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    With Tiger Woods returning to the course for the first time since he won the U.S. Open in June, the folks at Nike are gearing up, literally.

  • Northern Trust

    Executives with Wachovia and Buick better start scaling back now because this much is now clear: If you or your parent company are receiving federal funds as part of the bailout, having big bashes and spending big money at sporting events is no longer acceptable.

  • Michael Phelps

    Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps will make his first big public appearance today at a "Get Motivated!" seminar in Sacramento, but.....

  • float: left;display: inline; font-size:11px; font-face:Arial; border: 1px solid #CCC; line-height:12px; margin-right: 15px; width:100px;/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/salzman_100x100.jpg110010000truehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalse left/CNBC/Components/Images/spacer.gif1107500lefttruehttp://icnbc.msnbc.msn.comfalsePfalsefalse Marian Salzman Chief Marketing Officer atPorter NovelliAs the world has become embarrassed by its own behavior, Dubai has clearly become a scapegoat of sorts. But the emirate is much more than testament to an era of inflated egos and cheap credit.

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    St. Patrick's Day has turned into a huge merchandising opportunity for both Major League Baseball and the NBA. And while you can get gear of any NBA team in that famous green to celebrate the holiday on March 17, there are some baseball teams that aren't exactly participating.

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    While surfing auction sites last night I stumbled across a pretty unique item -  a ball signed by New York Yankees great Mickey Mantle, but instead of the normal inscription like "536 HR's," Mickey drops the "F-Bomb."

  • Ken Griffey Jr.

    Ken Griffey Jr. is returning to the Seattle Mariners in 2009 for $2 million. But there will $2.5 million in incentives on the line as well. One of the most interesting incentives Griffey can earn is based on the Mariners attendance.

  • Andre Smith

    I spent much of the weekend watching the NFL Combine on the NFL Network. When you know who the players are, it’s actually pretty compelling television. Why? Because, for some people, fortunes are made or lost here.

  • A little more than an hour ago,'s Ken Rosenthal broke the story that New York Yankees outfielder Johnny Damon said he couldn't pay his bills because he had money invested with Stanford Financial.

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    We recently noted that Sports Illustrated "airbrushed" Danica Patrick's tattoo, removing it from the small of her back for pictures in their recent Swimsuit Issue. This afternoon, a spokesperson for the magazine responded.

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    Pepsi's latest challenge: Taking on the task of distributing Rockstar energy drinks. Looks like competition in the category is about to get a boost of adrenaline.

  • Charles Barkley

    Charles Barkley, in an interview with his TNT colleague Ernie Johnson on, had the best apology we've seen in recent weeks.

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    Earlier today, the New York Post reported that IMG "quietly agreed to steer clients looking for investment advice to Stanford Financial Group, potentially exposing them to millions of dollars in losses resulting from the financial firm's alleged fraud.

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    A-Rod's reflection about his youth and having not gone to college presents a potentially unique opportunity for Alex from both a personal growth and public relations standpoint. My advice to Alex…go to college, says Kathy Connors, a veteran sports and entertainment publicity consultant.

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    CNBC has learned that golfer Vijay Singh, who just a month ago signed a big sponsorship deal with troubled firm Stanford Financial, will continue to endorse the company for the foreseeable future.

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    The NFL Combine starts today in Indianapolis. It's where players, who are best at the skills tests, can see their NFL draft stock rise.

  • The sports world is reeling today after the SEC accused Robert Allen Stanford of the Stanford Financial Group of massive fraud.

  • Alex Rodriguez

    A-Rod had to face the music, so we give him no credit for doing this in front of the media. We have to appreciate his honesty when he basically said he wasn't sure if he'd say anything had it not been for the Sports Illustrated report.

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    We were reading one of our favorite sites this morning and found out that Sports Illustrated allegedly took the liberty to take the tattoo off the back of Danica Patrick in its Swimsuit Issue.

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    This is a live blog on how Alex Rodriguez is handling questions from reporters in Tampa at New York Yankees Spring Training.