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  • Islanders Name Official Tattoo Shop Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 4:04 PM ET
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    Last season, the New York Islanders sold an official cupcake sponsorship, this season, it's an official tattoo shop deal.

  • The Most Expensive NFL Tickets 2011 Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 2:01 PM ET
    Every big NFL fan can't pony up the bucks to buy a personal seat license, so if they really want to go to a high-profile game they have to head to the secondary ticket market. The ticket prices displayed here represent the secondary market and are aggregated by TiqIQ from some of the largest ticket sellers, including StubHub, eBay, and TicketNetwork, so the prices listed here don't reflect actual face values. So, what are the 10 highest priced NFL games this season? Click ahead to find out.

    So, what are the 10 highest-priced NFL games this season? Click to find out!

  • Mets Mystery Bidder Revealed Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 2:16 PM ET
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    The mystery bidder that engaged in talks with the New York Mets during David Einhorn’s exclusivity period is former Glencore International trader Ray Bartoszek, according to a person familiar with the matter.

  • ‘CNBC SportsBiz: Game On’ Is Official Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 10:18 AM ET
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    It has been in the works for months and in my mind for years. Today I can finally proudly announce that my new show "CNBC SportsBiz: Game On" is a reality. The show will air every Friday night at 7pm ET on Versus beginning next week, Sept. 9.

  • Texas A&M Aggies vs. Montana State Bobcats college football game at Kyle Field

    There's been much talk about the SEC's television contracts and how the addition of Texas A&M would change the conference. If the conference is different, even by one member, the thinking goes that the SEC could re-open its television deals with CBS and ESPN, deals that were signed in 2009 and now seem to be below market value. But adding A&M won't mean that CBS and ESPN will automatically have to pay more than the $825 million and the $2.25 billion they respectively agreed to pay for 15 years of rights. Why? Because there's already protections in its current contract.

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    It was quite a long shot when Michael Vick filed for bankruptcy in July 2008, but given the new six-year, $100 million contract the Eagles quarterback signed, the creditors are likely going to get back the $20.3 million Vick owes them.

  • Has Danica Patrick Lost Her Mass Appeal? Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 2:18 PM ET
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    Danica Patrick is expected to announce this week that she'll drive a full-time Nationwide schedule in 2012 with eyes on driving full-time in Sprint Cup, NASCAR's highest level, by 2013. Word of the announcement has understandably received a ton of buzz, especially considering NASCAR has lost many of the casual fans that flocked to the sport in the last decade after the death of Dale Earnhardt Sr. But Danica's arrival in NASCAR might come too late for NASCAR and for Patrick herself.

  • Not Everything Turns To Gold For Texas Longhorns Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 11:34 AM ET
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    On Friday, ESPN's The Longhorn Network will debut. It's all Texas all the time and the money associated with the deal and the fear that it could cause them to leave the Big 12, has forced Texas A & M to look east and consider joining the SEC. And while everything is big for Texas -- a $150 million-plus athletic department budget and a stadium that now seats over 100,000 -- it's not necessarily the unstoppable financial juggernaut that so many have called them.

  • Players Side Of The NFL Deal Hard To Swallow Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 4:24 PM ET
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    When the NFL lockout was over, all parties were declared winners — the owners would lose just one preseason game, the players would get to play and the fans would get to see them. In the speed of the final negotiations, it wasn't yet clear. Now it is. The players didn't get much. Let's break it down as simply as we can.

  • The Most Expensive College Football Tickets 2011 Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 2:47 PM ET
    It's college football time and that means fans are willing to pay top dollar to this year's top matchups. So what are the most coveted games? a ticket market intelligence site, provided us with the highest list prices for the entire season. Not surprisingly, six of the top 10 are games that include an SEC team. So, what are the most expensive games to attend this year? Click ahead for the list.

    What are the most coveted games? TiqIQ, a ticket market intelligence site, provided us with the highest list prices for the entire season.

  • Quarterback Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates the Buckeyes 31-26 victory against the Arkansas Razorbacks during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on January 4, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    The fantasy around the offices of the NCAA is that the jersey numbers produced by the manufacturers have little to do with the players who play in them. The reality is that schools give specific numbers to the Nikes and the Under Armours of the world that correspond to the numbers of their biggest stars. No where is this more prevalent this fall than in Columbus, Ohio, where retailers are trying to deal with the glut of No. 2 Ohio State jerseys that they have. Embroiled in scandal, their star Terrelle Pryor is gone, but his jerseys are everywhere.

  • Used NASCAR Parts Grow Into Big Business Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 2:48 PM ET
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    Top NASCAR teams can't let tiring parts ruin their chances to win a race. So what do they do? When any part reaches what is determined as 25 percent of its projected life, the teams throw it out. For years, NASCAR teams were tossing these parts into landfills, writing them off as the cost of doing business. That all has now changed thanks to the folks at Roush Yates Racing, who have found a way to get the parts that are being thrown off the car, tag them and re-sell them. In fact, 90 percent of a NASCAR racecar is now recycled in some way.

  • Keegan Bradley

    Keegan Bradley undoubtedly was feeling the pressure as he was closing out the PGA Championship last night in a playoff victory over Jason Dufner. After all, the difference between first and second was $540,000.

  • Under Armour Gets On The Right Track With Running Shoe Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 12:11 PM ET
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    For all I know, the folks in the footwear department at Under Armour have a picture of me on their dartboard. For years, I've dissed their shoes. At least for me, they just didn't feel good. I know many in the marketplace felt the same way. But Under Armour didn't grow in the face of Nike because its executives were ready to lose. And after a much needed year off to regroup, I'm here to tell you that Under Armour is now armed with the shoe and the idea that will at least give them a chance to grab some serious marketshare.

  • Dwight Howard

    Dwight Howard was surprised at his home in an Orlando suburb on Wednesday by the folks at Skittles. The candy brand, owned by Wrigley, made a custom pinball machine featuring images of the Orlando Magic center accompanied by pictures of the candy. A slot in the front of the machine has room for about 30 packs of Skittles.

  • Top Jobs for Sports Fans Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 4:09 PM ET
    The field of professional sports is as competitive as they come, and sadly, not everyone gets to play. For every athlete who makes the cut and plays at the professional level, there are countless others who will never be so lucky. Sometimes a promising career is hobbled by an injury. Sometimes a fire in the belly doesn’t burn as brightly as it needs to. And sometimes the player simply isn’t that good. Indeed, the reasons behind the dashed dreams of aspiring athletes are many.But cheer up! Just b

    Professional athletes need people to make their lives run smoothly, so click ahead to see careers in sports that are performed outside of the spotlight.

  • How Much Do Donors Pay For College Football? Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 3:28 PM ET

    One of the big mysteries in the business of the college game is how much donors pay for their seats at games. The ticket prices are public, but donation levels are rarely made explicit.

  • The Top 25 Names In College Football This Year Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 1:01 PM ET
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    I've always been obsessed with crazy names. In 1997, as sports editor of the Northwestern Chronicle, I unveiled my first name team.

  • Tiger Woods Close To Career Low Earnings Per Round Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 11:01 AM ET
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    Tiger Woods is having an awful year. In the six tournaments he has completed, he has finished in an average position of 23rd. How badly is that hurting his bank account?

  • Mike Tyson Autographs Hotter Than Ever Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 3:35 PM ET
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    Mike Tyson has certainly had his ups and downs, but the 45-year-old who fought his last fight six years ago is more coveted in the collectible world now than he was during his career.

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