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  • Did a Mistake In New Age Ice Bath Set Back NBA Player? Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 1:06 PM ET
    Cryon-X machine

    In November, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Manny Harris got into a Cryon-X machine on Nike’s campus in Beaverton, Ore. When he came out, he had a nasty freezer burn on the side of his right foot. The machine is the new age version of an ice bath and is the latest in athlete recovery methods. In just three minutes, the company that makes it, Millennium ICE, says the machine cranks the temperature inside to minus 166 degrees Fahrenheit, thus oxygenating the blood, helping to reduce fatigue and muscle soreness.

  • Athlete Getaway Homes Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 3:32 PM ET
    Athletes don’t work in offices, restaurants or big box stores like most of us, but that doesn’t mean that their lives are stress-free. They need a place to retreat to in the off-season, a sanctuary where they can escape from the anxiety that would plague anyone who’s paid millions of dollars to surf for a living.What follows are homes where some of the leading athletes flee after the arena goes dark and the crowd roar becomes a distant echo. Some of these houses are on the market, awaiting buyer

    These are homes to which some athletes retreat after the arena goes dark. Some are on the market and others were just purchased.

  • Miami Bar To Pay Heat Fans $25 For Every Loss—Again Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 8:54 AM ET
    (L-R) Chris Bosh #1, Dwyane Wade #3, and LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat are introduced at the HEAT Summer of 2010 Welcome Event at AmericanAirlines Arena on July 9, 2010 in Miami, Florida.

    When John Todora announced last season that he’d be offering every customer who came in to watch Miami Heat games at his bar a $25 bill credit if the team lost that night, many people thought he was crazy.

  • Sunday Ticket In Your Car? DirecTVAuto Has Arrived Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 1:11 PM ET
    Direct TV Auto

    For $3,995, Firestone's company will provide you with the equipment -- a dish and receiver -- and DirecTV is only $6 more a month if you are already a DirecTV spacersubscriber. The programming you get in your car mirrors what you get in your house.

  • Why The NBA Can't Do The Chris Paul Deal Thursday, 8 Dec 2011 | 10:16 PM ET
    Chris Paul

    On Thursday night, word swirled around the Twitterverse that Chris Paul could be on his way to the Lakers in a trade with the Rockets and the Hornets. At best, the Hornets get a couple of starters and a draft pick. At worst? An all out PR disaster for the league within minutes of ratifying its 10-year Collective Bargaining Agreement with the players.

  • Albert Pujols Deserves Free Agency Payday from Angels Thursday, 8 Dec 2011 | 1:59 PM ET
    Albert Pujols

    What do athletes owe the fans? That's the question many in St. Louis are asking today. Some fans think it's delivering the goods and boy has Albert Pujols done that.  But some fans think that they're owed eternal loyalty. That's not fair.  It's not fair to LeBron James and it's not fair to Albert Pujols. Athletes deserve to go somewhere to get more money and they deserve to go somewhere where they think they can better win a title.

  • NBA's Revenue Sharing Still Won't Be Good Enough Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 4:01 PM ET
    NBA Lockout

    The majority of fans think the NBA owners prevailed at the end of the lockout. They got most of their season and they cut out $300 million in player revenues each year, which is the equivalent of how much the league's teams say that they collectively lost last year. But the real fight wasn't between the owners and the players. The real fight was between the owners themselves and it still hasn't been resolved.

  • Father and Son Pro Athletes Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 4:39 PM ET
    Professional sports are full of sons who have taken up the mantle of their fathers and gone into the family business. There’s Bobby and Barry Bonds. There’s Archie Manning, who spawned a professional football dynasty in his sons Eli and Peyton. And then there’s the Ken Griffeys and the Cal Ripkens, junior and senior.Unlike some who follow their fathers into the family business, none of these pro athlete sons can be accused of gaining their careers through nepotism. They may have famous pedigrees

    Who are some professional athlete fathers whose sons followed in their footsteps? Find out!

