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  • Eli & Abby Manning Birthing Center

    Earlier this month, it was announced that New York Giants quarterback and his wife Abby were donating enough money to a new birthing center at St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan that it would become known as the Eli & Abby Manning Birthing Center.

  • Twitter and CNBC

    Given that Twitter has, at least momentarily, taken over the world, I decided to debut a new monthly feature. It’s my own Twitter rankings, not based on followers, but on relevancy of tweets. This is by no means a definitive list and that's why we're promising to roll it out at the end of every month.

  • Kavya Shivashankar

    There were 293 spellers in the Scripps National Spelling Bee this year. And when Kavya Shivashankar won it last night with Laodicean, I said, "I told you so."

  • Proposed Olympic Stadium for 2012 Olympic Games, Stratford, east London, England.

    With public debt swelling and the British taxpayer having to foot the bill for once-almighty banks such as the Royal Bank of Scotland or Lloyds, the 2012 London Olympic Games are posing a considerable challenge to a city that celebrated wildly in 2005 when it trumped Paris's bid to host the prestigious sports event.

  • NBA

    It's one of the most popular conversations. How much will the NBA and ABC suffer if the ideal Finals matchup of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers doesn't pan out?

  • It started with Barney Frank ripping Northern Trust for their lavish parties at their sponsored PGA Tour event in February. It resulted in companies creating policies on attendance at ballparks in luxury boxes and stipulations on the type of food that can be ordered.

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    With the Cleveland Cavaliers now down 3-1 to the Orlando Magic and the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets knotted at two wins apiece, the folks at Vitaminwater are scrambling to figure out how to update their Kobe vs. LeBron spot.

  • Born to Run

    I'm a reader. I estimate I've read well over 1,000 books in my lifetime. And for what it's worth "Born To Run" by Christopher McDougall is the best book I've ever read. I don't want to summarize the book too much because it will take away from McDougall's brilliance, but I'll summarize it enough so that you'll know if you are the type of person who would appreciate this.

  • Kavya Shivashankar

    When it comes to handicapping the Spelling Bee, I'm one of the best in the world and I can easily show my work. In 2006, I picked eight spellers who could win, the winner Katherine Close was among my picks.

  • Cleveland Cavaliers

    Last week, the Cleveland Cavaliers forged a deal with a group of Chinese investors that would give them the right, pending NBA approval, to buy at least 15 percent of the team.

  • National Spelling Bee

    As many of you know, I spend hours and hours each year trying to handicap the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which begins today.

  • Twitter

    Anybody I’m connected with on Twitter or Facebook has surely noticed me giving lots of character-love to the online charity event Tweet to ReMIND, which hits fever pitch now as we approach Memorial Day Weekend.

  • Tomas Schecter

    Last week, Indy driver Tomas Scheckter got a much needed boost from MonaVie, a multi-level marketing brand whose main selling point is its fruit drink highlighted by the much talked about acai berry.

  • Zico Coconut Water

    With so much of the beverage industry's growth coming from product categories that barely existed a decade ago, it's no wonder everyone is continuously looking for the next big thing. Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have gotten adept at snatching up some of these brands after they have successfully tested their concept in the marketplace. That's ruffling a few feathers among the independent bottlers.

  • Washington Huskies

    Last week, the University of Washington booster program announced a bailout program of sorts, where fans could donate to season ticket holders who, because of the economic environment, couldn’t pay for Huskies football games.

  • Dwight Howard

    With the Orlando Magic winning Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, sports fans have come to understand that it is mathematically possible that the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James won’t make it to the title matchup.

  • The battle between the Pepsi Center and World Wrestling Entertainment is over. CNBC has learned that Monday Night RAW on May 25 will move from the Pepsi Center to the Staples Center in Los Angeles, so that the Denver Nuggets can play Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers in Denver.

  • Last night, the Los Angeles Clippers won the NBA Draft Lottery. And they’re flaunting it today by virtually drafting Blake Griffin and using his image on their home page to help sell tickets.

  • I’m still trying to figure this one out. Yesterday, Ana Ivanovic’s manager Gavin Versi told Bloomberg that she signed an endorsement deal with NetJets. It was described as a one-year, rolling contract.

  • With Michael Vick out of prison, the guessing game can now begin. If NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reinstates Vick, what owner would dare to sign him?