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  1. Huge odds on improbable US Open men's final between Kei Nishikori...

    Darren Rovell

    One of the most improbable Grand Slam finals matches has bookmakers breathing a sigh of relief and some bettors nervous about the high stakes on Monday's US Open men's final.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2014
  2. Harris Poll -- LeBron James of Cleveland Cavaliers most popular m...

    Darren Rovell

    LeBron James is the most popular male athlete in America for the first time in his career.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2014
  3. Betting outfit sets odds at 10,000 to 1 for Roger Federer's four ...

    Darren Rovell

    News that Roger Federer and his wife Mirka welcomed twin boys on Tuesday, joining the four-year-old twin girls they already have, led one European betting outfit to get creative.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2014
  4. Ticket package for best seats at Wimbledon increases 80 percent t...

    Darren Rovell

    The All-England Lawn Tennis Ground PLC, which owns the property where Wimbledon is played each summer, announced Friday it would sell 2,500 Centre Court tickets at a cost of $84,000 each.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2014
  5. 2014 Australian Open -- Stanislas Wawrinka-Li Na parlay nets big ...

    Darren Rovell

    An official with TAB Sportsbet, Australia's largest bookmaker, told ESPN.com that it will pay out $196,000 U.S. dollars for a $435 parlay bet one of its clients made for both Stanislas Wawrinka and Li Na to win the Australian Open title.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2014
  6. William Morris' acquisition of IMG could bolster its stake in spo...

    Darren Rovell

    Private investment firm Forstmann Little announced Wednesday that it has agreed to sell sports, entertainment and fashion agency IMG to competitor William Morris Endeavor and its financial backer Silver Lake Partners.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2013
  7. Fantex Brokerage Services to offer stock in Arian Foster of Houst...

    Darren Rovell

    On Thursday, Fantex Brokerage Services announced its intention to allow fans to invest in stock related to the performance of an athlete's brand, with its initial offering in the Texans' Arian Foster.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2013
  8. US Open - Andy Murray's post-Wimbledon endorsement

    Darren Rovell

    Andy Murray's decision to strike a deal with a penny-stock company confused a lot out people, but it's paying off.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2013
  9. 2013 US Open -- Maria Sharapova nixes Sugarpova name change

    Darren Rovell

    After what her agent calls serious consideration, Maria Sharapova has decided not to change her name to Sugarpova for the US Open next week.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  10. Wimbledon 2013 -- Roger Federer told not to wear orange-sole shoe...

    Darren Rovell

    Roger Federer has been asked by Wimbledon officials not to wear his special orange-soled Nikes, citing it as a breach of the tournament's all-white dress code, ESPN.com has confirmed.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2013
  11. Maria Sharapova inks 3-year endorsement deal with Porsche

    Darren Rovell

    German car maker Porsche gave a global endorsement to an athlete for the first time, selecting tennis player Maria Sharapova as the brand's face for the next three years.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2013
  12. American Express shows savvy at Open

    Darren Rovell

    In the scheme of best marketing practices in sports, American Express is on the very top. Why? Because they are so good at what they do. They not only link their brand to the event, but they work to link their brand to your experience at the ev...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  13. Tennis company Prince eyeing a comeback

    Darren Rovell

    When the big brands stumble, it's often about failure to evolve and complacency at the top. That's not the case with Prince, which heads into this year's U.S. Open hoping to mount a comeback. The stalwart tennis company, famous for inventing th...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  14. Ahi tuna sandwich star of U.S. Open food

    Darren Rovell

    NEW YORK -- As usual, the U.S. Open has many stellar items for those fans hoping to fill their stomachs. Many of those items, like at most sporting events, are not cheap. That's why I'm steering you right to the star of the class that I think i...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  15. Maria Sharapova sweet on new candy line

    Darren Rovell

    Surrounded by gummy fish and tennis gumballs, Maria Sharapova isn't apologizing. She likes candy, and that's the next category she'll add her name to. It's actually more than putting her name and face on a product. While she has worked with the ...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  16. Maria Sharapova launches candy business, Sugarpova

    Darren Rovell

    Maria Sharapova is going into the candy business.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2012