- Unlike amateur athletics, ______ do not get paid for playing, professional athletes expect financial compensation.
- (A) so (B) who (C) they
- Salaries can be _____ high that some people get angry about them.
- (A) such (B) very (C) so
- These controversial salaries are ___________ market forces that few people fully understand.
- (A) the result of (B) as a result of (C) resulted in
- The club spends money ______ salaries and facilities.
- (A) in (B) at (C) on
- Any revenue __________ after the expenses is the profit.
- (A) left over (B) has left (C) left behind
- If expenses are greater than revenues, the club will _________debt.
- (A) come into (B) go into (C) be on
- The writers of the book Soccernomics used a type of investigation of these figures ________a statistical analysis.
- (A) called (B) are called (C) that called
- When many people are in debt and struggling hard to meet budgets, it is _____________ that Americans complain about the high salaries of some professional athletes.
- (A) hardly surprising (B) hard to surprise (C) hardly surprised
- Some of the ___________sportspeople earn more than 500 times this amount.
- (A) highest-paid (B) highest-paying (C) highly paid
- _______ on fines for being suspended, Alex Rodriguez will receive compensation of up to $275 million over a 10-year contract ________ from 2008 to 2017.
- (A) Depending, running (B) Depended, running (C) Depending, to run
- In fact, among the world’s current 14 top players, all but one ______ baseball players.
- (A) are (B) is (C) to be
- Next in income come top basketball players, _______annual income is between $15 million and $20 million.
- (A) who (B) which (C) whose
- Can these salaries __________?
- (A) be justified (B) justify (C) be justifying
- Is what these athletes do ______ 1,000 times more than the work of a nurse, a doctor, or a teacher?
- (A) worthy (B) worth (C) worthwhile
- _________such a comparison, many people would say that it is not.
- (A) Facing with (B) Faced by (C) Faced with
- But assessing the worth of __________ is hard to judge.
(A) what someone does (B) what does someone do (C) the things someone do
- _________argument, let’s compare it with a car dealership.
(A) For the sake of (B) With the sake of (C) Due to the sake of
- The team owner cannot add more players _____ the filed.
(A) to (B) in (C) on
- ______ any attractive item—gold, diamonds, Elvis Presley’s Las Vegas suit—scarcity means a high price.
(A) As with (B) As like (C) Along with
- The typical career of a top athlete is very short _________that of a car salesman.
(A) being compared with (B) compare