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Steph Curry Just Made NBA History

Golden State Warriors star agrees to biggest contract ever in NBA

(Newser) - That'll buy a lot of fresh mouthguards . Business Insider reports Stephen Curry has agreed to the biggest contract in NBA history at $201 million over the next five years. The Golden State Warriors star becomes the first NBA player to earn a so-called "supermax" contract—one over $200... More »

Lakers Sign Kobe to 3-Year, $90M Extension

Star says he 'knew I was going to be here'

(Newser) - Kobe Bryant signed a three-year contract extension yesterday worth nearly $90 million that will keep him with the Los Angeles Lakers through the 2013-14 season. The deal will begin after next season. Bryant is making $23 million this season and is due to earn $24.8 million next season. "... More »

At $107M, Giants Make Eli NFL's Richest QB

(Newser) - Peyton is going to be so jealous. Eli Manning and the New York Giants have agreed to a 7-year, $106.9 million deal that will make the younger Manning the NFL’s highest-paid quarterback, the Daily News reports. The deal locks down Manning until 2015, and though it’s not... More »

Becks May Check Out of Hotel California

AC Milan hopes to wrest soccer star from LA Galaxy

(Newser) - Soccer virtuoso David Beckham may have kicked his last ball in the US, reports the Los Angeles Times. The midfielder is on loan from the Los Angeles Galaxy to AC Milan until March, and the boss of the Italian club has said he would welcome Beckham with "open arms"... More »

Top NFL Training Camp Issues, Non-Favre Edition

Jets, Bears among teams facing personnel issues; pressure on Raiders' Kiffin to win

(Newser) - The NFL is in the midst of a turbulent off-season, even if you ignore the Brett Favre and Chad Johnson sagas. ESPN’s John Clayton breaks down the other top distractions as training camp nears:
  • With NFL Europe gone but the 80-man roster still in place, teams will have trouble
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Forget Stocks: Invest in Soccer

Brazilian companies bank on young talent

(Newser) - The hottest new commodity in Brazil is its soccer stars, and investors are taking note. Companies like Traffic are buying up the contracts of the next wave of potential Ronaldinhos and then lending their acquisitions out to poor but visible Brazilian teams. When European leagues come knocking with huge offers,... More »

10 Possible Teams for Favre

The QB legend may play again, and he wants out of his Green Bay contract

(Newser) - The maybe-not-as-retired-as-we-thought Brett Favre has asked the Green Bay Packers to release him from his contract so he can play elsewhere. It's far from certain the Packers will agree, but USA Today runs down 10 places he could go:
  • Baltimore Ravens: Favre's agent has placed players there before.
  • Buffalo Bills:
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Fortunate 50: Sports Elite in the Green

Tiger, NBA stars top Sports Illustrated annual income ranking

(Newser) - Forget all the talk of economic uncertainty. Sports Illustrated has released its fifth annual Fortunate 50 ranking of top athlete incomes, and things are certain as they've ever been; the NBA pays the best, women aren't being paid enough and Tiger Woods is absolutely untouchable. Ranked by combined on- and... More »

Yanks $100M Short on A-Rod

The all-star wanted a deal with $350 million

(Newser) - Not even close. The Yankees fell more than $100 million short of what A-Rod and agent Scott Boras demanded, ESPN reports. Before opting out of his contract, Alex Rodriguez told the Yanks he wanted a deal worth a staggering $350 million over eight years, but the team figured on about... More »

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