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LeBron James passes billion-dollar milestone



Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has set another record by becoming the first active NBA player to reach billionaire status

According to Forbes, James has earned approximately $380million in earnings for the three teams he represented in his 19 seasons in the premier basketball competition, and over $900m from endorsements and other business ventures.

These include endorsement deals with Nike, AT&T, PepsiCo, and Walmart, as well as investments in Tonal, Lyft and Blaze Pizza.

Last year James earned a whopping $121.2 million, making him the second highest-paid athlete in the world behind only footballer Leo Messi.

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The 37-year-old also holds a minority stake in English Premier League side Liverpool, when he went into partnership with Fenway Sports Group in 2011, before becoming a part owner in the organisation.

James also invested in movie studio SpringHill Entertainment, which helped to produce a film he starred in – Space Jam: A New Legacy.

The only other NBA player to pass the billion-dollar milestone is Michael Jordan, however, Jordan didn’t reach the ten-figure mark until a decade after retirement.

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Bombshell pro-Russian video emerges from Australian Open



A bombshell video has emerged of the father of tennis star Novak Djokovic, amplifying the Russian controversy the Australian Open

Djokovic’s father was seen posing for pictures with a group of Putin supporters after his son won against Russia’s Andrey Rublev, to qualify for his 10th semi-final.

Russian flags have been banned from the Australian Open, but that didn’t stop one fan.

A man was seen holding a Russian flag with Putin’s face on it and wearing a t-shirt with the pro-war ‘Z’ symbol on it.

Four spectators were questioned by police and evicted from Melbourne Park.

After losing her semi-final, Belarusian Viktoria Azarenka hit back at media when pressed on tennis’ relationship with Russia’s war on Ukraine.

She told reporters incidents like Novak’s father posing with Russian fans have nothing to do with players.

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Sex noises interrupt BBC FA Cup coverage



The BBC has been forced to apologise to viewers after its live coverage of the FA Cup was interrupted by sex noises.

The moaning you just heard was played as Gary Lineker presented the third-round replay between Wolves and Liverpool.

BBC is now investigating the incident which appears to be an act of sabotage.

Lineker says a mobile phone was found taped to the back of the set and was responsible for the sex noises.

After the incident, the broadcaster said the sound being made in the studio was so loud it was “quite difficult” to carry on.

But he still saw humour in the incident calling it a “good” prank and questioning why the BBC felt the need to apologise in the first place.

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Russian controversy at the Australian Open




Russian flags have been banned from the Australian Open following match controversy

As the Australian Open heats up, organisers have been forced to ban Russian flags from the venue.

It follows the red, white and blue flag being spotted behind fans during a match between a Russian and a Ukrainian.

Ukraine’s ambassador to Australia condemned the act and called on organisers to take action.

Tennis Australia has since made changes to its tournament regulations.

In a statement, the organisers say they will “continue to work with the players and fans to ensure the best possible environment to enjoy the tennis.”

The ban is effective immediately.

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