GO
Loading...

Enter multiple symbols separated by commas

Life Sports Business

More

  • Paul Ryan Gives P90X a Lift: Creator Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 12:34 PM ET
    Beachbody's P90X

    Paul Ryan isn’t the only one in Washington who uses the P90X workout system, Michelle Obama and members of the Secret Service are using it too, Tony Horton, the creator, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.”

  • Jay-Z

    Jay-Z’s contributions to the Brooklyn Nets have been wildly disproportionate to his one-fifteenth ownership stake in the NBA team. And so are his expected earnings.

  • The 10 Most-Marketable Summer Olympians Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 1:28 PM ET
    The Olympic cauldron is extinguished and the Olympic flag has passed from London to Rio de Janeiro. For the athletes of the 2012 London Olympic games, the results are in the history books and for a few of the most amazing athletes, the record books. Now for many of these world class athletes, it’s time to temporarily switch their attention away from athletic competition to the corporate boardroom.

    So which Olympians left their mark on the 2012 games and are the biggest names in business? Here’s a look at 10 Olympic athletes you can expect to cash in.

  • Malcolm Glazer's Love for Debt a Liability for Man U Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 2:40 PM ET
    Manchester United's owners Malcom Glazer (L) and Steven Glazer attend their club's training session.

    Investors have been lukewarm to the IPO of the world's most popular sports team, in part because of the debt its owner used to take possession of it.

  • Despite IPO Letdown, Manchester a "Growth Story": CEO Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 12:46 PM ET
    The Manchester United soccer club badge is displayed outside the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, U.K., on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011.

    Despite a disappointing initial public offering price, the CEO of Manchester United insists his soccer club is a “growth story” that investors can believe in, David Gill told CNBC Friday.

  • Manchester United Shares Debut Slightly Higher Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 9:50 AM ET
    Manchester-United-fans_200.jpg

    Shares of Manchester United opened slightly higher in their market debut than their $14 IPO price on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday.

  • In this handout photo provided by the NYSE Euronext, Manchester United Executives Joel Glazer (2nd L) and Avram Glazer (C) prepare to ring the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange on August 10, 2012 in New York City.

    UK soccer club Manchester United priced its U.S. IPO at $14 a share, below the expected range of $16 to $20 a share. The low pricing reflects IPO jitters in the wake of Facebook's post-IPO drop.

  • Richard Branson: 'You Can't Just Turn Up and Wing It' Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 11:52 AM ET
    Sir Richard Branson arrives on the beach after attempting to cross the English channel by kite surfing.

    Teamwork is as important in business as in sports. Take a cue from Richard Branson, who successfully translates athletic skills into business success.

  • Man Utd Dual Class Shares IPO Criticized Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 2:06 AM ET
    Manchester United IPO

    The initial public offering of Manchester United is on track to be finalized by Thursday evening in spite of some criticism over how one of the world’s most supported football clubs is going public, according to people close to the deal, the FT reports.

  • Man-U IPO Close to Goal Line Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 2:06 PM ET
    Manchester United fan

    Despite some warning signs from the club's balance sheet and ownership, the roadshow is scoring well in advance of the offering.

  • The Olympic Effect: Good for the Economy Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 8:01 AM ET
    London Buses Rain

    Is the Olympic effect enough to turn GDP positive for the whole year? This will depend on the feel-good effect that arises after the games are over, writes Moorad Choudhry.

  • The Olympics Is About More Than Economic Growth Monday, 6 Aug 2012 | 2:06 AM ET
    legs-running-200.jpg

    Maybe I am too swept up in the Olympic spirit, but whether we see an Olympic boom or bust, I hope we don’t worry too much about the economic impact from this event. Great Britain is surely more than the sum of its latest economic data.

  • What Olympic Athletes Can Teach Entrepreneurs Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 12:16 PM ET
    Athlete and Businessman

    From negative thinking to burnout, entrepreneurs can take cues from Olympic athletes. What leadership skills can you learn from professional athletes?

  • Items Prohibited or Restricted at the Olympics Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 3:07 PM ET
    Although the athletes on the playing surface may be sporting them, that doesn’t mean spectators should feel free to bring bicycles, folding bikes, roller-skates or skateboards into venues. They’re too large to fit under a seat or on a lap, and would certainly be a nuisance to others. Biking is popular in London, so an announced ban on non-folding bicycles on trains during the Olympics was lifted

    So what are some of the prohibited and restricted items in 2012 Olympic venues? Click ahead for some of the most interesting examples.

  • Settling the 'Dream Team' Debate: Marketing Edition Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 1:56 PM ET
    Michael Jordan (l) in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. LeBron James (r) of the US Men's Senior National Team.

    It’s the talk of the NBA off-season: if the 1992 U.S. Men’s Olympic team, aka the Dream Team, faced off against the 2012 U.S. men’s basketball squad which would come out on top? We may never know who would win on the court, but Nielsen, whose job it is to study these things, has looked at which team wins the marketing battle off the court.

  • Manchester United IPO

    And in less than a month, investors will be able to own shares of the iconic team, winners 19 English Premier League titles.

  • How Dynamic Pricing Is Changing Sports Ticketing Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 11:46 AM ET
    tickets_money_200.jpg

    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.

  • When the world watches American Olympian Nick Symmonds go for gold in the men’s 800 meter competition at the London Olympics, viewers may notice something different about his outfit.

  • Dodger Stadium

    Ticket sales are up 13 percent, averaging 41,000 a game. That puts the Dodgers in sixth place in MLB ticket sales.

  • Craft Brewer Hits Home Run With Sponsorship Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 12:33 PM ET
    Boulevard-brewing-Grill-200.jpg

    As the beer giants consolidated, there was an opening for craft brewer Boulevard Brewing to take a chance on splurging on a sponsorship at Kansas City's Kauffman stadium. The risk not only paid off, it's a homerun.

Contact Sports

  • CNBC NEWSLETTERS

    Get the best of CNBC in your inbox

    Please choose a subscription

    Please enter a valid email address
    To learn more about how we use your information,
    please read our Privacy Policy.