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A Factory Worker Was One Pick Away From Winning $1 Million During March Madness

A Factory Worker Was One Pick Away From Winning $1 Million During March Madness

24 Mar 2017 @ 4AM PDT

Maybe your NCAA Tournament bracket is busted. But hey, it could be worse – just one first round game cost a factory worker a huge amount of money.

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A Las Vegas Casino Owner Will Make A LOT Of Money If Michigan Wins The National Title

A Las Vegas Casino Owner Will Make A LOT Of Money If Michigan Wins The National Title

22 Mar 2017 @ 4AM PDT

Derek Stevens owns a Las Vegas casino. For the tournament, he placed a bet on the Michigan Wolverines. How much will he take home if they continue their storybook run?

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Eddie Lacy Will Earn $55,000 Every Time He's Not Overweight At His Weigh-In

Eddie Lacy Will Earn $55,000 Every Time He's Not Overweight At His Weigh-In

21 Mar 2017 @ 4AM PDT

Eddie Lacy is reportedly a little overweight. Luckily for him, the Seahawks are providing a very good reason for him to get back into playing shape.

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LaVar Ball Thinks He Can Get A $1 BILLION Shoe Deal For His Sons

LaVar Ball Thinks He Can Get A $1 BILLION Shoe Deal For His Sons

21 Mar 2017 @ 4AM PDT

LaVar Ball has never shied away from wanting the best for his sons. And now, he's asking for more money than any player has ever gotten from an endorsement deal.

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Devonta Freeman Wants To Sign A Contract Extension With Atlanta So He Can Put His Sisters Through College

Devonta Freeman Wants To Sign A Contract Extension With Atlanta So He Can Put His Sisters Through College

20 Mar 2017 @ 4AM PDT

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman has an awesome reason for wanting to sign a contract extension with the team.

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More Than $10 Billion In Bets Will Be Made On The NCAA Tournament

More Than $10 Billion In Bets Will Be Made On The NCAA Tournament

19 Mar 2017 @ 4AM PDT

It's that time of year again – March Madness is here. How many brackets will be filled out? And how much money will be bet on the games?

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Kordell Stewart Awarded $3 Million In Defamation Lawsuit

Kordell Stewart Awarded $3 Million In Defamation Lawsuit

18 Mar 2017 @ 4AM PDT

Kordell Stewart scored a big payday after winning a defamation suit against a viral video star.

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Cristiano Ronaldo's Various Social Media Accounts Are Worth $500 Million To Nike

Cristiano Ronaldo's Various Social Media Accounts Are Worth $500 Million To Nike

17 Mar 2017 @ 4AM PDT

Ronaldo is already one of the most popular athletes in the world. Here's how Nike is partnering with him to try and turn that popularity into more sales for the company.

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Liverpool FC Is Cashing In On The Chinese Football Craze

Liverpool FC Is Cashing In On The Chinese Football Craze

16 Mar 2017 @ 4AM PDT

There's a lot of football money being thrown around in China lately, and Liverpool FC in Britain has decided to claim its slice of the pie.

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Kirk Cousins' Second Straight Franchise Tag Comes With A Hefty Price Tag

Kirk Cousins' Second Straight Franchise Tag Comes With A Hefty Price Tag

16 Mar 2017 @ 4AM PDT

Kirk Cousins has the franchise tag… again. And every year they give it to him, it gets WAY more expensive.

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Tony Romo Has Made More Money Than Any Other Undrafted Player In NFL History

Tony Romo Has Made More Money Than Any Other Undrafted Player In NFL History

16 Mar 2017 @ 4AM PDT

Tony Romo has had a very strong 14-year career in the NFL – in fact, he's made more money than any other undrafted player to ever play professionally.

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Does Anybody Actually Want Brock Osweiler On Their Team?

Does Anybody Actually Want Brock Osweiler On Their Team?

14 Mar 2017 @ 4AM PDT

Brock Osweiler received a hefty four-year, $72 million contract last offseason. Now? He can't even find a team to play for.

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Paul George Has $212 Million Reasons To Be Happy About Kevin Durant's Injury

Paul George Has $212 Million Reasons To Be Happy About Kevin Durant's Injury

13 Mar 2017 @ 4AM PDT

Paul George may get himself a huge contract extension this offseason, and it would be thanks to Kevin Durant.

