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  • 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.

  • Bad NFL Call: A $1 Billion Mistake? Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 12:29 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.

    On the final play of Monday night's NFL game, a controversial touchdown call changed the game's outcome.  Some sources say it was a $150-300 million dollar swing. Various Las Vegas sources told CNBC, it was much more than that.

  • POLL: What Should the NFL Do About the Blown Call? Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 11:31 AM ET

    What should the NFL do about Monday Night's blown call by referees?

  • For NFL, Does a Blown Call by Referees Really Matter? Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 10:47 AM 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.

    On the final play of Monday night's game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers, a Seahawks pass was called a touchdown when it appeared Green Bay had actually intercepted the ball.  But does a "blown call" really matter?

  • NJ-nets-barclays-center-inside-200.jpg

    At Friday's ribbon cutting for the Barclays Center, the new Brooklyn home for the NBA's Nets franchise, a transformation was clear.  The New Jersey Nets were never cool. The BROOKLYN Nets are.

  • The Best Bets on Football Foods: Pros Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 1:36 PM ET
    Pittsburgh Steelers

    As the National Football League kicks off its season, America’s love of all things football could have a halo effect on the stocks of certain grocers and beverage makers, analysts told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Supersized Tailgating: Game Day Splurges Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 4:31 PM ET
    Price: $1,399 or higher for custom models*Cruzin Coolers are perhaps the only coolers to come with a warning: “Cruzin Coolers are motorized vehicles and as such are inherently dangerous. A driver or passenger may suffer serious injury or death while operating this vehicle.” It goes on from there, but you get the picture: It’s a cooler that you ride. Shown here is the 2,000-watt limited edition with twin 1,000 watt motors and a range of 15 miles (however,  is not for riding on public roads). *Ell

    CNBC talked to Joe Cahn, otherwise known as the Commissioner of Tailgating, about how it’s changed and some of the associated expenses.

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    Adidas is hoping to inspire consumers with basketball star Derrick Rose's tale of recovery from an ACL injury with a campaign that gives consumers a peek behind the scenes. They also are not waiting for Rose's return to launch a new line of shoes and apparel under the D Rose logo.

  • Most Expensive College Football Tickets 2012 Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 4:55 PM ET
    This list of the top 10 college games of the fall 2012 season uses the average price of tickets on the resale market. “Resale market” means tickets for sale on major websites like StubHub, Ticket Network and eBay. The list is determined using numbers from , an event ticket price aggregator that draws its data from those secondary sellers. What makes each of these games so expensive? Each game has its own blend of reasons, such as team rivalries, the team’s recent performance, game location, team

    What makes tickets to some college football games so expensive? Chris Matcovich, director of data communications at TiqIQ, provides his insight into what the magic combination of factors might be.

  • Penn State Price Plummet: Scandal Fallout? Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 1:57 PM ET

    The average ticket resale price for Penn State has gone down this year. How low will it go?

  • What the NFL Season Is Saying About the US Economy Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 1:20 PM ET

    Forget Friday's employment report. A better economic indicator just might be the one that kicks off Wednesday night: the National Football League.

  • Fantasy Football Costs Employers Billions: Study Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 12:51 PM ET
    Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants poses with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Giants defeated the Patriots by a score of 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    It's a "non-scientific" study, but a Chicago group says fantasy football costs U.S. employers billions. Take a look at the hobby's effect on worker productivity.

  • Ireland's Economy Gets a Lift From Notre Dame Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 10:24 AM ET

    This weekend, 35,000 Americans football fans descend on Dublin, Ireland. The reason? The Emerald Isle Classic, better known as the Notre Dame-Navy game. The game is not only the 86th time these two college football programs have faced off against each other, it is also a major economic event for Ireland's sluggish economy.

  • Sports for the One Percent Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 4:50 PM ET
    the premier snowboard and accessories company, sells a basic boards for about $300. Higher-end models will set you back more—check out the $1,200  and the $1,500  Those going all-out and buying the Mystery are also advised to buy Diode EST Snowboard Binding for $400 and SLX Snowboard Boots for $550.

    Some sports are more expensive than others. Some require expensive equipment, others require monthly fees, and others appear down-market at first but have hidden costs that can really add up. Click to see what some of these sports are.

  • In Recession, Fortune 500 Turns to NASCAR Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 1:43 PM ET

    More than three out of five of the sport's fans say that even in tough economic times, they will continue to support NASCAR sponsors over other brands.

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