2 Billion Brand

The National Football League has built Thursday Night Football into a $4 billion brand in just nine years. Or, looked at though the lens of of its 32 owners, a television package that is now conservatively worth $63 million to each team. That number is based applying a multiple of four (a rough …

How Michael Jordan Outsmarted Robert Johnson And Herb Kohl

The agreed to sale of the Milwaukee Bucks last week by Herb Kohl to Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens for $550 million shows how Michael Jordan outsmarted a billionaire and a U.S. senator.<p>In June 2003, Jordan was considering whether to either invest in the Bucks or the NBA’s expansion team in Charlotte. …

Soccer's Richest Kit And Shirt Sponsorships Belong To The Most Valuable Teams

It’s no longer much of a surprise that soccer’s richest teams have leveraged their on-field performances into multi-billion dollar operations, and there may be no better example of how a team’s success gets monetized than the rich kit and shirt sponsorship deals teams have negotiated in recent …

Randy Lerner May Get $340 Million For Aston Villa

Randy Lerner has officially announced he is selling Aston Villa. The former owner of the NFL’s Cleveland Browns could get $340 million for the English soccer team, according to people with knowledge of the market for soccer teams. Big picture: there are lots of rich people thanks to the run up in …

How Donald Sterling And V. Stiviano Turned The $90 Billion Sports Industry On Its Head

It is the most disruptive audio recording of a private conversation unwillingly made public since Watergate.<p>The private chat between Donald Sterling and then girlfriend V. Stiviano that took place in a private residence and was subsequently made public has turned the $90 billion sports industry–the …

Sale Of Los Angeles Clippers For $2 Billion Illustrates The Multiple Madness Of Ballmer

The sale of the Los Angeles Clippers by Donald and Rochelle Sterling to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was approved by the NBA Friday. The $2 billion price for the basketball team ties the $2 billion Guggenheim Baseball Management paid for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the baseball team’s stadium …

Five Reasons Manchester United Is Getting No Juice From Ballmer's $2 Billion Bid For Clippers

Shares of Madison Square Garden have been red hot since former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer offered $2 billion for the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers. That is what one would expect since the Clippers price tag is an unprecedented 15 times revenue for a sports team and MSG owns two teams: New York’s …

Shaquille O'Neal And His $23 Million Business Of Fun

Don’t be surprised if former NBA great Shaquille O’Neal becomes a billionaire in the not-to-distant future. Shaq is already worth $350 million, and he earned $23 million last year from a wide array of businesses.<p>On the YES Network’s three-time Emmy Award winning show Forbes SportsMoney, Shaq and …

The World's Highest-Paid Athletes 2014: Behind The Numbers

The 100 highest-paid athletes in the world earned a collective $2.75 billion over the last 12 months, up 5% versus one year ago. The rise is a result of rising salaries for elite players as exploding TV rights fees fuel higher revenues across sports around the world. Salary and prize money for the …

Michael Jordan Is A Billionaire After Increasing Stake In Hornets

Michael Jordan is now a billionaire.<p>In February, my colleague and the Dean of athlete earnings, Kurt Badenhausen, pegged Jordan’s annual earnings at $90 million and his net worth at $750 million. But I have learned from sources familiar with the Charlotte Hornets that the former NBA great has …

4 Lessons From Michael Jordan On How To Become A Billionaire

There are four lessons athletes can learn from Michael Jordan’s journey to becoming a billionaire. The teachings of MJ may not make any of the highest-earning athletes–many of whom are powerful brands–a billionaire, but they will help maximize their wealth.<p>One: Get a percentage. MJ’s licensing deal …

Loss Of Redskins' Trademark Would Not Result In Economic Harm To Dan Snyder

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office cancelled six of the Washington Redskins’ trademark registrations for the team’s name on Wednesday.<p>TheTTAB’s cancellation decision, if upheld, strips the Redskins of the enhanced protection afforded by registrations with the PTO, such as a presumption that the …

