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  • Ex-players: NFL illegally used drugs Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    Jim McMahon of the Chicago Bears in 1988.

    The lawsuit aims at what it calls a culture of drug misuse. It says drugs were used to speed players' return to the field.

  • When media giants merge Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 8:15 AM ET
    When media giants merge

    Brian Cooley, editor at large, discusses the merger between AT&T and DirecTV, and weighs in on how the changing media landscape is likely to impact consumers.

  • NFL could be big winner in AT&T-DirecTV deal Monday, 19 May 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Maybe AT&T can give DirecTV the firepower to get the NFL Sunday Ticket renewed, an analyst tells CNBC. "If they were to lose that package, that would have been catastrophic."

  • Cramer: YouTube could take NFL package Monday, 19 May 2014 | 9:16 AM ET
    Cramer: YouTube could take NFL package

    The "Squawk on the Street" news team discuss Facebook's new video chat app "Slingshot," and Google's reported talks to purchase "Twitch" for $1 billion.

  • AT&T buys DirecTV: Impact to NFL Monday, 19 May 2014 | 9:01 AM ET
    AT&T buys DirecTV: Impact to NFL

    The "Squawk on the Street" news team discusses the scale of AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV for $48.5 billion, and how it impacts the NFL's Sunday Ticket package.

  • May see NFL games online in 2-5 years: Jets owner Friday, 16 May 2014 | 11:36 AM ET

    NFL games broadcast directly online might happen fairly soon, Jets Owner Woody Johnson tells CNBC. He also commented on why the team passed on Johnny Football.

  • When will NFL games be online? Friday, 16 May 2014 | 8:46 AM ET
    When will NFL games be online?

    Broadcasting NFL games directly over the Internet might happen in the not-too-distant future, Jets Owner Woody Johnson tells CNBC.

  • Jet's Johnson on draft strategy Friday, 16 May 2014 | 8:41 AM ET
    Jet's Johnson on draft strategy

    Woody Johnson, New York Jets owner, discusses the upcoming season, and shares his thoughts on the controversy surround the embattled LA NBA Clippers and owner Donald Sterling.

  • NY Giants stars share investing advice Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 2:28 PM ET
    Professional NFL player Victor Cruz, guest, professional NFL player Eli Manning and Project Sunshine supporter David Diehl attend BTIG's 12th annual Commissions for Charity Day at BTIG's trading floor on May 13, 2014 in New York City.

    NY Giants' Manning and Cruz talk about their investment strategies and football predictions for the upcoming season.

  • Cruz, Manning, money & football Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    Cruz, Manning, money & football

    From football predictions to investment strategies, NY Giants' Eli Manning and Victor Cruz talk NFL and business at Tuesday's BTIG charity event.

  • Michael Sam jerseys outselling No. 1 draft pick Monday, 12 May 2014 | 1:41 PM ET
    Michael Sam's St. Louis Rams jersey as shown on

    Michael Sam may not have been chosen until the final round of the NFL draft, but the first openly gay player drafted is already selling fast.

  • Twitter fans abuzz over NFL draft Monday, 12 May 2014 | 7:43 AM ET
    Twitter fans abuzz over NFL draft

    Brian Rolapp, NFL Media executive vice president, discusses the business of the NFL draft.

  • Scoring big in the NFL draft Friday, 9 May 2014 | 8:55 AM ET
    Scoring big in the NFL draft

    NBC's Rob Simmelkjaer, "Speaking of Sports" host, discusses the hot picks in Thursday night's National Football League draft.

  • Hottest 2014 NFL Draft picks Friday, 9 May 2014 | 6:49 AM ET
    Hottest 2014 NFL Draft picks

    NBC's Dave Briggs, "SportsDash" host, discusses the National Football League's draft picks and shares his thought on which team will likely benefit the most in the 2014 season.

  • Ex-NFL pro warns rookies: Watch your millions Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 3:33 PM ET
    Jadeveon Clowney of the South Carolina Gamecocks with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked #1 overall by the Houston Texans during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, May 8, 2014 in New York City.

    The NFL draft kicks off Thursday night. If the rookies aren't careful, those multi-million dollar paychecks won't get them very far.

  • What's at stake for NFL draft Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 1:52 PM ET
    What's at stake for NFL draft

    Discussing the history of the money in the NFL, and why the owners are the real winners, with Jack Brewer, The Brewer Group founder & CEO, and Corey Chavous, DraftNasty founder.

  • NFL draft preview with McConkey Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 12:55 PM ET
    NFL draft preview with McConkey

    Former NFL wide receiver Phil McConkey shares his NFL draft predictions, including what to expect from Kelvin Benjamin.

  • Lower team pay? We can still win: Andrew McCutchen Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 10:47 AM ET
    Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    The Pirates' center fielder doesn't think being on a team with one of the lowest payrolls in baseball holds him back.

  • Boxer Mayweather defends Sterling's character Friday, 2 May 2014 | 5:36 PM ET
    WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks during a news conference at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on April 30, 2014 in Las Vegas.

    Professional boxing champ Floyd Mayweather told CNBC he's very interested in purchasing the NBA team.

  • So A-Rod and Steve Cohen walk into a bar… Friday, 2 May 2014 | 12:07 PM ET
    From left: Alex Rodriguez and Steven Cohen

    Baseball player Alex Rodriguez appears to have an unusual business counselor: SAC Capital Advisors founder Steve Cohen.