Forbes names Kohli as cricket’s top earner

first_img– Indian captain once again the only cricketer on the Forbes list of the Top 100 earning athletes INDIAN batsman Virat Kohli is once again the only cricketer on the annual list of the world’s 100 highest paid athletes, published today by Forbes magazine.Kohli is No.83 on this year’s list, with estimated earnings of US$24M (approx., AU$31.4M), of which $20M is estimated to come from endorsements, and the remaining $4M from his salary.Kohli was 89th on last year’s list with estimated earnings of US$22M.The list is headed by American boxer Floyd Mayweather, whose estimated earnings of US$285M are more than double those of Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi, who is second on the list with US$111M.The list is dominated by athletes from America’s NFL, NBA and MLB competitions, although the top five athletes – Mayweather, Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Conor McGregor and Neymar – are from either football or combat sports.There are no female athletes on the list.There are no Australians from any sport on the list and given the final entrant in the top 100, NBA player Nicolas Batum, earned just shy of US$23M, it’s unlikely any Aussie cricketers will appear on the list anytime soon.In the Australian Financial Review‘s Top 50 Sports Earners list from late last year, David Warner was the leading cricketer with an estimated AU$4.73M, putting him 12th overall.Shane Watson, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Marsh, James Faulkner, Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc were the other cricketers on the AFR’s list last year.Warner and Smith have been hit hard financially this year following their suspensions for the Cape Town ball-tampering saga, with both players losing their IPL contracts as well as their deals with CA.Forbes reports that Kohli, 29, earns most of his money from sponsors like New Era, Tissot, Oakley, Uber, Puma, Audi, Colgate-Palmolive, Herbalife and Pepsi.Pepsi is included on the Forbes list of Kohli’s sponsors even though he publicly distanced himself from the soft drink company last year.“If I myself won’t consume such things, I won’t urge others to consume them, just because I am getting money out of it,” Kohli reportedly said.“When I started my fitness turnaround, it was more of a lifestyle thing initially.“If something goes away from that, I would not want to be a part of that or be promoting that.”Kohli’s earnings are impressive. However, he has yet to reach the heights of the man he replaced as India’s skipper, MS Dhoni, who Forbes listed at 22 on their top 100 in 2014 with an annual pay packet of US$30M.last_img read more

REPLAY: Rocori Beats Winona At State [PODCAST]

first_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56490 360p 720p HD Auto (360p) The Rocori Spartan football team beat Winona 48-24 Friday night at US Bank Stadium to advance to the Prep Bowl. Jack Steil scored five rushing touchdowns, while Tucker Haakonson’s three interceptions paced the defensive effort.HEAR THE FULL GAME BELOW: About Connatix V56490 1080p HD 1/1last_img read more

Dak Prescott, Benardrick McKinney await NFL Draft grades

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-17:4611b05a42a67f2a1bcc30bb Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-930157-3939592342001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Underclassmen have until January 15 to declare for the NFL Draft. CBS Sports grades McKinney as a first-rounder. It grades Prescott as a second round pick.Earlier this year, Prescott told Sports Illustrated he’d consider leaving Mississippi State if he drew a grade within the first three rounds.As Mississippi State opened bowl practices on Friday, the quarterback wanted to wait for more information before commenting.“I’m not sure. I’ll think about that later,” Prescott said. “I’m not really thinking about that right now.”For now, Prescott’s not focused on his future in football, including the Orange Bowl on Dec. 31. The fourth-year junior graduates Friday after majoring in educational psychology.“I’m just worried about graduating right now,” Prescott said. “I’ll decide that later. Me and Benardrick both will.” Dak Prescott and Benardrick McKinney have both filed paperwork with the NFL to receive prospective draft grades. Underclassmen have until Monday to request a draft grade.The paperwork doesn’t commit a player to the NFL Draft, but provides more information to help make the decision.“When we get all the paperwork back, we’ll sit down with those guys and we’ll really discuss the best options for all their futures,” MSU coach Dan Mullen said.The grades predict a round a player could to be drafted. It’s based solely on football ability. The grade doesn’t consider depth at a position or draft, team needs or character issues.“We have great open discussions about that. I love guys getting the opportunity to play professional football. That’s a dream come true for most people,” Mullen said. “So if guys have that opportunity, and it’s a great position for them to leave we’re going to encourage them to go do that.”Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

QPR 2-1 Doncaster: Highlights of Rangers’ New Year’s Day victory

first_imgRangers came from behind to beat Doncaster at Loftus Road, where Charlie Austin’s injury-time header gave them their first win in four matches. AdChoices广告See also:Austin’s header gives QPR dramatic victoryBond: QPR determined to sign a strikerQPR v Doncaster player ratings Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

