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Questions tagged [finances]

Questions about financial information in sports. This includes compensation for professional athletes and other employees and revenue/expenses for sports organizations and teams.

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How would a player waived by two teams in the same season get paid?

In the off-season, the Oklahoma City Thunder traded Carmelo Anthony to the Atlanta Hawks, who immediately waived his contract. After clearing the waivers, Melo was then signed by the Houston Rockets ...
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Women's versus Men's pay in majors

Why are women compensated the exact same as men in major tournaments but only play maximum three sets to men's five? I don't find that to be equal?
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How much does a dropped NFL player earn while with a team during the pre-season

In the latest episode of NFL Hard Knocks the Browns are dropping players to get to the 53 that are allowed during the regular season. As I understand it, if a dropped player isn't picked up by ...
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(un)restricted free agency in NHL

I am trying to understand free agency rules in NHL, how the last two lockouts changed them, and how players may decide to behave with respect to them. My understanding is that after the 2004-5 ...
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What are the financial requirements for football clubs to play in the UKs Women's Super league and Championship

Doncaster Belles will play in the UK's third tier of women's football in the 2018-19 season, despite winning the second tier league in 2017-18. Source. According to news reports, this is to "ensure ...
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How much is the cost for a team to be registered in the CONCACAF Champions League?

I'm wondering how much is the cost for a team to be registered in the CONCACAF Champions League. E.g, let's say the champion club from Haiti wants to play in the first phase of the CONCACAF Champions ...
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Why do countries start to build stadiums after getting elected to host FIFA World Cup?

I have observed this time again that a country starts building new stadiums whenever they are elected for hosting a FIFA World Cup. Why is that? Why don't they have sufficient stadiums already ...
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2017 cba question on NBA Pension [duplicate]

According to the newest (2017) nba cba: What is considered a 'credited season' toward the 3 seasons required as qualification to be included in the nba Pension Plan. ?
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What was the cutoff date for being credited with a full NBA season in 1972-73?

For the 1972-73 NBA season, was there a cutoff date (to be on the roster by) in order to receive a full seasons credit for the season with regard to the three seasons needed to qualify for the NBA ...
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Has a pro golfer ever worn a sports logo during a televised tournament?

Golfers on the pro tour will wear logos on their hats and clothes which undoubtedly yield them revenue in endorsement money. Has a golfer ever worn a college or pro sports logo on tour? Specifically ...
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Who pays for the expenses of players called up during international breaks?

Does FIFA pay for the expenses of a player (flight, etc.) when the national team call the player for a friendly or a competition in FIFA calendar? Does it depend on the division that such a player is ...
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How much of a season must be played for it to count under an NBA pension?

To qualify for an NBA retirement pension you need to have played at least three seasons in the league. What is the last date a player can join a team during the season, and still get credit for that ...
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What happens when a baseball player is “DFA'ed” and then signs with another team?

I'm asking specifically about Pablo Sandoval, who signed a five year contract with Boston Red Sox, and is now owed $18 million each for 2018 and 2019, plus the balance of his 2017 salary. He was ...
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Why are there owners willing to pay so much for sports teams?

I found a list of most valuable sports teams, and I was amazed at the valuations. Why are there owners willing to drive the value of these teams so high? For example, Real Madrid is listed with a ...
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At what point does a player earn his prize money and points for getting to a certain stage in a tournament?

If a player pulls out of a match (eg. due to injury), do they still get the prize money and points for it? So say, player A has qualified for the australian open which has a prize money of 50k and ...
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F1: economic damage because of crashes?

When car crashes occur in Formula 1, cars suffer obvious damage. Are there any economic "fines" to pilots who are recognized to be the cause of accidents?
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Why do NFL (american football) right tackles make less than left tackles?

According to over the cap, the total value of the highest contract for left tackle is Tyron Smith at $97 Million a $13.2 million average per year. The highest right tackle contract is Layne Johnson, $...
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Do NBA players earn from their jersey sales?

Besides from their signature shoes, player jerseys are some of the most popular merchandise bought by fans. My question is, do players earn from the sales of replicas of their jerseys?
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NHL players making less than NHL minimum?

I have looked up a few currently inactive NHL players, but who played at least 30 or more career games in the NHL. I am familiar with the hockey term "duster" and I've heard it thrown around, but I ...
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In which professional sports league do players share the highest % of revenue?

In which American professional sports league do players share the highest % of league revenue? Any professional sports league is acceptable so long as most players rely on their participation as ...
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Why so many differences from player to coaches costs transfer?

Why there is a lot of difference in cost transfert from football players to a coaches? I think in Europe almost all coaches have an agent, so I do not understand why there is so much difference in ...
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Why are the salaries of professional athletes so public?

Every major free agent signing ( at least in Baseball ) generates an enormous media buzz, and all details are completely available to whoever reads the paper. Why are the salaries of professional ...
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Annual pay for a starter in professional hockey?

I know a guy who is trying to sign for a minor-league team that is asking for at least $10,000.00 U.S.D. (or equivalent in other currency) a week or $480,000 a year minimum. I can only find info on ...
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What does “dead money” mean when referred to in the NFL?

I always hear this used especially during the off season when players are being signed to a new contract or cut. I still don't understand the significance and usage so what does "dead money" mean when ...
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Why do NFL teams sign and waive players after one week?

