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  • One Wimbledon Final Ticket for Over $32,000? Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 | 10:02 AM ET

    Tickets for the chance to see British tennis hopeful Andy Murray play in the men’s final of the Wimbledon championship have been rocketing in price, with one tout offering to sell centre court tickets for £20,000 ($32,636) each, according to media reports.

  • Singh Not Wearing Stanford At Tournament Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 1:49 PM ET

    For the second straight day, while practicing at Congressional Country Club to gear up for this week's AT&T National, Vijay Singh was not wearing a hat and shirt with the Stanford Financial logos on it.

  • Companies Behind Murray Have a Lot To Gain Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 1:07 PM ET
    Andy Murray

    Andy Murray fever is alive and well here in London and if he becomes the first Brit to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry did it in 1936, the companies that endorse him could have a lot to gain.

  • Hall Of Fame Suit Lists Revealing Numbers Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 9:29 AM ET

    The best part about lawsuits for the uninvolved public is that they give us all a glance into contracts that have previously been kept confidential.

  • Seeing The Forest For The Trees Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | 2:48 PM ET
    Hand plant money

    In the current economic climate, with C-level executives in every type of business wanting to wring every penny from their corporate processes, sustainability means finding ways to reduce, reuse, and repurpose anything along their supply chain, leading hopefully to a leaner, cleaner—and greener—operation.

  • Sports Poker Event Trying To Buck Recession Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | 1:25 PM ET

    For years, fans have met their favorite sports stars by paying hundreds of dollars for a couple seconds of in-person contact and a signature at a memorabilia show. Others have dished thousands to meet their heroes at fantasy camps. Bruce Bibbero thinks his latest offering tops it all.

  • Billy Mays — He Left the World Knowing He Sold It Sunday, 28 Jun 2009 | 10:06 PM ET
    Billy Mays

    I've interviewed the world's most famous athletes, but when Billy Mays walked in the room that day in Miami to do an interview for my infomercial documentary just a couple months ago, I was still starstruck.

  • NBA Draft: By The Numbers Friday, 26 Jun 2009 | 11:13 AM ET

    Below you'll find a list of the lottery picks from last night's NBA Draft, the team they went to, their slotted three-year contract and their agent. As you can see, while these guys are making a lot of money, the slotted contracts make it hard to pull in NFL Draft type of money.

  • Vijay Singh Offers To Pay Stanford's Bail Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 7:00 PM ET

    Now we know exactly how close Vijay Singh was to Allen Stanford. The professional golfer was one of three people who offered to sign for a portion of the financier's bail, his attorney said in court in Houston on Thursday, according to CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Is "The Big Pierogi" Next For Shaq? Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 4:46 PM ET

    Minus a jersey change on his Twitter page, Shaquille O'Neal has been relatively quiet on the nickname front since being traded to Cleveland.

  • Singh Will Continue To Stick By Stanford Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 11:16 AM ET
    Vijay Singh wearing stanford shirt.

    Last week, golfer Vijay Singh continued to wear Stanford Financial logos on his hat and shirt at the US Open, despite the federal indictment of its chief executive Allen Stanford and several others on fraud and additional charges.

  • You Make The Call: Shaq’s New Nickname Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 8:49 AM ET
    Shaquille O'Neal

    With Shaquille O’Neal off to the Cleveland Cavaliers, it’s time for me to give him a new nickname. As many of you know, I’m not just another reporter who is giving the big man a suggestion. I’m the guy who dubbed him “The Big Cactus.”

  • Nike Posts Surprise Profit Increase, Tops Expectations Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 5:26 PM ET

    Nike posted better-than-expected earnings but said its forward orders fell 12 percent, sending shares of the company lower.

  • US Open Scorecards On Auction Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 2:45 PM ET
    U.S. Open 2009

    Golf fans spent tons of money at the U.S. Open this past week, but some of the best pieces of memorabilia can still be bought at value prices.

  • CNBC’s Sports Twitter Rankings Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 10:46 AM ET

    Last month, we debuted a new feature that calls attention to the best tweeters in the sports world. A lot has happened since then, most notably Kevin Love breaking news of Kevin McHale’s departure from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

  • Manny Ramirez

    When Manny Ramirez was suspended for 50 games on May 7, many had speculated that the Los Angeles Dodgers had plenty to lose. Attendance would surely decrease and food and beverage sales would follow.

  • Bad Year For NBA Draft Pick Shoe Deals Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 8:51 AM ET

    In April, we told you that no NBA draft pick would sign a shoe endorsement deal worth more than $1 million a year. That top number, we’re told is now down to $750,000, as there’s little evidence that any shoe company has begun substantive negotiations with any prospective draft pick from this year’s class.

  • One-On-One With U.S. Open Champ Lucas Glover Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 4:40 PM ET

    A day after Lucas Glover took home the US Open title, we sat down with the 29-year-old champ to talk business.

  • Did Sosa Alter Jerseys To Make Arms Look Bigger? Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 10:56 AM ET
    Sammy Sosa Cubs Jersey Back

    Former baseball slugger Sammy Sosa didn’t just get bigger over the years, he also might have wanted to show his fans how big he was getting.

  • Does Don Fehr Get An *? Monday, 22 Jun 2009 | 3:30 PM ET
    Donald Fehr

    ESPN is reporting that Don Fehr, the long-time executive director of the Major League Baseball Association, is stepping down. And although he probably didn’t take Stanozolol or Primobolan to enhance his labor negotiations, I’m wondering this afternoon if his name should go into the history books with an *.

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