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Cam Newton and rookies to be paid a low salary

In the past, it was normal for the number one overall picks at the quarterback position to get paid just like if they were already part of the NFL elite, but now things are different, and they are getting paid like average starters. This is the case of Cam Newton, who is going to pay a low $22 million for his 4 first years playing for the Panthers with an option of a fifth year that might be worth as much as another fourteen million (not guaranteed), meaning that top ten picks will have to earn their best cash in a second football contract.

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MMA: Cruz vs Johnson on October

After he managed to successfully avenge the only loss of his career against Urijah Faber early in the month at UFC 132, bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is ready to take on a top contender such as Demetrious a.k.a “Mighty Mouse” Johnson at UFC on Versus 6 (the first free TV event since WEC 53 to feature a Zuffa title fight and the first one since 2007 when UFC 75 was televised on Spike TV) on October first at Washington DC. These two fighters are probably the best two bantamweights in the UFC and fans are really waiting to see them on the octagon together.

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Winner of IndyCar will get $5 million prize… with a twist

Chief executive officer of IndyCar, Randy Bernard announced that the winner of the IndyCar Series 2011 will be getting a nice $5 million prize, although he also mentioned that the driver will have to be from another series and said that “We want to see anyone that thinks that they are good enough to compete with our drivers. We have to gain credibility for these drivers, and there’s not a better way than to throw a challenge out like this.”

Melzer and Monfils made it to Germany’s quarter finals

Top seeds Jurgen Melzer and Gael Monfils both were able to advance to the German Tennis Championships quarterfinals as they came up with straight-set victories over Fabio Fognini and Radek Stepanek respectively. Melzer, the runner-up from last year, will be meeting 8-seeded Fernando Verdasco from Spain (who passed after defeating Cedrik Marcel Stebe), while Monfils will be facing Gilles Simon (who made it to the quarters after taking down Finn Jarkko Nieminen) from France.

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