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  • Ryder Cup: The Competition for Your Wrist Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 4:35 PM ET
    Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy of Europe celebrate on the 18th green after defeating the team of Furyk/Snedeker 1up during the Morning Foursome Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 28, 2012 in Medinah, Illinois.

    The most intense competition might be for the space on players' wrists — and yours.

  • Bad NFL Call: A $1 Billion Mistake? Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 12:29 PM ET
    Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks makes a catch in the end zone to defeat the Green Bay Packers on a controversial call by the officials at CenturyLink Field on September 24, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

    On the final play of Monday night's NFL game, a controversial touchdown call changed the game's outcome.  Some sources say it was a $150-300 million dollar swing. Various Las Vegas sources told CNBC, it was much more than that.

  • For NFL, Does a Blown Call by Referees Really Matter? Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 10:47 AM ET
    Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks makes a catch in the end zone to defeat the Green Bay Packers on a controversial call by the officials at CenturyLink Field on September 24, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

    On the final play of Monday night's game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers, a Seahawks pass was called a touchdown when it appeared Green Bay had actually intercepted the ball.  But does a "blown call" really matter?

  • At Friday's ribbon cutting for the Barclays Center, the new Brooklyn home for the NBA's Nets franchise, a transformation was clear.  The New Jersey Nets were never cool. The BROOKLYN Nets are.

  • Ireland's Economy Gets a Lift From Notre Dame Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 10:24 AM ET

    This weekend, 35,000 Americans football fans descend on Dublin, Ireland. The reason? The Emerald Isle Classic, better known as the Notre Dame-Navy game. The game is not only the 86th time these two college football programs have faced off against each other, it is also a major economic event for Ireland's sluggish economy.

  • How's London Handling the Games?     Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    A recap of the Olympic games in London, with CNBC's Kelly Evans & Carl Quintanilla.

  • NCAA Slams Penn State     Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 7:23 PM ET

    Joe Paterno's legacy has been basically erased, as his statue was removed from Penn State's campus, and more than 100 of his football wins will be "taken off the books," reports CNBC's Brian Shactman.

  • NCAA Slams Penn State With Unprecedented Sanctions Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 9:26 AM ET
    Penn State student Laura Lovins and others react to the sanctions the NCAA announced against Penn State in the HUB on the campus of Penn State on July 23, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania.

    The NCAA has slammed Penn State with an unprecedented series of penalties, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all coach Joe Paterno's victories from 1998-2011, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

  • NCAA Sanctions Penn State     Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 9:00 AM ET

    In an unprecedented action, Ed Ray, NCAA Executive Cmte chair and Oregon Executive Cmte chair and Oregon State University president Mark Emmert, NCAA President, announced punitive measures against Penn State and its football program, following the report that showed its famed coach and officials were aware of child abuse allegations. The university quietly removed a statue Sunday of late coach Joseph Paterno.

  • How Dynamic Pricing Is Changing Sports Ticketing Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 11:46 AM ET

    Sports ticketing has always been under pricing and availability pressures—and  subject to the wrath of fans. But a fairly new way of doing business is being tested by sports leagues, hoping to boost revenues and fan access.

  • Big Changes for College Football     Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 11:53 AM ET

    CNBC's Darren Rovell reports college football is expected to announce an official playoff system.

  • Handicapping the Spelling Bee Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 5:41 PM ET

    Since 2006, I have been telling you who is going to win the title. Since that time, I have had the champion on my list all six times.

  • Concussion Talk Could Affect Football Participation Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 9:43 AM ET

    With the dangers of concussions being thrust out into the open is a participation decline around the corner?

  • Logic of Realignment Won’t Be Clear For a Decade Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 5:43 PM ET
    Big XII Conference

    The University of Missouri said it could earn as much as $12 million more per year from an new TV deal in the Southeastern Conference, compared to the deal it had in the Big 12.

  • Explosive Sports Feuds Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 5:03 PM ET
    What would professional sports be without trash talking, grudges, beefs and rivalries? For some, feuds are as integral to spectator sports as the game itself, and sometimes, a contentious situation between star athletes, their coaches and team owners is as enthralling as the score, and can create additional interest in the main event.Some sports feuds are legendary, such as Mike Piazza and Roger Clemens; Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier; John Rocker and the entire city of New York. Some feuds starte

    For some, feuds are as integral to spectator sports as the game itself. Read ahead to see which recent sports feuds have been exciting, thrilling and explosive.

  • NFL Draft prospect QB Andrew Luck addresses the media.

    Many NFL scouts and analysts believe that Luck is the closest thing to a "can't miss" quarterback on the field since (ironically) the man he is being asked to succeed, Peyton Manning. But, what are the prospects for Luck in the world of endorsements?

  • Lin Outsells Kobe On NBA's Best Selling Jersey List Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 7:48 AM ET
    Jeremy Lin

    With the last game of the regular season tonight, the NBA released its traditional jersey sales rankings on Thursday morning, based on sales at its online store and its temporary store in Manhattan.

  • In 2008, San Jose State defensive end Jarron Gilbert was leaping up the draft boards thanks in part to a video posted on YouTube that showed him jumping out of a pool. Gilbert, who has only played in four games to date, was selected in the third round of the 2009 draft by the Buffalo Bills. This year’s video that is making the rounds comes courtesy of Justin Bethel, a defensive back from Presbyterian.

  • Robert Griffin III Castrol Endorsement

    In the days before the NFL Draft, top draftees typically sign one-off endorsement deals with companies like Subway and Sprint. It’s a quick deal that lasts for the draft period where brands get attention by latching themselves on to the hottest new names in professional football. But with each year, the effectiveness of these deals decline because it’s the same brands over and over again. Until now.

  • Tiger Woods' Popularity Apparent Again Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 10:59 AM ET
    Tiger Woods holds the trophy after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge.

    In the days after life started unraveling for Tiger Woods, it was hard to ever see the light. Hard to believe that he didn't alienate the masses. Hard to believe that he'd ever be marketable again.

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