Bankruptcy filing by Dodgers owner Frank McCourt throws a curveball at Major League Baseball. But sports analysts say the move only delays the inevitable: MLB will find a new owner.
George Steinbrenner, who passed away Tuesday, resuscitated the Yankees by the force of his will and checkbook. He was a trailblazer in the commercialization of baseball.
LeBron James is moving to the Miami Heat to join best courtside buds Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Currently, the league has no mechanism to address what some critics call player collusion.
LeBron James can send shivers through the stock market and destroy Cleveland singlehandedly, it would seem. With his ESPN special Thursday, LeBron James is now taking athlete worship to a new level.
It didn't hurt that the Lakers were up against their rivals, the Celtics, for the NBA title. But it isn't just ABC and the NBA that are scoring financially. There's hockey, golf, tennis, and the World Cup, too.
From the bracketology of March Madness to ESPN Everything, sports has become one of the most pervasive forces in American culture. Is it a great unifying force or a sign of misplaced priorities?