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  • Big tournament, bigger money Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 2:24 PM ET
    Big tournament, bigger money

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports Roger Federer's net worth is $71 million according to Forbes, but he is falling in the rankings. Also, a look at Rafael Nadal's watch, the most expensive timepiece on the court.

  • Time is money ... lots of it Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 10:57 AM ET
    Time is money...lots of it

    Rafael Nadal is known for his skills on the tennis court, And at this year's U.S. Open, he's wearing a specially-designed $690,000 timepiece. CNBC's Robert Frank has the details.

  • Sponsors Set Up For Big Business at the U.S. Open Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Sponsors Set Up For Big Business at the U.S. Open

    CNBC's Mike Tomaso went behind the scenes as sponsors prepared for the start of one of the biggest sporting events of the year.

  • Why this hedge fund hot shot is a triple threat Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 8:43 AM ET
    Why this hedge fund hot shot is a triple threat

    Twenty-three year old Sam Barnett, SBB Research Group, discusses how he is using his professional gig to fund his tennis career, all while pursuing a Ph.D. at Northwestern University.

  • How Women's Tennis Is Booming in Asia Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 4:45 AM ET
    How Women's Tennis Is Booming in Asia

    Stacey Allaster, chairman and CEO of WTA, discusses women's tennis 40 years after the creation of the WTA, how Asia is becoming the most active region and sponsorship deals.

  • The Golden Age of Men's Tennis at Wimbledon Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 12:40 AM ET
    Novak Djokovic on Winning at Wimbledon

    Tennis fans descend on Britain as day one of the Wimbledon tournament gets underway. CNBC's Louisa Bojesen caught up with the world's no. 1 player, Serbia's Novak Djokovic, and asked about his expectations for the tournament

  • Tennis Star Rafael Nadal Enters Record Books Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 8:10 PM ET
    Rafael Nadal Enters Record Books With Latest Win

    Rafael Nadal tore up the record books by winning his 8th French Open. The Spaniard beat fellow country men David Ferrer in straight sets to become the first man to win 8 singles title at the same tournament.

  • WTA Championships Moving to Singapore Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 11:45 PM ET
    WTA moving to Singapore!

    Stacey Allaster, Chairman & CEO of the WTA; Andrew Georgiou, CEO of World Sport Group talk about what the record five year deal to bring the Women's Tennis Association to Singapore will do for Asian sporting events.

  • Tennis Star Maria Sharapova Serves Up New Candy Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 9:17 AM ET
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    Tennis star Maria Sharapova has scored countless sponsorships with major brands - but now she is out with a brand of her own.

  • The $500,000 Nadal Watch Is Now Sold Out Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 11:10 AM ET
    Richard Mille RM027 watch

    No wonder tennis star Rafa Nadal was so sad about losing his watch this week. The company that makes it is totally sold out of the product.

  • Lost and Found: Nadal's $370,000 Watch Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 10:51 AM ET
    Rafael Nadal celebrates with his trophy after winning the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 11, 2012 in Paris.

    The $370,000 luxury watch owned by tennis great Rafa Nadal was stolen..and now found.

  • Rafael Nadal celebrates with his trophy after winning the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 11, 2012 in Paris.

    If Rafael Nadal wasn’t from Spain and he was instead Rafael Smith from Georgia, tennis would take over the sports world this morning, even coming off one of the best sports weekends of the year.

  • Handicapping the Spelling Bee Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 5:41 PM ET
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    Since 2006, I have been telling you who is going to win the title. Since that time, I have had the champion on my list all six times.

  • Money-Making Athlete Wives Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 4:29 PM ET
    The stereotype about professional athletes’ wives is they’re not much more than gold-digging arm candy, with few accomplishments of their own. The stereotype no longer applies today, thanks to the efforts of some high-profile women who established themselves well before they married their famous husbands.Many of the wives of today’s professional athletes are entrepreneurs and business professionals. Some of them have been so successful in their chosen fields they are as famous as their husbands.

    What follows is a list of the wives of 10 athletes who’ve made names for themselves as columnists, models, designers and more.

  • Sergio Tacchini, Djokovic Shockingly Part Ways Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 10:40 AM ET
    2011 US Open Singles Men's Champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with his trophy atop the Empire State Building on September 13, 2011 in New York City, New York.

    In November of 2009, Novak Djokovic signed a 10-year apparel deal with Sergio Tacchini, as his former sponsor adidas put its money in Andy Murray. It was a huge coup for the brand, who once had Pete Sampras and John McEnroe, but hadn’t been able to find relevance.

  • Logic of Realignment Won’t Be Clear For a Decade Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 5:43 PM ET
    Big XII Conference

    The University of Missouri said it could earn as much as $12 million more per year from an new TV deal in the Southeastern Conference, compared to the deal it had in the Big 12.

  • Derby Field Has Bargain Horses Friday, 4 May 2012 | 1:17 PM ET
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    Horse ownership is a rich man's game, but that doesn't mean Derby winners all cost a fortune.

  • Explosive Sports Feuds Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 5:03 PM ET
    What would professional sports be without trash talking, grudges, beefs and rivalries? For some, feuds are as integral to spectator sports as the game itself, and sometimes, a contentious situation between star athletes, their coaches and team owners is as enthralling as the score, and can create additional interest in the main event.Some sports feuds are legendary, such as Mike Piazza and Roger Clemens; Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier; John Rocker and the entire city of New York. Some feuds starte

    For some, feuds are as integral to spectator sports as the game itself. Read ahead to see which recent sports feuds have been exciting, thrilling and explosive.

  • Lin Outsells Kobe On NBA's Best Selling Jersey List Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 7:48 AM ET
    Jeremy Lin

    With the last game of the regular season tonight, the NBA released its traditional jersey sales rankings on Thursday morning, based on sales at its online store and its temporary store in Manhattan.

  • 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.