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The Wildly Different Stories Of Floyd Mayweather Jr. And The Last Man Who Defeated Him

The Wildly Different Stories Of Floyd Mayweather Jr. And The Last Man Who Defeated Him

07 Aug 2020 @ 4AM PDT

Floyd Mayweather finished his pro career with an undefeated record and nearly a billion dollars in career earnings. The last man to defeat him in the ring? His story is a bit different.

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Patrick Mahomes Now Owns A Part Of The Kansas City Royals

Patrick Mahomes Now Owns A Part Of The Kansas City Royals

05 Aug 2020 @ 4AM PDT

Between winning a Super Bowl and signing the largest contract in NFL history, it's been a busy year for Patrick Mahomes. His latest move? Becoming a part-owner of the Kansas City Royals.

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Kyrie Irving Started A $1.5 Million Fund For WNBA Players Sitting Out The 2020 Season

Kyrie Irving Started A $1.5 Million Fund For WNBA Players Sitting Out The 2020 Season

31 Jul 2020 @ 4AM PDT

The WNBA season has already tipped off, though several players are choosing to sit out due to coronavirus or social justice concerns. To help the financial strains of missing the season, Kyrie Irving has started a $1.5 million fund.

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The NFL And Its Players Agree To New Deal To Navigate Coronavirus Pandemic

The NFL And Its Players Agree To New Deal To Navigate Coronavirus Pandemic

31 Jul 2020 @ 4AM PDT

As professional sports look to restart amid Covid-19, the NFL and its players have agreed to a major deal to help ease the financial impact of the pandemic. Here's what that deal looks like.

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Kevin Garnett Is Part Of An Ownership Team Trying To Purchase The Minnesota Timberwolves

Kevin Garnett Is Part Of An Ownership Team Trying To Purchase The Minnesota Timberwolves

29 Jul 2020 @ 4AM PDT

Kevin Garnett hasn't played in the NBA since 2016, but for more than five years, he's been eyeing an ownership role with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Here's a look inside how he can make that happen.

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Mookie Betts Signs The Second-Largest Contract In MLB History The Day Before The 2020 Season Starts

Mookie Betts Signs The Second-Largest Contract In MLB History The Day Before The 2020 Season Starts

22 Jul 2020 @ 5PM PDT

When the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Mookie Betts in February, they didn't know if he'd stick around past this season. Now, they've locked him into a long-term deal that runs into next decade.

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Inside Senator Kelly Loeffler's Battle With The WNBA

Inside Senator Kelly Loeffler's Battle With The WNBA

18 Jul 2020 @ 4AM PDT

Kelly Loeffler owns the WNBA's Atlanta Dream, and she's made it clear she doesn't support the league's backing of the Black Lives Matter movement. As a result, players and executives across the league are voicing their displeasure with Loeffler.

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Months After Buying Out Willie Taggart For $18 Million, Florida State Boosters Received A PPP Loan Worth $900,000

Months After Buying Out Willie Taggart For $18 Million, Florida State Boosters Received A PPP Loan Worth $900,000

17 Jul 2020 @ 4AM PDT

Boosters from Florida State received more than a million dollars from the Paycheck Protection Program. However, the school recently announced layoffs within the athletic department, likely a snowball effect from Willie Taggart's buyout agreement.

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Fox Is Paying $364 Million To No Longer Air Golf

Fox Is Paying $364 Million To No Longer Air Golf

17 Jul 2020 @ 4AM PDT

Fox is spending more than a third of a billion dollars to let another network take its U.S. Open Golf Package. And it will probably turn out to be a smart move.

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The Minority Owners Of Washington's NFL Team Are Looking To Sell Their Stakes

The Minority Owners Of Washington's NFL Team Are Looking To Sell Their Stakes

15 Jul 2020 @ 4AM PDT

Amid conversations of social injustice, the NFL's franchise in Washington is looking to change its name. If they don't, they may be looking at new ownership.

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Dirk Nowitzki Saved Millions Of Dollars By Playing In Texas His Whole Career

Dirk Nowitzki Saved Millions Of Dollars By Playing In Texas His Whole Career

11 Jul 2020 @ 4AM PDT

Dirk Nowitzki played more than 20 years for the Dallas Mavericks. It was a great showing of loyalty, but it was also a smart financial move. Here's how much Nowitzki saved by playing in Texas.

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Here's How Much Michael Jordan Earned In Nike Royalties In The Last 12 Months

Here's How Much Michael Jordan Earned In Nike Royalties In The Last 12 Months

10 Jul 2020 @ 4AM PDT

Michael Jordan and Nike have been partners for a long time – and it's helped turn Jordan into a billionaire. See how much the Bulls legend has made in Nike royalties over the past 12 months.

