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SportsBiz Archive: August 2008

  • Megalomaniacal Olympics?

    Ever since I was a kid, I have enjoyed speculating about who should be the next Olympic host city. Published August 27 2008

  • ESPN Pays Big for the SEC

    ESPN announced that it signed a new 15-year agreement with the Southeastern Conference that will include coverage of the men's conference basketball tournament and more than 5,000 other events. Published August 25 2008

  • The Sports Commission lawyers up

    The D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission has retained the services of Chicago law firm Seyfarth Shaw to assist in negotiations with the Nationals over issues relating to the team's new ballpark. Published August 20 2008

  • Phelps, Bolt, Puma, Nike

    When it comes to endorsements, Usain Bolt is an intriguing case. Published August 20 2008

  • Phelps swims, people watch

    About 40 million people tuned in to see Michael Phelps win his record eighth gold medal on Saturday night, and the evening's broadcast was the most-watched Saturday program on NBC since a 1990 epidose of "Empty Nest." Published August 18 2008

  • Kobe Big in China

    One of the more replayed shots of the Beijing Games has been that of Kobe Bryant swamped in Beatles-esque fashion by Chinese fans during an appearance at the basketball arena. Published August 12 2008

  • IndyCar Series to Versus

    Published August 7 2008

  • MASN to Move on DirecTV

    Published August 7 2008

  • Big Win for the ATP Tour

    The ATP Tour scored a major victory in court yesterday when a jury shot down objections by the German Tennis Federation over the tour's restructuring plan. Published August 6 2008

  • No Rent, No Problem

    The District of Columbia has successfully made its first debt service payment on Nationals Park, despite the lack of a rent check from the Nationals. Published August 4 2008