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Thanks To His Bowl Game Injury, Former Notre Dame Linebacker Jaylon Smith Lost About $16 Million This Past Season

Thanks To His Bowl Game Injury, Former Notre Dame Linebacker Jaylon Smith Lost About $16 Million This Past Season

12 Mar 2017 @ 4AM PDT

After suffering a severe injury in his final college game, Jaylon Smith's draft stock plummeted. It ended up costing him millions of dollars.

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José Calderón Made $415,000 By Being On The Golden State Warriors For Less Than Two Hours

José Calderón Made $415,000 By Being On The Golden State Warriors For Less Than Two Hours

11 Mar 2017 @ 4AM PDT

Jose Calderon was a member of the Warriors for just under two hours, but he made more than $3,700 per minute. How did he score such a sweet deal?

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Shaquille O'Neal Just Struck A Major Deal To Sell The Rights To His Name And Image In Perpetuity!

Shaquille O'Neal Just Struck A Major Deal To Sell The Rights To His Name And Image In Perpetuity!

18 Dec 2015 @ 2AM UTC
Just like George Foreman did with with his eponymous grills, Shaquille O'Neal just sold the rights to his name and image in perpetuity...
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Mikhail Prokhorov Spends $400 Million To Become 100% Owner Of The Brooklyn Nets And The Barclays Center

Mikhail Prokhorov Spends $400 Million To Become 100% Owner Of The Brooklyn Nets And The Barclays Center

17 Dec 2015 @ 12PM UTC
Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov just struck a deal that will make him the sole owner of both the Brooklyn Nets and the team's arena, the Barclays Center.
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LeBron James Drops McDonald's And Takes MAJOR Gamble With A New Food Investment

LeBron James Drops McDonald's And Takes MAJOR Gamble With A New Food Investment

13 Oct 2015 @ 11AM UTC
LeBron James is no stranger to savvy business decisions off the court. Will his latest move pay off in a big way down the line?
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Some Athletes Go Broke In Retirement, But David Robinson Just Launched His SECOND Private-Equity Fund

Some Athletes Go Broke In Retirement, But David Robinson Just Launched His SECOND Private-Equity Fund

07 Oct 2015 @ 11AM UTC
David Robinson, "The Admiral," was a dominant force on the court. And since he's retired, he's proving to be quite skilled off of it, too.
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Michael Jordan Giving Proceeds From $9 Million Lawsuit To 23 Charities In Chicago

Michael Jordan Giving Proceeds From $9 Million Lawsuit To 23 Charities In Chicago

18 Dec 2015 @ 12PM UTC
After winning a lawsuit against company for using his name illegally, Michael Jordan decided not to take the money, but instead decided to donate the proceeds (after attorney's fees) to 23 charities in Chicago.
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Steph Curry's Latest Under Armour Deal Came With A Very Unique And Lucrative Bonus...

Steph Curry's Latest Under Armour Deal Came With A Very Unique And Lucrative Bonus...

21 Sep 2015 @ 11AM UTC
The reigning MVP just signed a new deal with Under Armour. And this contract includes an incentive that Nike and adidas won't offer.
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The Financial Aftermath Of Ronda Rousey's Loss Is Going To Be Insane

The Financial Aftermath Of Ronda Rousey's Loss Is Going To Be Insane

18 Nov 2015 @ 12PM UTC
On Saturday night, Holly Holm shocked the world when she defeated Ronda Rousey at UFC 193. Here's all the financial stats you need to know from the fight...
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Mayweather/Pacquiao II May Happen After All (Maybe)

Mayweather/Pacquiao II May Happen After All (Maybe)

12 Oct 2015 @ 11AM UTC
Floyd Mayweather has been adamant about his retirement and the idea that he won't fight Manny Pacquiao again, but it sounds like he may not be as firm on either as he earlier led fans to believe.
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Conor McGregor Just Made A TON Of Money

Conor McGregor Just Made A TON Of Money

13 Dec 2015 @ 7PM UTC
Conor McGregor defeated Jose Aldo last night in 13 seconds. With the win, Mr. McGregor will earn A TON of money.
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The San Francisco Giants Are Spending A TON Of Money To See If Lightning Can Strike Again

The San Francisco Giants Are Spending A TON Of Money To See If Lightning Can Strike Again

17 Dec 2015 @ 12PM UTC
The Giants have had a knack for winning the World Series lately, but seem to only be able to do so in even numbered years. If the trend holds next season will be their fourth World Series win since 2010, and they are spending money to make sure they get there.
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