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  • 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.

  • CitiField

    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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sometimes the spectators at sporting events can draw as much attention as the players. It’s now common to find celebrity sports fans in the spotlight during telecasts of their favorite teams.These avid and loyal fans spend big bucks to sit up close – often in the first row. Take "Sopranos" actor Steve Schirripa , a longtime New York Yankees baseball fan who likes to sit behind home plate, where tickets cost up to $2,500a game. Or “Fantastic Four” star Jessica Alba, who often sits courtside at Go

    Who are these die-hard celebrity sports fans? Find out who made our list and how much just one of their tickets might cost.

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    Tom Brady and Tim Tebow are plenty marketable. But the two quarterbacks have two prominent deals that aren't exactly in slam-dunk endorsement categories: men's shoes and underwear.

  • New Era of Headware

    CNBC's Darren Rovell reports on New Era, a company that opened it's 11th flagship store in Los Angeles this month and provides headware for sports teams. Also, Pete Augustine, New Era president weighs in.

  • Direct TV Auto

    For $3,995, Firestone's company will provide you with the equipment -- a dish and receiver -- and DirecTV is only $6 more a month if you are already a DirecTV spacersubscriber. The programming you get in your car mirrors what you get in your house.

  • Chris Paul

    On Thursday night, word swirled around the Twitterverse that Chris Paul could be on his way to the Lakers in a trade with the Rockets and the Hornets. At best, the Hornets get a couple of starters and a draft pick. At worst? An all out PR disaster for the league within minutes of ratifying its 10-year Collective Bargaining Agreement with the players.

  • 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.

  • 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?"

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.