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Adam Thielen Went From A $500 College Scholarship To Becoming A Pro Bowler With A $10 Million Guarantee

Adam Thielen Went From A $500 College Scholarship To Becoming A Pro Bowler With A $10 Million Guarantee

23 Oct 2018 @ 4AM PDT

A decade ago, Adam Thielen was redshirting on a $500 college scholarship. Today, he's one of the top receivers in the NFL.

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What's Going To Happen To The Teams Paul Allen Owned?

What's Going To Happen To The Teams Paul Allen Owned?

22 Oct 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Paul Allen's death leaves two professional sports franchises needing owners. Those teams will command a lot of interest from other billionaires.

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Floyd Mayweather Had A Hilarious And Brutal Reaction To Canelo Alvarez's $365 Million Contract

Floyd Mayweather Had A Hilarious And Brutal Reaction To Canelo Alvarez's $365 Million Contract

19 Oct 2018 @ 4PM PDT

Just because Floyd Mayweather is "retired" from boxing with a net worth of $560 million, doesn't mean he's retired from the smack-talking business.

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Joakim Noah Made More Than $1.3 Million Per Game For The Knicks

Joakim Noah Made More Than $1.3 Million Per Game For The Knicks

19 Oct 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Joakim Noah and the New York Knicks have finally parted ways, but not before Noah got a ton of money from the team.

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Canelo Alvarez Just Signed The Largest Contract In Sports History – Is Now The Highest Paid Athlete In The World

Canelo Alvarez Just Signed The Largest Contract In Sports History – Is Now The Highest Paid Athlete In The World

17 Oct 2018 @ 5PM PDT

Step aside A-Rod, Messi, Ronaldo LeBron, Kobe. Mexican boxer Saul "Canelo" Alvarez just signed the largest contract in sports history.

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Allen Iverson Makes $800,000 Per Year From Reebok – And Reebok Is Fine With That!

Allen Iverson Makes $800,000 Per Year From Reebok – And Reebok Is Fine With That!

17 Oct 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Allen Iverson last played in the NBA in 2010. But he's still making nearly a million dollars a year thanks to a lifetime deal with Reebok.

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Instead Of Drew Brees, The Miami Dolphins Drafted A Quarterback Who Passed For Zero Career Yards

Instead Of Drew Brees, The Miami Dolphins Drafted A Quarterback Who Passed For Zero Career Yards

12 Oct 2018 @ 4AM PDT

The Miami Dolphins have missed out on Drew Brees twice. After he set the NFL record for career passing yards, it's even more shocking to see who the Dolphins passed up Brees for.

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Conor McGregor Net Worth And Career Earnings As He Gears Up For $50 Million Khabib Payday

Conor McGregor Net Worth And Career Earnings As He Gears Up For $50 Million Khabib Payday

06 Oct 2018 @ 12PM PDT

Tonight Conor McGregor returns to the Octagon for the first time in over two years. What is his current net worth and career earnings?

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The Five Most Underrated Free Agent Signings In The NBA

The Five Most Underrated Free Agent Signings In The NBA

05 Oct 2018 @ 4AM PDT

While the stars make the headlines, NBA games are often one thanks to key role players. These five guys changed teams this offseason, and they just might make a massive difference throughout the year.

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20 Years Ago This Week, John Elway Made The Worst Investment Mistake In Sports History

20 Years Ago This Week, John Elway Made The Worst Investment Mistake In Sports History

02 Oct 2018 @ 6PM PDT

John Elway is a very wealthy man. But he could have been exponentially wealthier had he made a slightly better investment decision 20 years ago today.

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Who Was The First North American Athlete To Sign A Million-Dollar Contract?

Who Was The First North American Athlete To Sign A Million-Dollar Contract?

02 Oct 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Today, it's hard to believe a professional athlete could have a contract worth less than $1 million. But it didn't always used to be that way. Who was the first North American athlete to reach the $1 million mark?

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CC Sabathia Was Two Innings Shy Of A $500k Bonus Last Night – But He Beaned A Batter Anyway

CC Sabathia Was Two Innings Shy Of A $500k Bonus Last Night – But He Beaned A Batter Anyway

27 Sep 2018 @ 3PM PDT

CC Sabathia was just two innings away from making an additional half a million dollars this year. But his fierce loyalty may end up costing him.

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Inside The Money Laundering Scheme Of A Former Sacramento Kings Executive

Inside The Money Laundering Scheme Of A Former Sacramento Kings Executive

27 Sep 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Jeff David spent a dozen years working in the NBA. For at least for some of that time, he was allegedly siphoning money from an NBA team's top sponsors in a sophisticated money laundering scheme.

