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  • 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.

  • Rob Neyer

    The baseball columnist known for his in-depth analysis loved by baseball’s stat lovers told CNBC.com he is headed to SB Nation, a network of 295 sports blogs with more than 500 contributors that has raised nearly $24 million in funding since it was started by Tyler Bleszinski and his AthleticsNation blog in 2003.

  • Mets' Minority Share Won't Sell as Pitched Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 12:02 PM ET
    Fred Wilpon

    On Friday, the Wilpons, who own the New York Mets, had a press conference to announce that they were exploring the idea of selling up to 25 percent of the team in order to raise funds for a possible settlement in the case brought against them by the trustee in the Madoff case.

  • Best Selling NFL Jerseys For Women Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 2:26 PM ET
    With more than 40 percent of NFL fans being female, jerseys tailored for women have become popular in recent years. So it’s interesting to see what jerseys men buy that women don’t and vice versa. With sales of female jerseys rising exponentially, there’s big business in selling player specific apparel to the female NFL fans. According to data provided by NFLShop.com, the jerseys that are popular among women are much different than those favored by men. So, whose jersey sells the most? Click ahe

    With sales of female jerseys rising exponentially, there’s big business in selling player specific apparel to the female NFL fans. So, whose jersey sells the most? Click to find out!

  • Nothing Big About Ben In The Marketing World Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 5:08 PM ET
    Ben Roethlisberger

    Ben Roethlisberger has two Super Bowl rings and he’s heading for his third. But not many people are talking about the marketing bump he can receive if he joins an elite group of quarterbacks (Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, Troy Aikman and Tom Brady) that have won three titles.

  • Estate Tax Lapse Created Windfall for Heirs Thursday, 30 Dec 2010 | 4:31 PM ET

    What if your really, really wealthy parent or close relative were on life support? Would you decide to pull the plug before the end of next year—that is, by tomorrow night at midnight?

  • Who Made Money in 2010? Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 | 3:41 PM ET

    How much do you know about the finances, facts and figures that made 2010 a year like no other?

  • Coors Light

    You’re an NFL coach and you’ve just gotten fired. Don’t worry. More of your gravy train is coming in the form of Coors Light ads. That’s if you’ve said anything funny at press conferences over the years.

  • Yankee Stadium

    CEO Chris Koch talked to me on and off camera about where the private company is headed before it’s sponsorship of the Pinstripe Bowl this Thursday at Yankee Stadium.

  • What Cliff Lee Left On The Table Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 11:04 AM ET

    When you talk about free agent negotiations, the team that is willing to offer the largest amount of guaranteed money will win that player — give or take a couple million.

  • Kobe Bryant To Endorse Turkish Airlines Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 11:00 AM ET
    Kobe Bryant

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has signed his second straight international endorsement deal. This time it’s with Turkish Airlines.

  • Sports Stars Seek Profit in Catchphrases Friday, 10 Dec 2010 | 1:49 PM ET
    Revis Island T-shirt

    The New York Jets' Darrelle Revis is among a number of athletes who are seeking federal trademark protection for their names, nicknames and even their catchphrases, the New York Times reports.

  • Muhammad Ali Brand To Be Pitched In Europe, Asia Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 4:39 PM ET

    Even though he doesn’t spend much time in the public spotlight, Muhammad Ali is frequently mentioned as being one of the most recognized brands in the sports world.

  • If It's Money He's Looking For, Jeter Will Stay A Yankee Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 10:54 AM ET
    derek jeter

    Derek Jeter's contract negotiations have gone public. If you somehow haven't heard, the Yankees initial offer for their shortstop was a three-year, $45 million that Jeter's longtime agent Casey Close laughed at. Close's argument was easy to anticipate. Jeter's an icon, he's an essential Yankee or, perhaps better stated, he is the Yankees.

  • Is Thuuz a Sports Fan's Next Must Have? Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 4:18 PM ET
    THUUZ Website

    Thuuz is the brain child of venture capitalist Warren Packard, who sought to solve the problem of great game overload for today's sports fan.

  • With his Oklahoma State Cowboys football team at 9-1, Boone Pickens is the second proudest booster in the land. The No. 1 spot belongs to Phil Knight, of course, whose Oregon Ducks are undefeated and are in position to play in the BCS National Championship Game.

  • Major League Baseball Has An Official Cookie Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 1:21 PM ET
    Mrs. Fields Cookies MLB Giants

    Open up, Major League Baseball now has an official cookie. Mrs. Fields Famous Brands has joined the league's licensing roster as part of the company's first ever sports partnership.

  • Evoshield Gets Big Buzz Before It Hits Stores Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 12:29 PM ET

    In the last month, thanks in part to the discussion over NFL hits and concussions, the athletic protective gear industry has been buzzing. And while there’s plenty of focus on helmets, the most revolutionary game changing product might be Evoshield, which hits mass retailers in January.

  • Sports Franchises That Went Bankrupt Friday, 29 Oct 2010 | 3:58 PM ET
    On April 20, 2011, Baseball commissioner Bud Selig announced that Major League Baseball was taking the drastic step of taking control of the Los Angeles Dodgers. "I have taken this action because of my deep concerns regarding the finances and operations of the Dodgers," he said. However, after Selig rejected a lucrative television deal that stood to infuse the team with much-needed cash, the team filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on June 27, 2011.Although relatively uncommon, sports fra

    Although relatively uncommon, sports franchises do go bankrupt from time to time. Which major professional teams have gone bankrupt? Click to find out!

  • When the Tampa Bay Rays gave away 20,000 free tickets to their regular season home finale, many in the sports world were confused. No matter what your attendance is, how could you ever give away your product? Well, one sports executive, whose organization actually gives away all its tickets, thinks that the Rays should give away tickets to every game next year if it wants to increase revenues.