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  • UK May Shut Sports Agency After 2012 Games: Sources Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 12:22 PM ET
    A detailed view of the prototype design of the new golden Olympic torch during its unveiling at St Pancras Station on June 8, 2011 in London, England. 8,000 torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame around the UK during the 70-day relay, which starts at Land's End in Cornwall on May 19, 2012.

    The British government is considering plans to shut down the department responsible for delivering the Olympic Games just weeks after the closing ceremony has taken place, as part of its austerity drive, sources close to the government have told CNBC.com.

  • Is Coconut Water Headed for a Boom or Bust? Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 8:49 AM ET
    Zico Coconut Water

    While some have called Coke's further investment in Zico the next step to making it the next great beverage, others say coconut water, which has been heavily marketed as nature's sports drink, might be at its peak today.

  • Cramer Adds Lululemon to His Fave Growth Stocks List Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 7:39 PM ET

    Find out why the “Mad Money” host likes the yoga apparel maker’s growth prospects.

  • Do You Believe in Magic (And Bird) On Broadway? Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 3:22 PM ET
    JUNE 1985: Earvin Magic Johnson #32 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes up to shoot over Larry Bird #33 of the Boston Celtics during the 1985 NBA Basketball Finals at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

    When Magic Johnson first heard that some producers wanted to make a play about his relationship and rivalry with Larry Bird, he thought they were crazy. Bird was just as skeptical.

  • Clinton Portis #26 of the Washington Redskins suffers a concussion on a play against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on November 8, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.

    The dollar figure on concussion-based lawsuits continues to mount by the day. On Thursday, the NFL’s official helmet maker, Riddell, filed suit in California against those that had insured its business with the league and are failing to indemnify the company against these claims.

  • Everything About Bubba Watson Is Marketing Gold Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 4:20 PM ET
    Bubba Watson, Darren Rovell

    Fifteen minutes before we are going on air, Bubba Watson is politely asking our makeup person Mary Ann what she is doing combing his hair. “I don’t need that,” Watson tells her. “I’m Bubba, Masters champion, that’s how my hair looks.” That, in a nutshell, is what makes Bubba Watson the most refreshing golfer on the PGA Tour, in a long time. Nah, make that ever.

  • One on One with Masters Champ Bubba Watson Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 2:04 PM ET

    Bubba Watson discusses his journey to winning $1.44 million at the 2012 Masters golf tournament in Georgia, with CNBC's Darren Rovell.

  • Magic Johnson Answers Critics Over Dodgers Price Tag Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 10:38 AM ET
    Magic Johnson

    When the winning Magic Johnson/Guggenheim Partners Dodgers price emerged, there were many critics questioning the price paid for it.

  • Robert Griffin III Castrol Endorsement

    In the days before the NFL Draft, top draftees typically sign one-off endorsement deals with companies like Subway and Sprint. It’s a quick deal that lasts for the draft period where brands get attention by latching themselves on to the hottest new names in professional football. But with each year, the effectiveness of these deals decline because it’s the same brands over and over again. Until now.

  • For Bettors, Masters Is a Major Event, Too Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 11:02 AM ET
    Tickets scalpers look for badges along Washington Road in front of Augusta National Golf Club.

    Increased television coverage, improved technology, Tiger Woods — all of these factors are leading bookies and casinos to believe that this week’s Masters could be the most wagered-on golf event in history. the New York Times reports.

  • Virginia 'Ginni' Rometty

    The public means to put pressure on Payne, but Rometty is in a much tougher position. She has so much to lose.

  • The 10 Richest MLB Owners Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 4:23 PM ET
    With the 2012 MLB season getting under way, the biggest moves in baseball’s off-season were focused on the teams rather than the players. The league shook up the playoff structure, adding an additional one game wild-card round, while also announcing that the Houston Astros will become an American League team in 2013. More recently, the financially troubled L.A. Dodgers were auctioned off, with a record-breaking bid of $2.15 billion coming in from an investment group that included former NBA star

    With all the money involved in the sport, the question remains: who are the richest owners in baseball? Click ahead for the Top 10.

  • Last Call: 2 April Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 9:33 PM ET
    clown_200.jpg

    All the world loves a clown, except on the taxpayers dime.

  • Tonight's NCAA Final Start Time Is Ridiculous Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 1:54 PM ET
    NCAA Final Four 2012

    If my calculations are right, tonight's tip time puts halftime around 10:30pm ET, the end of the game at around 11:50 pm ET and the annual tradition of One Shining Moment at around 10 minutes past midnight.

  • Hollywood Agencies Fight Over Tim Tebow Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 12:07 PM ET
    Tim Tebow

    Michael Levine stood out in the room full of media at Tim Tebow’s Jets news conference on Monday. The co-head of CAA Sports, dressed in a dapper suit, schmoozed TV media types and looked on like a proud businessman. After all, Tim Tebow was his business. Well, sort of. CAA’s Hollywood rival, William Morris Endeavor, actually also counts Tebow as a client.

  • Five Things Magic & New Dodgers' Owners Must Understand Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 11:03 AM ET
    Magic Johnson

    The typical corny sports cliches that often cross over into the world of business do not apply when describing Magic Johnson's winning bid for the Dodgers. This deal is not a slam dunk, it is not a touchdown, and it is far from a home run.

  • Tiger Woods' Popularity Apparent Again Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 10:59 AM ET
    Tiger Woods holds the trophy after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge.

    In the days after life started unraveling for Tiger Woods, it was hard to ever see the light. Hard to believe that he didn't alienate the masses. Hard to believe that he'd ever be marketable again.

  • Warren Buffett

    When the 13th seeded Ohio Bobcats take on North Carolina tonight in the NCAA Tournament, the team is also playing the underdog role for its apparel sponsor, Russell Athletic.

  • Nike Delivers Earnings Beat, Announces Stock Buyback Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 5:25 PM ET

    The footwear company reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations and announced a $239 million stock buyback.

  • Costly Off-Field Athlete Injuries Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 4:54 PM ET
    If you’re a professional athlete, injuries are almost guaranteed. Whether it’s a repetitive stress injury from tennis, a torn ACL from football or something more brutal like a hockey stick to the face, sports injuries are simply a part of life for the professional athlete.Those who spend their hours on the field may court blunt force trauma, but that doesn’t mean they can’t injure themselves off the field as well. During this year’s baseball spring training, New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamber

    If you’re a professional athlete, injuries are almost guaranteed. However, sometimes the off-field injuries are so bizarre they become noteworthy.

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