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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 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 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.
Now that we've passed 100 days in the NFL lockout, and it's getting closer to when a deal would have to be done in order to not miss a week of the season, we've finally seen the owners step up their game with a better compromise. It's funny that anyone is surprised of the seemingly sudden move. This was always going to happen. Games were never going to be lost. Why? Because the NFL has it too good. There aren't any financial problems with the sport.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.
For the last five years, Peter Beveridge has been innovating in the eye-black space. Looking to grow even more, having sold more than five million pairs of eye black last year, Beveridge has signed its first female spokesperson, Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
Under Armour stock is up 450 percent since its bottom during the recession and the company has announced aggressive expansion plans, with a goal of doubling revenue by the end of 2013.
Ever since Bruce Jenner appeared on a Wheaties box, companies have used top athletes to boost sales. Check out our list of top athletes with lucrative endorsement deals.
Many of us have long trashed the classic sports posters that graced our childhood bedrooms. They were marked up with tape or got ripped over the years. That's why I think what Adam Shopkorn is doing is amazing. Shopkorn is a friend of mine from my days at summer camp (Greylock in Beckett, Mass.) who has a great niche.
Click to see the second careers that athletes have pursued after they left the playing field once and for all.
Michael Vick came out of prison in 2009 seeking a second chance. He got it with the Philadelphia Eagles, and that led to his first endorsement contract, in January, with padding maker Unequal Technologies.
Discussing Unequal's expo pads used in professional football, with Robert Vito, Unequal Technologies and why Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, called the company to make chest and leg protectors with military level technology.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and several owners have met the last two days with NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith, a group of players and a U.S. magistrate judge.
I'm shocked. I knew that there would someone who would agree to pay $200 million for a minority share of the New York Mets. I just didn't think it would David Einhorn of all people. If you don't know of Einhorn, he's not exactly a "sit back and watch" kind of guy.
N.Y. Jets owner Woody Johnson is "positive" there will be a 2011 football season, he told CNBC Thursday.
Discussing the season ahead for the Jets and Mitt Romney's Presidential aspirations, with Woody Johnson, New York Jets owner.
Kevin Durant fans seemed to be up in arms with me on Twitter when I said that I thought the Oklahoma City Thunder forward needed a bit more personality to be more marketable. Durant does have deals with Nike, Gatorade, Panini, EA Sports, Skullcandy headphones and Degree Men, but I thought the small market and a reserved demeanor didn't exactly make him stand out besides his amazing on the court performance, that is.
CNBC's Darren Rovell on NFL players being advised to not work out while negotiations continue during the lockout. The fear is, if any players get hurt, they could be released without pay once the lockout ends.
Several prominent agents have told their players not to do a stitch of working out as the NFL lockout continues. No lifting weights. No pickup basketball games. It's smart advice if the players want to make sure they're guaranteed their money for next season, if that season ever comes. When players get hurt during team-sanctioned mini-camps, they are covered. Any injury that they suffer still guarantees them the money that they are owed for that season.
Managing labor issues for the major sporting goods brands is a challenge. They often get their goods made in Asian countries that sometimes have no union support at factories that are charged with making many brands.