To find out which athletic organizations shell out the most dough, ESPN The Magazine and Sportingintelligence surveyed 278 teams in 14 major pro leagues. The result? More than 7,000 athletes make a combined $15.69 billion in salary.
With the memories of a disappointing Gold Cup and a roller-coaster Women's World Cup in the rearview mirror, U.S. soccer gears up for the Olympics and World Cup qualifying. Here's 12 points to poinder for 2012, writes Jeff Carlisle.
Some rumors refuse to die, and so it is with the rumblings that U.S. international defender Timothy Chandler may switch his allegiance to Germany. But the player has reiterated his commitment to the U.S., writes Jeff Carlisle.
Rare are the times when the opportunity for payback appears so swiftly. During the Gold Cup group stage, Panama deservedly prevailed over the U.S. Now the Americans have a chance to avenge their defeat, writes Jeff Carlisle.