Newcastle wants England FA to pay more for Owen injuries.: "The Premier League has backed Newcastle's claim for compensation from the Football Association for Michael Owen's serious injury on England duty. Owen, 27, suffered knee ligament damage against Sweden in the 2006 World Cup. Newcastle have received about £6m compensation from the FA, FIFA and, their insurer, but want to recoup £150,000 paid out in getting Owen fit." How prevalent is this kind of compensatory arrangement for pro players who are injured in international matches? How about in other sports? For example, do the MLS or NBA or NFL or MLB teams get compensated when their players get injured playing for Team USA? Will the increasing costs help return international sports to amateur status?