AC Milan in talks to get Arsenal director, details being sorted

first_imgArsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis makes it to the headline of several Italian websites today, as there’s apparently a chance he could be taking a role at AC Milan soon. The local press has been covering the subject for a while, and in an interview with newspaper La Stampa this Wednesday, club president Paolo Scaroni has given a few leads about it.Website Calcio Mercato claims that the official didn’t confirm Gazidis’ arrival, but still suggested there are some contractual details that should be sorted with Arsenal first.Gazidis would have the job of a CEO at the Italian club, which has been vancant since the restructuring at the club’s board earlier this summer.Embed from Getty ImagesPresident Scaroni took charge of the club in July, and soon appointed the former club player Leonardo as the sporting director. Now by going after Gazidis, the Rossoneri show they want a strong team to go back to its glories.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comTung Chung is actually full of single men. Check them out on this premium dating site!Dating.comUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題Undolast_img read more

Contrasting wins for Eastveldt, Pele and Masters football teams

first_imgEastveldt, Pele and Masters FC secured contrasting wins, when the Georgetown Zone of the Frank Watson Memorial U15 Football League, continued yesterday at the Carifesta Complex ground. Eastveldt blew away Tavelle Academy 8-3. Roland Apple led the way with a hat-trick in the 25th, 54th and 55th minute, while Brandon Solomon added three strikes in the 16th, 63rd and 64th minute.Chipping in with a double was Antwoine Vasconcellos in the 13th and 49th minute. For the loser, Shaquan Forde, Carl Chisolm and J. Harris scored in the fourth, eighth and 20th minute respectively.Meanwhile, Pele downed Black Pearl 2-1. Gavin Allen bagged a double in the first and 16th minute. For the loser, Vivian Graham scored in the 21st minute. Identically, Masters edged Beacons 2-1. Dextor Hector and Marcus Bamfield scored in the second and 31st minute respectively. On target in the loss was Mikel Andrews in the 39th minute.last_img read more

Ex-Ghana athlete unimpressed with academic credentials of Ghanaian athletes

first_imgFormer Ghanaian Long Jump athlete Dr Andrew Owusu has expressed his reservation about the academic credentials of most of the Ghanaian Athletes that took part in the just ended Ghana International Grand Prix meet.The former national star who made Ghana proud by placing a respectable 8th in the Atlanta 96 Olympics Long Jump final made this revelation in an exclusive interview with Joy Sports.According to him, it has become extremely difficult for Ghanaian athletes to secure admission into Schools of Higher learning in the United States due to their below par academic credentials.“I was privileged to train at the very highest in the States as I had the requisite qualification to secure a scholarship. My other colleagues like Professor Francis Dodoo, Leo Myles Mils and his senior brother together with Solomon Amegatcher, Andam and co were all able to secure scholarships to schools in the States because they combined their academics and sports very well.“This is not the same from what I gather at the moment. Opportunities abound in several colleges there but try as we do, the Ghanaian athletes have failed to get these scholarships due to question marks about academic level.”He entreated all sportsmen and women to not just concentrate their efforts on success on the race tracks but look beyond the sport when their time on the tracks comes to an end. “Andam at the moment is one of the top IT guys in the State of California. I have a Doctorate that gives me the opportunity to lecture in top US Colleges. Mills, Christian Nsiah and co are all doing pretty well out there years after they ended their careers in the sport.“I am making a good living years after hanging my spikes. Why can’t this generation of athletes do same,” he queried.He though expressed his happiness at seeing a lot more young lads come through the rungs and is looking forward to Ghana churning out a lot more talent like in his days.last_img read more

Delayed ‘Friends’ reunion could hit HBO’s streaming service in the fall

first_imgWarner Bros. Entertainment Inc.(LOS ANGELES) — The Friends reunion special for HBO Max could reach audiences by fall, according to WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer chairman Bob Greenblatt. Greenblatt told Variety on Monday, “We’re holding out for being able to get this special done hopefully by the end of the summer… if we can get it launched in the fall, I think it’ll be something that we can have the audience really looking forward to…” The special, which will reunite cast members Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer for an unscripted reunion, was originally scheduled to be available when the HBO Max platform goes live on May 27. However, the COVID-19 crisis delayed shooting of the anticipated project.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

