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  • USPS Takes Armstrong to Court Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 1:41 PM ET
    USPS Takes Armstrong to Court

    CNBC's Brian Shactman reports the Department of Justice is joining Floyd Landis in a lawsuit accusing Lance Armstrong using performance-enhancing drugs while being sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service. Armstrong says he did not cost the government money. Instead, he says the Postal Service actually benefitted to the tune of more than $100 million from its association with the disgraced cyclist.

  • Changes NASCAR Hopes Will Drive Ratings Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Changes NASCAR Hopes Will Drive Ratings

    CNBC's Brian Shactman reports how NASCAR is working to drive growth. (1:38)

  • DOJ Joins Suit Against Lance Armstrong: NBC News Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 11:59 AM ET
    Lance Armstrong

    The Justice Department notified a federal court Friday that it has joined one of his former racing teammates in suing him for using performance enhancing drugs during the Tour de France.

  • Attention Wicked Rich Sox Fans Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 2:59 PM ET
    Attention Wicked Rich Sox Fans

    The famous Curt Schilling Bloody Sock is up for sale, with CNBC's Brian Shactman.

  • Curt Schilling's 'Bloody Sock' Could Fetch Half Million Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 11:22 AM ET
    Curt Schillings bloody sock goes up for auction.

    Curt Schilling's "bloody sock" is being auctioned off in New York (and online) by Heritage Auctions. As of Thursday morning, bidding was up to just $60,000, but typically, bidding intensifies over the final 48 hours.

  • Nike Suspends Contract With Pistorius Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 6:49 AM ET
    Oscar Pistorius

    American sportwear company Nike suspended its endorsement contract with South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius on Thursday after he was charged with murdering his girlfriend a week ago.

  • Million Dollar Minute: Mike Eruzione's Miracle on Ice Team USA Hockey Jersey

    CNBC's Robert Frank interviews Mike Eurzione, the Captain of the US Men's 1980 Olympic Ice Hockey team, on his decision to put his hockey jersey and other equipment up for auction.

  • TheGrio's 100: Ken Williams Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 8:40 AM ET
    TheGrio's 100: Ken Williams

    Ken Williams, Chicago White Sox executive vice president, discusses the business of Major League Baseball and building a championship team.

  • Adidas Hopes to Boost Sales With High-Tech Sneaker Sunday, 17 Feb 2013 | 11:07 AM ET
    Adidas Boost

    Adidas is launching a technology it claims will transform running shoes, which is approximately a $15 billion business.

  • Is Under Armour Ready to Take Nike Head On? Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 10:34 AM ET
    Under Armour

    Perhaps to investors, the shift in Under Armour describes the next phase in the company's development: From disruptive growth company to global retail machine ready to take on Nike

  • Twitter Impacts NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 4:13 PM ET
    Terrence Ross

    After an early season game, the hashtag #letrossdunk started popping up on Twitter. People caught on to it, and momentum grew until the Raptors started marketing the slogan in a direct effort to get Terrence Ross into the Dunk Contest.

  • Soccer Fixing Probe Hinges on a Shadowy Singaporean Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 1:43 AM ET

    Italy's top three leagues and 680 matches worldwide are considered suspicious by European law enforcement. Investigators believe a man from Singapore named Tan Seet Eng is a common link in many of them. The New York Times reports.

  • Target's Swimsuits Featured In Sports Illustrated Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 2:24 PM ET
    Target's Swimsuits Featured In Sports Illustrated

    For the first time, Sports Illustrated has chosen a Target "Xhilaration" brand swimsuit for model Jessica Perez to wear in photos taken in Chile, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Managing the Kate Upton Brand Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 1:48 PM ET

    Kate Upton, the model who appears on the cover of this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, talks about a chilly photo shoot in Antarctica, and her plans for the future. (3:53)

  • Why SI Swimsuit Has Buzz Despite Leak—Kate Upton Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 6:00 PM ET
    Sports Illustrated 2013 Swimsuit cover girl Kate Upton.

    Kate Upton is appearing for the second time in a row and her appeal is even greater in 2013. Some think she has supermodel status already. And when it comes to Upton, the numbers don't lie.

  • Usain Bolt

    In an unprecedented move, the United Kingdom's head of Treasury, George Osborne, granted tax amnesty for the event.

  • Super Bowl Outage Traced to Faulty Device Blackout Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 10:58 AM ET

    The Superdome's power company, New Orleans-based Entergy, took the blame Friday for the Super Bowl blackout. Company officials said the faulty device performed without problem during previous events.

  • Civil War-Era Baseball Card Auctioned for $92,000 Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 11:25 AM ET
    Brooklyn Atlantic baseball team 1865

    Bought by an antique picker for less than $100, the photo depicts the nine players and a manager of the 1865 Brooklyn Atlantics team.

  • Osborne Drops Taxes to Lure Bolt to London Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 8:29 AM ET
    Usain Bolt

    Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt and other overseas athletes will be able to compete tax-free in this year's London Diamond League event at the Olympic Stadium after the British finance minister agreed to a "one-off" exemption.

  • Silence on Match-Fixing Probe Puts Singapore at Risk Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 6:59 PM ET
    britain soccer premier league-460402712_v2.jpg

    Singapore is working with European authorities investigating the fixing of soccer matches on a global scale but its silence on any action being taken against local suspects risks damaging the reputation of the wealthy, tightly regulated Asian country.

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