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NFL Has a New Highest-Paid Player in History

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford gets 5-year contract extension for $135M

(Newser) - On Monday, per , the Detroit Lions "started gathering the money bags." That's because they decided to break out the checkbook to retain star quarterback Matthew Stafford in a contract extension that runs through 2022. The 29-year-old's new salary over that five-year period: $135 million,... More »

Tiger Still No. 1, but Endorsements Fall

... to a measly $70 million

(Newser) - Tiger Woods remains the nation's top-paid athlete in the Sports Illustrated rankings, even though USA Today notes his endorsements fell by $22 million and sales of his video game are sluggish . The top 5:
  1. Tiger Woods: $90.5 million (including $70 million in endorsements).
  2. Phil Mickelson: $61.7 million ($52
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Most Underpaid Athletes

Even LeBron James makes the list—relatively speaking, of course

(Newser) - If you set aside the fact that even the minimum-earning NBA player ($457,558) is still in the top 1% of American earners, you can appreciate that some sports standouts are relatively underpaid. Yahoo! Sports lists some of the biggies:
  • Tim Lincecum, MLB, San Francisco Giants: Though he’s set
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Crazy Sports Salaries Prove Supply and Demand Works

(Newser) - Sports fans love to grouse about athletes' salaries and bemoan the ever-rising prices of tickets, concessions, and merchandise. But “it isn’t some vague indefinable ‘they’ who pays the players,” writes Allen Barra for the Wall Street Journal. “It’s you, or rather, it’s us.... More »

Phillies' Howard Wins $10M in Arbitration

First baseman gets record amount after rejecting smaller deal

(Newser) - Philadelphia Phillies’ Ryan Howard won big in his salary arbitration case today, getting $10 million instead of the $7 million his team had offered, the AP reports. The figure is the highest salary a player has scooped in an arbitration victory. “We negotiated right up to the courthouse steps,... More »

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