  • Sports: NBA Rejected! Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:34 PM ET
    Jason Kidd #2 of the Dallas Mavericks drives against LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat in Game Six of the 2011 NBA Finals.

    Basketball's  labor-management battle costs dearly, Nike puts its stamp on the NFL merchandizing and a sponsorship goes to a new level.

  • The thoughts of a year-long NBA work stoppage greatly affected the stock of The Madison Square Garden Company, Without the Knicks playing, MSG wouldn't be able to fully cash in on the completion of the first stage of its three-year renovation, which will cost more than $850 million.

  • NBA Players Make $3.3 Billion Bet That Might Pay Off Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 11:43 AM ET
    NBA Lockout

    When the NBA players announced their intention to disband their union with the plans to file an antitrust lawsuit against the league, they were putting $3.3 billion of their own money on the line. But they can also win big

  • Pops & Drops: AMD, Disney, Tiffany ... Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 7:02 PM ET

    Following are moves you might have missed. Find out why shares of Salesforce.com, Tiffany and Tyson popped while AMD, Tesory and Disney dropped.

  • NBA Lockout

    NBA Player representatives said Monday they had rejected the league's latest contract offer, putting the pro basketball season in jeopardy.

  • 11 Costly Sports Divorces Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 12:07 PM ET
    On Oct. 31, 2011, the world was blindsided by the news that reality TV star Kim Kardashian was divorcing her husband, National Basketball Association star Kris Humphries. The couple had married on Aug. 20, 2011 in a storybook wedding worth . A mere 72 days later, however, Kardashian had filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.Fortunately, the couple had a prenuptial agreement in place, so each party is likely to walk away from the union with their finances intact. This puts Humphrie

    However long they were married, the price of breaking the contract was huge -- sometimes even reached nine figures.

  • NBA Lockout

    After a marathon bargaining session yesterday that ended in the wee morning hours, NBA commissioner David Stern and union president Derek Fisher emerged with a cautiously optimistic outlook. One of the reasons why is because the players get their last check on Monday and, suffice it to say, there's quite a few that need those checks to arrive in the near future. Let's give a little lesson in how NBA paychecks work.

  • Paid Tweets are a Gray Area for Athletes and Celebrities Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 1:57 PM ET

    Earlier this month, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick tweeted: "Check these prizes from the McDonald's monopoly game," and included a link. Next to the tweet it said "spon," which I assume meant sponsored. So I called up McDonald's and asked them if they were now sponsoring Michael Vick.

  • Colts Woes Put a Hurt on Indy Ticket Brokers Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 11:17 AM ET

    It’s been a tough year for Mike Peduto, one of the owners of Circle City Tickets, the largest sports ticket brokerage in Indianapolis. Demand has waned for Indiana Hoosiers basketball tickets. There’s virtually no demand for the Indiana Pacers on the secondary market. And then, the good old reliable Colts are off to an 0-7 start.

  • NBA Lockout: Financial Impact  Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 2:43 PM ET

    Are NBA players being downright dumb with their hard line against the owners, particularly since their leverage seems extremely limited? And which teams cannot afford a lockout? CNBC's Darren Rovell does the math.

  • 7 NBA Teams That Can't Afford a Season-Long Lockout Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 11:43 AM ET
    The NBA lockout which started back on July 1st has already wiped out the entire preseason and nearly 100 regular season games. A key point of dispute for both sides continues to be focused on the breakdown of basketball-related income (BRI), which was previously guaranteed at 57% for the players. The league has claimed that 22 of its teams lost money during the 2010 season. Some star players including Deron Williams and Tony Parker have already signed contracts to play overseas as the work stopp

    The National Basketball Association lockout, which started on July 1, has already wiped out the entire preseason and nearly 100 regular season games.

  • An Open Letter To NBA Union Head Billy Hunter Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 9:50 AM ET
    Billy Hunter

    All along you've told the NBA players who you represent that you are looking for a "fair deal." Sorry Billy, that "fair deal isn't coming. Memo to you: You're not getting a fair deal because you don't have leverage to get a fair deal.