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  • US President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

    "In the past, Brazil's reach has always exceeded its grasp," says one former U.S. official. "It always saw itself as a leader, but has been frustrated that the world saw it another way. The Brazilian economy is developing to the point where it does have the global heft that people have to take it seriously."

  • Kobe Bryant looks to pass the ball around Trevor Ariza in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals

    On Friday, during the Lakers-Hornets playoff game in New Orleans, a fan won a contest. He hit a layup, a foul shot, a three pointer and a half court shot to win what might be the worst prize in NBA promotion history: A year supply of 7-Up.

  • One-on-One With Ticketmaster CEO on Dynamic Pricing Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 4:57 PM ET

    Earlier this week, Ticketmaster  announced that it was partnering with a company called MarketShare to bring dynamic pricing to the tickets it sells. We've seen plenty of variable ticket pricing in which teams set different tiered prices based on what team they are playing, but dynamic pricing is more like airline pricing...

  • Dodgers Mess Isn’t Over; Expect McCourt to Fight Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 10:09 AM ET
    Dodger Stadium

    On Wednesday, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig announced that the league would be taking over financial control of the Dodgers by appointing a representative to oversee its actions.

  • Which Sports Do More Americans Participate In? Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 4:34 PM ET
    Boston Marathon

    The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association has put out its list of sport by sport participation in the United States. This is one of these lists that each year I'm completely fascinated with. So here is the best of the best from 2010.

  • Does a Madden Cover Athlete Really Matter To Sales? Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 3:43 PM ET

    This year, the folks at Electronic Arts let fans decide who was going to be on the Madden '12 cover. They took one player from each team and have had a vote to get down to the final cover athlete.

  • Insider Breakdown Of Poker's Black Friday Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 3:06 PM ET
    Online gambling

    The owners of the biggest online poker sites were arrested in the United States after the FBI alleged that the sites laundered money and defrauded banks to get around gambling laws. We sat down with poker agent Brian Balsbaugh, the most knowledgeable poker authority we know to break down the ramifications.

  • By The Numbers: Spring Game Attendance Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 9:35 AM ET

    The worst college football you will ever see is a spring game. Nothing about it is real football, but the game where teams play themselves draw crowds because fans are so excited to see something after a three month absence.

  • Twitter

    I had seen the light. It was blinking. And it was calling my name. It wanted me to click. It wanted to show me the new tweets I had waiting for me. I had to resist. At 10:30 pm last Monday night, I began a voluntary six-day vacation from Twitter dubbed a "Tweetcation."

  • Knicks Driving Secondary Playoff Ticket Market Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 3:50 PM ET

    TBA

  • ‘Performance’ Bed Sheets Go Nationwide Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 1:25 PM ET

    For as long as there have been bedrooms, there have been products built on the promise of enhancing consumers “performance” in them. Now two former women’s basketball coaches are putting a different spin on the concept.

  • 3 Cities (Not Anaheim) Where Kings Should Relocate Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 8:36 AM ET
    Brothers George, Gavin and Joe Maloof

    As the Maloof brothers contemplate moving the Kings franchise out of Sacramento and into Anaheim, would they be better off considering other cities as possible NBA destinations?

  • Inventions by Kids Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 10:53 AM ET

    Kids say the darndest things! And, you won't believe some of the things they do. Here are 10 inventions by kids, from sweet treats to scientific solutions.

  • The Best Selling NBA Jerseys 2010-2011 Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 10:39 AM ET
    It's the ultimate NBA popularity contest: the annual list of the league's best selling jerseys. Fans put down their hard - earned cash to support the players they love the most. While some players remain consistently popular there are always surprises who crack the top 10. The NBA’s top-selling jerseys list is based on sales on NBAStore.com since the start of the 2010-11 NBA season and is the official list released by the league. So, which players wear the best-selling NBA jerseys? Click ahead t

    It's the ultimate NBA popularity contest: the annual list of the league's best selling jerseys. Which players are on the list? Click to find out!

  • LeBron James Reclaims Top Spot in NBA Jersey Sales Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 8:44 AM ET
    Lebron James

    There’s a new king in NBA jersey sales. In his first season with the Miami Heat, Lebron James has reclaimed the top spot on the NBA’s best selling jersey list.

  • Can Golf Be Back If Tiger Doesn't Win? Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 2:58 PM ET
    Tiger Woods walks up the first hole during the first round of the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia.

    As Tiger Woods made the turn to the back nine yesterday, I could feel the intensity. And I was sitting in my man cave at home in New Jersey. As 15 years of data have proven, and it's not going to change, when Tiger is in hunt for a title, more people are going to watch. If it's a major, ratings with Tiger in it will jump up significantly. If it's a garden variety tournament, Woods' presence at the end could be worth double the viewers.

  • The Pistachio Makes Play As Ballpark Nut Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 12:26 PM ET
    Pistachios

    Peanuts have an insurmountable lead as the nut of choice at a baseball game, as it has been paired with the sport since the very beginning. But as pistachio sales have skyrocketed outside the stadium, more and more teams are adding it to the fan offerings.

  • Updates: Business Of The Masters Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 4:26 PM ET
    Lee Westwood Masters Gold Tournament

    Welcome to my Business of The Masters live blog. Throughout the day, I'll be providing you with all sorts of nuggets about the golf world's first major taking place in Augusta, Ga. Check back here periodically for updates.

  • Dennis Gartman: Central Banks Too Aggressive Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 1:58 PM ET

    Does raising rates suggest the world's economies are better than they actually are? Renown trader Dennis Gartman weighs in.

  • If You're An NFL Fan, Which Side Do You Root For? Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 9:58 AM ET

    I'm not going to give you an Q & A about what is going on today in Minnesota Federal Court. Why? Because I know you don't want to hear it. You care about one thing and that's a football season. So let me help answer the only question you care about. What has to happen in order for football to resume without a work stoppage?

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