The 20 Highest Sports Team Payrolls in the World

The 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers Have The Highest Payroll In The World Of Sports

The 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers Have The Highest Payroll In The World Of Sports

Baseball and World Football (Soccer) rule the tops of the payroll charts. These two sports almost evenly comprise the entire top 20 of teams doling out the most dough to their players over their latest seasons.

Baseball is represented by nine teams, including the top two overall: the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees (see all 30 baseball teams’ 2014 payrolls here).

Manchester City of the English Premier League (third overall) ushers in the 11 European football clubs represented by England (English Premier League), Spain (La Liga), Germany (Bundesliga) and Italy (Serie A).

The Dodgers, Yankees and City are the only sports squads on Earth that boast payrolls over $200 million.

TEAM LEAGUE ATHLETE PAYROLL
1. Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball $241,128,402
2. New York Yankees Major League Baseball $208,830,659
3. Manchester City English Premier League $202,747,812
4. Barcelona La Liga $193,610,600
5. Real Madrid La Liga $189,660,944
6. Philadelphia Phillies Major League Baseball $179,521,056
7. Bayern Munich Bundesliga $173,922,091
8. Manchester United English Premier League $164,169,367
9. Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball $163,078,526
10. Milan Serie A $155,928,000
11. Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball $154,380,395
12. Chelsea English Premier League $151,342,140
13. Juventus Serie A $149,431,000
14. San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball $148,239,158
15. Arsenal English Premier League $148,204,312
16. Washington Nationals Major League Baseball $134,366,735
17. Texas Rangers Major League Baseball $132,491,596
18. Internazionale Serie A $129,940,000
19. Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball $129,427,700
20. Liverpool English Premier League $129,283,779

Source data: espn.com

Photo: losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com

NBA: All The No. 1 Seeds By Season (1946-47 to Today)

SEASON EAST WEST CENTRAL
2013-14 Indiana Pacers San Antonio Spurs
2012-13 Miami Heat Oklahoma City Thunder
2011-12 Chicago Bulls San Antonio Spurs
2010-11 Chicago Bulls San Antonio Spurs
2009-10 Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Lakers
2008-09 Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Lakers
2007-08 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers
2006-07 Detroit Pistons Dallas Mavericks
2005-06 Detroit Pistons San Antonio Spurs
2004-05 Miami Heat Phoenix Suns
2003-04 Indiana Pacers Minnesota Timberwolves
2002-03 Detroit Pistons San Antonio Spurs
2001-02 New Jersey Nets Sacramento Kings
2000-01 Philadelphia 76ers San Antonio Spurs
1999-00 Indiana Pacers Los Angeles Lakers
1998-99 Miami Heat San Antonio Spurs
1997-98 Chicago Bulls Utah Jazz
1996-97 Chicago Bulls Utah Jazz
1995-96 Chicago Bulls Seattle SuperSonics
1994-95 Orlando Magic San Antonio Spurs
1993-94 Atlanta Hawks Seattle SuperSonics
1992-93 New York Knicks Phoenix Suns
1991-92 Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers
1990-91 Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers
1989-90 Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Lakers
1988-89 Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Lakers
1987-88 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers
1986-87 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers
1985-86 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers
1984-85 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers
1983-84 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers
1982-83 Philadelphia 76ers Los Angeles Lakers
1981-82 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers
1980-81 Boston Celtics Phoenix Suns
1979-80 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers
1978-79 Washington Bullets Seattle SuperSonics
1977-78 Philadelphia 76ers Portland Trail Blazers
1976-77 Philadelphia 76ers Los Angeles Lakers
1975-76 Boston Celtics Golden State Warriors
1974-75 Boston Celtics Golden State Warriors
1973-74 Boston Celtics Milwaukee Bucks
1972-73 Boston Celtics Milwaukee Bucks
1971-72 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers
1970-71^ New York Knicks Milwaukee Bucks
1969-70 New York Knicks Atlanta Hawks
1968-69 Baltimore Bullets Los Angeles Lakers
1967-68 Philadelphia 76ers St. Louis Hawks
1966-67 Philadelphia 76ers San Francisco Warriors
1965-66 Philadelphia 76ers Los Angeles Lakers
1964-65 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers
1963-64 Boston Celtics San Francisco Warriors
1962-63 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers
1961-62 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers
1960-61 Boston Celtics St. Louis Hawks
1959-60 Boston Celtics St. Louis Hawks
1958-59 Boston Celtics St. Louis Hawks
1957-58 Boston Celtics St. Louis Hawks
1956-57 Boston Celtics St. Louis Hawks*
1955-56 Philadelphia Warriors Fort Wayne Pistons
1954-55 Syracuse Nationals Fort Wayne Pistons
1953-54 New York Knicks Minneapolis Lakers
1952-53 New York Knicks Minneapolis Lakers
1951-52 Syracuse Nationals Rochester Royals
1950-51 Philadelphia Warriors Minneapolis Lakers
1949-50 Syracuse Nationals Indianapolis Olympians Minneapolis Lakers*
BAA 1948-49 Washington Capitols Rochester Royals
BAA 1947-48 Philadelphia Warriors St. Louis Bombers
BAA 1946-47 Washington Capitols Chicago Stags

Bubba Watson and Left-Handed Golfers That Have Won Majors

Bubba Watson's Second Green Jacket And The Ninth Major Win For A Lefty

Bubba Watson’s Second Green Jacket And The Ninth Major Win For A Lefty

Hardly any.

That’s the answer to how many left-handed golfers have won any of the four majors.

More precisely, it’s four. And you know three of them, most likely.

That’s because three of the four did it post-2003.

But the first left-handed golfer to win a major was New Zealander Sir Bob Charles. He won the Open Championship in 1963.

Forty years later (2003), Mike Weir won The Masters.

In 2004, Weir handed the Green Jacket to another lefty, Phil Mickelson – who went on to win four more majors (all together: three Masters, one PGA and one Open)

Which brings us to Bubba. Watson’s got two Green Jackets now, taking the 2014 Masters.

That’s it: four lefties and nine major wins.

None have ever won a U.S. Open.

YEAR GOLFER MAJOR WIN
1. 1963 Bob Charles Open Championship
2. 2003 Mike Weir The Masters
3. 2004 Phil Mickelson The Masters
4. 2005 Phil Mickelson PGA Championship
5. 2006 Phil Mickelson The Masters
6. 2010 Phil Mickelson The Masters
7. 2012 Bubba Watson The Masters
8. 2013 Phil Mickelson Open Championship
9. 2014 Bubba Watson The Masters

Photo: newyork.cbslocal.com

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