Athlete contracts

FILE - In this April 19, 2019, file photo, Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (11) shoots against Indiana Pacers' Cory Joseph (6) during the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Indianapolis. Rarely relevant at the same time on the basketball court, the Knicks and Nets are front and center in the free agency race, two of the teams best positioned to make a splash when the market opens. Both can afford two top players, with hopes of landing not only a Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving, but possibly even both. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
July 01, 2019 - 12:13 am
The Latest on NBA free agency (all times ET): 1:05 a.m. A person with knowledge of the details says the Brooklyn Nets capped their big day by agreeing to a deal with Kyrie Irving. The point guard left the Boston Celtics to sign on with a Nets team that also got agreements from Kevin Durant and...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, shoots near Golden State Warriors forward Jordan Bell during the first half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
July 01, 2019 - 12:01 am
Damian Lillard wasn't a top-five pick. Tobias Harris wasn't a lottery pick. Khris Middleton wasn't even a first-rounder. Their bank balances won't know the difference soon. Free agency opened Sunday with nearly $3 billion in deals getting struck in the opening hours — including Kyrie Irving...
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June 30, 2019 - 8:23 am
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — United States midfielder Weston McKennie has extended his contract with Bundesliga side Schalke by two years to 2024. McKennie says in a club statement, "It was an easy decision as I have constantly received incredible support from the fans. The management was also...
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Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, Saturday, June 29, 2019, in London. Major League Baseball makes its European debut game today at London Stadium. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
June 29, 2019 - 11:29 am
LONDON (AP) — Major League Baseball has scrapped plans to open its 2020 season in Asia and hopes to play more games in Europe. MLB started its season in Tokyo for the fifth time in 2019, and its labor contract with the players' union called for a 2020 opener in Asia. "We just decided it probably...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger hits a foul ball that struck a fan in the stands during the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
June 27, 2019 - 9:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Surrounded by sweet-swinging sluggers Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger and Ronald Acuña Jr., All-Star stalwart Nolan Arenado is set for a new role with the National League — elder statesman. "It shows how good these young guys are," Arenado said. The five-time All-Star will be...
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June 26, 2019 - 2:16 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story June 25 about endorsement deals for college athletes, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Nancy Skinner is a state assemblywoman. Skinner is a state senator. A corrected version of the story is below: California rethinks endorsement deals for college...
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June 23, 2019 - 3:47 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — While the selections of Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kaako and the P.K. Subban trade all got their deserved attention during the NHL draft, one of the biggest crowds of the weekend surrounded a 59-year-old team executive and a Hollywood filmmaker. More than six months...
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New York Rangers draft pick Kaapo Kakko, left; New Jersey Devils pick Jack Hughes, center; and Chicago Blackhawks pick Kirby Dach pose for photos during the first round of the NHL hockey draft Friday, June 21, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 22, 2019 - 9:00 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The traditional team-by-team roll call to open the second day of the NHL draft hadn't yet begun when the league's looming salary-cap crunch began overshadowing the final six rounds Saturday. Norris Trophy-winning defenseman P.K. Subban is off to New Jersey...
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Aaron Civale delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Saturday, June 22, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
June 22, 2019 - 6:11 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Aaron Civale dazzled in his major league debut, striking out the side to begin the game and allowing just two infield hits over six innings to pitch the Cleveland Indians over the Detroit Tigers 2-0 on Saturday. The Indians purchased Civale's contract from Triple-A Columbus when...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Washington, Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 21, 2019 - 10:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dallas Keuchel enjoyed being back on the mound after than a longer-than-expected wait between major league starts. He would have been happier if a three-run lead hadn't slipped away. Keuchel labored through five innings in his Atlanta debut, coughing up that 3-0 lead as the Braves...
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