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  • NFL Draft Prospect Andrew Luck on Endorsement Deals   Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 10:52 AM ET
    NFL Draft Prospect Andrew Luck on Endorsement Deals

    CNBC's Darren Rovell reports on several NFL draft prospects and the endorsement deals they've signed.

  • Lin Outsells Kobe On NBA's Best Selling Jersey List Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 7:48 AM ET
    Jeremy Lin

    With the last game of the regular season tonight, the NBA released its traditional jersey sales rankings on Thursday morning, based on sales at its online store and its temporary store in Manhattan.

  • Tim Tebow

    New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow has a new challenge on his hands. AshleyMadison.com, a Web site that matches married people to pursue affairs, is offering $1 million to any woman who can prove she has had sex with the devout Christian, who has insisted he is still a virgin and will wait until he is married.

  • In 2008, San Jose State defensive end Jarron Gilbert was leaping up the draft boards thanks in part to a video posted on YouTube that showed him jumping out of a pool. Gilbert, who has only played in four games to date, was selected in the third round of the 2009 draft by the Buffalo Bills. This year’s video that is making the rounds comes courtesy of Justin Bethel, a defensive back from Presbyterian.

  • Clinton Portis #26 of the Washington Redskins suffers a concussion on a play against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on November 8, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.

    The dollar figure on concussion-based lawsuits continues to mount by the day. On Thursday, the NFL’s official helmet maker, Riddell, filed suit in California against those that had insured its business with the league and are failing to indemnify the company against these claims.

  • Robert Griffin III Castrol Endorsement

    In the days before the NFL Draft, top draftees typically sign one-off endorsement deals with companies like Subway and Sprint. It’s a quick deal that lasts for the draft period where brands get attention by latching themselves on to the hottest new names in professional football. But with each year, the effectiveness of these deals decline because it’s the same brands over and over again. Until now.

  • NFL Players Tackle Hollywood Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 3:24 PM ET
    Hollywood sign

    It's an industry where only the toughest thrive. Where everything's a game. Competition is cutthroat. Careers can be cut short. Survivors know how to block and tackle. I'm talking about the movie biz. No wonder football players want in.

  • NFL Players Tackle Hollywood   Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 12:00 PM ET
    NFL Players Tackle Hollywood

    This week on the Universal Studios backlot, 20 current and former football players participated in the NFL's first Hollywood Boot Camp, a four-day crash course in all aspects of the movie business. CNBC's Jane Wells has the details.

  • 76th Masters Begins Today   Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 6:28 AM ET
    76th Masters Begins Today

    Golf season is officially underway. Brandel Chamblee, of the Golf Channel, weighs in.

  • Nike's New NFL Jersey Designs   Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 12:20 PM ET
    Nike's New NFL Jersey Designs

    CNBC's Darren Rovell speaks to Charlie Denson, Nike president about the 32 redesigned NFL jerseys.

  • Hollywood Agencies Fight Over Tim Tebow Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 12:07 PM ET
    Tim Tebow

    Michael Levine stood out in the room full of media at Tim Tebow’s Jets news conference on Monday. The co-head of CAA Sports, dressed in a dapper suit, schmoozed TV media types and looked on like a proud businessman. After all, Tim Tebow was his business. Well, sort of. CAA’s Hollywood rival, William Morris Endeavor, actually also counts Tebow as a client.

  • Tebow is Excited!   Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 7:31 AM ET
    Tebow is Excited!

    Tim Tebow tells the press he is excited to join the NY Jets. So excited, in fact, he used the word 43 times.

  • Tiger Woods' Popularity Apparent Again Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 10:59 AM ET
    Tiger Woods holds the trophy after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge.

    In the days after life started unraveling for Tiger Woods, it was hard to ever see the light. Hard to believe that he didn't alienate the masses. Hard to believe that he'd ever be marketable again.

  • Costly Off-Field Athlete Injuries Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 4:54 PM ET
    If you’re a professional athlete, injuries are almost guaranteed. Whether it’s a repetitive stress injury from tennis, a torn ACL from football or something more brutal like a hockey stick to the face, sports injuries are simply a part of life for the professional athlete.Those who spend their hours on the field may court blunt force trauma, but that doesn’t mean they can’t injure themselves off the field as well. During this year’s baseball spring training, New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamber

    If you’re a professional athlete, injuries are almost guaranteed. However, sometimes the off-field injuries are so bizarre they become noteworthy.

  • Clinton Portis #26 of the Washington Redskins suffers a concussion on a play against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on November 8, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.

    If you want to know why Goodell had such a heavy hand, look no further than the amount of concussion lawsuits that are currently filed against the league by former players.

  • Denver Broncos Trade Tim Tebow to New York Jets Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 1:19 PM ET
    Tim Tebow

    In a surprise move, the Denver Broncos have traded quarterback Tim Tebow to the New York Jets for a fourth-round draft pick.

  • Tebow Traded, Sean Payton Suspended   Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 1:11 PM ET
    Tebow Traded, Sean Payton Suspended

    CNCB's Darren Rovell breaks down the Tim Tebow trade to the New York Jets and the full-year suspension of Saints' head coach Sean Payton for running a team that placed bounties on opposing players. The Saints were also fined $500,000 and lost two second round draft picks -- one in 2012 and another in 2013. Former defensive coordinator Greg Williams, who took a job with the Rams this year, has been suspended indefinitely.

  • Report: Tim Tebow Traded to NY Jets   Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 12:54 PM ET
    Report: Tim Tebow Traded to NY Jets

    CNBC's Darren Rovell says ESPN is reporting Tim Tebow will be traded to the New York Jets for a fourth-round draft pick.

  • Peyton Manning Agrees to $96 Million Deal With Broncos Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 12:05 PM ET
    Peyton Manning

    The Denver Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning have reached a $96 million agreement on for a five-year contract.

  • Peyton Manning speaks during a press conference announcing his release from the Indianapolis Colts.

    There’s not a lot of inventory to sell because the Denver Broncos are one of those teams that will have fans in the stands no matter how competitive they are. They’ve sold out every game since 1970.