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  • More people might know of Marv Albert or Jim Nantz, but if you ask a sports fan who the most dynamic announcer in the game, the odds are Gus Johnson will come up. He is, after all, the only announcer that fans actually tune in for, even if they have no rooting interest. He’s also one of the few with his own unofficial Internet soundboard.

  • The most bogus estimate of the year came out last week. You know it well. It’s the one from Challenger, Gray and Christmas, a global outplacement consultancy firm, that estimates how much time the American workforce loses from paying attention to March Madness at work.

  • ESPN.com Needs Better Prize For Bracket Contest Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 12:46 PM ET

    Winning ESPN.com's Tournament Challenge is a huge accomplishment. It means winning a fantasy contest that involves more entries than any other contest. But if you win and your bracket comes out on the top of what will be more than six million entries from more than three million people, don't expect to retire or even buy a half of a car.

  • Do We Have A Bracket Crisis? Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 10:49 AM ET

    How many brackets does the average American fill out? It's probably more than you think. There are many people who are filling out more than five brackets each.

  • Last year, CBS and Turner signed a 14-year, $10.8 billion deal to broadcast the men's NCAA basketball tournament. I sat down with Sean McManus , CBS News and Sports president, and David Levy, Turner’s president of Sales, Distribution and Sports, to discuss the deal.

  • The Case for NOT Filling Out a Bracket Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 1:39 PM ET

    Like many of you, there was a time when I filled out five brackets and entered them in five different polls. Might as well give myself as many chances to win, right? But over the years, I found it harder to watch games that way. Why? Because I had so many different combinations, I forgot who I had to root for. When I checked my brackets and had both, it was just weird. How many games a year do you watch in which you are rooting for bothteams?

  • Tiger Woods Confident He'll Surpass Nicklaus Record Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 1:30 PM ET
    Tiger Woods hits a shot as fans look on during a practice round prior to the 2010 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.

    Tiger Woods still thinks he can break Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 Major golf championships, telling CNBC in an interview during the annual Tavistock Cup, that his game is coming around.

  • Like most businesses, the hospitality industry surrounding the NCAA Tournament is on the rebound.

  • MSG Sports Prez Explains Ticket Pricing Philosophy Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 1:52 PM ET

    Last Friday, Madison Square Garden spacer announced that New York Knicks season ticket prices would be increased by an average of 49 percent. There was the usual immediate outrage from the public... Intrigued with MSG's announcement, I called MSG Sports president Scott O'Neil to ask him how exactly his team figured out prices for the Knicks.

  • By The Numbers: Business of the NCAA Tournament Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 9:31 AM ET
    NCAA Basketball Trophy

    The NCAA men's basketball tournament, which starts tomorrow, is big business. Here is a snapshot of some of the numbers.

  • NFL Labor Negotiations: Updates From the Scene Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 5:41 PM ET

    If there's one central issue to the talks, one issue at will make or break today and what happens from here, it revolves around this question: How much of a partnership is the owner-player relationship?

  • “People wait all year for football season. It would be terrible for the whole industry, it would be like the baseball strike was — fans suffer, businesses suffer. We’re hoping cooler heads will prevail.”

  • Five Things We're Watching: March 11, 2011 Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 7:02 PM ET

    iPad hits stores, NFL labor deadline approaches and Saudi Arabia braces for "Day of Rage." Here's some of what we’re watching – and therefore you should as well.

  • Zico Signs Garnett As Coconut Water Boom Builds Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 3:29 PM ET

    For the past couple years, coconut water has made a steady run at being the next big thing in the sports hydration business. The pitch? All natural, rich in electrolytes and low in calories. As yoga enthusiasts, spa goers and endurance athletes caught on, so too did the nation’s biggest beverage companies.

  • Domonique Foxworth

    Earlier today, we talked on air with Baltimore Ravens player representative Domonique Foxworth about the state of the NFL labor negotiations. Here's a transcript and video of the conversation.

  • Head coach Jim Tressel of the Ohio State Buckeyes

    When coaches are suspended by the school or the NCAA, that coach should not receive the salary he was to receive for those suspended games. Sure, a coach spends many more hours in practice, studying film and drawing up game plans, but we can easily figure out a fair prorated breakdown.

  • Bob Marley's Daughter To Dress Usain Bolt's Team Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 2:32 AM ET
    UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 01: Photo of Bob MARLEY; Bob Marley performing live on stage at the Brighton Leisure Centre, (Photo by Mike Prior/Redferns)

    At the London Olympics in 2012, the public will have plenty of reason to keep their eye on Jamaica's track and field team.

  • Bar Owner Says Miami Heat Have Cost Him $85,000 Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 4:25 PM ET
    LeBron James

    John Todora doesn’t think the Miami Heat’s recent losing skid is funny. The co-owner of the bar Whiskey Tango in Hollywood, Fla., told CNBC he has now lost $85,000 in bar bills thanks to the team’s losses this season.

  • NFL Labor Talks Take Turn Over Financials Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 1:57 PM ET

    The toughest part of the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations never had anything to do with the rookie wage scale, an 18-game season or increased benefits to players.

  • The Savannah Sand Gnats, Single-A affiliate of the New York Mets, have two new concessions thanks to the power of social media and CNBC.com. Stadium Style Chicken & Waffles, which garnered 27 percent of the vote in the meal category and the S'mores Panini, which took 39 percent of the vote in the dessert category.

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