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Angela Stanford plays the long game

Sep 21 2018

A pro for 18 years, golfer Angela Stanford understands the pressure of the game better than most. She’s golfed her way to six LPGA tour wins, including her first major title this week, and honed her business acumen for a life beyond the links. Plus, sport business expert Rick Horrow explains how changes to the PGA tour could impact pros and fans alike.

The other side of Nick Saban

Sep 07 2018

The Alabama coach talks about growing up in West Virginia and how playing  football prepared him for life.

Remembering John McCain

Aug 28 2018

The Arizona senator had strong feeling on sports, and in a 2016 conversation expounded on the NFL's ill-fated "pay for patriotism" black eye and why he wouldn't want "a single dime of taxpayer dollars" spent on subsidizing sports venues.

The NBA's new game

Aug 23 2018

Milwaukee Bucks boss Peter Feigin talks about what opening a new arena means in an industry where a franchises increasingly depend on both their physical and virtual assets.

In Indianapolis, an economy built on sports

Aug 16 2018

Ryan Vaughn, the President of the Indiana Sports Corp., explains how the city plotted a commitment to sports in the 1970s and why it’s still paying off today.

Digging, and spiking, for gold

Aug 09 2018

Rising volleyball star Sara Hughes still has her grandmother doing her taxes but that hasn’t stopped brands such as Nike from wanting a piece of her – both on the beach and on Instagram, ahead of the 2020 Olympics.

The NFL looks to the next generation

Jul 26 2018

Facing renewed controversy over player protests, the NFL is working to maintain its position as one of America’s most popular pastimes. This week sports business expert Rick Horrow sits down with Roman Oben, the NFL’s VP in charge of youth and high school football development, to discuss how the league is bringing in a new generation of players.

This week in sports: The sponsor who won the World Cup

Jul 20 2018

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The reach of the Ripken empire

Jul 12 2018

The CEO of the famous baseball family’s foundation explains why finding kindred spirits and strong local partners are at the core of its efforts to help America’s kids.

Place your bets - on sports

Jun 20 2018

Legal sports betting could soon come to a state near you after last month’s Supreme Court ruling opened the doors to states that want to regulate and tax the activity. But there are a lot of unanswered questions about where and how legal sports wagering will roll out, and how much money the states – and bookmakers like William Hill – stand to receive from it. Digital editor Amy Tennery talks with reporter Hilary Russ, who was in New Jersey’s Monmouth Park Racetrack to cover the excitement over the state’s first legal sports bets.

eSports emerging

Jun 12 2018

Arlington, Texas may be already be the home of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers but its mayor Jeff Williams told Keeping Score host Rick Horrow about the city’s plans to become middle America’s eSports mecca.

How sports made Indianapolis into a ‘big league city’

Jun 07 2018

Indiana Pacers Sports & Entertainment Vice Chairman Jim Morris discusses how his NBA franchise has helped develop the Indianapolis community – from the court to the city’s thriving downtown.

Victory in virtue

Jun 01 2018

Philanthropies mine teams, leagues and big events to fund causes.

Drivers, start your engines…

May 23 2018

The Indy 500 is one of the oldest events in American sports but the business end of racing – and most major sports – is rapidly changing to ratchet up fan engagement and deliver even bigger sponsorship dollars. No one knows that better than Mark Miles, the president and CEO of Hulman & Company and the man behind the Indy 500, who spent time with sports business expert Rick Horrow discussing ways leagues, teams and great events can keep the pace.

Making deals on and off the field

May 16 2018

Rick Horrow digs into David Tepper’s deal to buy the Carolina Panthers but on the more genteel side of sports, Octagon entertainment’s Andy Bush says a field of increasingly demanding sponsors means deal-making is tougher than ever.

From old mine to gold mine

May 03 2018

The world knows Mosaic as a major global company in the decidedly unglamorous business of digging potash and phosphate. It has, however, turned a spent mine in central Florida into The Streamsong Resort, a modern golf development with a few sustainable twists.

Sports dollars and the draft

Apr 26 2018

Drafting impact players – like NFL teams will try to do Thursday – is one part of being a successful franchise. Building an economy around your team and city is another. Veteran sports executive Steve Patterson explains how he’s trying to do that with the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes.

From the battlefield to the playing field

Apr 20 2018

A medical startup funded in part by the U.S. Defense Department wants to bring medical treatment built for Navy Seals to the sports world.

Smart venue. Full value

Apr 06 2018

Sure, ISM Connect has its name on a number of big American auto racing events but one of its top executives says the company wants a payoff beyond the branding.

Keeping stars solvent

Mar 29 2018

As March Madness swirls and football free agency breaks records, a top-ranked financial advisor breaks down why so many of the top athletes crash and burn financially.

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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NBA notebook: Hayward plans to play Friday

The long-awaited return of All-Star Gordon Hayward is expected to occur Friday, when the Boston Celtics forward plans to play in the pre season opener on the road against the Charlotte Hornets.