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Mayweather tops 'SI' earnngs list

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No athlete in American sports makes more money that Floyd Mayweather Jr.

For the second consecutive year, the boxer tops Sports Illustrated's annual list, which was released Wednesday, with a projected $90 million in earnings in 2013.

Miami Heat star LeBron James ranks second but is well behind at $56.5 million.

Rounding out the top five were New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees at No. 3 with $47.8 million in earnings after signing a new contract last year, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers at slightly below $47 million and Tiger Woods at $40.8 million.

Woods was No. 1 from the inception of the rankings in 2004 through 2011.

No female athletes made the list.

The breakdown of the top 50 by sport: baseball, 25; basketball, 13; football, eight; golf, two; boxing, one; and auto racing, one. The New York Yankees had five players on the list.

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