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In this week’s SportsMoney Playbook: Football’s most valuable teams, the potential WNBA prisoner swap, and behind the scenes of All Elite Wrestling. More: The UAE want to shake up cricket on a global scale.

Professional basketball

In an effort to free WNBA star Britney Griner detention in Russia, the Biden the administration offered to conduct a prisoner exchange involving a convicted arms dealer, Forbes has learned.

Longtime sports executive wants to recharge Los Angeles Sparksan original WNBA franchise that struggled to build brand awareness.

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The United Arab Emirates aims to create the second most influential cricket league in the world, behind Indian Premier League. He might just have enough juice to attract top players.

The outgoing American Cricket The chairman tells us he had long considered stepping down, dismissing a report that his resignation was a condition for a lawsuit against the board to be dropped. Either way, he will remain a key member of the effort to add cricket to the Olympic Games 2028 in Los Angeles.

College Sports

Keeping track of all the changes in college sports can be difficult for schools that don’t have hundred million dollar budgets. So here is a checklist of what schools might need to do to keep up.

Car race

Even as he nears the end of his sponsorship deal Kyle Buschcar number 18, M&M’s will be the title sponsor of a Nascar Cup Series run for the first time.

This weekend, more than 250,000 people will fill the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first full capacity Indy 500 since 2019. It’s a dream finally come true for a speedway owner Roger Penske.

Professional wrestling

AEW founder and CEO Tony Khan sat down with us for a long interview about the opportunity he saw in 2019 for an alternative pro wrestling TV product.

mma

Alex Rodriguez bet big on League of Professional Fightersjoining the MMA promotion’s board of directors in a $30 million funding round to help its global expansion and establish a pay-per-view division.


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The most valuable football teams in the world 2022: Real Madrid back to the top

After a record-breaking 2021-22 season that included their 35th domestic league title and eighth Champions League final appearance (to be played against Liverpool on Saturday), Real Madrid have regained their position as the most valuable football club in the world. world, with a valuation of $5.1. billion. Check out the clubs that complete the list.



After a closer examination

Roger Federer hasn’t played competitive tennis since July, but his agent says he wants to hit the Wimbledon court at least once more, in 2023. Regardless, the absence hasn’t not shake Federer’s endorsement wallet, which keeps him among the highest paid athletes in the world. See how he compares to the other top ten earners in the sports world.


The last word

“I was just talking about my piece, and they kind of pricked up their ears and said, ‘Oh, actually, I might have a piece of art. “”- Callum Wilson

Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson’s burgeoning art collection has inspired his teammates to create their own collections. For Wilson, what started as a business investment became a real hobby that could continue long after he hung up his boots. Learn more about Wilson’s progress on and off the pitch.


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