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SportsMoney Playbook: the world’s highest-paid golfers, a pricey NFL stake sale, and a WNBA star becomes a soccer team owner. Plus: marketing experts weigh in on Deshaun Watson’s future.

Pro Football

The pending sale of a minority stake in the Raiders values the team at $6.5 billion. That’s almost double Forbes’ estimate from last year—but there are caveats.

Facing a suspension from the NFL over sexual misconduct allegations, Deshaun Watson has become untouchable for sponsors, marketing experts tell us.

Amazon will be offering multiple alternate streams each week for its Thursday Night Football broadcasts, including one featuring the stars of a popular YouTube channel.

Soccer

Retiring WNBA legend Sue Bird is buying a minority stake in NWSL franchise Gotham FC. She tells us she didn’t need any convincing from her fiancée, soccer star Megan Rapinoe.

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