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  • NFL Fantasy Business Recovers Quickly Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:52 AM ET

    If there was one NFL-related business that might not recover from the short offseason due to the work stoppage, fantasy football would have been it.

  • The NFL Settled Its Dispute, But Can Congress? Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 11:25 PM ET

    Just as league owners and players were able to end their disagreements, Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith urged Congress to compromise on a deficit plan.

  • Delta SKY360 Club

    When the the folks at Madison Square Garden were dreaming up new features for their big renovation, giving fans the option of seeing Knicks and Rangers players leaving the locker room to go onto the court and the ice was a must-have.

  • 10 Terrible Sports Contracts Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 12:24 PM ET
    When people hear the term "terrible sports contract," two assumptions are often made. First, the agreement in question must have been orchestrated by a greedy team owner, with terms deliberately designed to bilk the athlete. And second, the athlete must have been a young rube who signed the contract without consulting a lawyer first. While these scenarios have surely played out many times in the past, they're not the only ones possible.Sometimes, a terrible contract is actually terrible for the

    What are some of the sports contracts that had terrible consequences for the teams that wrote them? Click and find out.

  • Lockout Will Make NFL More Popular Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 4:34 PM ET

    Some labor wars have led to big damage to a particular company while others have managed to get by; but this upcoming year is going to be the most successful year in NFL history.

  • Fans Never Counted In NFL Labor Negotiations Monday, 25 Jul 2011 | 3:27 PM ET

    Minutes after the players agreed to the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement today, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft stepped up to the microphone and told fans he was sorry. It's a great gesture and it might be true for Kraft, but it isn't true of the owners and players collectively.

  • For the past month, the estimated 24 million fantasy football players who spend $800 million a year on the game have sat on the sidelines as the owners and the players haggled over a new labor agreement. With rookies and free agents not signed, it was impossible to move forward. The loss of time has crippled the fantasy publishing business as magazines were scrapped, but with fans as hungry as ever before, the fight to get a piece of the fantasy information business is now fiercely competitive.

  • NFL Deal Imminent?     Friday, 22 Jul 2011 | 2:52 PM ET

    CNBC's Darren Rovell with the latest developments on the NFL lockout.

  • Vick Scores Endorsement Deal With Fuse Science Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 1:57 PM ET

    Once seen as untouchable, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is making quite a marketing comeback. Fresh off a new deal with Nike, Vick told CNBC on Wednesday that he has a new deal with Double Eagle Holdings, parent company of Fuse Science, which has developed an anti-inflammatory topical gel as well as electrolyte and energy drops that are said to replenish and give a jolt to athletes who take them orally.

  • Mike Vick's Endorsement & NFL Dispute     Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 11:55 AM ET

    CNBC's Darren Rovell with details on the NFL's labor dispute and an endorsement deal for Michael Vick, with Adam Adler, Fuse Science CEO.

  • Mendenhall Sues Champion After Termination Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 3:36 PM ET
    Rashard Mendenhall

    Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is firing back, suing the company that terminated him and asking for more than $1 million in damages.

  • Three Lessons Learned From NFL Negotiations Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 12:16 PM ET

    Every couple years fans are put through the ringer with labor negotiations and each time it seems like it's a new experience. With an NFL deal on the horizon, after more than four months of a lockout, here are some lessons to save for the NBA labor negotiations or the next one you have to deal with.

  • 10 Active Athletes Over 40 Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 4:20 PM ET
    There’s a well-known saying that age is just a number. Unfortunately , this axiom doesn’t always apply when it comes to professional sports. While it’s true that athletic careers are getting longer thanks to advances in medicine and science, it’s also true human bodies just don’t bounce back from aches, pains and stress fractures like they used to when  people  were young. Even the mighty Shaquille O’Neal had to concede in  that, at the age of 39, "Father Time has caught up with Shaquille O'Neal

    Age is just a number. Unfortunately, this axiom doesn’t always apply when it comes to professional sports. Who are the 10 most notable athletes still active after the age of 40?

  • Sitdown with Tiger's Agent Mark Steinberg Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 6:32 PM ET

    Earlier today (Monday), Tiger's agent Mark Steinberg, former head of IMG Golf, announced that he would be joining Excel Sports Management. Here's our conversation.

  • Exclusive: Nike Re-Signs Michael Vick (Updated) Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 4:01 PM ET

    Michael Vick got to write his comeback story on the field, now he has seen his image come full circle off of it. In a remarkable move, CNBC has learned that Nike, which severed Vick’s contract in 2007 after he admitted to his involvement in a dogfighting ring, has re-signed the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback. (Updated)

  • Comeback Athletes Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 4:41 PM ET
    On June 29, 2011, news broke that Tiger Woods had secured an endorsement deal with Kowa Company Ltd., the Japanese manufacturer of Valentin Kowa pain relieving heat rub. It’s his first deal since the very embarrassing sex scandal that broke in December 2009 and cost him his marriage, his squeaky-clean image and four of his sponsors. When news of his personal troubles spilled into the public eye, Accenture, AT&T and Gatorade terminated their sponsorship deals with him, and Gillette allowed their

    Click ahead to see the athletes who defied logic and came back to their respective sports after conventional wisdom pronounced their careers dead and buried.

  • NBA Lockout Math Will Be Stern's Challenge Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 9:41 AM ET
    NBA Commissioner David Stern

    At midnight tonight, the NBA owners are expected to lockout the players. The sides are about 10 times more apart than the NFL owners and players were on the last day of their Collective Bargaining Agreement.

  • Sibling Athletes Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 4:28 PM ET
    Every day, amateur athletes rise at dawn, endure their coaches’ abuse and train diligently in their chosen sport, all in the hope that someday they might hit the big time and turn pro. Sadly, most of these hopefuls get turned away, often for the simple reason that the supply of athletes outweighs the demand. Despite the long odds, some famous athletes not only hit the big time, but even have a sibling who’s done the same.Click ahead to see sibling athletes who have beaten the odds and made it in

    Despite long odds, some famous athletes hit the big time and even have a sibling who’s done the same. Click to see sibling athletes who have made it into the big leagues.

  • Nike President Talks NFL, Tiger & LeBron Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 5:25 PM ET

    Nike blew away analysts at its headquarters today, providing a more detailed breakout of its fourth quarter earnings that brought costs more in line and reflected continued big growth in China.

  • Peyton and Eli Manning are stars of the new DirecTV viral ad campaign "Football Cops"

    Peyton and Eli Manning are the subject of a DirecTV  campaign called "Football Cops." It's a hilarious take from the company that brought us mini giraffes. If you haven't had a chance to see Peyton as Mike Tahoe or Eli as C.J. Hunter, take a look at it now. It has been viewed more than 630,000 times in the last week. Earlier today, I caught up with C.J., a.k.a. Eli Manning, to talk about the campaign which highlights the fact that new customers who switch to DirecTV get NFL Sunday Ticket for free this year.