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Published April 2, 1998
NFL: SI's Peter King writes, "Eyebrows were raised on NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue's five-year, $25-million contract extension, through 2005." He notes that Tagliabue will make less than NBA Commissioner David Stern; $5M a year is "exactly one-fifth of one percent" of the new annual TV contract; and it's "not like the NFL has stock options or some other executive perk to hand Tagliabue." But King says, "Five million per seems eminently fair" (SI, 4/6). WNBA: The WNBA has increased player salaries, as those who played in its inaugural season will see a 25% increase. The salary for first-year players will be determined "by when they are picked in the draft." The first three draft picks will earn a base salary of $50,000, up from $37,000 last year. Salaries will then scale down by draft position to $19,000 for a player picked in the fourth round and $15,000 to those picked after that (USA TODAY, 4/2).