(CNN)Money appears to be no object in the Chinese Super League, as some of soccer's top stars are being lured to clubs that previously flew well below the radar of most fans. Shanghai SIPG paid $63 million to sign Oscar from Chelsea, while Shanghai Shenhua made 33-year-old Carlos Tevez the highest paid player in the world, offering him reported wages of $765,000 -- double the amount Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo earns. Going into the 2017 season, 13 out of the league's 16 teams are managed by foreign coaches, including 2002 World Cup winner Luiz Felipe Scolari, English Premier League winner Manuel Pellegrini, multiple German Bundesliga champion Felix Magath and former Chelsea, Porto and Zenit St. Petersburg manager Andre Villas-Boas.
Chelsea is willing to sell Belgian Michy Batshuayi after just one season at the club, having failed to impress manager Antonio Conte, according to reports. The 23-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge from Marseille in the summer on a five-year contract, for a fee believed to be £33 million (about $41 million). Batshuayi has scored five goals in 21 appearances for Chelsea, with three of those strikes coming in his first three games for the club.
This month a documentary series focusing on gender and its role in sports will be aired on NBCSN and across all NBC Sports Regional Networks. TOMBOY is a multi-platform documentary project which aims to elevate the conversation about gender in sports told through the voices of many of the world’s most prominent female athletes, broadcasters and sports executives. The first-of-its-kind integrated initiative culminates with a special one-hour documentary, also titled TOMBOY, which will air across all NBC Sports Regional Networks, nationally distributed NBCSN, and select NBC Owned Television Stations in March. Former U.S. women’s national team defender Danielle Slaton has spoken about her experiences