Sports Business


  • With his Oklahoma State Cowboys football team at 9-1, Boone Pickens is the second proudest booster in the land. The No. 1 spot belongs to Phil Knight, of course, whose Oregon Ducks are undefeated and are in position to play in the BCS National Championship Game.

  • Man Who Vick Owes $6 Million To Is Cheering For Him Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 2:52 PM ET
    Michael Vick

    Michael Vick might have paid his debt to society, but he certainly hasn’t paid his debts. Vick, who filed for bankruptcy two years ago while still in prison, owes creditors $20 million from a plan that was approved by the court in August of last year, two weeks after he signed a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.

  • It's Already Time To Talk March Madness Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 2:22 PM ET

    Friend of SportsBiz, Dan Shanoff, is sending updates from the 12th annual Sports Media and Technology conference in New York City.

  • While most companies spread their marketing budget across a variety of platforms, Tecate officials aren't shy about the fact that they love boxing.

  • Schutt Tells NFL To Stop Deceptive Practices Friday, 12 Nov 2010 | 12:52 PM ET
    New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10)passes against the Dallas Cowboys in their NFL football game, in this Sept. 9, 2007 photo, in Irving Texas.  Manning was at practice Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, taking snaps and handing off as he tested his bruised right shoulder. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Legal representatives of helmet manufacturer Schutt sent a letter to the NFL this week telling commissioner Roger Goodell to immediately end deceptive practices on the branding of helmet chin straps, CNBC has learned.

  • Major League Baseball Has An Official Cookie Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 1:21 PM ET
    Mrs. Fields Cookies MLB Giants

    Open up, Major League Baseball now has an official cookie. Mrs. Fields Famous Brands has joined the league's licensing roster as part of the company's first ever sports partnership.

  • 3D TV Future Relies on Sports Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 12:34 PM ET

    I had seen 3D sports in the theatre and at times I was moderately impressed. I watched it in the store to get the "at home" feel for about 10 minutes. And, at the end of the day, I went home with the best HD TV I could find. The fact that a junkie like me made that decision for a mancave that I had already invested heavily in is a bad sign for 3D.

  • Roethlisberger Jersey Sales Come To A Halt Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 10:40 AM ET
    Ben Roethlisberger

    CNBC has obtained the latest list of top NFL jersey sales from April through October on NFLShop.com and Roethlisberger is nowhere to be found among the top 25. The last time he was out of the top 25 was early September of his rookie season six years ago, before he was made the Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback.

  • Former TD Ameritrade CEO Hired To Coach UFL Team Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | 2:13 PM ET

    This afternoon, the United Football League announced that former TD Ameritrade CEO Joe Moglia will be the new head coach of the Virginia Destroyers, a team based in Hampton Roads, Va., that is scheduled to begin play next year.

  • Sitting Down with new UFC Champion Cain Velasquez Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | 12:04 PM ET
    Cain Velasquez

    On Oct. 23, Cain Velasquez beat Brock Lesnar to become the new UFC heavyweight champion. We sat down with Velasquez to talk about everything from the business of the UFC to Arizona’s new immigration status law.

  • Cam Newton Presumed Guilty? Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | 11:14 AM ET
    Cam Newton

    There's a lot of hearsay regarding Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, the Heisman frontrunner who has led the team to an 10-0 record and a No. 2 ranking. Reports have suggested that a representative for Newton, who left University of Florida and attended junior college before coming to Auburn, shopped his services to the highest bidder.

  • Nivea For Men Buys Nets Locker Room Rights Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 3:49 PM ET

    You might have noticed the ads for brands like Dove, Neutrogena, Vaseline and Nivea, all angling for a piece of the valuable men’s skincare space. But something isn’t working. According to Mintel, a market research tracking firm, men are expected to spend 10.2 percent less than they did last year on this sector of the men’s grooming business.

  • Dallas Cowboys Forget to Renew Team Web Site Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 1:04 PM ET
    Dallas Cowboys

    As if Sunday wasn’t bad enough, as 19.4 million people watched the Dallas Cowboys get blown out by the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football, there was a behind-the-scenes scramble in the early morning hours that day to make sure the team renewed the registration of its Web site.

  • Donald Trump's Best and Worst Gambles Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 12:38 PM ET
    There is no name more synonymous with real estate — or self-promotion — than Donald J. Trump.  From the glistening marble of Trump Tower, to NBC’s mega-hit, The Apprentice, the shadow of “The Donald” looms large over his eponymous empire. But not everything "The Donald" touches turns to gold. Here, we take a look at some of his biggest gambles — those that paid off, and those that didn't. Click ahead for Donald Trump's best and worst business gambles.

    From the glistening marble of Trump Tower, to NBC’s mega-hit, The Apprentice, the shadow of “The Donald” looms large over his eponymous empire.

  • NBA Store Leaving Fifth Avenue Location Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 12:33 PM ET

    For 12 years, the NBA Store in Manhattan has had prime real estate on Fifth Avenue, but now sources tell CNBC that it’s the value of the real estate that has led the league to not renew its lease.

  • Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones

    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones earned his reputation as a maverick when he butted heads with the league after signing his own sponsorship deals fifteen years ago. So when Jones decided to be the only owner to have his own merchandising deal, not many were surprised.

  • SB Nation

    SB Nation, a sports blog network, said Monday it completed its third round of institutional funding with a $10.5 million investment in its company. That brings the total raised by SBNation up to $23.5 million.

  • Getting In The Sneaker-Collecting Game Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | 2:36 PM ET

    You can’t go wrong with an Air Jordan. Lebron James is also a good bet, as are special models designed by Jeremy Scott or Kayne West.

  • Zenyatta Can't Retire After Saturday Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 11:12 AM ET
    Zenyatta with jockey Mike Smith aboard.

    For years, horse racing has been irrelevant to the general public, save for the three days the three legs of the Triple Crown are run each year....but that could change this weekend because of one very famous horse.

  • UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (L) of Canada spars with Philippine boxing star Manny Pacquaio's trainor Freddie Roach during a visit to Pacquaio's training at a gym in Manila on September 24, 2010.

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship is hoping market its own brand of mixed martial arts in Asia by going local.

Contact Sports


    Get the best of CNBC in your inbox

    To learn more about how we use your information,
    please read our Privacy Policy.
    › Learn More