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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 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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(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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How much is the fine for arguing with an umpire?

How much is a player fined for arguing with an Umpire? I have heard that it is a percentage of their match fees. Are fines for captains different for such cases? Do umpires register allegations ...
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How can Real Madrid poach players from its near-peers?

Real Madrid is evidently in pursuit of such high profile players as Kylian Mbappe and Sadio Mane. Both those players are young and good...and valuable. Any world-class club would like to build around ...
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Are 10+ year contracts discouraged or prohibited in the NBA?

In 2019, Mike Trout signed a 12-year, $430 million contract. This is on the heels of Bryce Harper signing a 13-year, $330 million contract. There have been several 10-year contracts signed by baseball ...
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Are 10+ year contracts discouraged or prohibited in the NFL?

In 2019, Mike Trout signed a 12-year, $430 million contract. This is on the heels of Bryce Harper signing a 13-year, $330 million contract. There have been several 10-year contracts signed by baseball ...
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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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If a DFA'd player has two offers and rejects the higher one, will his original team be responsible for the difference between them?

Shortstop Troy Tulowitski was recently "DFA"ed (Designated For Assignment) by the Toronto Blue Jays. He signed with the New York Yankees for the league minimum, $555,000 and the Blue Jays still have ...
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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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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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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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How do soccer broadcasts make money?

Being in the US, and a sports fan, it is impossible not to be aware of the huge amounts of money changing hands for sports teams be it the NFL, NBA, or MLB. I've always assumed these contracts are ...
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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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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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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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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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How much are retained players supposed to be paid in the IPL?

After the IPL auction, we know the amount that teams bought the players for and they will be paid according to that. But I couldn't find the amount that retained players are to be paid. It's not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible for a first or second year arbitration player to make more than the “qualifying offer?”

This came up because Mike Trout, arguably the best player in baseball, will be up for arbitration next year. Salary arbitration has the effect of paying a first, second or third year "arb" player ...
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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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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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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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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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How much do IPL players get paid if they don't play all games in a season?

Two players in IPL 6 (2013), Ricky Ponting and Glen Maxwell, were bought in the player auction for large sums (Ponting close to half a million and Maxwell over 1 million dollars). Neither of these ...
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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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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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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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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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How much revenue does a team make for a playoff game?

Before the 2013 NBA playoffs, many people speculated that the Miami Heat would go 16-0 (e.g. sweep every series) en route to their 2nd straight title. As I watched the Miami Heat trounce the Indiana ...
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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 exactly are player performance bonuses?

This term was brought up in another question. I know that players can receive signing bonuses etc. But can they receive performance bonuses in a salary capped league? To my knowledge, in the NHL for ...
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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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In what way do professional athletes (MLB, NHL, NFL, NBA) get paid?

I've always wondered how this worked. If a player is getting paid $5,000,000 a year, how do they get that salary? Do they receive it at the beginning of the season as a lump sum? Or do they receive ...
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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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Waived/Injured for non-guaranteed contracts before the season starts

If a player is injured in OTAs, minicamp, or training camp, and is waived/injured, is the team responsible for a negotiated amount of a non-guaranteed contract? So, if a player has a $5m non-...
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How much does a referee/umpire earn in a year?

Is it possible to create an approximate draw with the earning of the referee in the most important sports(Soccer/Basketball/Volleyball/Tennis/Cricket etc.)?
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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 ...