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    1. September 14, 2014

      Sporting icons fall victim to changing habits

      Change is good but also unsettling. The old order can be comfortable, familiar, reliable, in life as in sport, which, of...

    2. April 28, 2014

      Sponsors ditch LA Clippers after race row

      Sponsors and advertisers are ending their association with one of basketball’s marquee teams after its owner was secretly...

    1. FT Alphaville

      October 17, 2013

      The greatest pound for pound investor you ever saw

      Where then should Neil Woodford lie in the pantheon of great investors? The UK’s superstar investor has run the Invesco...

    2. September 27, 2013

      Heineken sewn up in Chinese trademark tangle

      China became the world’s copycatting centre by faking everything from Louis Vuitton bags and PhD diplomas to Apple stores....

    3. June 19, 2013

      NBA viewers a touch down on football

      Despite late-game heroics and all-star names such as LeBron James and Tony Parker, ratings for the NBA Finals are rivalling...

    4. May 16, 2013

      Brand Beckham kicks off new era

      David Beckham may never play professional football again but his decision, announced yesterday, to retire at the end of the...

    5. beyondbrics

      April 10, 2013

      China: Michael Jordan faces counter-suit in name dispute

      Chinese sportswear company Qiaodan has long been seen as a copycat for its use of a name and imagery connected to basketball...

    6. October 10, 2012

      Be a good sport – and be a better manager

      There is an I in Team: What elite athletes and coaches really know about high performance, by Mark de Rond, Harvard Business...

    7. August 4, 2012

      Phelps ends Olympic career with 18th gold

      Michael Phelps brought to an end an unparalleled career on Saturday as he bowed out of the Olympics with 18 gold medals and...

    8. June 8, 2012

      Touched by glory

       Jesse Owens’ spike Owens wore these shoes to sprint into the history books in 1936 when he won four gold medals in...

    9. beyondbrics

      February 27, 2012

      Hermès loses China trademark dispute

      It could soon become a badge of honour for successful foreign brands in China. Following in the footsteps of Apple (and...

    10. beyondbrics

      February 25, 2012

      The weekender

      This week on beyondbrics: Dissecting EM oil needs as the price of crude hits records; foreign investors flock towards South...

    11. beyondbrics

      February 23, 2012

      Michael Jordan: foul play in China

      China’s domestic sportswear industry has problems. Retailers like Li Ning and Anta Sports have been hit hard by increasing...

    12. beyondbrics

      December 21, 2011

      China's brand copycats go public

      How do Chinese companies make their products stand out in an ultra competitive market? For at least two of them, the answer...

    13. August 27, 2011

      The List: Five highly paid stars of US sport

      The transfer this week of the Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o from Italian giants Inter Milan to the obscure but...

    14. July 22, 2011

      Celebrity endorsement

      Celebrity product endorsement has long been marketing gold. But it is expensive. It cost a reported $14m to have James Bond...

    15. April 8, 2011

      Towering example of endorsement

      LeBron James: ‘More than just a great athlete, he’s a brand’ At 6ft 8”, LeBron James stands head and shoulders above the...

    16. July 24, 2010

      Mandy à la mode

      After the book, the clothing line. Well, why not? Other readers may see Peter Mandelson’s new memoir, The Third Man, as...

    17. June 21, 2008

      Into the handicap zone

      Tiger Woods, still just 32, is a self-confessed "control freak" and, as such, likes to live in his zones. There used to be...

    18. June 20, 2008

      Man in the News: Tiger Woods

      Tiger Woods, still just 32, is a self-confessed “control freak” and, as such, likes to live in his zones. There used to be...

    19. January 19, 2008

      Small Talk - Benjamin Markovits

      Benjamin Markovits was born in California in 1973 and grew up in Texas. He read English at Yale and Oxford. After playing a...

    20. January 19, 2008

      Small Talk: Benjamin Markovits

      Benjamin Markovits was born in California in 1973 and grew up in Texas. He read English at Yale and Oxford. After playing a...

    21. April 27, 2007

      A change of gear ahead of the games

      The African-American bas­ket­­ball player and the logo in the advertisement looked familiar but, on closer in­spec­tion, it...

    22. April 12, 2007

      ‘I can belong anywhere’

      Hiroshi Tsunoda, a 32-year-old designer from Japan, has lived in Barcelona for seven years. His products are made in Spain...

    23. February 10, 2007

      Power Dressing

      A sportscaster since 1983, Ahmad Rashad, a former American footballer, has covered NFL football, the Olympics (for which he...

    24. February 8, 2007

      Sales and IT contracts boost profits at EDS

      Increased sales and improved execution of IT contracts helped boost profits at Electronic Data Systems, capping a year of...

    25. November 21, 2006

      An autograph from Milton Friedman

      From Dr Kenneth H. Thomas. Sir, Besides remembering Milton Friedman as a great economist, we must not forget he was an...

    26. September 29, 2006

      Bargain buys aim to shine in rain

      It has been a remarkable four months for Carlos Tévez and Javier Mascherano. First the Argentines demonstrated outstanding...

    27. September 29, 2006

      Chicago lacks sporting success? That's Bull!

      From Ms Amy Cooper. Sir, Thank you for your recent special report on the US Midwest (September 26). As residents of Chicago...

    28. September 27, 2006

      Jay-Z

      Wembley Arena, London Jay-Z is commonly judged to be the world's best rapper, although until I saw him perform live I...

    29. September 26, 2006

      Jay-Z, Wembley Arena, London

      Jay-Z is commonly judged to be the world’s best rapper, although until I saw him perform live I couldn’t understand why. He...

    30. August 1, 2006

      EDS to move more jobs to low-cost locations

      Electronic Data Systems is to accelerate shifting of its workforce to India and other low-cost centres, echoing a broader...

    31. May 3, 2006

      EDS not out of the woods despite profits

      A day after Electronic Data Systems reported a sixfold increase in quarterly profits, its shares tumbled almost 6 per cent,...

    32. May 3, 2006

      New contracts help drive profits at EDS

      Electronic Data Systems, the IT outsourcing group, yesterday offered further evidence that its turnround was on track when...

    33. May 3, 2006

      New contracts help drive profits at EDS

      Electronic Data Systems, the IT outsourcing group, on Tuesday offered further evidence that its turnround was on track when...

    34. February 9, 2006

      EDS looks for acquisitions in low-cost countries

      EDS, the US IT services company, is looking to buy companies in low-cost countries as a way to accelerate its turnround,...

    35. January 25, 2006

      A comic strip to bid Blavier adieu

      Ardent Francophiles will recognise Blake et Mortimer (above), English adventurer-heroes of the bande dessinée since 1946,...

    36. January 24, 2006

      Mudlark: A comic strip to bid Blavier adieu

      Ardent Francophiles, writes Clay Harris , will recognise Blake et Mortimer, English adventurer-heroes of the bande dessinée...

    37. January 24, 2006

      Buy-out ends era for AT Kearney

      AT Kearney has been acquired by its management for an undisclosed sum from Electronic Data Systems, the IT services group....

    38. November 4, 2005

      Lakers sequel seeks happy ending

      In June 2004, shortly after his team’s crushing loss to the Detroit Pistons in the NBA finals, Phil Jackson resigned as...

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