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  • Next to Try and Sell Soccer in America: Lionel Messi Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 10:35 AM ET
    Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi is the best soccer player in the world but he's virtually unknown in the United States. However, Adidas believes Messi is such a transcendent star, it just launched a global retail brand of shoes and apparel that are all about him.

  • Beckham Arrives in China as Football Ambassador Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 3:56 AM ET
    David Beckham

    David Beckham arrived in China on Tuesday as an ambassador to help develop young players as the country tries to clean up its football image after a spate of corruption scandals.

  • Spanish Football Clubs Face Debt Hangover Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 8:28 AM ET
    FC Barcelona

    Spanish football clubs spending less on players speaks to the league's ongoing problems with debt.

  • Power Rundown: DOJ Lawsuit Against S&P   Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 1:55 PM ET
    Power Rundown: DOJ Lawsuit Against S&P

    CNBC's John Carney and Brian Shactman discuss the DOJ's lawsuit against Standard and Poor's, and a new soccer probe uncovering betting profits of $11 billion.

  • Emirates Airline Signs Formula One Sponsorship Deal Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 6:27 AM ET

    Emirates airline sealed a five-year branding deal with Formula One motor racing on Tuesday as it tries to outdo regional rivals for global prominence.

  • Probe Finds Suspected Fixing in Soccer Matches Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 10:28 AM ET
    Director of Europol Rob Wainwright.

    Criminal organizations have infiltrated the highest levels of soccer, threatening the integrity of the sport, law enforcement officials said Monday.

  • World Cup Pie: Why Some Want a Bigger Slice Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 6:36 AM ET
    FIFA President Joseph S Blatter presents Qatar for the host of 2022 FIFA World Cup.

    Qatar's billion-dollar spending spree in preparation for the 2022 World Cup is bringing fresh business to companies of most shapes and sizes. But the chief executive of Doha Bank is calling on the government to take a more active role to ensure "equal opportunity".

  • Who Is Katherine Webb?   Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 1:47 PM ET
    Who Is Katherine Webb?

    Ratings for last night's college football championship were higher than the year before. CNBC's Brian Shactman and Kayla Tausche discuss what has everyone talking about a woman named Katherine Webb.

  • A German Resurgence, Feet First Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 12:01 AM ET

    The resurgence of German soccer began, like the country's economic comeback, after a long slide toward stagnation amid dire prophecies of impending irrelevance.

  • Usmanov Ready to Take Control of Arsenal Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 3:49 AM ET
    Arsene Wenger the Manager of Arsenal speaks to Robin van Persie of Manchester United

    The second-largest shareholder of U.K. soccer team Arsenal has told CNBC that he is ready to do all he can to help the team and is ready to take control of the club and buy the remaining shares.

  •  Russia's Usmanov: Mistake to Let Robin Van Persie Go

    Alisher Usmanov, founder of USM Holdings and Russia's richest man speaks exclusively to CNBC's Geoff Cutmore about his involvement in Arsenal football club in which he has a thirty percent stake.

  • Abramovich’s Management Style Raises Many Questions

    U.K. soccer team Chelsea have this week sacked their eighth manager in nine years which has lead to criticism from numerous pundits and fans up and down the country. It’s also raised questions about the owner of the team, Roman Abramovich’s style of management and why people would want to work for him.

  • Ryder Cup: The Competition for Your Wrist Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 4:35 PM ET
    Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy of Europe celebrate on the 18th green after defeating the team of Furyk/Snedeker 1up during the Morning Foursome Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 28, 2012 in Medinah, Illinois.

    The most intense competition might be for the space on players' wrists — and yours.

  • Bad NFL Call: A $1 Billion Mistake? Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 12:29 PM ET
    Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks makes a catch in the end zone to defeat the Green Bay Packers on a controversial call by the officials at CenturyLink Field on September 24, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

    On the final play of Monday night's NFL game, a controversial touchdown call changed the game's outcome.  Some sources say it was a $150-300 million dollar swing. Various Las Vegas sources told CNBC, it was much more than that.

  • For NFL, Does a Blown Call by Referees Really Matter? Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 10:47 AM ET
    Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks makes a catch in the end zone to defeat the Green Bay Packers on a controversial call by the officials at CenturyLink Field on September 24, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

    On the final play of Monday night's game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers, a Seahawks pass was called a touchdown when it appeared Green Bay had actually intercepted the ball.  But does a "blown call" really matter?

  • NJ-nets-barclays-center-inside-200.jpg

    At Friday's ribbon cutting for the Barclays Center, the new Brooklyn home for the NBA's Nets franchise, a transformation was clear.  The New Jersey Nets were never cool. The BROOKLYN Nets are.

  • Malcolm Glazer's Love for Debt a Liability for Man U Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 2:40 PM ET
    Manchester United's owners Malcom Glazer (L) and Steven Glazer attend their club's training session.

    Investors have been lukewarm to the IPO of the world's most popular sports team, in part because of the debt its owner used to take possession of it.

  • Man Utd Dual Class Shares IPO Criticized Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 2:06 AM ET
    Manchester United IPO

    The initial public offering of Manchester United is on track to be finalized by Thursday evening in spite of some criticism over how one of the world’s most supported football clubs is going public, according to people close to the deal, the FT reports.

  • Manchester United IPO

    And in less than a month, investors will be able to own shares of the iconic team, winners 19 English Premier League titles.

  • Usmanov Launches Attack on Arsenal Board Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 2:20 AM ET
    Arsenal-Soccer-Club.jpg

    Arsenal’s second-biggest shareholder has attacked the English Premier League football club’s management after its star player decided not to renew his contract when it runs out at the end of the 2012-13 season, the Financial Times reports.