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  • The Costs of Competitive Kids Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 10:21 AM ET

    CNBC.com presents a list of competitive activities for kids, and what parents can expect to pay for their child’s involvement. Some are academic, some are in the arts and some are meant to develop strategic thinking. But all of them carry a price tag much higher than you’d expect.

  • Most Expensive NBA Tickets Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 4:37 PM ET
    Most Expensive NBA Tickets

    Fans want to see certain NBA matchups very badly, and in some of these cases this has driven up prices for those games by 400 percent or more. Read ahead to see the 10 most expensive NBA tickets of the 2012-2013 season.

  • Will Hockey Survive Another Player-Owner Face-Off? Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 4:10 PM ET
    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.

  • Can You Outrun a Zombie? Saturday, 20 Oct 2012 | 2:43 AM ET
    The Walking Dead

    This weekend in California an estimated 19,000 runners will try to outrun 500 zombies as part in a 5k obstacle course called Run For Your Lives.

  • Lotman: Can Lance Armstrong Restore His Good Name? Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 10:46 AM ET
    Lance Armstrong

    Is Armstrong, the man, the god of cycling, resigned to disgrace in the public eye? Possibly. But not necessarily.

  • Lance Armstrong's Livestrong in Jeopardy? Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 3:35 PM ET
    Lance Armstrong's Livestrong in Jeopardy?

    After several sponsors dropped Lance Armstrong, some brand experts wondered if his cancer-fighting charity, Livestrong, would survive.

  • Armstrong Loses Eight Sponsors in a Day Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 10:55 AM ET
    Lance Armstrong

    Lance Armstrong started Wednesday morning with 11 sponsors listed on his website, LanceArmstrong.com. By 6 p.m. Eastern Time, all but three would renounce their relationship with the legendary cyclist.

  • From Wall Street to the Olympics: One Cyclist's Story Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 10:45 AM ET

    Would you give up everything you had in the pursuit of a dream? Evelyn Stevens gave up her career as an investment banker in 2008 and ended up cycling for the U.S. Olympic team in London just three years later.

  • Biden No Slouch, Could Surprise in Debates: Jets Owner Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:50 PM ET
    NY Jets owner Woody Johnson

    Vice President Joe Biden is a “very skillful” debater who could give Paul Ryan a run for his money, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson said Wednesday.

  • NBA Kicks Off International Games Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 4:47 PM ET
    NBA Commissioner David Stern

    The NBA kicks off a series of international games abroad Friday. Not only is it an early look at the players, it's also a way for the league to make money, NBA Commissioner David Stern told CNBC.

  • Larry Ellison

    What does Larry Ellison do with all those mansions — and what's he going to do with that $500,000 Hawaiian island? And why does he need a $4 billion line of credit? The Oracle CEO spoke about his curious spending habits in an exclusive interview with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

  • NFL Game Day Expenses Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:23 PM ET
    Average cost: $4.84Many stadiums offer unique foods, including fish tacos, crab cakes and smoked short ribs.Still, there’s no substitute for a good old fashioned hot dog. According to Team Marketing Report, that’s $4.84, or $19.36 for four.

    So what are the average costs for a family of four to see an NFL game up close and in person? Click to find out.

  • Big Moneyball for Major League Baseball Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 1:24 PM ET
    Baseball Money

    With the announcement of an 8-year deal with Fox and TBS — combined with a recent deal with ESPN (owned by Walt Disney) — MLB basically will double its television revenue. Fox, whose parent company is Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, will pay more than $500 million a year.

  • 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.

    After three tumultuous weeks, the National Football League’s long national nightmare is over. Now, the question remains if the sports world’s most lucrative organization can recover its bearings with a fan base that remains riled up over the refereeing fiasco.

  • Ryder Cup: The Competition for Your Wrist Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 4:35 PM ET
    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.

  • CNBC's Ego Trip

    Vote on the top 3 finalists for ego trip of the week. One will  be crowned the winner.

  • NFL's Goodell: Bad Call Helped Push Deal With Referees Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 2:24 PM ET
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell holds news conference on labor pact with refs.

    National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell said  Thursday that Monday night's blown call at the Seattle Seahawks/Green Bay Packers game helped push the league and referees to reach an agreement on a new contract.

  • NFL, Referees Are Close to Ending Lockout: Report Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 4:50 PM ET
    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.

    The National Football League and the NFL's Referee Association are close to a deal to end the lockout—and regular referees could be on the field as soon as this weekend, according to ESPN.com.

  • Replacement Google's NFL Spoof Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 12:59 PM ET

    Everyone's piling on the replacement refs in the NFL, but perhaps the most hilarious spoof of the series of bad calls is Replacement Google.

  • NFL Chief Caught Between Bad Calls and Owners’ Hard Line Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 11:44 AM ET
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell

    N.F.L. is stained with the ugly perception that its commissioner is willing to sacrifice the quality and integrity of the competition as long as the bottom line is favorable, the New York Times reports.

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