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Business and the 2015 Cricket World Cup

The ICC Cricket World Cup is set to end on Sunday in Melbourne, Australia with a final featuring Australia and New Zealand, the event’s two host nations. It may barely be

ASU students show business behind baseball

Five long days in a cramped study room. That’s what it took for five students from the Arizona State’s W.P. Carey School of Business to claim the top prize in

Big bets on March Madness brackets

The NCAA college men’s basketball tournament got underway on Thursday. Some of you may have already had your brackets blown. And, those victories by Butler and University of Alabama-Birmingham have cost

Job of a baseball general manager

In Major League Baseball and other professional sports, players and sometimes managers get the lion’s share of attention. General managers are less well known, although there are some exceptions, like

Specialization hurting young players

Last week, the baseball world gathered here in Phoenix for the annual analytics conference held by the Society of American Baseball Research, or SABR. There, two former baseball greats, pitcher

The rebranding of Mike Tyson

Last Friday marked the 30-year anniversary of boxer Mike Tyson’s first professional fight against Hector Mercedes, and his controversial legacy was analyzed in long form stories by Sports Illustrated and

Soccer’s new labor deal

Baseball players and owners regularly tangle. So do hockey players and owners. And, last week, it looked like Major League Soccer might lock out its players. But, 50 hours before

Why Yoan Moncada received a big payday

Cuba and the U.S. might be moving toward normalized relations, and this development will likely only speed up a trend that has been growing over the past decade: Cuban baseball

Padres’ Shields places reasoned bet

James Shields was the last big-name free agent to decide on a new team for 2015. This week, he picked the San Diego Padres, which offered him a four-year, $75

How will golf fare without Tiger Woods?

Tiger Woods’ chances of breaking Jack Nicklaus’ 18 major record are looking more and more unlikely. Given his recent performances, Woods might not go down in history as the best

Lance Armstrong would cheat again — and why

Believe it or not, it’s been two years since cycling champion Lance Armstrong admitted to Oprah Winfrey that he used performance enhancing drugs. In an interview to be broadcast by

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