Russian Dude Will Build Arena, Buy Nets, Annex New Jersey (UPDATE)

Russian basketboligarch Mikhail Prokhorov has gone from maybe chipping in a few dollars to build a new arena for the Nets to offering to take over the whole dang team—and maybe the entire NBA while he's at it. » 9/23/09 2:30pm 9/23/09 2:30pm

For the Cubbies, Mark Cuban Is Ready to Put a Billion Where His Mouth Is

Mark Cuban has never shied away from spending money. Take for instance, his recent arbitration case against former Dallas Mavs coach Don Nelson. Cubes lost out on $6.3 million but insisted that he was pleased with the outcome because the truth about Nelson apparently came out during the proceedings. That, friends, is… » 8/03/08 5:30pm 8/03/08 5:30pm