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The 15 Largest Contracts In Professional Sports History

The 15 Largest Contracts In Professional Sports History

07 Jul 2020 @ 9AM PDT

After his massive 12-year, $430 million extension, Mike Trout has the largest contract in pro sports. But plenty of athletes have earned huge pay days – here's a look at the biggest ones.

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Patrick Mahomes Just Signed An Incredible, Record-Setting Contract

Patrick Mahomes Just Signed An Incredible, Record-Setting Contract

06 Jul 2020 @ 4PM PDT

Patrick Mahomes just signed a ten-year extension to stay with the Kansas City Chiefs. It's the largest deal in professional sports history—how much will he be making?

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Were The Los Angeles Lakers Secretly Practicing On A Staples Center Replica Court?

Were The Los Angeles Lakers Secretly Practicing On A Staples Center Replica Court?

06 Jul 2020 @ 4AM PDT

During the coronavirus pandemic, NBA players aren't supposed to be practicing. But that hasn't stopped some players from holding secret workouts – possibly including several members of the Los Angeles Lakers.

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The 25 Richest Athletes In The World 2020

The 25 Richest Athletes In The World 2020

13 Apr 2020 @ 5PM UTC
Who is the richest athlete in the world? Which athletes are billionaires? Floyd Mayweather, Michael Jordan, Michael Schumacher and Tiger Woods have each earned well over $1 billion in their careers. But is that enough to make one of them the richest of all?
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It Only Took Carmelo Anthony Eight Games To Make $2.15 Million

It Only Took Carmelo Anthony Eight Games To Make $2.15 Million

12 Dec 2019 @ 12PM UTC
A year ago, Carmelo Anthony couldn't even find a place on an NBA roster. Now, after the Portland Trail Blazers gave him a chance, he's making the most of it.
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Slugger Jose Bautista Is Demanding Insane Money If The Blue Jays Want Him To Remain In Toronto

Slugger Jose Bautista Is Demanding Insane Money If The Blue Jays Want Him To Remain In Toronto

25 Feb 2016 @ 12PM UTC
The Toronto Blue Jays have a big decision to make sometime in the near future: is paying $31 million a season for pitcher Jose Bautista too expensive, as they decided it was for David Price?
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If Floyd Mayweather Makes $250 Million For One Fight - How Much Would Mike Tyson Make If He Was In His Prime Today?

If Floyd Mayweather Makes $250 Million For One Fight - How Much Would Mike Tyson Make If He Was In His Prime Today?

13 Jul 2015 @ 12PM UTC
During his career, Mike Tyson made around $400 million. For one fight, Floyd Mayweather made close to $250 million. One can't help but wonder what Iron Mike could make today.
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Floyd Mayweather Reportedly Bet $5 Million On Himself To Beat Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather Reportedly Bet $5 Million On Himself To Beat Conor McGregor

26 Aug 2017 @ 8PM UTC
Floyd Mayweather would really be putting his money where his mouth is if he puts up $5 million on himself to beat Conor McGregor.
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Ricky Williams Might Have Had The Worst Contract In NFL History

Ricky Williams Might Have Had The Worst Contract In NFL History

04 Nov 2016 @ 11AM UTC
NFL contracts are already pretty unfair for its players. But Ricky Williams had performance incentives that were virtually impossible to reach.
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Here's How Much The Best Disc Golfers In The World Make

Here's How Much The Best Disc Golfers In The World Make

20 Aug 2016 @ 11AM UTC
There are a handful of professional disc golfers who stand out from the rest of the players of the sport, and the PDGA recently crowned new World Champions. What might surprise you is how much (or little) money the elite players make.
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How Jerry Reinsdorf Became Rich Enough To Own The Chicago Bulls AND The White Sox

How Jerry Reinsdorf Became Rich Enough To Own The Chicago Bulls AND The White Sox

29 May 2020 @ 11AM UTC
Jerry Reinsdorf is a frequent presence throughout The Last Dance docuseries and has owned the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls for nearly 40 years. How did he make his money?
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A Dollar For Dollar Breakdown Michael Jordan's $2.2 Billion Net Worth

A Dollar For Dollar Breakdown Michael Jordan's $2.2 Billion Net Worth

18 Apr 2020 @ 6PM UTC
The Jordan Brand, Nike royalties, endorsement earnings, the Miami Marlins, real estate... other investments. Here's a dollar breakdown of Michael Jordan's net worth.
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Floyd Mayweather's Net Worth Is Now $560 Million. Conor McGregor's Net Worth Is Now $85 Million

Floyd Mayweather's Net Worth Is Now $560 Million. Conor McGregor's Net Worth Is Now $85 Million

27 Aug 2017 @ 9PM UTC
What are Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather's net worths today after you factor in their massive paydays?
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