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  • Deflategate: Just what the country needed now Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 12:13 PM ET
    New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick spoke to the media on Jan. 22, 2015, on issues surrounding underinflated footballs used during the AFC championship game.

    Deflategate is just the distraction we need in a woebegone new century filled with wars, racial tension and terrorism, Politico's White says.

  • Gunmakers' big bet on women starts to pay off Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:49 AM ET
    A woman fires a gun at the Ultimate Defense Firing Range and Training Center in St Peters, Missouri last November.

    As the industry's growth slows, gunmakers are starting to focus more on women to boost sales.

  • Tom Brady of the New England Patriots against the Indianapolis Colts during the 2015 AFC championship game, Jan. 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Mass.

    Fran Tarkenton, former NFL quarterback, reacts to comments by the New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady on the deflation of balls.

  • The biggest advertising event of the year is a little more than a week away. Miles Nadal, MDC Partners Chairman and CEO, says 40 percent of all Super Bowl advertisements will be 60-second spots.

  • NFL wracked by scandals...and no one cares Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:51 PM ET
    National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell has faced his share of controversies this year. But the league roars on.

    The NFL is flourishing despite a series of mishaps that would have wreaked havoc on many organizations that lacked its brand strength.

  • Will Patriots pay price for deflate-gate?  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 10:20 AM ET

    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said he had no knowledge of deflating footballs and is cooperating with the NFL. Dave Briggs of NBC Sports discusses if it had any impact on the game versus the Colts.

  • Tom Brady: I did not alter the footballs Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 5:16 PM ET
    Tom Brady of the New England Patriots against the Indianapolis Colts during the 2015 AFC championship game, Jan. 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Mass.

    Patriots quarterback Tom Brady denied adjusting last Sunday's game balls in anyway, saying he "would never do anything outside the rules of play."

  • Here are the world’s top-earning soccer teams Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:44 PM ET

    Real Madrid topped the soccer money-making league last season, with the U.K.’s Manchester United coming in second, says a new report from Deloitte.

  • Winning bidder to receive Darryl Strawberry's pay Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 6:58 PM ET
    New York Mets’ Darryl Strawberry swings at a pitch during a game in the 1990 season.

    The IRS has auctioned off for $1.3 million a part of Darryl Strawberry's 1985-90 contract with the New York Mets.

  • Hot car gazing  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 2:57 PM ET

    Mecum Auctions founder Dana Mecum, provides insight to the strength of the classic car market.

  • NBA valuations gone wild?  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 2:53 PM ET

    The New York Knicks remain the second most valuable franchise in the NBA, worth $2.5 billion, according to Forbes. Mike Ozanian, Forbes executive editor, provides perspective to team valuations.

  • How to host a Super Bowl—by a guy who's done it Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    Jonathan Tisch, co-chairman of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and co-owner of the New York Giants

    NY Giants co-owner Jonathan Tisch reveals what it was like to host Super Bowl XLVIII and if NY/NJ ever hopes to win another Super Bowl bid.

  • NFL Hall of Famer Barry Sanders on head trauma  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:56 PM ET

    NFL Hall of Famer Barry Sanders, is raising awareness for PBA, or Pseudobulbar Affect. Sanders also discusses his son's interest in playing football.

  • Two ex-WWE wrestlers file lawsuit over concussions Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:31 PM ET

    Two former WWE wrestlers say they have serious brain injuries after suffering repeated concussions in the ring.

  • The Olympics are coming: Boston’s bid for 2024 Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 6:16 PM ET
    United States Olympic Committee president Lawrence F. Probst III, flanked by Boston mayor Martin J. Walsh (left) , talks about the USOC selecting Boston as its applicant city to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games during a press conference at the Boston Convention Center and Exhibition Center last Friday.

    Boston may have won the United States Olympic Committee bid for 2024, but not everyone in Beantown is excited to host.

  • Slam dunk! NBA goes 4K  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 5:15 AM ET

    Steve Hellmuth, executive vice president for operations and technology at the NBA, discusses the first NBA game to be broadcast in ultra-high definition 4K technology.

  • Healthcare Executives on a Saturday  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 10:30 AM ET

    Healthcare executives talk about their weekend activities.

  • Jordan 'far superior' to LeBron: Hakeem Olajuwon  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 9:40 AM ET

    Two-time NBA world champion Hakeem Olajuwon speaks with CNBC about how Lebron James stacks up against the league's all-time greats.

  • LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives to the basket in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Michael Jordan is a "far superior player" to LeBron James, an ex-NBA champion said, wading into one of the biggest sporting questions ever.

  • NBA is 'truly international': Ex-NBA Champ  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 1:45 AM ET

    Ahead of the NBA game between the Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks in London, two-time champion Hakeem Olajuwon says the NBA has become a "truly international" basketball league.

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