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  • 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.

  • NFL Labor Agreement Still Possible: Packers' CEO Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 4:25 PM ET
    Green Bay Packers fans react after watching the Green Bay Packers defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl at Stadium View Bar.

    As the March 4th deadline approaches for a collective bargaining agreement to be reached between the National Football League Players Association and the NFL, the Greenbay Packers' president and CEO told CNBC Wendesday he is confident an agreement can happen.

  • You Give Us The Caption To Our Irina Shayk Photos Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 3:57 PM ET

    On Tuesday, we had Irina Shayk. new SI Swimsuit cover model in studio. We had some trouble writing some captions for these photos. You come up with the best ones, we'll credit you on the blog tomorrow.TBA

  • Under Armour Wins The Cam Newton Marketing Race Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 9:59 AM ET
    Under Armour

    Former Auburn University Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Cam Newton has signed a shoe and apparel deal with Under Armour.

  • Cam Newton's Shoe & Apparel Negotiations Heat Up Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 3:00 PM ET
    Cam Newton

    Cam Newton’s media workout yesterday in San Diego was by most accounts a stellar performance. Former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer, now an ESPN analyst, said scouts “would have been slobbering.” And while it might start to move him up the draft boards, the workout could also help the Heisman Trophy winner up the ante in the biggest marketing battle over an NFL Draft pick since Reggie Bush five years ago.

  • Poll: Neither Side Winning The NFL Labor PR Battle Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 11:55 AM ET
    Football

    In the public relations battle between NFL owners and the NFL Players Association, no one is winning. That’s according to a poll conducted by media agency Optimum/OMD released exclusively to CNBC.

  • Fans Still Defensive About Jersey Sponsorships Thursday, 10 Feb 2011 | 1:10 PM ET

    Sponsorships on jerseys could bring the major sports leagues more than $370 million, according to a new study by Horizon Media. The report suggested that a logo on the game day jerseys of top NFL teams like the Cowboys, Patriots, Giants, Jets and Eagles was worth $14 million each per year. A corporate logo on a Yankees jersey would be worth some $13 million a season, while the Lakers represented an NBA high value of $4 million.

  • How Much Did You Pay For The Super Bowl Flyover? Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 4:10 PM ET
    Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium

    The U.S. Navy is hoping to put into context the cost and the purpose of the flyover of four F-18 fighter jets on Super Bowl Sunday.

  • Super Bowl Ticket Snafu: NFL Steps It Up For Fans Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 6:35 PM ET

    The NFL issued offered another option on Tuesday night for the 400 fans who had purchased seats to the Super Bowl in sections 425A and 430A, only to be turned away because the fire marshal had deemed the temporary setup unsafe. In a statement provided to CNBC, the league made an offer.

  • Superbowl XLV Logo

    Yesterday, I wrote about how it at least appeared like the NFL had done a good job in recovering from the ticket disaster at Super Bowl XLV. But after talking with two of the people who were among the 400 people who never got the seats they paid for, I'm not confident that's accurate...I’m not sure the experience of the fans was as positive as the league is suggesting it was.