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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Maria Sharapova launches candy business, Sugarpova

    Darren Rovell

    Maria Sharapova is going into the candy business.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2012
  11. Sharapova to endorse Land Rover line

    Darren Rovell

    Car company Land Rover has signed tennis star Maria Sharapova to a three-year deal that one source with knowledge of the deal said is worth approximately $2 million a year.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2006
  12. Blake, once spurned by Dunlop, signs with Prince

    Darren Rovell

    ESPN.com has learned that James Blake, who played the U.S. Open without a racket deal, has signed with Prince.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2005
  13. Reebok signs rising star Jenkins to multiyear deal

    Darren Rovell

    Reebok has signed Scoville Jenkins to a multiyear deal worth at least $100,000 a year.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2005
  14. Serena's jewels raise $21,100 for charity

    Darren Rovell

    A pair of earrings worn by Serena Williams during her U.S. Open matches raised $21,100 for Hurricane Katrina victims.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2005
  15. Federer inks deal with IMG

    Darren Rovell

    Roger Federer, the world's No. 1 ranked tennis player, has hired IMG to be his representative.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2005
  16. Hewitt realizes road to title goes through Federer

    Darren Rovell

    Lleyton Hewitt and Roger Federer each advanced to the U.S. Open men's semifinals, and Hewitt remains the man with the best chance of knocking out Federer.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2005