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The NFL and President Trump: The backlash and the business

Sep 25 2017

President Trump called on NFL owners to fire players who don’t stand during the national anthem. Why this has brought the league and its players closer together and raised the value of the teams.

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The week in sports: Baseball’s record-breaking season

Sep 22 2017

‘Steroid Era’ runs out of juice: Major League Baseball set a record for home runs in a single season this week, after Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon hit the 5,694th for the year on Tuesday. The previous record was set in 2000 during what has been dubbed the “Steroid Era.”

IndyCar races won before green flag drops

Sep 22 2017

Legendary race car driver Michael Andretti discusses the importance of race preparation and how it contributes to success on the track. He also talks about the Andretti Autosport team and its newest driver Zach Veach. Plus, which American city could be the next one to host the Winter Olympics and the latest on the effort to grow the NFL fan base in the UK.

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The week in sports: Olympic athletes brush off North Korea threat

Sep 15 2017

Mettle for medals: Recent North Korean missile tests may have rattled world leaders, but Olympic athletes bound for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, this upcoming February say they’re not concerned with growing regional tensions.

The role of discipline in science and sports

Sep 15 2017

The first African American woman to travel to space Mae Jemison discusses her field and the similarities to sports. She spoke recently at an event associated with the LPGA’s Indy Women in Tech Championship. Plus, thoughts on ownership changes in the NBA and the tv ratings for NFL games.

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This week in sports: Patriots stumble as football season kicks off

Sep 08 2017

That was quick: The New England Patriots put to rest speculation of a possible perfect, 16-0 season Thursday night when they fell to the Kansas City Chiefs in a stunning 42-27 loss to open the NFL season.

Why the Rams have faith in QB Jared Goff

Sep 08 2017

Los Angeles Rams Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Football Operations Kevin Demoff explains why the team believes in quarterback Jared Goff who struggled his rookie year. Demoff also discusses the effort to build a new stadium as part of a sports and entertainment complex. Plus, our take on Snapchat’s expanded partnership with the NFL.

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LPGA’s Morgan Pressel on the business of golf

Sep 01 2017

LPGA star Morgan Pressel discusses the connection between sponsors and the women’s golf tour. She also talks about her career and future plans. Plus, why Kevin Durant may owe teammate Steph Curry and why there are fewer American top tennis players.

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This week in sports: Mayweather, McGregor face off

Aug 25 2017

A history-making fight? After months of profanity-laced hype, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor face off in a Las Vegas boxing bout Saturday. Purists have dismissed the fight as nothing more than a cash grab with McGregor in line for a $100 million pay day and Mayweather adding upwards of $200 million to push his career earnings towards the $1 billion mark.

McGregor vs. Mayweather: Biggest fight ever?

Aug 25 2017

Former Chicago Cubs player Pete Lacock talks how it feels to be affiliated with the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs and why he chose sports over the movie business. Plus, what this weekend’s epic bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor could mean for the boxing business.

The best former professional athlete to run a sports team

Aug 17 2017

A $1.2 billion bid from Derek Jeter and other investors for the Miami Marlins is reportedly headed to Major League Baseball for approval. Jeter would serve as CEO. We discuss the success of former star players in team management and name our favorite. Plus a conversation about the rising importance of data and analytics in sports with Jessica Gelman who runs the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference and works with the Kraft family which owns the New England Patriots.

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This week in sports: Los Angeles Olympic bid moves forward

Aug 13 2017

Ezekiel Elliott suspended: The NFL handed a six-game suspension to Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott after his former girlfriend accused him of domestic assault. The suspension is part of the league’s new policy on domestic violence.

Jay Cutler provides a shot in arm for Dolphins

Aug 11 2017

Why the Miami Dolphins’ signing of quarterback Jay Cutler was a good business decision. Plus, a look at the continued effort of the Jacksonville Jaguars to make an impression on NFL fans in London and the relationship between the LPGA and a major sponsor. We talk with former adviser to President George W. Bush and current Wal-Mart executive Dan Bartlett.

From running the Raiders to running BIG3

Aug 04 2017

Former Oakland Raiders CEO and current BIG3 CEO Amy Trask talks about her experience in the executive ranks of the NFL team and the 3-on-3 basketball league. The author of "You Negotiate Like a Girl" also discusses her view of gender in the workplace. Plus...details on some of the top athletes in the Horrow Sports/MVPindex Power 100.

