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World’s highest paid athletes announced: Lebron knocks McGregor from top five

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This year’s numbers for the sports rich list are in and the top spot has changed

The world’s highest-paid athletes of 2022 have been revealed and there’s a new star in the top spot.

US sports dominate the list, there are 36 NBA players and 25 from the National Football League.

37-year-old Lebron James replaced MMA fighter Connor McGregor and is the lone American in the top five.

James was estimated to make $126.9 million in the past twelve months, then it’s a list of four footballers with Messi just pipping Ronaldo with $130 million in combined earnings.

Steph Curry and Kevin Durant are just outside the top five, whilst two veterans, Roger Federer and Tiger Woods round out the top ten.

The list, put together by Sportico, based earnings from June 2021 to May 2022 and combines salary, prize money and also includes any personal endorsements including sponsorships.

The 100 top paid athletes playing in 10 different sports earned an enormous 4.5 billion in total, a five percent increase from last year.

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Cody Simpson eyes off Commonwealth Games spot

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Australian pop star Cody Simpson closing in on spot at Commonwealth Games

Cody Simpson was most well known for being a pop singer, and he’s on the verge is turning into a professional swimmer.

The 25-year old beat three-time Olympian Kyle Chalmers in the 100 metre butterfly heat at the Australian Swimming Championships.

If he places in the top three spots in the final he will book a place in the team for the Commonwealth Games.

He’s on track to achieve the feat given only dual-Olympic bronze medallist Matthew Temple recorded a faster time in the heats.

Simpson shaved nearly one second off his personal best time, and if he finishes in the top two in the final he’ll also be eligible to swim at the world titles in Budapest next month.

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How Biniam Grimay’s historic victory celebration took an unpleasant turn

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Biniam Grimay finished stage 10 with a blazing sprint in a historic victory at Giro d’Italia

The 22- year old cyclist became the first Black African rider to win a grand tour stage

However, the celebration turned rather bitter as champagne cork struck his eye on the winner’s podium.

Grimay was treated in the Ambulance after the celebrations.

He later missed the post-race interviews and was taken to the hospital for further care.

Grimay is now out of the Giro d’italia because of the eye injury.

 

Shreya Vats Contributed to the report

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Police probe assault on Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp

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Police have launched a probe into an assault on Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp

Police are investigating an assault on Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp.

Authorities say he was assaulted by a fan at the end of the Championship play-off final second leg at Nottingham Forest.

Television footage showed a member of the crowd charge at Sharp during a pitch invasion while the player stood on the sidelines.

According to his manager the sports star required stitches for his injuries.

Police say they are conducting enquiries as they continue their investigation.

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