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  • Justise Winslow: Hoop dreams at 19   Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 8:44 AM ET
    Justise Winslow: Hoop dreams at 19

    Justise Winslow, Duke basketball player is set to become one of the youngest prospects in this year's NBA draft.

  • Why Qatari banks are worried about FIFA Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 8:18 AM ET
    A Qatari official stands near the FIFA World Cup trophy following its arrival in Doha.

    Qatar losing the right to host the FIFA World Cup is “within the realm of possibility,” Citi bank has said, with Wednesday’s arrests “bearish” for the Arab emirate’s banks.

  • The banks and brands sweating on FIFA probe Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 1:41 PM ET
    Pablo Barrientos of San Lorenzo tackles Mario Bilen of Auckland City during the FIFA Club World Cup Semi Final match between CA San Lorenzo and Auckland City FC at Marrakech Stadium on December 17, 2014 in Marrakech, Morocco.

    The finer details of Wednesday's indictment against FIFA officials appears to implicate one U.S. household name in particular.

  • Who are the victims in the FIFA scandal? Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 10:26 PM ET
    Michael J. Garcia, Chairman of the investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee (L) and  Hans-Joachim Eckert, Chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee pose for photographers after a news conference at the Home of FIFA in Zurich July 27, 2012.

    The alleged corruption inside FIFA is ironically tied to the organization's success at fueling the sport's growth in far-flung corners of the world. NBC News reports.

  • Russia calls FIFA probe 'illegal' use of US laws Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 4:05 PM ET
    DATE IMPORTED:October 28, 2014(L-R) Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, President Vladimir Putin, FIFA President Sepp Blatter and Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko attend a meeting of Russian and FIFA officials in Moscow, October 28, 2014. Putin said on Tuesday security at the 2018 World Cup would be "effective but not intrusive", underlining to his security chiefs the need for subtle measures that will not scare off fans.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry called the arrests of FIFA officials an illegal attempt by the US to impose its laws on foreign states.

  • Why is FIFA a US-based case? Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 12:54 PM ET
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch enters a packed news conference at the U.S. Attorneys Office of the Eastern District of New York following the early morning arrest of world soccer figures, including officials of FIFA, for racketeering, bribery, money laundering and fraud on May 27, 2015 in New York City.

    U.S. legal authorities said they have the jurisdiction to go after some FIFA officials for corruption charges.

  • FIFA officials corrupted hosting decisions: Lynch Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 10:57 AM ET
    President of International governing body of association football FIFA Sepp Blatter.

    "They corrupted the business of worldwide soccer," AG Loretta Lynch said of FIFA officials charged in a 46-count indictment.

  • Why the US is leading the charge against FIFA Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 12:25 PM ET
    Tim Howard controls the ball during a 2014 FIFA World Cup match between the U.S. and Germany.

    As the latest scandal involving FIFA unfolds, questions are being asked as to why it's the U.S. that has chosen to swoop on world soccer's governing body.

  • FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 6:11 AM ET
    FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges

    High-ranking soccer officials were arrested as part of a U.S. investigation into corruption at the sport's governing body, reports CNBC's Geoff Cutmore.

  • FIFA officials arrested in $100M corruption probe Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    High-ranking FIFA officials were arrested as part of a U.S. investigation into corruption, with a separate Swiss investigation launched into World Cup bids.

  • Will Qatar lose the World Cup? Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 6:34 AM ET
    Indian soccer fans and labourers install a giant replica of the football to be used in the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil, on a street corner in Kolkata.

    After the arrest of six FIFA officials on corruption charges, Qatar's controversial win of 2022 World Cup hosting rights is looking uncertain.

  • Top FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 12:25 AM ET

    Swiss authorities arrested several top soccer officials and have plans to extradite them to the U.S. on federal corruption charges. The New York Times reports.

  • Jack Nicklaus looks to expand his empire Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 7:02 PM ET
    Jack Nicklaus waits on a tee box during the 3M Greats of Golf at the Insperity Championship at The Woodlands CC on May 2, 2015 in The Woodlands, Texas.

    Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus talks about growing his company and what golf could do to attract new players.

  • Challenges for an NBA owner   Friday, 22 May 2015 | 11:52 AM ET
    Challenges for an NBA owner

    Joe Lacob bought the Golden State Warriors in 2010 for $450 million, and discussed the similarities between building a startup as well as an NBA team, with CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • 'Deflategate': What did Tom Brady know?   Friday, 22 May 2015 | 8:08 AM ET
    'Deflategate': What did Tom Brady know?

    Phil McConkey, former NFL player, weighs in on the controversy surrounding the New England Patriots' use of under-pressurized footballs.

  • Sports debate: Are streaming fans stealing rights? Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:36 AM ET
    Streaming sports mobile phone

    The sports media world weighs in on the growing controversy surrounding sports streaming on apps like Meerkat and Periscope.

  • The big losers of the NBA draft   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 12:47 PM ET
    The big losers of the NBA draft

    The New York Knicks will get the fourth pick after posting the league's second worst record. Rick Harrow, Horrow Sports Ventures, weighs in on the NBA draft.

  • Nascar's Jimmie Johnson would like you to cool down Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 12:10 PM ET
    Jimmie Johnson, driving the No. 48 Lowe's Patriotic Chevrolet.

    Nascar driver Jimmie Johnson is partnering with Mission and Lowe's to focus on heat safety, as the summer starts to kick off.

  • Big biz of LeBron: Gordon Gund   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 7:22 AM ET
    Big biz of LeBron: Gordon Gund

    Gordon Gund, Gund Investment Corp. CEO, talks about sports franchise valuations and the return of LeBron James to Cleveland.

  • Proof! CEOs hurt companies by golfing too much Monday, 18 May 2015 | 12:02 PM ET
    Golfer golf swing

    Executives who use their time to lower their handicaps also often lower their firms' returns, a study shows.

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