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  • NFL Political Donations Show the League Leans Right Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 3:59 PM ET
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    A new study out today from the Center for Responsive Politics ranked NFL teams by the volume of campaign money given by players, owners, executives and their spouses.

  • Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

    Aaron Rodgers continued to lead all NFL players in jersey sales in a new list released by the NFL on Wednesday. The list, which is based on sales on NFLShop.com, had the Packers quarterback on top, followed by Tom Brady and Mike Vick. Defensive players took the next two slots. Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, who finished first at the end of the regular season last year, came it in fourth, while Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews was at fifth.

  • Sports Fans Will Soon Know About Michael Rubin Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 9:39 AM ET
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    As founder of GSI Commerce, Michael Rubin is well-known in the business community. In the sports industry? Not so much. But Rubin is about to become one of the most influential people in the sports business.

  • Million-Dollar Sports Injuries Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 5:18 PM ET
    On July 30, 2011, the Indianapolis Colts decided not to mess with success. They renewed the contract of star quarterback Peyton Manning who, in a fit of generosity, agreed to five more years of service for a mere . He didn’t need to be the highest paid player in the NFL, he said, and he would make do with the same $18 million a year that Tom Brady squeaked by on.It turned out to be a better deal than anyone realized. On Sept. 7, 2011, after problems recovering from neck surgery that he had under

    What are some of the most notable multimillion-dollar sports injuries? Check out the list.

  • Mercedes

    I've been surprised by a lot of naming rights deals, but never more surprised than last night when it was reported that Mercedes-Benz has signed a naming rights deal to put its name on the Superdome. 

  • Torrey Smith of the Baltimore Ravens tries to pull in a pass against safety Eric Smith of the New York Jets on October 2, 2011. 

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and for years, the NFL, whose commissioner Roger Goodell saw his mother die from breast cancer, is doing its part by having its players wear pink on every from its cleats to towels to chin straps. But one professor has a study that shows that pink is not only not ideal, it could be detrimental to breast cancer fundraising.

  • MillerCoors filed a lawsuit against the New England Patriots on Monday afternoon after the America's second largest brewer claims the team reneged on an exclusive and more lucrative deal and chose to award that deal to its top competitor, Anheuser-Busch InBev, instead.

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    The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association has released its extensive study on team sports in America, arrived at by conducting more than 38,000 interviews earlier this year. Here are some of the most interesting facts.

  • Athletes With Foreclosed Homes Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 12:15 PM ET
    The list of athletes who lost huge sums of money after their playing days ended is long. Evander Holyfield may have been fearsome in the ring, but that didn’t stop him from nearly losing his house in 2008. Jose Canseco was a force to be reckoned with when he played baseball in the major league, but after his steroid use was made public the money dried up and he had to resort to reality TV gigs to keep the bills paid.For many athletes who lose their former earning power, it’s not just the paychec

    Many athletes who lost their earning power couldn’t keep up with their mortgage payments and were faced with foreclosure. Click to see the list of athletes with foreclosed homes.

  • NRG Energy CEO Talks Solar   Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 6:20 PM ET
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    Solar is not just about public service; it's also about creating money, says David Crane, NRG Energy chairman & CEO. "We helped the Redskins create their solar-powered stadium," he adds.

  • 10 Highly Paid Rookies Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 3:57 PM ET
    For many people, a first job is an entry-level position whose greatest form of payment is experience. People taking these jobs have to slowly climb the ladder and prove themselves before they can earn better money. They have to pay their dues.For professional athletes, there is no entry-level job--they’re put on the field on day one and expected to deliver the goods. Rookie athletes are well-compensated for this, and for many sports fans, the players’ salaries and contracts are almost as fascina

    Check out our list of rookie athletes who received huge paydays to play for major league teams!

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    Amy Barnett has been in the oversized American flag rental business for six years, but when the NFL called and said it needed to use her big flags stadiums around the country this past Sunday, Barnett had a problem.

  • Recession Catches Up to NFL—Sort of Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | 9:56 AM ET
    Snow surrounds the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Mall of America Stadium where the inflatable roof collapsed under the weight of snow during a storm Sunday morning December 12, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    As the NFL's Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints kicked off the football season on Thursday, even America's most popular sport finds that it isn't entirely spared by the recession.

  • There's Nothing Like The Packers Economy Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 4:12 PM ET
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    Green Bay, Wisconsin, is one of my favorite places on earth. I know, it sound strange. Who'd pick the frozen tundra over the waves in Maui? Um, me.

  • Packers CEO & Stadium Expansion   Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 11:55 AM ET

    Sharing insight into how the NFL league is faring financially since the recession and the latest on the stadium construction, with Mark Murphy, Green Bay Packers president/CEO and CNBC's Darren Rovell.

  • Patriots Owner: Football & Jobs   Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 7:35 AM ET
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    Weighing in on the employees that are able to work because the NFL lockout is over, with Robert Kraft, The Kraft Group chairman/CEO & New England Patriots owner.

  • Michigan State

    When she was in high school, Barbara Cossman bought a magazine that had an audio chip in it. It was one of things that she never forgot. So when she came to the University of Michigan and became director of publications for the Wolverines, her dream was embed the audio file of a famous play into a gameday program. Saturday, Cossman's dream will become a reality, as Michigan has printed 15,000 programs to be sold for its game against Notre Dame. Each gameday program includes an audio file of "The Catch," Desmond Howard's famous touchdown against Notre Dame twenty years ago.

  • Peyton Manning

    Peyton Manning's neck injury is bad for Colts fans, but it might be even worse for fantasy football owners who picked him right before the quarterback's rehabilitation issues became public.

  • Pepsi, NFL to Renew Partnership with Multi-Year Deal Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 9:55 AM ET
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    PepsiCo and the NFL say they're renewing their long-term partnership with a new, multi-year deal that starts next year.

  • The Most Expensive NFL Tickets 2011 Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 2:01 PM ET
    Every big NFL fan can't pony up the bucks to buy a personal seat license, so if they really want to go to a high-profile game they have to head to the secondary ticket market. The ticket prices displayed here represent the secondary market and are aggregated by TiqIQ from some of the largest ticket sellers, including StubHub, eBay, and TicketNetwork, so the prices listed here don't reflect actual face values. So, what are the 10 highest priced NFL games this season? Click ahead to find out.

    So, what are the 10 highest-priced NFL games this season? Click to find out!