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  • Albert Pujols Deserves Free Agency Payday from Angels Thursday, 8 Dec 2011 | 1:59 PM ET
    Albert Pujols

    What do athletes owe the fans? That's the question many in St. Louis are asking today. Some fans think it's delivering the goods and boy has Albert Pujols done that.  But some fans think that they're owed eternal loyalty. That's not fair.  It's not fair to LeBron James and it's not fair to Albert Pujols. Athletes deserve to go somewhere to get more money and they deserve to go somewhere where they think they can better win a title.

  • Did The Baseball Union Make a Colossal Mistake? Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 6:03 PM ET

    When Major League Baseball owners and the players announced that they had reached a new Collective Bargaining Agreement a couple weeks ago, I immediately thought, "Why was it so easy?"

  • Father and Son Pro Athletes Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 4:39 PM ET
    Professional sports are full of sons who have taken up the mantle of their fathers and gone into the family business. There’s Bobby and Barry Bonds. There’s Archie Manning, who spawned a professional football dynasty in his sons Eli and Peyton. And then there’s the Ken Griffeys and the Cal Ripkens, junior and senior.Unlike some who follow their fathers into the family business, none of these pro athlete sons can be accused of gaining their careers through nepotism. They may have famous pedigrees

    Who are some professional athlete fathers whose sons followed in their footsteps? Find out!

  • Sports: NBA Rejected! Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:34 PM ET
    Jason Kidd #2 of the Dallas Mavericks drives against LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat in Game Six of the 2011 NBA Finals.

    Basketball's  labor-management battle costs dearly, Nike puts its stamp on the NFL merchandizing and a sponsorship goes to a new level.

  • Kidnapped Major League Player Ramos Is Freed Saturday, 12 Nov 2011 | 8:48 AM ET

    The kidnapping ordeal of Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos ended after two days when Venezuelan police commandos swooped in to rescue him in a flurry of gunfire and arrested five alleged abductors.

  • Does Fox Have To Buy The Dodgers Again? Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 2:16 PM ET
    LA Dodgers

    Early this morning, Major League Baseball and Frank McCourt issued a joint statement saying that they agreed to recommend to the bankruptcy court to hold an auction for the sale of the Dodgers. When prospective owners are bandied about, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban comes up first, because he's a fan's owner and he has the cash. But Cuban told the LA Times yesterday that he wouldn't be interested in the team if the price was over $1 billion. Who else gets in? I think Fox, which sold the team, stadium and parking lots to McCourt for $421 million in 2004, could -- and might have to -- throw its name in the hat again.

  • 11 Costly Sports Divorces Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 12:07 PM ET
    On Oct. 31, 2011, the world was blindsided by the news that reality TV star Kim Kardashian was divorcing her husband, National Basketball Association star Kris Humphries. The couple had married on Aug. 20, 2011 in a storybook wedding worth . A mere 72 days later, however, Kardashian had filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.Fortunately, the couple had a prenuptial agreement in place, so each party is likely to walk away from the union with their finances intact. This puts Humphrie

    However long they were married, the price of breaking the contract was huge -- sometimes even reached nine figures.

  • L.A. Dodgers & MLB To Sell Team Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 8:08 AM ET
    L.A. Dodgers & MLB To Sell Team

    CNBC's Darren Rovell has the details on the Los Angeles Dodgers and Major League Baseball's agreement to sell the team and its media rights.

  • Paid Tweets are a Gray Area for Athletes and Celebrities Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 1:57 PM ET

    Earlier this month, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick tweeted: "Check these prizes from the McDonald's monopoly game," and included a link. Next to the tweet it said "spon," which I assume meant sponsored. So I called up McDonald's and asked them if they were now sponsoring Michael Vick.

  • There's Big Money In Ditching the Dugout Phones Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 11:21 AM ET
    Tony La Russa

    It was just three days ago that the New York Times penned a story on the old dugout phones, telling the tale about how earlier in the year, the phones malfunctioned with the St. Louis Cardinals. Last night, Cardinals bullpen coach Derek Lilliquist didn't tell Jason Motte to warm up on two occasions because he said he didn't hear LaRussa because of crowd noise.

  • The Texas Team Owners Nobody Knows Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 10:51 AM ET
    Nolan Ryan

    Texas. It's the land where everything is bigger and sports owners stand out. Jerry Jones builds the biggest in-stadium TV at Cowboys Stadium and Mark Cuban isn't afraid to say anything, until a superstitious code of silence led to the Mavericks first ever championship last season. And yet, two billionaires own a Texas team that will play in it's second straight World Series and even Rangers fans would be hard pressed to come up with their names. And they both couldn't be happier about that.

  • Tom Cruise as Jerry Maguire

    Last night, 60 Minutes aired a piece on superagent Drew Rosenhaus and mentioned that he was the main inspiration for "Jerry Maguire." The film's director Cameron Crowe chimed in after I suggested it was modeled more after agent Leigh Steinberg than Drew.

  • 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.

  • How Much of An Advantage Is a Bigger Payroll? Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 3:31 PM ET
    MLB baseballs seen through the netting of a basket

    We all know that it's easier to make the playoffs in a sport without a salary cap if your team spends more money. More money allows you to acquire valuable free agents and make more mistakes in your talent evaluation and still recover. But how much more of an advantage is a larger payroll in Major League Baseball?

  • Brad Pitt in Moneyball

    "Moneyball" is not just a baseball story. It is a fascinating look at how breaking old thinking and applying new metrics can improve efficiency and generate better results. Some have called this the best book on marketing that’s not about marketing.

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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.

  • Review: ‘Moneyball’ Movie Hits A Double Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 3:39 PM ET
    Brad Pitt in Moneyball

    When Sony bought the rights to "Moneyball," it had a hard time finding the right script. It was all understandable. The decision was made not to bastardize the truthful nature of the best-selling book based on the Oakland A's accomplishing so much on a flimsy budget. The problem was simple: The truth wasn't good enough. And that's unfortunately what turns this film into a double, instead of a home run.

  • 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!

  • There's Nothing Like The Packers Economy Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 4:12 PM ET
    Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

    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.