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  • Explosive Sports Feuds Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 5:03 PM ET
    What would professional sports be without trash talking, grudges, beefs and rivalries? For some, feuds are as integral to spectator sports as the game itself, and sometimes, a contentious situation between star athletes, their coaches and team owners is as enthralling as the score, and can create additional interest in the main event.Some sports feuds are legendary, such as Mike Piazza and Roger Clemens; Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier; John Rocker and the entire city of New York. Some feuds starte

    For some, feuds are as integral to spectator sports as the game itself. Read ahead to see which recent sports feuds have been exciting, thrilling and explosive.

  • Lin Outsells Kobe On NBA's Best Selling Jersey List Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 7:48 AM ET
    Jeremy Lin

    With the last game of the regular season tonight, the NBA released its traditional jersey sales rankings on Thursday morning, based on sales at its online store and its temporary store in Manhattan.

  • Shake Shack — Coming To A Ballpark Near You? Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 5:09 PM ET
    Mets Citifield

    Ask any fan of the Mets or the Nationals what the best part about coming to the ballpark is and you’re bound to get fans to put Shake Shack at the top.

  • Magic Johnson Answers Critics Over Dodgers Price Tag Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 10:38 AM ET
    Magic Johnson

    When the winning Magic Johnson/Guggenheim Partners Dodgers price emerged, there were many critics questioning the price paid for it.

  • 76th Masters Begins Today Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 6:28 AM ET
    76th Masters Begins Today

    Golf season is officially underway. Brandel Chamblee, of the Golf Channel, weighs in.

  • Baseball’s Greatest Attractions Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 2:14 PM ET
    As the major league teams wrap up spring training and hit the road for the start of another baseball season, many fans are also ready to embark on their own baseball road trips. America’s favorite pastime offers a great lens through which you can see the country. While most recommended road trips will take you to major and minor league stadiums, we offer another kind of tour: businesses and nonprofit ventures that give you a different window on the game. And if you time your visit to these place

    While most recommended road trips will take you to major and minor league stadiums, we offer another kind of tour: businesses and nonprofit ventures that give you a different window on the game.

  • Yogi Berra on Baseball and Business Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 10:52 AM ET
    Yogi Berra

    Although he is best known for his celebrated career spent behind the plate for the New York Yankees from the late 1940's until the early 1960s, Yogi Berra is also a successful businessman.

  • The 10 Richest MLB Owners Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 4:23 PM ET
    With the 2012 MLB season getting under way, the biggest moves in baseball’s off-season were focused on the teams rather than the players. The league shook up the playoff structure, adding an additional one game wild-card round, while also announcing that the Houston Astros will become an American League team in 2013. More recently, the financially troubled L.A. Dodgers were auctioned off, with a record-breaking bid of $2.15 billion coming in from an investment group that included former NBA star

    With all the money involved in the sport, the question remains: who are the richest owners in baseball? Click ahead for the Top 10.

  • Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland

    With Opening Day around the corner small businesses in big league cities with downtown ballparks eagerly await the arrival of their teams from spring training, drawing hordes to the area.

  • Five Things Magic & New Dodgers' Owners Must Understand Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 11:03 AM ET
    Magic Johnson

    The typical corny sports cliches that often cross over into the world of business do not apply when describing Magic Johnson's winning bid for the Dodgers. This deal is not a slam dunk, it is not a touchdown, and it is far from a home run.

  • Tiger Woods' Popularity Apparent Again Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 10:59 AM ET
    Tiger Woods holds the trophy after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge.

    In the days after life started unraveling for Tiger Woods, it was hard to ever see the light. Hard to believe that he didn't alienate the masses. Hard to believe that he'd ever be marketable again.

  • Costly Off-Field Athlete Injuries Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 4:54 PM ET
    If you’re a professional athlete, injuries are almost guaranteed. Whether it’s a repetitive stress injury from tennis, a torn ACL from football or something more brutal like a hockey stick to the face, sports injuries are simply a part of life for the professional athlete.Those who spend their hours on the field may court blunt force trauma, but that doesn’t mean they can’t injure themselves off the field as well. During this year’s baseball spring training, New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamber

    If you’re a professional athlete, injuries are almost guaranteed. However, sometimes the off-field injuries are so bizarre they become noteworthy.

  • 11 Celebrities Hit by the Taxman Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 4:51 PM ET
    It’s not tax time just yet, but it’s looming uncomfortably on the horizon. The conscientious among us have already filed their tax forms or are in the process of doing so. The rest of us hem, haw and put it off until the last minute.Apart from the punctual and the lackadaisical, another category of taxpayer exists: The taxpayer who, for one reason or another, has failed to accurately disclose all of his or her earnings. Sometimes this is a simple mistake. Sometimes it’s the accountant’s fault. S

    Some celebrities, including Lauryn Hill, fell out of good standing with the IRS, and paid dearly for it. Read ahead to see some of the celebrities who just didn’t get that return in on time.

  • Spring Training Homes Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 9:57 AM ET
    There are few things more convenient than living near one’s workplace. The stress of commuting is minimal when the office is ten minutes away by car, and sunny days afford the opportunity for leisurely walks home at sunset while coworkers sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic.Baseball players have to travel the country during the regular season, so this scenario isn’t an option for six months out of the year. The one time when this scenario does, in fact, play out for them is during spring training, w

    There are few things more convenient than living near one’s workplace, but baseball players travel during the season. See where some of Major League Baseball’s stars live during spring training.

  • LA Dodgers

    There are some very sophisticated business people bidding for the Los Angeles Dodgers. One clearly knows how to make money. The other knows how sports businesses work. And yet, no one I talk to can figure out how there's money to be made if the Dodgers are sold for more than $1.3 billion, as has been speculated.

  • NY Mets Owe Up to $83 Million to Madoff Trustee Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 12:45 PM ET

    A judge has ruled that owners of the New York Mets professional baseball team owe up to $83 million to the trustee recovering money for Bernard Madoff investors.

  • Big Heads Become Cottage Industry Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 1:55 PM ET
    Jeremy Lin Big Heads

    For years, fans have held mini heads of players on a stick. I remember holding one myself in 1999 of our best player Evan Eschmeyer while I was at Northwestern.

  • Baseball Great Curt Shilling Has Game Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 6:45 PM ET
    Baseball Great Curt Shilling Has Game

    Former all-star pitcher, Curt Shilling, 38 Studios founder & chairman, discusses his company's new video game, "Kings of Amalur: Reckoning", with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.

  • How Small-Market Teams Survive Baseball Economics Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 1:10 PM ET
    Jason Motte #30 and Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after defeating the Texas Rangers 3-2 during Game One of the MLB World Series at Busch Stadium on October 19, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri.

    It's not easy, but  teams in places like St. Louis, Milwaukee, Tampa and Minneapolis-St. Paul have found ways to win on the field, as well as economically, against their big-market competitors.

  • Luxury Suites Rule Revenue Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 1:09 PM ET
    Met Life Stadium luxury box.

    Across the NFL and MLB, team owners know wealthy individuals and big corporations are willing to pay big bucks for a private box. It's an unbeatable formula.