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Floyd 'Money' Mayweather's boxing promotion, David Beckham's MLS club, and Bubba Wallace's NASCAR team are the among sports properties to get federal PPP loans amid outbreak

Floyd 'Money' Mayweather and fellow boxer-turned-promoter Oscar De La Hoya, as well as David Beckham's MLS club, Inter Miami, Bubba Wallace's NASCAR team and rapper Ice Cube's Big 3 Basketball circuit are among the sports leaders, teams, and properties that received loans from a federal program designed to help small firms cope with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Data released Monday showed hundreds of thousands of Paycheck Protection Program recipients across a wide range of industries, and sports-related businesses were well represented. However, none of the four major North American sports leagues - the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball - were among the businesses that applied, according to the data.
Because the federal government released loan amounts in ranges, it wasn't possible to tell exact amounts. The data showed businesses that applied for and received loans, though some may not ultimately have taken the funds.  
Representatives from Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions did not immediately return the Daily Mail's request for comment. A Richard Petty Motorsports spokesperson declined to specify the amount of the loan the team received. 
Mayweather Promotions, which is owned by former boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (pictured), applied for and received a PPP loan, although it is not known if the company kept the money
Mayweather Promotions, which is owned by former boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (pictured), applied for and received a PPP loan, although it is not known if the company kept the money 
Richard Petty is pictured alongside Bubba Wallace in Talladega, Alabama before a recent race
Specifically the data for NASCAR showed championship-winning teams Richard Childress Racing and Roush Fenway Racing were approved, as were Johnson Racing, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Jeff Gordon Inc. and Richard Petty Motorsports, which owns Wallace's No. 43 car
Specifically the data for NASCAR showed championship-winning teams Richard Childress Racing and Roush Fenway Racing were approved, as were Johnson Racing, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Jeff Gordon Inc. and Richard Petty Motorsports, which owns Wallace's No. 43 car. (Left) Petty is pictured alongside Wallace in Talladega, Alabama before a recent race 
At least four MLS teams tapped the PPP program: D.C. United and David Beckham's (in black) Inter Miami were approved for loans in the $1 million to $2 million range, while Orlando City and the Seattle Sounders each applied for between $2 million and $5 million
At least four MLS teams tapped the PPP program: D.C. United and David Beckham's (in black) Inter Miami were approved for loans in the $1 million to $2 million range, while Orlando City and the Seattle Sounders each applied for between $2 million and $5 million
Under the PPP, Congress created $659 billion in low-interest loans that will be forgiven if employers use the money on payroll, rent and similar expenses. With about $130 billion unclaimed as the application deadline closed June 30, Congress extended the program until August 8.
The public may never know the identity of more than 80 percent of the nearly 5 million beneficiaries to date because the Trump administration has refused to release details on loans under $150,000. That secrecy spurred a lawsuit by news organizations including The Associated Press. 
Three of boxing's biggest promotion companies applied for between $350,000 and $1 million to ease the pain of the sport's extended layoff, according to the data. In addition to Bob Arum's Top Rank company, Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions, headed by former world champions Floyd Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya, also were approved for loans. 
At least four Major League Soccer teams tapped the PPP program, according to the data: D.C. United and Inter Miami were approved for loans in the $1 million to $2 million range, while Orlando City and the Seattle Sounders each applied for between $2 million and $5 million. 
Big 3 Basketball LLC, a Los Angeles-based 3-on-3 basketball league co-founded by Ice Cube, received $1.6 million and returned $700,000, Jeremy Watkins, a spokesman for the company, told The Associated Press. The remaining $600,000 was used to pay coaches and players for this season and ensure the league could play its 2021 season, Watkins said.
