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Tiger Woods Joins LeBron James, Michael Jordan On Forbes Athletes’ Billionaire List

\"TigerTiger Woods, a 15-time major golf champion, has joined NBA icons Michael Jordan and LeBron James as athletes with a net worth of $1 billion, Forbes magazine reported on Friday.

Woods, making a comeback at 46 from severe leg injuries suffered in a February 2021 car crash, has made about $1.7 billion in prize money, endorsements and business deals over his 27-year career.

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The earnings update said that was the most money of any athlete the magazine has tracked, with less than 10% of revenues for Woods coming from his winnings.

Jordan, who won six NBA crowns in the 1990s with the Chicago Bulls, was the first sportsman to reach the milestone; his endorsement pitchman role and Jumpman logo products setting standards for athletes.

Los Angeles Lakers playmaker James, a four-time NBA champion and four-time NBA Most Valuable Player, crossed the $1 billion figure only last week, according to the magazine, which said he made $121.1 million gross in the past year.

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Woods, whose 82 career US PGA Tour victories is level with Sam Snead for the all-time record, ended a 14-month injury layoff in April at the Masters, making the cut in a fightback effort where simply walking 72 holes at hilly Augusta National was considered a major effort.

Woods made the cut last month at the PGA Championship; but withdrew before the final round after limping his way over Southern Hills in the third round.

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While he will skip next week’s US Open, Woods plans to play in next month’s British Open at St. Andrews.

Greg Norman, the commissioner of the new Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series, said Woods was pitched an offer in the “high nine digits” to join the upstart tour, but Woods said at the PGA Championship he prefers the PGA, built upon the legacy of legends such as Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.

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In addition to endorsement income, Woods owns event staging and course design companies.

Woods made $68 million in off-course income over the past 12 months, Forbes reported; noting that figure alone would rank him 14th on the global world athlete income list.

Via AFP.

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Sports Update?UEL: Wonderful, fantastic player – Joe Cole hails Arsenal star after latest win

Former England midfielder Joe Cole has spoken glowingly of Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka after the 21-year-old helped the Gunners secure their 11th win from 12 games this season. Saka’s goal in the Europa League on Thursday helped Arsenal beat Bodo-Glimt and Cole sees the England star as a ‘wonderful player.’ Cole, a former England midfielder, noted […]
UEL: Wonderful, fantastic player – Joe Cole hails Arsenal star after latest win

Former England midfielder Joe Cole has spoken glowingly of Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka after the 21-year-old helped the Gunners secure their 11th win from 12 games this season.

Saka’s goal in the Europa League on Thursday helped Arsenal beat Bodo-Glimt and Cole sees the England star as a ‘wonderful player.’

Cole, a former England midfielder, noted that Saka has a wonderful combination of speed and ball control.

Cole said on BT Sport, “He’s a wonderful player and every time I SEE him he’s improving.”

He noted that at a very young age, the England winger is already a leader on the pitch, describing the 21-year-old as a gem.

“He’s a fantastic footballer and one Arsenal need to tie down and build a team around.”

Arsenal have not dropped a point in the Europa League this season, winning their first three matches.

UEL: Wonderful, fantastic player – Joe Cole hails Arsenal star after latest win

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Sports News?CAF Champions League: Rivers United arrive Morocco for Wydad clash

Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Rivers United have arrived Morocco ahead of their CAF Champions League first round second leg clash against Wydad Athletic Club. A 35-man contingent consisting of players and officials of the club arrived the Mohamed V International Airport late Thursday night after a brief stopover in Cotonou, Benin Republic. Rivers United […]
CAF Champions League: Rivers United arrive Morocco for Wydad clash

Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Rivers United have arrived Morocco ahead of their CAF Champions League first round second leg clash against Wydad Athletic Club.

A 35-man contingent consisting of players and officials of the club arrived the Mohamed V International Airport late Thursday night after a brief stopover in Cotonou, Benin Republic.

Rivers United head into the game with a 2-1 advantage from the first leg.

Sunday’s encounter will hold at the 67,000 capacity Mohammed V Stadium, Casablanca.

The game will kick-off at at 7pm Nigeria time.

Nigeria’s other representative in the competition, Plateau United will be up against Esperance of Tunisia on Saturday.

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Sports Update?UEL: He’s just different class – Martin Keown singles out Arsenal star after latest win

Martin Keown has hailed Bukayo Saka, saying the England star has gone to another level in football. Arsenal beat Bodo/Glimt in the Europa League on Thursday as they continue their fine run of form this season and Keown believes Saka has been actively involved. The England international scored his fourth goal of the season to […]
UEL: He’s just different class – Martin Keown singles out Arsenal star after latest win

Martin Keown has hailed Bukayo Saka, saying the England star has gone to another level in football.

Arsenal beat Bodo/Glimt in the Europa League on Thursday as they continue their fine run of form this season and Keown believes Saka has been actively involved.

The England international scored his fourth goal of the season to put the Gunners ahead against Bodo/Glimt in Norway.

“When you get the ball to players like Bukayo Saka… he’s just different class at the moment this fella. He’s got the full-back on toast tonight,” Keown told BT Sport

“It was a great run for the goal, obviously he gets lucky, but it’s brilliant how he gets into that area. He’s gone to another level.”

UEL: He’s just different class – Martin Keown singles out Arsenal star after latest win

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