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  • Long running manager of U.K. soccer club Manchester United, Alex Ferguson, is retiring, the club announced on Wednesday.

  • Tianlang Guan of China plays during the second round of the 77th Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

    Chinese amateur teenage golfer Guan Tinglang's background is far from the typical rags-to-riches, product of a state sporting system story usually preferred by the Communist party. The FT reports.

  • Dan Clark of the Standard Life Great Britain Basketball team.

    Basketball in Great Britain is apparently growing. The British Basketball Association is putting on a full court press to entice investors for a new pro league.

  • Okay sports fans, which one of the four major athletic endeavors is better than the others when it comes to weathering the latest economic storm? Which one has proven to be recession proof?

  • Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Kansas Jayhawks 2012

    A class action lawsuit marching through the courts could dramatically change the economics of college sports and the status of amateur athletics in the U.S.

  • After spending millions on Super Bowl ads, some companies are breaking the longstanding tradition of keeping the commercials under wraps until the big game and leaking them online.

  • National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman speaking at a press conference announcing the start of the NHL season.

    NHL Commissioner, Gary Bettman, apologized to fans Wednesday as he announced the NHL Board of Governors unanimously approved a new labor agreement.

  • ZZdeno Chara #33 and Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins defends the net against the Vancouver Canucks during Game Six of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final.

    The NHL and its players finally achieved their elusive deal early Sunday morning, finding a way to restart a sport desperate to regain momentum and boost its prominence.

  • ZZdeno Chara #33 and Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins defends the net against the Vancouver Canucks during Game Six of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final.

    If there's no deal reached with the players' union by Jan. 11, then most likely, the season is completely gone.

  • Sports in 2013

    CNBC's Brian Shactman offers his sports predictions for 2013.

  • Hockey Great Sanderson's Financial Advice For Athletes

    Former NHL player, Derek Sanderson talks about his journey from hockey superstar to financial ruin and how he regained his financial footing.

  • The Great One Still Sees Hockey in 2012

    Let's be honest. Has ANYONE in the history of sport had a career like Wayne Gretzky? Here's what the prince of the puckheads thinks of the lockout, which is threatening to scuttle an entire season.

  • Will Hockey Survive Another Player-Owner Face-Off?

    Experts say there's little question the sport's fourth lockout in the last 20 years will have lasting damage.

  • Under Armour Takes on Female Market

    Under Armour's women's business is up 30 percent annually over the past five years. Kevin Plank, chairman, president & CEO of Under Armour, weighs in.

  • Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy of Europe celebrate on the 18th green after defeating the team of Furyk/Snedeker 1up during the Morning Foursome Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 28, 2012 in Medinah, Illinois.

    The most intense competition might be for the space on players' wrists — and yours.

  • Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks makes a catch in the end zone to defeat the Green Bay Packers on a controversial call by the officials at CenturyLink Field on September 24, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

    On the final play of Monday night's NFL game, a controversial touchdown call changed the game's outcome.  Some sources say it was a $150-300 million dollar swing. Various Las Vegas sources told CNBC, it was much more than that.

  • Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks makes a catch in the end zone to defeat the Green Bay Packers on a controversial call by the officials at CenturyLink Field on September 24, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

    On the final play of Monday night's game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers, a Seahawks pass was called a touchdown when it appeared Green Bay had actually intercepted the ball.  But does a "blown call" really matter?

  • NJ-nets-barclays-center-inside-200.jpg

    At Friday's ribbon cutting for the Barclays Center, the new Brooklyn home for the NBA's Nets franchise, a transformation was clear.  The New Jersey Nets were never cool. The BROOKLYN Nets are.

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    Sports ticketing has always been under pricing and availability pressures—and  subject to the wrath of fans. But a fairly new way of doing business is being tested by sports leagues, hoping to boost revenues and fan access.

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    Since 2006, I have been telling you who is going to win the title. Since that time, I have had the champion on my list all six times.