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Kurt Badenhausen


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Kurt:

Highest-Paid Coaches in U.S. Sports Dominated by NFL Bosses

The 25 highest-paid coaches in U.S. sports all make at least $8 million and include 14 from the NFL, seven in the NBA and four from college. → Read More

How The PGA Tour Will Deal With A Post-Tiger Woods World

The Tour has long banked on Woods as a one-man stimulus for ratings. His most recent accident will force it to get innovative. → Read More

Serena Williams Vs. Naomi Osaka: By The Numbers

The two highest-paid female athletes on the planet square off at the Australian Open, as Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams both look to enhance their legacies. → Read More

Super Bowl LV: Tom Brady Just Beat Patrick Mahomes On This Key Stat

Sunday’s matchup between an NFL legend and the league’s hottest new star is set to be a thriller. Here’s how the two superstars stack up, told in 23 numbers, including the all-important jersey sales. → Read More

The NBA’s Highest-Paid Players: LeBron James Has Now Made More Than Any Other American Team Athlete

LeBron James is the NBA’s top-earning player for the seventh straight year, including off-court income. His projected $95 million is a record for an American team sport athlete. → Read More

New Football League—Featuring Teams Owned By Marshawn Lynch And Quavo—Puts Fan In Charge

Fans will call every play in the Fan Controlled Football league and can own a piece of teams alongside celebrity owners and venture capitalists. → Read More

The NHL’s Highest-Paid Players 2021: Matthews, McDavid And Marner Score Despite League-Wide Pay Cuts

NHL players will forfeit 20% of their salaries this season, with team revenues off big. The 10 top-earning players are expected to make $125 million overall, including $23 million off the ice. → Read More

What To Expect At Arenas As Fans Return To Sports And Concerts In 2021

Sports teams like the Penguins and the Bucks are creating a cashless, ticketless and touchless experience as fans prepare to return to arenas in 2021. → Read More

Forbes Favorites 2020: The Year’s Best SportsMoney Stories

Athletes, teams and leagues were central characters in the biggest stories of 2020, from the coronavirus to summer protests to the U.S. elections. While champions were crowned, Forbes explored the action off the field, court and course. Here are eight favorite stories from our SportsMoney team. → Read More

Forbes Sports Awards 2020: Peloton, Nike And Naomi Osaka Score

Sports’ fingerprints were all over the biggest storylines of 2020. Here are our selections for the year’s most intriguing people, companies and trends at the intersection of sports and money. → Read More

Gatorade Bets On Rising MLB Star Fernando Tatis Jr. With Rare National Endorsement Deal

MLB has clamored for a breakthrough superstar since Derek Jeter hung up his cleats in 2014. The answer might be 21-year-old Fernando Tatis Jr. → Read More

Excel Sports Agency Secures Strategic Investment From Shamrock Capital

The sports agency run by Jeff Schwartz, Casey Close and Mark Steinberg landed its first outside funding. Excel Sports Management has more than 180 clients with active contracts worth $4 billion. → Read More

Gatorade Signs NBA Star Damian Lillard To Multi-Year Endorsement Deal

Five-time All-Star guard Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers will promote Gatorade’s Bolt24 line, which launched last year. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: EA Sports Responds To Zlatan Ibrahimovic And Mino Raiola Criticism On FIFA Video Game

Global soccer icon Zlatan Ibrahimovic made waves this week when he questioned video game giant Electronic Arts for using his likeness in EA Sports’ wildly popular FIFA game. EA says its a fight between agents and FIFA. → Read More

Gatorade Signs Matthew Wolff As Its First Golf Endorser Since Tiger Woods A Decade Ago

NCAA champion and rising star Matthew Wolff is only the second golfer ever used in marketing for the iconic Gatorade brand, owned by PepsiCo. → Read More

Kobe Bryant’s Tragic Death Leaves ‘Forever Legacy’ Alongside Elvis, Marilyn And Marley

Sales of Kobe Bryant's memorabilia, sneakers and books soared after his death. Nike is best positioned to build a sustainable, long-term business around the legacy of the Black Mamba. → Read More

WWE, Vail Resorts, MSG Among Sports Stocks Soaring After Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine News

Global stock markets shot up Monday morning after Pfizer released early results from their promising vaccine trial. Publicly traded sports companies were among the biggest winners. → Read More

Qualtrics Cofounder Ryan Smith Buys Utah Jazz For $1.66 Billion

The Jazz are the first NBA team sold since the coronavirus pandemic, and the price reflects the league's strong growth prospects. → Read More

Tampa Is America’s New ‘Title Town,’ But Its Teams Still Lose Off The Field

NHL and MLB teams from the same city have not won their league titles during the same season since 1935 in Detroit. The Rays can change that but still face an uphill climb to get out of the financial basement. → Read More

Colby College Defies Downturn With $200 Million Facility And A Pledge For Sports

While some schools are getting crushed by the pandemic, tiny Colby College is unveiling “Disney World” for athletes. → Read More