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  • ‘CNBC SportsBiz: Game On’ Is Official Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 10:18 AM ET

    It has been in the works for months and in my mind for years. Today I can finally proudly announce that my new show "CNBC SportsBiz: Game On" is a reality. The show will air every Friday night at 7pm ET on Versus beginning next week, Sept. 9.

  • Vick: The $100M Man     Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 11:55 AM ET

    CNBC's Darren Rovell has the details on NFL quarterback's Michael Vick's six-year, $100 million contract.

  • It was quite a long shot when Michael Vick filed for bankruptcy in July 2008, but given the new six-year, $100 million contract the Eagles quarterback signed, the creditors are likely going to get back the $20.3 million Vick owes them.

  • Players Side Of The NFL Deal Hard To Swallow Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 4:24 PM ET

    When the NFL lockout was over, all parties were declared winners — the owners would lose just one preseason game, the players would get to play and the fans would get to see them. In the speed of the final negotiations, it wasn't yet clear. Now it is. The players didn't get much. Let's break it down as simply as we can.

  • Top Jobs for Sports Fans Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 4:09 PM ET
    The field of professional sports is as competitive as they come, and sadly, not everyone gets to play. For every athlete who makes the cut and plays at the professional level, there are countless others who will never be so lucky. Sometimes a promising career is hobbled by an injury. Sometimes a fire in the belly doesn’t burn as brightly as it needs to. And sometimes the player simply isn’t that good. Indeed, the reasons behind the dashed dreams of aspiring athletes are many.But cheer up! Just b

    Professional athletes need people to make their lives run smoothly, so click ahead to see careers in sports that are performed outside of the spotlight.

  • The latest and greatest performance enhancer, if you've been living under a rock, is deer antler velvet. On the surface, it seems like it could make sense. The coating on the antlers of young male deer that contribute to the growth of that part of their body could help athletes. First, the NFL prohibited Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson from endorsing it. Now, according to SI.com, Major League Baseball is warning players about using it.

  • Should DirecTV Charge More For Sunday Ticket? Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 9:41 AM ET
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    It's something you'd never hear from a NFL fan, but I've certainly heard from more than a few DirecTV investors: Why doesn't DirecTV charge more for its Sunday Ticket package?

  • Winskie: The NFL — More Than Just a Game Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 1:07 PM ET

    There was a lot more hanging in the balance than just the $3 billion in advertising revenue that football generates each season. Few franchises present better opportunities for brands and marketers to capture the hearts and minds of consumers than the NFL.

  • Electronic Arts Headquarters, Redwood City, California

    A class action lawsuit filed by former college athletes against the NCAA and Electronic Arts could take a huge bite out of the video game maker's revenues, should the athletes win the case.

  • A company which obtained the marketing rights to Bo Jackson is suing fast food company Chick-fil-A , saying the unauthorized use of the dual sport great in one of the chicken company's commercials damaged the potential of one of its products.

  • 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.

  • Jetting Towards the White House     Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 2:43 PM ET

    A look at one NFL owner putting big money behind Mitt Romney's campaign, with CNBC's John Harwood, and New York Jet's owner, Woody Johnson.

  • NFL Kicks Off Season with Ten Year Deal     Monday, 25 Jul 2011 | 4:57 PM ET

    CNBC's Darren Rovell reports on the new agreement between owners and players in the National Football League.

  • 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 Players & Owners Agree on Deal Framework     Monday, 25 Jul 2011 | 9:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Darren Rovell has the update on the NFL players and owners coming to an agreement on the framework of a deal. Player vote is expected today.