Nike Rejection Of Manchester United Kit Deal Signals Market Top

Manchester United will not bag as big a score with Nike with its next kit deal as the English soccer team had hoped.<p>According to Reuters, the sportswear company will not renew its kit supply deal with the soccer team because of the cost of a new contract, a source with knowledge of the negotiations …

Value Of AEG Gets Boost From Clippers Sale To Ballmer And Kings Stanley Cups

Turns out billionaire Philip Anschutz made the right call when he pulled his sports, venue and music company, AEG, from the auction block a year and a half ago.<p>Back then bankers pegged the value of AEG, which owns 94% of the Staples Center, between $8 billion and $10 billion. But a heck of a lot of …

IMG's Bombs Begin To Explode

A big pile of debt and a challenging business model. Those are the two bombs inside IMG that appear to be simultaneously exploding for the sports, modeling and fashion agency purchased by the talent and literary agency William Morris Endeavor for $2.38 billion in December.<p>Shortly before the …

LeBron James Signing Moves $100 Million To Cleveland From Miami

LeBron James has signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, his first NBA team, after four seasons and two titles with the Miami Heat.<p>Upshot: The Cavaliers are worth $100 million more and the Heat $100 million less.<p>Just for the moment, put aside luxury suite rentals and arena sponsorships and focus on …

Wall Street Says Manchester United Most Valuable Team In World After Adidas Deal

Shares of Manchester United surged almost 5% yesterday after the soccer team announced its new, $130 million a year kit deal with Adidas, which will begin during the 2015-16 season and see the German sportswear maker replace its U.S. rival, Nike.<p>Wall Street now affords United an enterprise value of …

Manchester United And Adidas Agree To Richest Uniform Deal Ever

English soccer team Manchester United and German sportswear maker Adidas have agreed to the richest uniform deal in the history of sports.<p>Adidas will pay $1.3 billion over 10 years to United, or $130 million a year, beginning with the 2015-16 season. The United deal shatters the previous record for …

Crazy Sale Prices Of Sports Teams Powered By Angry Wives

Nothing maximizes the sale price of a sports team like an angry wife.<p>Yesterday afternoon, a judge gave Shelly Sterling a sweeping victory and cleared the way for former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s record $2-billion purchase of the Clippers to proceed. A few months ago, after NBA commissioner Adam …

Sacramento's TV Deal Indicates Clippers Cannot Expect $125 Million

Are the local television rights for the Los Angeles Clippers worth 250% more than the rights for the Sacramento Kings?<p>The Kings recently inked a 20-year media rights extension with NBC Sports Group worth an average of $35 million a season, reports SportsBusiness Journal. The new agreement is a …

Fox Will Not Get Into Bidding War For Clippers TV Rights

Bank of America thinks the Los Angeles Clippers are going to get a new cable deal worth $125 million a year–a five-fold increase over the NBA team’s current agreement.<p>I doubt it (full disclosure: I am co-host Forbes SportsMoney, which airs on the YES Network, 80% owned by Fox). I said so here based …

Charlotte Jones Anderson Expands The Dallas Cowboys Brand

Charlotte Jones Anderson is an Executive Vice President and the Chief Brand Officer of the Dallas Cowboys. Given her role in marketing and philanthropy with the Cowboys, the most valuable U.S. team (enterprise value: $3.2 billion), she may well be the most powerful woman in sports.<p>A key to the …

Drake Introduces Toronto Raptors for 'Drake Night'

The Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets faced off on Saturday at the Air Canada Centre in a game that was given the designation as "Drake Night." It only made sense then for the Canadian rapper to introduce the starting lineup.<p>Watch the video as Drake attempts to be a P.A. announcer to hype up the …

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Lamar Odom Visits Khloe Kardashian As Divorce Rumors Swirl

Lamar Odom finally went to visit Khloe Kardashian Tuesday as divorce rumors continue to swirl around the estranged couple.<p>On Oct. 1, Odom was spotted heading to the house he and Kardashian once shared in the Tarzana neighborhood of LA, according to Us Weekly.<p>"When Lamar left the house, he was kind …

God Is Not Dead

<i>Originally published March 22, 2013.</i><p>He is now, as he was in his superhuman youth and his brief time on the Providence College campus, more or less …