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  • Big Data: March Madness Math in the Real World Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | 12:18 AM ET
    Shane Larkin #0 of the Miami Hurricanes concentrates at the free throw line

    A couple of academics teamed up to predict which college basketball teams would make it to the NCAA Tournament. They're bringing those same tools to practical business problems.

  • Unfair Ball? Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 7:52 PM ET
    Unfair Ball?

    Opening day of the baseball season is Monday. CNBC's Brian Shactman reports on the payroll of some of the teams. Michael Ozanian of Forbes Magazine, shares his opinions.

  • Baseball's Salary Gaps Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 2:52 PM ET
    Baseball's Salary Gaps

    CNBC's Brian Shactman and the "Street Signs" crew discuss the salary gaps among baseball players.

  • Yankees' A-Rod Makes More Than an Entire Team Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 1:57 PM ET
    Alex Rodriguez

    It is salary chaos in Major League Baseball. It's not about skyrocketing salaries, it's about the emergence of such incredible examples of disparity.

  • Mets Exec: More Data Doesn't Mean Better Data Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 1:31 PM ET

    New York Mets exec Paul DePodesta has made a career of predicting players' performance--and what he's learned can be applied to a lot more than baseball.

  • Tiger Woods' Resurgence: Good for Nike Brand? Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 2:26 PM ET
    Tiger Woods Making a Comeback

    CNBC's Brian Shactman and the "Street Signs" crew discuss news Tiger Woods' resurgence back to #1, which has also pushed golf's TV ratings higher. Some predict it will help the Nike brand, as well.

  • Tiger Woods is the number one ranked golfer in the world again, a status he has not had since 2010. But that's not even close to the whole story. He is on top again, and people seem to like it.

  • Avery Dingman #22 of the Creighton Bluejays drives on Seth Curry #30 of the Duke Blue Devils.

    March Madness has become a more digital experience, and several companies are trying to take advantage of the trend.

  • The Louisville Cardinals celebrate after winning against Syracuse during the final of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament in March 2013.

    This year's top overall seed is the University of Louisville. They also happen to be number one in another aspect of college basketball: money.

  • Sporting Chance to Make New Highs Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 1:23 PM ET
    Sporting Chance to Make New Highs

    As the broader market hovers near all-time highs, there are a slew of sport stocks that aren't close to their own highs. CNBC's Brian Shactman offers insight.

  • Rare Baseball Card Worth Millions Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 10:56 AM ET
    Rare Baseball Card Worth Millions

    One of the most coveted baseball cards ever made is at the center of a seven-figure bidding war, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Hong Kong Rugby Sevens: HSBC's Bizarre Findings Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 1:07 AM ET

    HSBC takes a stab at wacky correlations between the performance of the 28 teams taking part in Hong Kong's most celebrated annual three-day sporting event, the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, and economic trends.

  • What Links Rugby Sevens & Assets: HSBC Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 8:20 PM ET
    HSBC's Funny Links Between  Rugby 7s & Assets

    As the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens kicks off this weekend, Herald Van der Linde of HSBC goes over some unusual similarities between the winning rugby teams during the past few years and what it means for asset classes.

  • Pacers' GM Shares His March Madness Pick Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 5:45 PM ET
    Pacers' GM Shares His March Madness Pick

    The "Fast Money" traders discuss where they think Qualcomm and Microsoft's stocks are headed; and Kevin Pritchard of the Indiana Pacers shares his March Madness pick.

  • Nike Shares Jump 8% After Earnings Beat Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 5:34 PM ET

    Nike beat on earnings Thursday and said future demand for its apparel and shoes rose. Shares rose after-hours.

  • Three Things to Look for in Nike Earnings Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 4:48 PM ET

    Nike, which reports after the bell on Thursday, not only provides insight into the American economy, but also gives a great snapshot of business in China. Here are three things to look for.

  • Hooters Girls Throw Spring Training a Curveball Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 1:40 PM ET
    Hooters ballgirl at a Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training game interferes with play against the Tampa Bay Rays.

    Hooters girls drafted to man the sidelines during spring training are throwing the game a curveball. Over the last two weeks, there have been several errors, as some Hooters girls attempted to "wing" it playing America's pastime.

  • NFL & Private Equity Team Up Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 4:44 PM ET
    NFL & Private Equity Team Up

    The NFL and Providence Equity Partners have formed a new investment partnership. Eric Grubman, NFL Ventures & Business Operations, offers insight.

  • Your March Madness Obsession May Get You Hacked Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 11:17 AM ET

    While market trading may slow down during March Madness, hackers are ramping up to get you in their own brackets. Here's how to protect yourself.

  • NFL, Retired Players Settle Lawsuit Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 12:31 AM ET
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

    The NFL has settled a lawsuit relating to the use of retired players' images, agreeing to contribute $42 million to a newly established Common Good Fund that will be administered by a group of retired players. NBC reports.

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