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  1. Nike extends sponsorship deal with USA Track and Field team

    Darren Rovell

    Nike signed one of the longest and most valuable sponsorship contracts in sports history on Wednesday, agreeing to extend its sponsorship of the USA Track & Field team for an additional 23 years.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  2. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Under Armour to outfit U.S. Speedskating f...

    Darren Rovell

    Shoe and apparel maker Under Armour made a surprising announcement on Friday, saying it would extend its deal to provide the U.S. Speedskating federation with uniforms for the next two Olympic Games.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2014
  3. Watch: Speedskaters decide to switch suits

    ESPN.com news services

    ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell discusses U.S. Speedskating's decision to switch back to an older version of their suits:...

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  4. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- U.S. speedskating changing uniforms

    Darren Rovell

    Frustrated by their failure so far to win a medal in speedskating, a sport that produced four U.S. medals four years ago, the Americans have changed their suits.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2014
  5. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Team USA sweaters sell for thousands onlin...

    Darren Rovell

    Sweaters like the ones worn by the U.S. Olympic team at the opening ceremony are selling for thousands of dollars online.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2014
  6. Fans raising money for Jamaican bobsled team

    Darren Rovell

    In less than two days, a crowdfunding site has helped raise more than $25,000 for the Jamaican bobsled team.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2014
  7. Jeff Wasson of Oregon sells Nike shoe prototype to collector

    Darren Rovell

    Oregon resident Jeff Wasson has sold what is believed to be one of the first prototypes of a Nike shoe to one of the world's biggest shoe collectors.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2014
  8. Christian Laettner game-worn jersey from 1992 Duke-Kentucky game ...

    Darren Rovell

    A jersey believed to have been worn by Christian Laettner when he took what is arguably the most famous shot in college basketball history is hitting the auction block.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2013
  9. Oscar Pistorius, Aaron Hernandez most-searched athletes on Google...

    Darren Rovell

    South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius and former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who both were charged with murder, finished first and second, respectively, as the most-searched athletes in the world on Google.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2013
  10. Jesse Owens gold medal from 1936 Olympics sells for $1.47 million...

    Darren Rovell

    A gold medal awarded to Jesse Owens in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin sold for $1,466,574 early Sunday morning, the highest price ever paid for a piece of Olympic memorabilia.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2013
  11. Jesse Owens 1936 Olympic gold medal goes up for auction

    Darren Rovell

    One of the most famous Olympic medals is hitting the auction block.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2013
  12. Mike Eruzione jersey from Miracle on Ice sells for almost $660K

    Darren Rovell

    The jersey worn by Mike Eruzione, the captain of the 1980 U.S. hockey team that shocked the Russians 33 years ago in the famous "Miracle On Ice" game, sold for $657,250 on Saturday night.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2013
  13. How Nike landed Michael Jordan

    Darren Rovell

    All Michael Jordan wanted to wear was adidas in the NBA. Although he wore Converse at North Carolina, because his coach Dean Smith was getting paid about $10,000 a year to put the brand on his players, the German make was his dream. But adida...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  14. South African TV station M-Net pulls Oscar Pistorius ads

    Darren Rovell

    The arrest of Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius in connection with the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, has already sent ripples through the business world.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2013
  15. SuperBaugh not about the coaches

    Darren Rovell

    Don't expect Jim and John Harbaugh to be doing much in the way of cashing in off the Super Bowl matchup. After winning their respective conference title games Sunday, each pushed attention away, as expected. "We'll try to stay out of that busi...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  16. A closer look at Rory McIlroy's Nike deal

    Darren Rovell

    It was a banner today for Rory McIlroy and Nike as the two announced a partnership that ties the world's No. 1 golfer to the world's top shoe and apparel brand, but the most intriguing questions went unanswered at the news conference in Abu Dhabi Mon...

    Blog | January 14, 2013