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.
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.
The pace of athletes making the police blotter seems to have sped up dangerously this year.
A-Rod, along with 12 other Major League Baseball players faced suspensions today, and Time Warner Cable and CBS are still battling it out. CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports on tonight's headlines.
Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players in a drug case.
Among 12 other MLB players suspended, Alex Rodriguez plans to make his season debut tonight despite his 2013 and 2014 sentence. Awaiting A-Rod's meet with the media, Chris Boden, CSN Chicago White Sox reporter, reports how the 3rd baseman's appeal could play out.
Few things strike a nerve with fans and the media as player salaries do. Who are this year's highest-paid players in each US team sport? Click ahead to find out.
13 Major League Baseball players have been suspended including Yankee, Alex Rodriguez. CNBC's Mary Thompson reports A-Rod's suspension is for the remainder of the 2013 season as well as the whole 2014 season.
According to reports, more than a dozen MLB players have been suspended from the league. Awaiting official word on New York Yankee, Alex Rodriguez, Robert Simmelkjaer, NBC Sports, breaks down what may happen if the 3rd baseman appeals.
Major League Baseball is pushing back its announcement on biogenesis punishments until later in the day. Bob Nightengale, USA Today Sports, offers insight on the details of Alex Rodriquez's expected suspension.
Scott Rosner, University of Pennsylvania professor, and Selena Roberts, "A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez" author assess the fallout from a suspension of the Yankee third baseman.
The Yankees' slugger will reportedly be suspended today and through the end of the 2014 season, reports Rob Simmelkjaer, NBC Sports. Rodriguez is likely to appeal the suspension.
Low-cost carrier JetBlue plans to add premium seats to some of its plane; New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez will likely face suspension today from major league baseball; some banks are going high tech with the use of interactive teller machines; the wealthy are hoarding their cash, and California Gov. Jerry Brown has adverted a transit strike in San Francisco, reports CNBC's Becky Quick.
Michael Dell plans to stay with the company even if his buyout deal fails, and MLB is offering Alex Rodriguez a deal. CNBC's Bob Pisani and Jane Wells, discuss.
There's been no shortage of reaction to the suspension of Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun for the 65 games left in the season. But the biggest surprise is what players are saying.
Live attendance in pro U.S. sports, basketball, football, and even motor car racing and college football, has declined or leveled off.
Apple is reportedly searching for new talent to develop its iWatch, and Tesla Motors replaces Oracle on the Nasdaq today. CNBC's Simon Hobbs and Bob Pisani, discuss.
MLB executive vice president, Joe Torre, opens up about domestic violence and his Safe at Home Foundation. He gives his insight on instant replay revealing he is "hopeful by 2014 the MLB will have more instant replays. " He hopes "to gain trust back from the fans" after controversy surrounding the MLB and steroids.
Most of the contenders that could afford to compete are funded by a single source—a billionaire. Staging the event itself is estimated to cost as much as $100 million.
Want to know what $100 million will buy you? A sail boat so fast and sleek that its technology is more like an aircraft than a watercraft.