Sports Business


  • Lenny Dykstra: 'Bank Fraud' Led to Bankruptcy Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 6:44 PM ET

    Lenny Dykstra sat down with CNBC at his $24 million hilltop estate behind the gates of Sherwood Country Club.

  • Will LeBron Dunk Tape Ever Be Released? Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 12:31 PM ET
    LeBron James

    It's the talk of the sports world. Jordan Crawford's dunk over LeBron James at the Cavaliers star's Skills Academy.

  • Lenny Dykstra - What Went Wrong? Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 11:41 AM ET
    Lenny Dykstra's $24 million mansion in Sherwood Country Club.

    I am at Lenny Dykstra's $24 million mansion in Sherwood Country Club, where I snapped some photos. Dykstra is here and preparing to be interviewed by me about his Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing this week, which stopped a planned foreclosure of his estate.

  • What You'll See On My NASCAR Documentary Tonight Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 9:43 AM ET
    nascar race

    When it came time to do another documentary, I knew that NASCAR was going to be it. It’s a sport with a huge fan following that is most exposed to the economic downturn.

  • The last time you heard of Kazakhstan, it might have been from Borat Sagdiyev, the fictitious Kazakh journalist played by Sasha Baron Cohen in the movie Borat.

  • Gatorade Makes Limited Edition Jordan Bottles Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 3:43 PM ET
    Michael Jordan Special Edition Gatorade sent to Darren Rovell

    To commemorate Michael Jordan’s induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September, Jordan’s long-time partner Gatorade is unveiling a limited edition of six, 32-ounce bottles featuring labels with moments from his career.

  • Staples To Cash In On Jackson's Funeral Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 9:56 AM ET
    Michael Jackson

    Ten years ago, Staples bought the naming rights to the arena that hosted the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers. It was a 20-year deal reportedly worth $116 million.

  • Lacoste Runs Full Page Ad With Roddick Loss Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 3:18 PM ET
    Lacoste Ad with Andy Roddick

    It has become a standard tradition. When a sponsored athlete wins a big tournament, the company runs a full page ad in a newspaper to congratulate them.

  • Is Andy’s Mojo Back? We Asked Him Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 9:32 AM ET
    Andy Roddick

    Andy Roddick played the match of his life yesterday, only to lose to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final that featured a five-set marathon that lasted 30 games.

  • Lance, Please Back Out Of Tour Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 | 12:54 PM ET
    Lance Armstrong

    Dear Lance, When cyclists line up in Monaco on Saturday morning to start the Tour De France, I hope you'll be there where you should be - cheering on the sideline.

  • 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.