Sport's Top 100 Power Players

Athletes, commissioners and entrepreneurs all make BusinessWeek 's list of the best people in the game
By Sophie Goldstein,  Newser User
Posted Oct 1, 2007 8:53 AM CDT
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning drops back to make a pass in the first half of a pre-season NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Irving, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007. (AP Photo/Tony...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – In sports you're really only a winner or a loser, so BusinessWeek compiled a list of the 100 most powerful people in sports—whether they're on the field or behind a desk:

  1. Roger Goodell, commissioner, NFL
  2. Tiger Woods, golfer
  3. David Stern, commissioner, NBA

  1. George Bodenheimer, president, ESPN, ABC Sports; co-chairman, Disney Media Networks
  2. Bud Selig, commissioner, MLB
  3. Brian France, chairman, CEO NASCAR
  4. Dick Ebersol, chairman, NBC Universal Sports & Olympics
  5. Phil Knight, chairman, Nike
  6. Sean McManus, president, CBS News and Sports
  7. Rupert Murdoch, chairman, CEO, News Corp.