Jason Collins, the first openly gay athlete in the big four U.S. sports leagues, had four of the five best-selling items on the National Basketball Association’s online store yesterday, the league said.
Johnny Manziel hired LeBron James’s marketing manager to help him with business, media, entertainment and merchandising opportunities as the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner enters the National Football League.
When Larry Robbins was a boy in the Chicago suburbs, his father, Sheldon, worked two jobs and wasn’t around much. If the young Robbins wanted to see him on weekends, he had to travel to Arlington Park, a nearby horse-racing track that his dad ran. During those Saturday visits, his father taught him how to handicap horses. One lesson: Know the horse and the race. Was the track dry or muddy? Did the horse win because he was fast or because the competition was lousy?