Thursday, May 21, 2015
Baseball players are paid too much! Argle-bargle!
But it’s the NBA that has the highest average per-player salary. At $4.6 million, the NBA ranks just ahead of India’s IPL cricket ($4.3 million) and MLB ($4.2 million).
The top three NBA teams are the Brooklyn Nets ($6.2 million per player), New York Knicks ($5.9 million) and Los Angeles Clippers ($5.3 million). The Los Angeles Dodgers ($8.0 million) lead baseball and the Royal Challengers Bangalore ($4.5 million) head the IPL list. Wondering how NFL teams fare? The football team with the highest average salary, the Miami Dolphins ($2.3 million), doesn’t crack the list until No. 124.
The survey reveals which teams spend the most on their players, including an analysis of 333 teams in 17 major pro leagues, covering seven sports, 13 countries and 9,731 athletes who are making a combined $17.94 billion.
Some of those big spenders have help. Abu Dhabi’s International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC), for example, sponsors Real Madrid. Billionaire Sheikh Mansour owns Manchester City, which held the top spot in the survey the previous two years. Mansour is a member of Abu Dhabi’s royal family, the deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and a man whose wealth is derived from oil. Mansour also co-owns, with the Steinbrenner family (the Yankees’ principal owners), the newly minted MLS franchise New York City Football Club—so baseball royalty meets actual royalty.
The amount of wealth in the sports landscape can be staggering. The Yankees are spending an average of $7.3 million per player—yet dropped from second to ninth on the overall list this year.
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Your abbreviated schedule for March, 2015
March 4: Spurs vs. Swans
March 10: Porto vs. Basel
March 11: Chelsea vs. PSG
March 15: Chelsea vs. Souton
March 16: Swansea vs. Liverpool
March 18: Dortmund vs. Juventus
March 18: Barca vs. Man City
March 22: Götterdämmerung
1. Chelsea, 26 GP, 60 Points.
2. Man City, 27 GP, 55 Points.
3. Arsenal, 27 GP, 51 Points.
4. Man United, 27 GP, 50 Points.
5. Liverpool, 27 GP, 48 Points.
6. Southampton, 27 GP, 46 Points.
7. Tottenham, 26 GP, 44 Points.
Monday, February 09, 2015
Better late than never. A few of this month’s interesting games:
Feb 10: Spurs vs Liverpool, Bournemouth vs Derby (top 2 teams in the table)
Feb 11: Chelsea vs Everton, Soton vs West Ham, Partick Thistle vs Celtic
Feb 14: FA Cup Quarters
Feb 15: FA Cup Quarters
Feb 17: Bayern vs PSG
Feb 18: Schalke vs Real Madrid
Feb 19: Spurs vs Fiorentina
Feb 22: Spurs vs West Ham, Liverpool vs Soton
Feb 24: Man City vs Barca, Juventus vs Dortmund
Feb 25: Leverkusen vs Atletico, Arsenal vs Monaco
Feb 26: Fiorentina vs Spurs
Feb 28: Dortmund vs Schalke
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Aside from transfer news and watching DeAndre Yedlin train with Tottenham, these games might be of interest:
Jan 9: Montpelier v Marseilles (Anyone but PSG!)
Jan 10: Everton v Man City, Torino v Milan, Espanyol v Real Madrid
Jan 11: Man U v Soton, Barcelona v Atletico, Lazio v Roma
Jan 12: Asian Cup! (I don’t care either)
Jan 13: West Ham v Everton FA Cup replay
Jan 14: Tottenham v Burnley FA Cup replay, Torino v Lazio Coppa Italia
Jan 15: Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid Copa del Rey
Jan 17: AFCON starts!
Jan 18: Man City v Arsenal
Jan 20: Chelsea v Liverpool League Cup Semi
Jan 21: Tottenham v Sheffield United League Cup Semi
Jan 23: Cambridge United v Man U FA Cup 4th round
Jan 24: FA Cup 4th Round
Jan 25: More FA Cup, Fiorentina v Roma
Jan 26: Rochdale v Stoke FA Cup
Jan 27: Chelsea v Liverpool League Cup Semi
Jan 28: Sheffield United v Tottenham League Cup Semi, Chile v USA Friendly
Jan 30: Wolfsburg v Bayern in the Bundesliga return, Bournemouth v Watford in a key Championship game
Jan 31: Chelsea v Man City, Leverkusen v Dortmund
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has issued an apology after an image he re-posted on Instagram on Monday led to accusations of racism and anti-Semitism.
Balotelli, 24, shared an image on Monday evening on the social networking site featuring the Nintendo character Mario that included the words “jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a Jew.”
for his generous support.
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