Big 3 Basketball LLC, a Los Angeles-based 3-on-3 basketball league co-founded by Ice Cube, received $1.6 million and returned $700,000, Jeremy Watkins, a spokesman for the company, told The Associated Press. (Pictured) Former NBA player Roger Mason and Ice Cube (right)
Big 3 Basketball LLC, a Los Angeles-based 3-on-3 basketball league co-founded by Ice Cube, received $1.6 million and returned $700,000, Jeremy Watkins, a spokesman for the company, told The Associated Press. (Pictured) Former NBA player Roger Mason and Ice Cube (right) 
Specifically the data for NASCAR showed championship-winning teams Richard Childress Racing and Roush Fenway Racing were approved, as were Johnson Racing, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Jeff Gordon Inc. and Richard Petty Motorsports, which owns Wallace's No. 43 car. (Jimmie Johnson recently became the first NASCAR driver to test positive for coronavirus)
Specifically the data for NASCAR showed championship-winning teams Richard Childress Racing and Roush Fenway Racing were approved, as were Johnson Racing, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Jeff Gordon Inc. and Richard Petty Motorsports, which owns Wallace's No. 43 car. (Jimmie Johnson recently became the first NASCAR driver to test positive for coronavirus)
With their seasons shut down, more than a dozen minor league baseball teams turned up on the PPP rolls. One of the most high-profile was DeWine Seeds-Silver Dollar Baseball, partly owned by Ohio's republican governor, Mike DeWine (pictured)
With their seasons shut down, more than a dozen minor league baseball teams turned up on the PPP rolls. One of the most high-profile was DeWine Seeds-Silver Dollar Baseball, partly owned by Ohio's republican governor, Mike DeWine (pictured)
The National Women's Soccer League, which made headlines last weekend after a majority of players in the Challenge Cup tournament took a knee during the national anthem, applied for and received between $1 million and $2 million and reported that the money was used to support 213 employees.
Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions also applied for and received a PPP Loan
Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions also applied for and received a PPP Loan
An AP survey completed in May found 32 US Olympic sports organizations - about 70 percent of all federations - had applied for PPP loans. Among those listed in the government's data drop were the U.S. Figure Skating Association and USA Softball, which did not respond to the survey.
The requests for federal money shredded the long-held and distinctly American tradition of not relying on taxpayers to fund the pursuit of Olympic medals. But as one official explained at the time, 'The sports organizations we work with closely are feeling revenue pain. And it's immediate.'
The data provided Monday showed a bulk of both NASCAR and IndyCar teams were approved for substantial loans. It is not clear which teams accepted the funds, but the list showed numerous teams that were approved for a loan. 
Specifically the data for NASCAR showed championship-winning teams Richard Childress Racing and Roush Fenway Racing were approved, as were Johnson Racing, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Jeff Gordon Inc. and Richard Petty Motorsports, which owns Wallace's No. 43 car. (Jimmie Johnson recently became the first NASCAR driver to test positive for coronavirus)
Bob Arum was one of three major boxing promoters to receive a federal PPP loan
Bob Arum was one of three major boxing promoters to receive a federal PPP loan 
In IndyCar, nearly every full-time team was approved for a loan. The list did not include Team Penske, which likely was considered too large of an organization to qualify.
The loans went beyond race teams, too. Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania was approved for a loan between $350,000 and $1 million.
With their seasons shut down, more than a dozen minor league baseball teams turned up on the PPP rolls. One of the most high-profile was DeWine Seeds-Silver Dollar Baseball, partly owned by Ohio's governor. The company owns the North Carolina-based Asheville Tourists, purchased by Mike DeWine's family in 2010 and run by his son, Brian DeWine. The team received between $150,000 and $350,000, according to the data.
At least four of college sports' smaller conferences and the Sugar Bowl, host to one of the college game's football galas, also applied for loans. The Big South Conference, Conference USA, Southland Conference and Big Sky Conference all listed less than two dozen full-time employees, according to the data.
The loans went beyond race teams, too. Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania was approved for a loan between $350,000 and $1 million
The loans went beyond race teams, too. Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania was approved for a loan between $350,000 and $1 million

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