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  • Who’s the most marketable tennis player? Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 9:22 AM ET
    Andy Murray returns a shot during the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship

    Novak Djokovic is the bookmakers' favorite to win Wimbledon this year, but home-grown Andy Murray could be the winner for brands looking for a marketing boost.

  • MLB Advanced Media IPO on deck Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 4:49 PM ET
    MLB Apple Watch app

    MLB Advanced Media is in talks with Goldman Sachs to explore the possibility of an IPO. Discussing the move, with Brad Hunstable, UStream founder and CEO, and Ed Lee, Re/code managing editor.

  • MLB tech may be going public Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    MLB tech may be going public

    Major League Baseball's tech division (formal name MLB Advanced Media) is considering taking public its non-baseball assets which include streaming technology used by a number of companies ranging from HBO and Sony to World Wrestling Entertainment.

  • Red Sox player benched for using Instagram Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Red Sox player benched for using Instagram

    Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval benched for using Instagram during a game.

  • What could Cardinals gain from Astros hack? Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 10:23 AM ET
    What could Cardinals gain from Astros hack?

    Sports Illustrated senior writer Tom Verducci is an insider for the MLB Network, and provides perspective on allegations the St. Louis Cardinals hacked the Houston Astros' computer system.

  • Astros hacked by Cardinals? Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 6:21 AM ET
    Astros hacked by Cardinals?

    CNBC's Eamon Javers digs into the FBI's probe of the Major League Baseball data breach.

  • FBI investigating Cardinals in Astros’ hack Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 5:11 PM ET
    In this Feb. 25, 2013, file photo, Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, right, talks to St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay, left, and second baseman Daniel Descalso before an exhibition spring training baseball game in Jupiter, Fla.

    Investigators have evidence that Cardinals officials broke into a Houston Astros network that housed special databases, NYT reports.

  • The view from Wrigley Field Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 8:18 AM ET
    The view from Wrigley Field

    Chicago Cubs owner and Incapital Chairman Tom Ricketts, discusses this year's team, and playoff hopes. Ricketts also weighs in on bonds and the Fed.

  • Independent baseball does major league business Sunday, 14 Jun 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Rockland Boulders mascot Boulder Bird.

    Independent baseball clubs are giving Major League Baseball a run for its money.

  • Now Blatter's quit, should Qatar be worried? Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 6:01 AM ET
    Doha, Qatar.

    Qatari stocks slipped to hit a six-week low on Wednesday, as fears that Qatar could miss out on hosting the World cup in 2022 resurface.

  • FIFA's Blatter wins after opponent withdraws Friday, 29 May 2015 | 1:03 PM ET
    FIFA President Sepp Blatter (L) makes a symbolic handshake with FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke during the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich on May 29, 2015.

    FIFA was almost forced to conduct a second round of voting, but Joseph "Sepp" Blatter's opponent withdrew from the race.

  • Nike gets Wall Street backing despite FIFA probe Friday, 29 May 2015 | 9:29 AM ET
    Marcelo of Brazil reacts after allowing a goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between Brazil and Germany at Estadio Mineirao on July 8, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

    Nike might be caught up in the corruption scandal currently enveloping world soccer, but analysts predict only a limited impact for the brand.

  • Some fans think THIS is the important FIFA story Friday, 29 May 2015 | 9:27 AM ET
    FIFA 16 video game footage

    FIFA 16, the latest from the top-selling gaming franchise, will allow gamers to play as female soccer teams, the first time in the series.

  • Can digital video and social media save baseball? Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 2:59 PM ET
    Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels takes a picture with fans before a game with Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on May 23, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.

    MLB is using digital media initiatives to connect with younger viewers. Is it enough to battle declining viewership?

  • The banks and brands sweating on FIFA probe Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 1:41 PM ET
    Pablo Barrientos of San Lorenzo tackles Mario Bilen of Auckland City during the FIFA Club World Cup Semi Final match between CA San Lorenzo and Auckland City FC at Marrakech Stadium on December 17, 2014 in Marrakech, Morocco.

    The finer details of Wednesday's indictment against FIFA officials appears to implicate one U.S. household name in particular.

  • Why Qatari banks are worried about FIFA Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 8:18 AM ET
    A Qatari official stands near the FIFA World Cup trophy following its arrival in Doha.

    Qatar losing the right to host the FIFA World Cup is “within the realm of possibility,” Citi bank has said, with Wednesday’s arrests “bearish” for the Arab emirate’s banks.

  • Sports debate: Are streaming fans stealing rights? Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:36 AM ET
    Streaming sports mobile phone

    The sports media world weighs in on the growing controversy surrounding sports streaming on apps like Meerkat and Periscope.

  • Cramer: It was the thrill of my life! Monday, 18 May 2015 | 8:43 AM ET
    Cramer: It was the thrill of my life!

    CNBC's Jim Cramer talks about throwing out the first pitch at the Philadelphia Phillies's game.

  • American Pharoah wins 2nd leg of Triple Crown Sunday, 17 May 2015 | 5:59 AM ET
    American Pharoah

    American Pharoah won the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes by a whopping seven lengths on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. The NYT reports.

  • Holy Cow! NY Yankees wages = 2.5% of Bronx pay Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 5:55 PM ET
    New York Yankees’ Mark Teixeira bats during a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in New York, May 9, 2015.

    The payroll of the New York Yankees baseball team significantly boosts the average wage level in The Bronx.