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  • Penn State to pay $59.7M over Sandusky Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 1:56 PM ET
    Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

    Penn State will pay $59.7 million to 26 young men over claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

  • Billion dollar makeover of Madison Square Garden Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    Madison Square Garden's billion dollar makeover.

    Three years, 2.6 million man hours of work and a billion dollars later, Madison Square Garden is reopening for business.

  • Is a overhaul in order for the multibillion-dollar world of college sports? Jack Brewer, Brewer Group, CEO and founder, says all college athletes should be paid and share a "piece of the pie," with CNBC's Tyler Mathisen.

  • Nike's latest wearable technology: FuelBand SE Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 10:10 AM ET
    Nike+ Fuelband SE

    The world's biggest sporting goods maker has unveiled the latest iteration of its FuelBand fitness tracker.

  • These stocks are ready for a World Cup bounce Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 2:32 AM ET

    English soccer fans were booking their flights to Rio de Janeiro Tuesday evening after a shaky qualifying round finally ended with the national team qualifying for next year's Brazilian World Cup.

  • 'Moneyball' lessons pay off for the playoffs Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 10:02 AM ET
    Brad Pitt in the film Moneyball.

    For the most part, the size of a player's salary, or a team's payroll, didn't have a lot to do with a baseball team's entry into this postseason.

  • The most loved, hated college football team is ... Saturday, 5 Oct 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Notre Dame vs. Ohio State

    Notre Dame ranks No. 1 off the field with fans, according to Harris Interactive. Its popularity is helping drive higher ticket, retail and advertising sales.

  • The $51,500 watch designed by... LeBron James? Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 8:30 AM ET
    Lebron James visits the Audemars Piguet factory in Switzerland where he helped design a limited edition watch called the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph.

    "King James" teamed up with Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet. The watch comes with an 18-karat pink gold case and black ceramic and diamond set push pieces.

  • Alabama rematch with Manziel scores record price Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Texas A&M Aggies is tackled by defensive back Vinny Sunseri #3 and defensive back Dee Milliner #28 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 10, 2012 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

    Saturday's rematch between Alabama and Texas A&M is one of the most anticipated games in college football—and one of the most expensive.

  • $10 billion sport in bitter drug-testing fight Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    The two sides were trading blame, rather than blood vials, over hGH. The banned substance is far harder to detect than steroids.

  • Champions League soccer success ‘critical’ Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 10:16 AM ET

    But there is more at stake in the Champions League than a shiny trophy. The tournament is critical for a club's financial success and poor performance could have a big impact on a team's economic health, according to analysts.

  • $68 million football facility at U of Oregon     Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 2:52 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells is live in Eugene, Oregon, at the University of Oregon discussing the new $68 million football facility, with University of Oregon's starting quarterback Marcus Mariota, and head coach Mark Helfrich.

  • University of Nike: One football team's lush digs Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 1:17 PM ET
    The players' lounge at the University of Oregon's football practice facility. Some of the furnishings feature Italian leather.

    If money can buy championships, then the pressure is on the University of Oregon, where money is no object inside its new Football Performance Center.

  • Duck, duck, money?     Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 11:46 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells is live at the mulitmillion-dollar football complex at the University of Oregon with Rob Mullens, athletic director, to discuss the department's $95 million budget.

  • Big bucks behind college football     Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 10:13 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells is live at the mulit-million dollar football complex at the University of Oregon reporting why college football is one of the most lucrative sports out there.

  • CNBC's Jane Wells visits the University of Oregon's $68 million football performance center, paid for by alum and Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny.

  • Sports, crime and money: Pro athletes gone wrong Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez being led out of his home in handcuffs.

    The pace of athletes making the police blotter seems to have sped up dangerously this year.

  • The big surprise from the Ryan Braun suspension Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Milwaukee Brewer's Ryan Braun is suspended until next season following a positive test for elevated testosterone.

    There's been no shortage of reaction to the suspension of Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun for the 65 games left in the season. But the biggest surprise is what players are saying.

  • Keeping fans in the stands is getting harder to do Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 1:56 PM ET
    The SEC is looking into the deal that financed the construction of Marlins Park in Florida.

    Live attendance in pro U.S. sports, basketball, football, and even motor car racing and college football, has declined or leveled off.

  • Luxe Sponsorships Set Sail at America's Cup Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 2:08 PM ET
    Oracle Team USA Slingsby, Luna Rossa Swordfish and Artemis White teams compete in Qualifier & Quarter Finals during America's cup World Series Naples on April 18, 2013 in Naples, Italy.

    Most of the contenders that could afford to compete are funded by a single source—a billionaire. Staging the event itself is estimated to cost as much as $100 million.