BEREA, OH – JULY 27: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Cleveland Browns laughs during Cleveland Browns training camp at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus on July 27, 2022 in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)
In this week’s SportsMoney Playbook: The world’s highest-paid golfers, an expensive NFL stake, and a WNBA star become soccer team owners. Plus: Marketing experts weigh in on Deshaun Watson’s future.
The pending sale of a minority stake in the Raiders values the team at $6. This may interest you : How it worked for (and what we can learn from) the major offenders of the game.5 billion. That’s nearly double last year’s Forbes estimate, but there are caveats.
In the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct in the face of the NFL suspension, Deshaun Watson has become untouchable to sponsors, marketing experts tell us.
Amazon will offer a variety of alternate streams for Thursday Night Football broadcasts each week, including stars from a popular YouTube channel.
Retired WNBA legend Sue Bird is buying a minority stake in the NWSL Gotham FC franchise. He tells us he didn’t have to convince his fiancée, soccer star Megan Rapinoe.
A match between newly crowned Women’s Euro champions England and the USWNT has become the best-selling women’s soccer match outside of a major international tournament in history. Read also : Charles Barkley’s Salary With Turner Sports Revealed, Here’s The Report.
Regional baseball broadcasts are dominating primetime viewers in local markets, and MLB is a hot property among advertisers. Read also : 10 Best Paying Data Science Jobs.
McLaren competes in Formula 1, IndyCar and the Extreme E series of electric off-road vehicles, and will soon enter Formula E. CEO Zak Brown told us this diversity is critical to the organization’s sponsoring success.
The two biggest motocross series are partnering for a new championship that will come with the sport’s biggest prize ever, $10 million.
A recent Penn State trademark infringement ruling depicts the multi-billion dollar licensed merchandise industry as a house “built on sand.”
The Professional Fighters League plans to launch divisions in Europe and the United Arab Emirates over the next two years in a bid to identify the next stars on its global roster.
LIV Golf has redefined the financial landscape of golf.
World’s highest-paid golfers 2022: LIV Golf redirects top profits and sends pay rise
Thanks to Saudi Arabia’s bottomless pool of petrodollars, LIV Golf has boosted the earnings of the top ten golfers by $370 million since June, to a record $650 million over the past 12 months. Check out our ranking of the ten highest paid golfers.
Upon Further Review
After a record-breaking 2021, Cooper Kupp has a lucrative contract extension with the Rams and is seeing a huge increase in merchandise sales. Still, it will be an uptick for Kupp to earn as much as the NFL’s top quarterbacks, who took seven of the ten spots in our 2021 ranking of the league’s highest-paid players. No wide receiver has appeared on that list since 2019.
The Last Word
“I think it’s like a car. Your body uses a lot of mileage, and it becomes more and more difficult to keep going.’ – Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne is regarded as one of the best footballers of his generation, but at the age of 31, the Manchester City midfielder has had to rethink how he spends the season. Find out why De Bruyne says he hasn’t trained at all this summer.
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