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Highest-paid U.S. athletes

<p>1: Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the highest-paid professional athlete in the United States with expected earnings of at least $90 million this year from just two bouts, according to Sports Illustrated magazine.


REUTERS/Steve Marcus</p>

1: Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the highest-paid professional athlete in the United States with expected earnings of at least $90 million this year from just two bouts, according to Sports Illustrated magazine. REUTERS/Steve Marcus more

1: Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the highest-paid professional athlete in the United States with expected earnings of at least $90 million this year from just two bouts, according to Sports Illustrated magazine. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

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<p>2: Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James of the Miami Heat is second, earning a total of $56.5 million. 

REUTERS/Brian Snyder</p>

2: Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James of the Miami Heat is second, earning a total of $56.5 million. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

2: Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James of the Miami Heat is second, earning a total of $56.5 million. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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<p>3: New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is third, earning $47.8 million. 


REUTERS/Mike Stone</p>

3: New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is third, earning $47.8 million. REUTERS/Mike Stone

3: New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is third, earning $47.8 million. REUTERS/Mike Stone

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<p>4: Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant makes $46.8 million. 

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson</p>

4: Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant makes $46.8 million. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

4: Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant makes $46.8 million. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>5: Golfer Tiger Woods makes $40.8 million. 


 REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque</p>

5: Golfer Tiger Woods makes $40.8 million. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

5: Golfer Tiger Woods makes $40.8 million. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>6: Golfer Phil Mickelson makes $39.5 million. 


REUTERS/Joe Skipper</p>

6: Golfer Phil Mickelson makes $39.5 million. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

6: Golfer Phil Mickelson makes $39.5 million. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

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<p>7: Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose makes $33.4 million.  

REUTERS/Jeff Haynes</p>

7: Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose makes $33.4 million. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

7: Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose makes $33.4 million. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

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<p>8: Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning makes $31 million.  

REUTERS/Rick Wilking</p>

8: Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning makes $31 million. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

8: Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning makes $31 million. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>9: New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez makes $29.9 million. 


REUTERS/Rebecca Cook</p>

9: New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez makes $29.9 million. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

9: New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez makes $29.9 million. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

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<p>10: Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke makes $29 million. REUTERS/Ralph D. Freso</p>

10: Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke makes $29 million. REUTERS/Ralph D. Freso

10: Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke makes $29 million. REUTERS/Ralph D. Freso

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<p>11: Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade makes $28.6 million. 

 REUTERS/Mark Blinch</p>

11: Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade makes $28.6 million. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

11: Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade makes $28.6 million. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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<p>12: Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant makes $27.6 million. 

REUTERS/Bill Waugh</p>

12: Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant makes $27.6 million. REUTERS/Bill Waugh

12: Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant makes $27.6 million. REUTERS/Bill Waugh

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<p>13: New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana makes $26.3 million.  

REUTERS/John Gress</p>

13: New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana makes $26.3 million. REUTERS/John Gress

13: New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana makes $26.3 million. REUTERS/John Gress

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<p>14: Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez makes $25.6 million. 

REUTERS/Robert Galbraith</p>

14: Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez makes $25.6 million. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

14: Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez makes $25.6 million. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>15: Tampa Bay wide receiver Vincent Jackson makes $25.3 million.  


 REUTERS/Hugh Gentry</p>

15: Tampa Bay wide receiver Vincent Jackson makes $25.3 million. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

15: Tampa Bay wide receiver Vincent Jackson makes $25.3 million. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

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<p>16: New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony makes $25.3 million. 

REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>

16: New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony makes $25.3 million. REUTERS/Mike Segar

16: New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony makes $25.3 million. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>17: Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee makes $25.2 million. 

 REUTERS/Gary Cameron</p>

17: Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee makes $25.2 million. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

17: Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee makes $25.2 million. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

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<p>18: Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams makes $25.1 million. 

REUTERS/Doug Benz</p>

18: Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams makes $25.1 million. REUTERS/Doug Benz

18: Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams makes $25.1 million. REUTERS/Doug Benz

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<p>19: New York Yankees' Derek Jeter makes $25.1 million. 

REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>

19: New York Yankees' Derek Jeter makes $25.1 million. REUTERS/Mike Segar

19: New York Yankees' Derek Jeter makes $25.1 million. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>20: Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer makes $25 million.  

REUTERS/Eric Miller</p>

20: Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer makes $25 million. REUTERS/Eric Miller

20: Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer makes $25 million. REUTERS/Eric Miller

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