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  • 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.

  • New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez being led out of his home in handcuffs.

    The pace of athletes making the police blotter seems to have sped up dangerously this year.

  • Alex Rodriguez suspended for 211 games

    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 #13 of the New York Yankees stands on third base during a rehab game for the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Fightin Phils at Arm & Hammer Park on August 3, 2013 in Trenton, New Jersey.

    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.

  • A-Rod suspended for 211 games

    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.

  • Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez

    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.

  • Alex Rodriguez among 12 other MLB player suspended

    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.

  • MLB suspends more than a dozen players

    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.

  • A-Rod likely facing suspension

    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.

  • A-Rod likely facing 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.

  • Alex Rodriguez likely facing suspension

    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.

  • Executive Edge: JetBlue goes first class

    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.

  • Power Rundown: Ultimatum for Alex Rodriguez

    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.

  • Milwaukee Brewer's Ryan Braun is suspended until next season following a positive test for elevated testosterone.

    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.

  • The SEC is looking into the deal that financed the construction of Marlins Park in Florida.

    Live attendance in pro U.S. sports, basketball, football, and even motor car racing and college football, has declined or leveled off.

  • Apple's fresh start

    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.

  • Joe Torre Beyond the Pinstripes

    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.