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  • The NFL and MLB have threatened to move all of their games to cable television if streaming startup Aereo is deemed legal.

  • NFL and MLB file brief against Aereo

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on the battle brewing between the leagues and the video streaming service.

  • Seating at the newly renovated Madison Square Garden.

    Some of these seats provide a view you've never seen before. Others enable you to see and be seen with movers and shakers of Wall Street, Hollywood and sports.

  • David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after hitting a two-run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals in the sixth inning of Game Two of the World Series on October 24, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.

    World Series MVP David Ortiz, of the Red Sox, loves Red Sox fans and was honored to win the World Series after the Boston marathon bombing.

  • World Series win very special: MV-'Papi'

    MLB's World Series Most Valuable Player David "Big Papi" Ortiz says the Boston Red Sox club turned the season around by having great attitudes, big hearts and a great manager. It's special to play for Boston, he says.

  • A security officer stands at the finish line of the New York City Marathon October 31, 2013 in New York as preparations continue for the November 3 race.

    They're back in the Big Apple: 50,000 runners, including over 21,000 holdovers from the canceled 2012 race, plus more than $1 million to ensure safety.

  • William DeWitt Jr. (left) and John Henry

    Whether the Cardinals or Red Sox win the World Series, the big money owners are already earning handsomely.

  • St. Louis Cardinal Carlos Beltran wears the World Series logo on his cap during baseball practice on Sunday  in St. Louis.

    The Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals square off Wednesday in the 2013 World Series. What a difference 50 years makes.

  • Nike+ Fuelband SE

    The world's biggest sporting goods maker has unveiled the latest iteration of its FuelBand fitness tracker.

  • English soccer fans were booking their flights to Rio de Janeiro Tuesday evening after a shaky qualifying round finally ended with the national team qualifying for next year's Brazilian World Cup.

  • The Minnesota Vikings run on to the field before their game in September against the Pittsburgh Steelers in London.

    More games overseas by the major U.S. sports are part of a growing effort to reach wider audiences.

  • Brad Pitt in the film Moneyball.

    For the most part, the size of a player's salary, or a team's payroll, didn't have a lot to do with a baseball team's entry into this postseason.

  • Baseball playoffs show rich teams don't always win

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports that some teams haven taken lessons from "Moneyball." Two of this year's playoff teams had among the lowest salary totals in the majors.

  • As the hockey season begins, analysts say the NHL may never be in a better place as a sport.

  • Lebron James visits the Audemars Piguet factory in Switzerland where he helped design a limited edition watch called the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph.

    "King James" teamed up with Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet. The watch comes with an 18-karat pink gold case and black ceramic and diamond set push pieces.

  • The two sides were trading blame, rather than blood vials, over hGH. The banned substance is far harder to detect than steroids.

  • Can $ take you from worst to first?

    CNBC's Jane Wells is at Dodger Stadium with Stan Kasten, LA Dodgers CEO and part-owner. Kasten discusses ways the stadium has improved, as well as ticket sales. "Our support from our fans has been fantastic," he says. MLB footage used with permission of MLB Advanced Media, L.P. All rights reserved. Visit MLB.com.

  • Pennant for sale?

    The LA Dodgers have the highest payroll in the league, but will that bring the team from worst to first? CNBC's Jane Well has the details on the legendary team live from Dodgers stadium.(MLB footage used with permission of MLB Advanced Media. All rights reserved. Visit MLB.com.)

  • But there is more at stake in the Champions League than a shiny trophy. The tournament is critical for a club's financial success and poor performance could have a big impact on a team's economic health, according to analysts.

  • MLB: Pirates on the prowl

    The Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 71-49 in the NL central division and have one of the best records in the majors. Robert Nutting, Pittsburgh Pirates chairman & majority owner, discusses what's driving his team's success.