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  • NFL Labor Negotiations: Updates From the Scene Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 5:41 PM ET

    If there's one central issue to the talks, one issue at will make or break today and what happens from here, it revolves around this question: How much of a partnership is the owner-player relationship?

  • NFL Players Decertify As Strike Seems Certain Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 5:41 PM ET
    Drew Brees makes his way into the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service building for the NFL labor negotiations on March 3, 2011.

    After 16 days of mediated talks with the NFL, the sides could not reach agreement on a new deal. The current one expires at the end of Friday, and the league could lock out its players.

  • NFL Bargaining Agreement Expires Tonight     Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 2:53 PM ET

    CNBC's Darren Rovell has the details on the NFL owners and players meeting over the collective bargaining agreement.

  • Could an NFL Strike Cause a Football Credit Crisis? Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 10:14 AM ET

    It's deadline time again for the NFL as the team owners and players stare in the face another expiration date.

  • “People wait all year for football season. It would be terrible for the whole industry, it would be like the baseball strike was — fans suffer, businesses suffer. We’re hoping cooler heads will prevail.”

  • Domonique Foxworth

    Earlier today, we talked on air with Baltimore Ravens player representative Domonique Foxworth about the state of the NFL labor negotiations. Here's a transcript and video of the conversation.

  • NFL Labor Talks Take Turn Over Financials Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 1:57 PM ET

    The toughest part of the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations never had anything to do with the rookie wage scale, an 18-game season or increased benefits to players.

  • Key Pro Sports Lockouts and Strikes Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 2:01 PM ET
    The 2011 NFL season is scheduled to begin Sept . 8. However, with a possible lockout on the horizon, football fans are anxiously consulting their calendars in anticipation of a much more imminent date, March 12. The collective bargaining agreement that league owners and the National Football League Players Association have had a in place for six years recently expired, and if the parties can’t agree to a new one by March 12, 2011, a lockout goes into effect. Depending on how long it lasts, the l

    The NFL lockout could result in cancelled games, or even threaten the entire season. Click to see the most notable lockouts and strikes in recent sports history.

  • Time For The NFL To Open The Books Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 10:46 AM ET

    I'm not sure why they've been so scared, but if the owners want to do a deal with the players, who clearly have the leverage now, they have to show them the books.

  • NFL, Players' Union Agree on 7-day Extension Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 5:07 PM ET

    The NFL and the players' union have agreed on a seven-day extension of the collective bargaining agreement, said a person with knowledge of the talks.

  • Poll: Who Do You Support in the NFL Dispute? Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 4:15 PM ET

    The NFL and the player's union are locked in a battle over the collective bargaining agreement that was supposed to end Friday morning at midnight - but was extended. Issues on the table include dividing up the $9 billion in revenues, medical treatment and pensions for players, as well as number of games played.

  • Now that they're done extending the extension, it's time to talk the real issues. Because of the leverage of decertification and their advantage in front of the judge in the court they would file an antitrust lawsuit in, the players have essentially stopped the owners from being able to lock them out.

  • The idea that the owners and the union have extended the Collective Bargaining Agreement for another day is a huge win for the NFL Players Association.

  • NFL Lockout Talks — Updates From the Scene Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 6:16 PM ET

    Throughout the day, we'll be following what is scheduled to be the final day before the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement expires.

  • I have spoken to so many football fans that have told me they would love to be a fly on the wall where the NFL negotiations are taking place. I thought that myself so I figured why not talk to someone who has participated in one of the most contentious NFL labor talks? I decided to speak with Susan Tose Spencer.

  • NFL Loses Major Leverage Issue Over Players Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 9:45 AM ET

    The NFL lost a major piece of leverage in the labor negotiations last night when federal judge David S. Doty ruled that the NFL's extensions with its television partners, that included payments made even during a work stoppage, were not negotiated in good faith.

  • Autograph King Signs Newton, Ingram and Fairley Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 3:52 PM ET
    Cam Newton

    For 15 years, Gary Takahashi has made some of the most bold calls in the sports autograph world. From his office in Kaneohe, Hawaii, he determines whose John Hancock he can sell at a premium price and offers guaranteed cash, sometimes in the seven-figure range. The players that Takahashi’s company, GT Sports Marketing, does deals with are usually the most marketable guys in the draft. So who did he sign to exclusive deals this year? Well, they all played their ball in Alabama.

  • Deron Williams

    There has been much ado about Carmelo Anthony heading to the New York Knicks and significantly less buzz when news broke earlier today (Wednesday) that the New Jersey Nets had acquired Utah Jazz point guard Deron Williams.

  • Irina Shayk Caption Contest Winners Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 11:26 AM ET

    Last week, we had SI Swimsuit cover model Irina Shayk at CNBC. While she was here, we of course took a couple photos and launched a caption contest.  We received plenty of entries, but gastroenterologist Jason Klapman submitted three stellar captions, we thought we'd use them all.

  • 12 Devastating Sports Departures Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 11:45 AM ET
    When LeBron James left the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers in the summer of 2010 and became a free agent, many teams tried to gain his services. A media frenzy ensued and in the hours leading up to the announcement of James’ new team, speculation reached a fever pitch. Finally, he ended the suspense and announced that he would sign with the Miami Heat. The Cavaliers were forgotten in the chaos and without him they became just another team, at one point losing 25 games in a row and, according to analys

    Many sports teams have seen their fortune go from good to bad when a star athlete jumps ship. Click to see some of the most painful defections in sports history.