Sports Analytics: The Road to $1 Billion (Predicting the first $1 Billion Dollar Salaried Athlete)

In the past 10 years, or more specifically since the new television deals were inked, Professional Sports Athletes have seen dramatic increases in salaries, signing bonuses and overall cash compensation. In the last year, we’ve seen a $300 million contract in Baseball (Giancarlo Stanton), and 3 $200 million contracts in Basketball (Steph Curry, James Harden, […]

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Tennis’ U.S. Open has seen almost 300% increases in prize money over the last 10 years

The U.S. Open just ended this past weekend, with Stan Wawrinka and Angelique Kerber winning a record $3.5 MILLION EACH, the highest total won as an individual in sports history (not including Boxing). I’ve been playing and enjoying tennis since I was 2 years old, but have not followed rankings and winnings since the early […]

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