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  • Mets in a Mess     Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 12:15 PM ET

    Potential Mets investors are wary to bid due to the team's poor finances.

  • First Look: MLB Top Jersey Sales Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 10:02 AM ET

    One of the most popular lists I put out is the league jersey sales lists. The NBA and the NFL have been doing it for years, but today, Major League Baseball enters the fray.

  • Schools Hoping Cinderella Run Funds Facilities Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 1:43 PM ET
    Boatwright Memorial Library

    The sudden cashing in on gear gets much of the attention because it’s so visible. But the money from Richmond Spiders gear goes directly to the university, which funds 40 percent of $20 million athletic department budget. The more important comes in through donations earmarked for the athletic department, used for improving facilities.

  • Mets Owners Seek Dismissal of $1 Billion Madoff Case Sunday, 20 Mar 2011 | 6:28 PM ET

    Attorneys for Wilpon and Katz, who also own the New York Mets, filed a motion to dismiss the $1 billion clawback case Picard has built against them.

  • The Savannah Sand Gnats, Single-A affiliate of the New York Mets, have two new concessions thanks to the power of social media and CNBC.com. Stadium Style Chicken & Waffles, which garnered 27 percent of the vote in the meal category and the S'mores Panini, which took 39 percent of the vote in the dessert category.

  • Key Pro Sports Lockouts and Strikes Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 2:01 PM ET
    The 2011 NFL season is scheduled to begin Sept . 8. However, with a possible lockout on the horizon, football fans are anxiously consulting their calendars in anticipation of a much more imminent date, March 12. The collective bargaining agreement that league owners and the National Football League Players Association have had a in place for six years recently expired, and if the parties can’t agree to a new one by March 12, 2011, a lockout goes into effect. Depending on how long it lasts, the l

    The NFL lockout could result in cancelled games, or even threaten the entire season. Click to see the most notable lockouts and strikes in recent sports history.

  • Lenny Dykstra

    He's back, and he's "winning" with Charlie Sheen. Lenny Dykstra sat down with John Clark of NBC10 in Philadelphia this weekend to talk about his friend Sheen. He also talked about himself.

  • Now that you've voted for the best new ballpark meal - vote here for your favorite dessert.

  • Hot dogs topped with chocolate chips (top), okra, cole slaw and spicy mustard (middle) and peanut butter and jelly (bottom).

    Jason Kerton has made a living disrupting "normal" at the ballpark. In Charleston, he devised the “Homewrecker,” a half-pound, foot-long hot dog with 22 optional toppings. Now the food and beverage director of the Akron Aeros, the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, he’s upping the ante.

  • MLB Shored Up Cash-Strapped Mets with Loan Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 8:02 PM ET

    The New York Mets have acknowledged they received a loan from Major League Baseball to help cover expenses in November.

  • Dodgers in the throwback jerseys

    Has the divorce of owners Frank and Jamie McCourt finally driven the team out of town? Are they heading east because of California's $26 billion deficit and a sports scene dominated by "The Black Mamba"?

  • Deron Williams

    There has been much ado about Carmelo Anthony heading to the New York Knicks and significantly less buzz when news broke earlier today (Wednesday) that the New Jersey Nets had acquired Utah Jazz point guard Deron Williams.

  • Irina Shayk Caption Contest Winners Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 11:26 AM ET

    Last week, we had SI Swimsuit cover model Irina Shayk at CNBC. While she was here, we of course took a couple photos and launched a caption contest.  We received plenty of entries, but gastroenterologist Jason Klapman submitted three stellar captions, we thought we'd use them all.

  • 12 Devastating Sports Departures Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 11:45 AM ET
    When LeBron James left the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers in the summer of 2010 and became a free agent, many teams tried to gain his services. A media frenzy ensued and in the hours leading up to the announcement of James’ new team, speculation reached a fever pitch. Finally, he ended the suspense and announced that he would sign with the Miami Heat. The Cavaliers were forgotten in the chaos and without him they became just another team, at one point losing 25 games in a row and, according to analys

    Many sports teams have seen their fortune go from good to bad when a star athlete jumps ship. Click to see some of the most painful defections in sports history.

  • You Give Us The Caption To Our Irina Shayk Photos Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 3:57 PM ET

    On Tuesday, we had Irina Shayk. new SI Swimsuit cover model in studio. We had some trouble writing some captions for these photos. You come up with the best ones, we'll credit you on the blog tomorrow.TBA

  • Is Pujols Worth $300 Million? No; Does It Matter? No Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 10:59 AM ET
    Albert Pujols

    St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols is asking to be the richest player in baseball, topping the 10-year, $275 million the New York Yankees gave to Alex Rodriguez. Should the Cardinals pay him that money? Probably. Is he WORTH it? Heck no.

  • Fans Still Defensive About Jersey Sponsorships Thursday, 10 Feb 2011 | 1:10 PM ET

    Sponsorships on jerseys could bring the major sports leagues more than $370 million, according to a new study by Horizon Media. The report suggested that a logo on the game day jerseys of top NFL teams like the Cowboys, Patriots, Giants, Jets and Eagles was worth $14 million each per year. A corporate logo on a Yankees jersey would be worth some $13 million a season, while the Lakers represented an NBA high value of $4 million.

  • Super Bowl Ticket Snafu: NFL Steps It Up For Fans Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 6:35 PM ET

    The NFL issued offered another option on Tuesday night for the 400 fans who had purchased seats to the Super Bowl in sections 425A and 430A, only to be turned away because the fire marshal had deemed the temporary setup unsafe. In a statement provided to CNBC, the league made an offer.

  • New York Mets

    Lawyers representing Sterling Equities, whose principals Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz also own the New York Mets, said Wednesday that the lawsuit that is being built against their clients by Madoff bankruptcy trustee Irving Picard is without merit.

  • Sports Jersey Business Rife With Counterfeiting Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 | 12:53 PM ET
    A man arranging fake NBA jerseys on sale at a market.

    Counterfeiting costs American businesses alone more than $200 billion and, not surprisingly, the sports apparel counterfeiting business is continuing to grow.