Sports Money Report: September 4th to 10th, 2017


This is the Sports Net Worth Sports Money Report for the week of September 3rd to 10th, 2017.

This was a special week in Sports Money as it saw the sale of the Houston Rockets to billionaire Tilman Fertitta.

This report includes the prize money and purse listings for professional golf and tennis tournaments around the world, as well as notable contract signings/transactions in the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, EPL and MLS.

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Franchise Purchases

The Houston Rockets have been sold! A record breaking sales price for an NBA Franchise $2.2 billion. Tilman Fertitta purchased the team from Leslie Alexander. Alexander has owned the team since July 1993 when he purchased the team for $85 million. Interestingly when Alexander offered $85 million, another offer was already on the table for $81 million, by one Tilman Fertitta.

Golf Purses

Dates Tour Tournament Course Purse Defending Champion
 PGA Tour  No Tournament
 Sep. 8-10  PGA Tour Champions  Japan Airlines Championship  Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club  $2,500,000  –
 Sep. 3 – 6 Tour  Ellie Mae Classic  TPC Stonebrae  $600,000  Martin Piller – $108,000
 Sep. 7 – 9  LPGA Tour  Indy Women in Tech Championship presented by Guggenheim  Brickyard Crossing Golf Course  $2,000,000  –
 Sep. 7 – 10  Mackenzie Tour – Canada  Ontario Championship hosted by National Pines Golf Club  National Pines Golf Club  $175,000  –

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Tennis Prize Money

Dates Tour Tournament Facility Prize Money Defending Champion
 August 28th – Sep. 10th  ATP / WTA  US Open  USTA National Tennis Center  $50,400,000  Stan Wawrinka / Angelique Kerber

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Contract Signings and Transactions

Transactions are updated to this page throughout the week.


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NFL Contract Signings

Date Team Player Position Term Value
 Sep. 4th  Buffalo Bills  Joe Webb  QB  1 Year  $900,000
 Sep. 4th Green Bay Packers  Lane Taylor  G  3 Years  $16.5 million
 Sep. 5th New York Jets  Jeremy Kerley  WR  1 Year  $775,000


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  • Michael Gbinije – signed contract with Golden State Warriors

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Date Team Player Position Term Value
 Sep. 4th  Arizona Coyotes  Anthony Duclair  LW  1 Year  $1.2 million
 Sep. 5th  Calgary Flames  Tyler Wotherspoon  D  1 Year  $650,000
 Sep. 5th  Detroit Red Wings  Robbie Russo  D  2 Years  $1.3 million

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English Premier League (EPL)

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Endorsement Deals

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