Lionel Messi’s most recent contract with Barcelona is worth up to $673 million over four seasons, the El Mundo newspaper reported Sunday.
The Spanish daily said it had access to the document Messi signed with the Catalan club in 2017, which included fixed incomes and variables that could reach nearly $167 million each season. The newspaper said it is the most expensive contract with an athlete in any sport.
Messi would have to pay about half of that in taxes in Spain.
The report said the 33-year-old already has secured more than $619 million of the total.
• Jesus Ferreira scored his first two international goals and had three assists, and Paul Arriola and Jonathan Lewis scored twice each to power the United States over a rusty Trinidad and Tobago squad 7-0 in an exhibition in Orlando.
• In the Premier League, Mohamed Salah ended one of his longest goal droughts with a second-half double as Liverpool won 3-1 at West Ham. … Thomas Tuchel secured his first win as Chelsea manager, beating Burnley 2-0.
College football: Florida landed LSU tight end Arik Gilbert, who transferred after catching 35 passes for 368 yards and two touchdowns in his freshman season before opting out.
College baseball: The Pac-12 announced its conference schedule. Each team is set to play the usual 30 Pac-12 games and up to 26 nonconference games. Nonconference play is scheduled to begin Feb. 19. Stanford is set to begin conference play at home against Utah on March 19. Cal opens Pac-12 play the next week at Utah.
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Stanford did not release its nonconference schedule. Cal did, with all of its nonconference games in Northern California against in-state schools. Neither Cal nor Stanford will allow fans to attend games until further notice.
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Winter sports: Americans Kaillie Humphries and Lolo Jones rallied in the second heat to win the World Cup bobsled season finale in Igls, Austria. They edged teammates Elana Meyers Taylor and Lake Kwaza by .04 of a second.