I recently read a few things about American Football, especially of course the NFL. In the news I often read that players get signed and waived again after just one week or a comparable short amount ...
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What would be the cost of the season for a young tennis player?

What would be an estimate of costs for a season for a young (15-18 years) tennis player who wants to play only in Europe circuit? Excluding revenue (sponsors / prize), what about the costs: transfers,...
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Do MLB starting pitchers get paid per start or per game they are on the roster?

MLB starting pitchers play every 5 games. Do they get paid only for each start they make or do they earn for each game in between starts as well?
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When did incentives and salary escalators start in the NFL?

Today, you commonly hear about players in the NFL breaking some threshold to unlock incentive bonuses. I want to know when these incentives started to appear in players' contracts and how the ...
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Why are the Celtics renouncing long-retired players?

I don't understand what this all means. On 9 July 2015, Eric Pincus tweeted this out: The Boston Celtics have renounced the rights to Shaquille O'Neal @BBallInsiders also Stephon Marbury, Michael ...
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How does the NBA get paid by the networks for playoff games?

How does the NBA get paid by the networks for playoff games? Do they get more money the more games that are played?
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Why doesn't the MLB implement a salary cap?

I was reading an article in FiveThirtyEight a few months back which described the NBA as one of the most lopsided leagues in North America. By that it meant that the same teams tended to be successful,...
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Can MLB players negotiate their contracts downwards?

Consider the case where a player is signed to a contract and the amount he is due far exceeds his value. He no longer has a starting job on his team and would like to be traded, but other teams won't ...
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Which non-players in the NFL are the highest paid apart from the GM and head coach?

One of the things I learned from Michael Lewis's The Blind Side is that how much various parties get paid is a good window into their perceived value by their franchises (in the case of The Blind Side ...
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What does an NFL salary cap department do?

I sometimes hear about NFL GMs being "cap experts" rather than player-evaluators. And I just saw this headline: "John Idzik joining Jags as consultant". The article goes on to say, "Idzik, who was ...
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Is premier league tv rights money divided among all 20 teams equally?

Premier League just signed a massive 3 year GBP 5.136 billion deal. Does the amount divided among the 20 premier league clubs equally ? or the teams who finish higher in the table get more money than ...
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Do team owners earn or spend money for their clubs?

Are there statistics that collect information about the cash flow of sports clubs? What I am wondering is, in general do the team owners have to spend money to manage the club, for passion (I hope), ...
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How does NBA players' salary increase during the playoffs?

In a sports column I was reading, the writer mentioned something about "win shares", that existed to provide a financial incentive to win games during the playoffs, especially since otherwise players ...
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What makes financial fair play fair?

My understanding of the financial fair play rule from UEFA is that clubs can't spend more money then they take in from ticket sales, sponsorships, media deals, etc. The goal being to prevent a super ...
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Is an NBA team ever allowed to pay an injured player less than his contract

I was wondering about this after some of the recent high-profile injuries, such as Paul George, and before that Derrick Rose. The reason is obvious, a team doesn't want to be paying a player millions ...
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How does arbitration work in baseball?

First, my understanding is that they use professional labor arbitrators, not people with a strong specific knowledge of baseball. So "old" metrics, hits, runs, RBIs and ERAs count for more than on ...
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Is it true that Brazil made 1 billion dollars from the world cup?

I've heard that Brazil invested 11 billion dollars to prepare for the world cup and have made less than 1 billion. Is it true? If so, does it mean that they lost 10 billion dollars? And if that's ...
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How much does it costs teams to insure against player injury?

In 2008, the New York Yankees signed free agent CC Sabathia to a 7 year deal worth $161 million. At the time, Sabathia was coming off winning the Cy Young Award, and was brought in to be the team's ...
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Are football/soccer players paid for national team appearances?

I was reading this article today about the weird situation that came up with the Ghanian national team at the 2014 World Cup, and I realized that I'd never heard about other player's compensation when ...
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Is Jay-Z personally doing negotiations, contract details, etc., or he is delegating as a sport agent?

I read that Jay-Z, the popular entertainer, gave up his interest in the New York Knicks so that he could represent Kevin Durant. Is there any evidence that he is personally doing negotiations, ...
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Do minor league hockey teams pay their players?

How are minor league hockey teams financed? Does the team pay the players themselves, or are their contracts paid for by the NHL parent franchise? I recall that before the 1967 NHL expansion, Hall-...
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Do minor league baseball clubs pay the players?

MLB baseball teams send developing players to minor league affiliates. Do the proceeds from minor league games to to play the players or the major league team, or does the owner of the minor league ...
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How does the NBA salary cap work?

I'm not American, and I live in a foreign country. I have been watching NBA since about 2000. I was a New jersey fan, when Kidd went to Mavs, I became a Mavs fan and still am. As far as I know, the ...
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Has Hashim Amla's religion directly affected his finances or game?

I need to clarify the below two things about the former South African Test Captain Hashim Amla. He is being fined 500$ per month for not wearing Castle Logo in his jersey. He was fasting ...
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Where to get insurance for capoeira students in UK?

I recently moved to UK and figured that where I live (Crawley, West Sussex) there is no Capoeira school. So I decided to organize a new club for training Capoeira. I found a nice location, one of ...
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How long and how much is each contract of the four main NBA on TNT hosts?

What is the length and amount of each of the following's contract with TNT? Charles Barkley Kenny Smith Ernie Johnson Shaquille O'Neal