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What Happens To A Player's Money If He Dies While Under Contract?

What Happens To A Player's Money If He Dies While Under Contract?

25 Sep 2018 @ 4AM PDT

It's a bit morbid to think about, but sadly, it's a reality professional sports teams have to prepare for: What happens when a player dies while under contract?

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The Winner Of Tiger Woods And Phil Mickelson's Head-to-Head Match Will Make Nearly As Much As If He Won The FedEx Cup Playoffs

The Winner Of Tiger Woods And Phil Mickelson's Head-to-Head Match Will Make Nearly As Much As If He Won The FedEx Cup Playoffs

22 Sep 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are squaring off in a one-on-one match during Thanksgiving weekend. And the winner will make a ton of money

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How Much Did Colin Kaepernick Make Playing In The NFL?

How Much Did Colin Kaepernick Make Playing In The NFL?

03 Sep 2018 @ 11PM UTC
Colin Kaepernick has been making headlines for plenty of off-the-field reasons, but how much did he make while playing with the 49ers?
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If He Continues Holding Out, Le'Veon Bell Will Lose Nearly $853,000 – Per Week

If He Continues Holding Out, Le'Veon Bell Will Lose Nearly $853,000 – Per Week

08 Sep 2018 @ 11AM UTC
Le'Veon Bell was offered a franchise tag worth $14.5 million from the Pittsburgh Steelers. That's not enough for him, so he's willing to sit out for much of this season – and lose millions of dollars in the process.
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Serena Williams Net Worth Vs. Venus Williams Net Worth - Which Sister Wins The Match Of Money?

Serena Williams Net Worth Vs. Venus Williams Net Worth - Which Sister Wins The Match Of Money?

01 Sep 2018 @ 1AM UTC
Nothing but net... worth. Who has the biggest bank account? Serena or Venus Williams?
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Everything You Need To Know From Week 15 Of The NFL

Everything You Need To Know From Week 15 Of The NFL

22 Dec 2015 @ 8PM UTC
As we near the end of the NFL's regular season, a few teams nabbed playoff spots, and a few others saw their postseason dreams end. In case you missed anything, here are the highlights from Week 15.
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Conor McGregor Has Signed A Reportedly Enormous Six-Fight Deal With The UFC

Conor McGregor Has Signed A Reportedly Enormous Six-Fight Deal With The UFC

21 Sep 2018 @ 12AM UTC
Conor McGregor will fight in at least six more UFC matches. And he'll earn A FORTUNE along the way!
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The Final, Final, Final Paycheck Numbers For Mayweather-Pacquiao Were Just Released... And They Are Staggering!!!

The Final, Final, Final Paycheck Numbers For Mayweather-Pacquiao Were Just Released... And They Are Staggering!!!

03 Jul 2015 @ 6PM UTC
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao knew they were going to make a killing when they finally fought in May. But did they know they would make THIS much money???
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Rob Gronkowski Restructured His Contract And Could Become The Highest-Paid Tight End In The NFL

Rob Gronkowski Restructured His Contract And Could Become The Highest-Paid Tight End In The NFL

29 May 2017 @ 11AM UTC
Rob Gronkowski has consistently been among the best tight ends in the league. And now, he has the opportunity to get paid like one.
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Tom Brady Has Given Up Anywhere Between $60 And $100 Million To Keep The Patriots Successful

Tom Brady Has Given Up Anywhere Between $60 And $100 Million To Keep The Patriots Successful

26 Jul 2018 @ 11AM UTC
Tom Brady has led the Patriots to a ton of success on the football field. However, he's given up tens (and maybe even hundreds) of millions of dollars in the process.
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Aaron Rodgers' New Contract Will Pay Him $400,000 Per Day For The Next 200 Days

Aaron Rodgers' New Contract Will Pay Him $400,000 Per Day For The Next 200 Days

30 Aug 2018 @ 2AM UTC
Aaron Rodgers just signed a four-year, $134 million contract extension to stay with the Packers. And the way the contract is structured, Rodgers will make about half of it within the calendar year.
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Auburn's Gus Malzahn Just Donated $2 Million To Help His Football Team

Auburn's Gus Malzahn Just Donated $2 Million To Help His Football Team

20 Sep 2018 @ 11AM UTC
Gus Malzahn is putting his money where his mouth is to ensure his Auburn Tigers have the best practice facilities available.
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