How to succeed in life after sports

Jul 28 2017

Former college football star and NFL draft pick Marcus Lattimore discusses his transition into the business world after his athletic career was cut short by injury. He also talks about the work he is doing to help other athletes adjust to life once their careers on the playing field end. Plus, what the latest study of brains of former NFL players could mean for football.

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This week in sports: Houston Rockets explode on the market

Jul 21 2017

Got a spare couple billion lying around?: After nearly 25 years, the owner of the NBA’s Houston Rockets is putting the team on the market. When he purchased the team in 1993, financier Leslie Alexander paid a reported $85 million. But Alexander could reasonably attach a nearly $2 billion price tag to the Rockets today, sports marketing expert Rick Horrow said in this week’s podcast.

Forget Tiger Woods - golf is scoring without him

Jul 20 2017

Buyout firm Apollo is buying golf course operator ClubCorp for $1.1 billion as the sport experiences growth in terms of new players and higher purses at major tournaments. We discuss the health of the sport and also how it provides a boost to organizations working with the tournaments. Glen Mack, the executive director of culinary school Brightwater talks about how his students are benefiting from a relationship with the LPGA. Plus, a look at how much the Houston Rockets could fetch as the NBA team goes up for sale.

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This week in sports: Wimbledon showdown

Jul 14 2017

Another win in the Williams dynasty?: Venus Williams faces off against Garbine Muguruza in the Wimbledon final this Saturday after a stunning performance throughout the tennis tournament. If she wins, 37-year-old Williams will become the oldest woman to win Wimbledon in 109 years.

How Major League Baseball could improve player performance

Jul 14 2017

Catapult president of North America Brian Kopp discusses the company’s wearable technology and its relationship with Major League Baseball. He also talks about the growth of the business and its long-term strategy. Plus, an update on bidding for the Miami Marlins and future Olympic games.

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This Week in Sports: The NBA’s $200 million club, an All-Star baseball windfall for Miami

Jul 07 2017

Curry favored: Golden State Warriors’ superstar Stephen Curry signed a record five-year, $201 million ‘super-max’ deal, after claiming the MVP honor in two of the last three seasons and winning two NBA titles. In this week’s podcast, sports business expert Rick Horrow gave his prediction for which players he thinks will be the next to join the ‘$200 million club.’

How the NFL can fix itself

Oct 28 2016

From domestic violence by players off the field, to brain injuries on the field, the National Football League is facing serious challenges.

Sweaty equity – a tech accelerator takes on sports

Oct 14 2016

How a startup hopes to profit from a device that monitors athletes' sweat. Plus what could become the Uber for boating. My conversation with Tim Hayden at Saint Louis University which partners with companies like these in his role as the head of the school’s center for entrepreneurship.

Blame Clinton, Trump and Brady for NFL rating woes

Oct 07 2016

Why Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Tom Brady have hurt TV ratings for NFL games this season.

Golf in the rough, the Jose Fernandez effect and North Dakota’s pigeon strategy

Sep 30 2016

National Golf Foundation CEO Joe Beditz explains why the sport is going through a rough patch. =

The Green Bay Packers’ secret sauce (and drawbacks)

Sep 23 2016

Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy explains the team’s unique ownership model and why it limits the team’s international reach.

A sports protest with $400 million on the line

Sep 16 2016

From a college football game at a race track to ads on jerseys, how sports leagues and associations are trying to squeeze more revenue out of their events. Plus, how the WNBA is trying to boost its visibility and interest in the women’s game.

The Olympics are over, the scandals linger on

Aug 26 2016

Russia, Ryan Lochte and an Irish Olympic Committee president are all in hot water following the 2016 Games.

The lasting impact of the Rio Olympics

Aug 19 2016

Reuters Correspondent Liana Baker who is in Brazil discusses how the Rio games will shape future Olympics. Plus a look at the money generated from broadcasting rights, on this week's Keeping Score

Could Los Angeles host the 2024 Olympics?

Aug 12 2016

The head of the U.S. Olympic Committee Scott Blackmun talks about the financial aspects of putting together an Olympic team and how the organization chooses which sports to make a priority.

One way athletes are reducing injuries

Aug 04 2016

The founder and CEO of wearable fitness tracker WHOOP talks about how the device has helped improve the performance of users and reduce their injuries.

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Cowboys, Cardinals link arms amid anthem protests

PHOENIX Two National Football League teams largely steered clear of a controversy over national anthem protests that have ensnared U.S. President Donald Trump and threatened to damage the game's popularity, staging a "moment of unity" on Monday instead. | Video