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  • A fan celebrates at Wrigley Field as the Chicago Cubs play the St. Louis Cardinals in game four of the NLDS championship series at the park on October 13, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Hoping to score tickets to see the Cubs play in the NLCS? Well it could cost you about $1,330 — each — in Chicago.

  • britain soccer england ferdinand-676839739_v2.jpg

    Retired English soccer ace Rio Ferdinand has spoken candidly about his relationship with former Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson.

  • Fans take to Chicago streets to celebrate the Cubs' win in the National League Wild Card Game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on October 7, 2015.

    Want to see the Chicago Cubs in postseason action against their archrivals? Get ready to pay up.

  • DraftKings and FanDuel displayed in different formats.

    Accusations of insider betting at DraftKings and FanDuel show that daily fantasy sports are ripe for fraud, experts say.

  • Joc Pederson of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a two-run home run against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on Oct. 4, 2015.

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have become the first professional sports team to fund a tech incubator, sprinkling $120,000 among 10 start-ups.

  • Dogers seek financial home runs in tech

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have become the first professional sports team to invest in a "tech incubator," funding 10 sports-related startups. Jane Wells reports.

  • Will Dodgers fans ever see games on TV?

    For two straight regular seasons, most Dodger fans in LA have not been able to see games on TV, as a spat between Time Warner and DirecTV kept games off air in most homes. Jane Wells asks Dodger CEO Stan Kasten if anything will change.

  • Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers pitches during the opening match of the MLB season between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 22, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

    CNBC's Jane Wells speaks to LA Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten, about his team's position in the postseason, and fantasy sports.

  • Alex Rios of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with teammates during a game in Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City in July.

    The Kansas City Royals have the most equal payroll in baseball, according to a certain measure. Is that why they have the second-best record?

  • Yogi Berra dies at age 90

    One of America's greatest baseball players and Hall of Fame catcher died on Tuesday of natural causes at his home in New Jersey.

  • The Jacksonville Jaguars take the field prior to kickoff against the Dallas Cowboys at Wembley Stadium on Nov. 9, 2014, in London.

    The NFL is pushing digital streams, mobile offerings and bonus online content to get new viewers.

  • A Dallas Cowboys fan takes a photo with his cell phone last December in Chicago.

    Sports leagues such as the NFL and MLB are relying on online user generated content for their marketing campaigns.

  • Joe Girardi talks Yankees in 1st

    New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, weighs in on great performance from his team and the Mets.

  • Joe Girardi launches baseball app

    New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, launched a sci-fi hybrid baseball game for mobile called "Portalball."

  • NHL and MLB league logos.

    The MLB's digital arm will gain exclusive rights to distribute certain NHL games in a six-year content partnership.

  • CNBC update: Home run king

    Deere is recalling about 1,700 lawn tractors in the U.S., and there's a new home run king in the minor leagues, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • DraftKings founders (left to right) Paul Liberman, Jason Robins and Matt Kalish

    DraftKings CEO Jason Robins has high hopes for the future. In it, he envisions a world that would combine fantasy and reality.

  • Ice Bucket Challenge 2.0

    Get ready for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Part II.

  • Astro's shift Swift concert

    The Houston Astros moved a Taylor Swift concert on October 13th to September 9th in the event they make the playoffs.

  • Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants slides into Freddy Galvis #13 of the Philadelphia Phillies to break up a double play during the seventh inning at AT&T Park on July 11, 2015 in San Francisco, California.

    Sports subscription service The Power Rank uses gambling markets probabilities to calculate expected records for MLB teams.