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  • 'Hang 10' technology: Drones, GoPros hit the surf Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 2:59 PM ET
    Kelly Slater, of the U.S., competes in the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach in Bells Beach, Australia.

    "Our goal is to get as close to the experience the surfer is having," says the head of a pro surfing organization.

  • Kelly Slater goes with GoPro     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 11:22 AM ET

    Pro surfer Kelly Slater, and Paul Speaker, Association of Surfing Professionals CEO, discuss the U.S. leg of the North American ASP World Tour. And Slater discusses his relationship with GoPro.

  • Is Man United’s hardline boss bad for business? Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 9:40 AM ET
    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is shown during an open training session as part of the team’s pre-season tour to the U.S., at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

    Manchester United's new boss Louis van Gaal, has cut the length of the team's pre-season soccer tours, a potential source of sponsorship.

  • Rickie Fowler's plan to save golf and 'play 9'     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    Rickie Fowler, PGA golfer, discusses his new initiative to get golfers back on the green. Also Fowler says it's really "cool" to be able to call Boone Pickens a "good friend."

  • Queen’s top racehorse fails drugs test Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 5:41 AM ET
    Queen Elizabeth II and her horse, Estimate

    A racehorse belonging to Britain's Queen Elizabeth has tested positive for morphine, Buckingham Palace confirmed on Tuesday.

  • CEO: Coach Rivers threatens to quit Clippers Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Los Angeles Clippers interim CEO Richard Parsons says coach Doc Rivers has told him he'll quit if Donald Sterling remains owner of the team.

  • NFL player's $10M question: Play or walk away Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:12 PM ET
    Jermichael Finley No. 88 of the Green Bay Packers stiff arms Terrell Suggs No. 55 of the Baltimore Ravens on October 13, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.

    Former Green Bay Packer Jermichael Finley has a quandary—take a $10 million disability insurance payout, or continue playing football.

  • NFL: The insurance debate     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    Former NFL players Jack Brewer of The Brewer Group CEO, and "Fast Money" trader Jon Najarian, discuss whether Green Bay Packers Jermichael Finley should collect $10 million tax free thanks to his disability policy.

  • Obstacle course racers: The new marathoners Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:41 PM ET
    Tough Mudder endurance race in Henley-on-Thames, England, in April.

    Events involving climbing walls and crawling in mud now said to be bigger than marathons and half-marathons in the U.S., overseas

  • Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debt: Witness Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 5:28 PM ET
    Donald Sterling

    Donald Sterling will be forced to sell off some of his real estate assets to pay back debt if Clippers aren't sold, a court witness says.

  • Obstacle races attract sponsors     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 4:56 PM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports obstacle race courses are the fastest growing sport in the U.S. right now. The company's CEO Joe DeSena hopes to get to 42 countries and turn this into an Olympic sport.

  • Spartan Race eyes Olympic placement     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on the fastest growing sport in the U.S. right now: the Spartan Race. The company's CEO Joe DeSena hopes to get to 42 countries and turn this into an Olympic sport.

  • Heat’s off Qatar World Cup workers after reforms Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    Qatar has introduced reforms aimed at its migrant workforce following criticism of conditions at its sites for the 2022 World Cup.

  • Mud racing goes mainstream     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    More than 600,000 people participated in a Spartan race in 2013. Joe DeSena, Spartan Race CEO & founder, discusses the growing industry of obstacle course racing.

  • US Soccer chief (an economist) wants big changes Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:57 PM ET
    FIFA President Joseph S Blatter presents Qatar for the host of 2022 FIFA World Cup.

    The top soccer official in the U.S. wants to change the way FIFA, soccer's world governing body, does business.

  • Tour de France gears up indie bike makers Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Chris Froome, winner of the 2013 Tour de France, is cheered on by cycling enthusiasts who paid Thomson Bike Tours around $6,000 each to attend the 100th anniversary of the event.

    The Tour de France is under way. So that means manufacturers of high-end bikes are busy peddling their pedaling products.

  • Charles Barkley: Donald Sterling has to go ASAP Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 5:46 PM ET

    Sterling should do the right thing and sell his team, NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley told CNBC.

  • Charles Barkley: Need Sterling out ASAP     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 2:58 PM ET

    CNBC's Mandy Drury speaks to Joe Theismann and Charles Barkley about investing, Daniel Snyder and Don Sterling.

  • The real reason Rupert wants Time Warner     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 2:24 PM ET

    David Bank, RBC Capital Markets media analyst, says Time Warner's sports network would start to put 21st Century Fox in the same league as ESPN. A lot of analysts thought CBS would be the perfect partner but Fox and Time Warner will lever well off each other, says Bank.

  • Latest twist in suit could cost Armstrong the farm Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 7:52 AM ET
    Lance Armstrong

    Two years after being stripped of his Tour de France titles, Lance Armstrong suddenly faces an increased risk of losing his personal fortune. USA Today reports.

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