October 1 - 7, 2012 Vol. 15 — No. 24

Top Stories

  • Tony George leads offer for IndyCar

    IndyCar Series owners are weighing an acquisition proposal for the open-wheel series from former series CEO Tony George and some of the sport's top team owners, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Shield damage

    NFL partners and longtime supporters have been shocked to see the league, the gold standard in sports, mired in an issue as ugly as that involving replacement referees. And though the NFL's business might not have been harmed, its reputation and that of its commissioner is tarnished.

  • NBC Sports Network has post-Olympics blues

    An expected Olympic bounce has instead turned into an Olympic hangover for NBC Sports Network, which has seen viewership ratings plunge to historic lows just weeks after setting record highs in London.

  • Tourneys open books to get PGA Tour’s help

    The PGA Tour is conducting in-depth financial reviews of its tournaments for the first time, with the primary goal being to help each of them increase revenue. Twenty-six tournaments are undergoing the voluntary review this year, and the remaining 18 are expected to follow next year.

  • Well-groomed messaging

    About the time end-zone dancing led Pro Bowlers to “Dancing with the Stars,” the athlete endorsement game mushroomed, fueled in no small part by soaring demand for male grooming products. The proliferation of tie-ins to products of all kinds and the rise of social media further bolsters the athletes' ability to hawk personal products and even talk fashion.

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