Kylian Mbappé Tops List of Highest-Paid Soccer Players
At just twenty-three years old, Kylian Mbappé is on top of soccer’s highest-paid players for the 2022-23 season. The French striker will earn $128 million, a Forbes annual list record for athletes. Mbappé, alongside fellow footballers Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, make up 50% of the total income amongst the top ten highest earners of the year, with expected earnings of $110 million and $100 million, respectively.
Vegas Golden Knights Owner Buys AFC Bournemouth
As AFC Bournemouth continues its trek to Premier League stabilization, the club will also feature new ownership. Las Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley has a net worth of around $1 billion and is preparing to purchase the English club in a deal worth $134 million. Current club owner Maxim Demin has a 50% stake in the company, valued at $975,000 in 2011, with the team expected to generate $172 million in revenue in 2023.
Cristiano Ronaldo's 700th Goal Breaks Club-Level Record
Personal milestones usually make history when you’re one of the greatest of all time. Cristiano Ronaldo did just that, becoming the first player in soccer history to score 700 goals at the club level. CR7 substituted into the game tied 1-1 and scored in the 44th minute to win the game for Manchester United over Everton. A scoring breakdown shows a club-high 450 goals for Real Madrid, 144 for Manchester United, 101 for Juventus, and 5 for Sporting CP.
Georgia Bulldogs Lead AP Top 25 Poll
The University of Georgia is once again the top dog in college football. The Bulldogs took back the number one spot as the best team in college football, edging out the Alabama Crimson Tide on the Associated Press top 25. The Bulldogs rallied thirty-two first-place AP votes after handily defeating Auburn 42-10 on Saturday.
Bad Bunny Ties Billboard Top 200 Record
Bad Bunny doesn’t just visit the top of the charts; he stays there. The Latin hitmaker’s “Un Verano Sin Ti” clocked in for thirteen nonconsecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200 chart, tying Drake‘s “Views from the Six” and the Frozen soundtrack for the most weeks at No. 1 on the chart in the last ten years. Selling 84,000 equivalent album units, the album falls eleven weeks short of dethroning
Amazon to Invest $974.8 million in Electric Vans
Amazon wants to stimulate innovation in the transportation industry. Over the next five years, the tech company plans to spend $974.8 million on electric vans, trucks, and low-emission package hubs across Europe to achieve net-zero carbon emissions. The company hopes to purchase more than 1,500 electric “heavy goods” vehicles in the coming years to continue its net-zero carbon mission by 2040.
Tom Kim Wins Shriners Open, Ties PGA Tour Record
Any golf achievement linked to Tiger Woods is legendary. South Korean golfer Tom Kim etched his name into PGA Tour distinction, becoming the first player to win twice on tour before age twenty-one since Woods in 1996. Kim won the Wyndham Championship in August and the Shriners Open in Las Vegas, coincidentally in the exact location where Tiger earned his first Tour win.
Jack Harlow Shows Hometown Love With Lousiville-Inspired Show Merch
Wherever Jack Harlow goes, he never forgets his hometown. Harlow announced a new merch collection inspired by his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, ahead of his performance at Brooklyn Steel in New York City next week. The collection consists of a white pullover hoodie, a long-sleeve rugby shirt, a crossbody bag, a Louisville t-shirt, and a Louisville poster designed by artist Bri Bowers, who is native to the town. Purchasers can go online during the performance for an additional 24-hour period to buy the merchandise.