What to know about Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. Here’s what you need to know.What is Yom Kippur?Yom Kippur marks the last day that God will inscribe names in The Book of Life. The holiday is the last opportunity to ask God for forgiveness before the Book of Life is sealed. Jewish people believe God cannot forgive sins done to other people, so prior to the holiday observant Jews will ask people in their lives for forgiveness for any pain they may have caused.When is Yom Kippur?The holiday is celebrated 10 days after the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah and the period between the two holidays is a time for personal reflection and prayer. Yom Kippur begins at sunset on the 9th day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei and lasts until sundown on the 10th. It is commonly referred to as part of High Holy Days.In 2017, the holiday falls on Sept. 29 through Sept. 30.How is Yom Kippur observed?Beginning at sundown Friday night, Jewish people will start a nearly 26-hour fast to atone for their sins. The will also abstain from washing, wearing leather footwear and marital relations. They may attend Kol Nidre services tonight and Yom Kippur services all day tomorrow. After sundown tomorrow evening, Jewish people come together to break the fast and celebrate a sweet new year. The Shofar is blown at Kol Nidre services and at the end of the Yom Kippur service.Common greetingsJewish people often say “easy fast” prior to the holiday. They may also say “Yom Tov” which literally translates to “Good Day” in Hebrew and implies a special honor for a holiday. Since Yom Kippur is considered a part of new year celebrations, people may say “Shana Tova” meaning Happy New Year in Hebrew.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Ute tennis team excited for first NCAA appearance in 21 years

first_img Steve C. Wilson, Courtesy University of Utah Athletics The Utes played well in the non-conference portion of the season, winning 17 of 19 matches, including wins over local rivals BYU, Utah State and Weber State. They opened Pac-12 play with wins over Arizona State and Arizona, but had a tough April while playing against the cream of the Pac-12 crop; teams that are also among the best in the country.Three Pac-12 teams, UCLA (No. 2), Stanford (4) and USC (10), are ranked in the top 10 in the country. But playing those Pac-12 schools said competing in the top tennis conference in the nation helped the Utes get into the NCAA tourney.“The Pac-12 is the best league in the country — 55 out of 75 times the Pac-12 has won the national championship,” Brateanu said. “It’s a very challenging league.”After dropping their final six matches of the season and losing in the first round of the Pac-12 championship, the Utes were on the bubble for making the NCAAs.“To be honest, we were either the first team out or last team in,” said Brateanu. “Thank goodness it was the last team in. We really didn’t know what to expect. I knew the ranking was there if the committee honored the ranking. It was a nerve-wracking day, but we were really excited when our name was called out.”For senior Santiago Sierra, the only player to have been with the Utes for the past four years, it was a thrill to be invited.“I’m overjoyed, super excited,” he said. “This has been a goal for the last four years since I came into the program. Definitely being able to achieve this is super special. It’s an unbelievable way to finish a college career.”Utah’s top two players are Dan Little, a junior from London, England, and David Micevski, a junior from Macedonia, who posted season records of 17-6 and 15-7, respectively. Sierra, who hails from Mexico, came back from shoulder surgery last year to move up from No. 6 at the start of the season to No. 3 in the lineup, and compiled an 18-4 record on the season.Another senior, Egbert (Eggy) Weverink, plays No. 4, while Randy Cory, a freshman from Salinas, California, plays No. 5. Three players, freshman Russell Benkaim, sophomore Slava Shainyan and junior Joe Woolley, have been competing for the No. 6 spot. Unheralded senior leads Utah tennis players into Pac-12 championships this week USU tennis: men’s tennis to take on No. 9 TCU in opening round of NCAA Tournament Related Utah’s David Micevski hits a shot during match against Arizona on April 22, 2017, in Salt Lake City.center_img Steve C. Wilson, Courtesy University of Utah Athletics This marks Oklahoma’s ninth straight NCAA appearance, with the Sooners advancing to the round of 16 the last five years. They were the NCAA runner-up for three straight years 2014-16 and last year the doubles team of Andy Harris Spencer Papa won the doubles title. This year they are led by No. 1 player Alex Bakshi, who is 14-2 on the season.Sierra believes the Utes will be competitive after going through their tough schedule this season.“They have been one of the best teams in the country over the past five or six years but in our conference we play teams like USC, UCLA, Cal and Stanford, and three of those four are top 10 in the country,” he said. “We’ve been close to beating those teams at some point in the past four years, so we have the same approach as we do with those schools.”The Utes and Sooners’ match will be at 11 a.m. MDT Friday, with Georgia and Minnesota playing in the other bracket at 1 p.m. The winners will meet on Saturday. The winner of the regional will go on to compete for the national championship in a 16-team tournament at Wake Forest University May 18-22. SALT LAKE CITY — It’s not often a team gets invited to an NCAA tournament while in the midst of a seven-game losing streak.That’s the position in which the Utah men’s tennis team finds itself as it gets ready for Friday’s first-round match against No. 17 Oklahoma. However, the Utes certainly aren’t complaining about the invitation — their first NCAA invite in 21 years.“You always put it down as a goal and it’s been a goal for a very long time,” said Utah coach Roeland Brateanu of the NCAA invite. “I think this was the team we felt, at the beginning of the year, that could really do it. We worked really hard for it and came up with it.” Utah men’s tennis coach Roeland Brateanu coaches his team during match against Loyola Marymount on March 19, 2016, in Salt Lake City.last_img read more