Athlete contracts

Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper bats against the Toronto Blue Jays during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
March 09, 2019 - 8:31 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper drew big cheers, a pair of walks and a most unusual defense in his spring training debut for the Philadelphia Phillies. Both times the slugger with the biggest contract in baseball came to the plate, the Toronto Blue Jays shifted to a four-man outfield, moved...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper hits in the batting cage before a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
March 09, 2019 - 12:31 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper drew a five-pitch walk on Saturday in his first spring training plate appearance since signing a record contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. The six-time All-Star outfielder signed a $330 million, 13-year contract last week, the largest deal in baseball...
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United States' Tobin Heath, second from right, is congratulated on her goal by Mallory Pugh (11), Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan (13) during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Brazil Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
March 08, 2019 - 12:37 pm
Players for the U.S. women's national soccer team have filed a federal gender discrimination lawsuit seeking pay that is equitable to that of their male counterparts. The action comes just three months before the team will defend its title at the Women's World Cup in France. The players allege that...
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FILE- In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars free safety Tashaun Gipson stretches before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. The Jaguars have released defensive tackle Malik Jackson, safety Tashaun Gipson, offensive lineman Jermey Parnell, running back Carlos Hyde and long-snapper Carson Tinker, creating $30 million in salary cap space for 2019, the team announced Friday, March 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
March 08, 2019 - 12:37 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars cleared $30 million in salary cap space by cutting five veterans Friday, including former Pro Bowl defenders Malik Jackson and safety Tashaun Gipson. The team also released offensive lineman Jermey Parnell, running back Carlos Hyde and long-snapper...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum calls out to teammates during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Denver. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Broncos have agreed to trade Keenum to the Washington Redskins. Speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot be announced until the start of the new league year March 13, the person confirmed that the teams will also swap 2020 draft picks, with Denver receiving a sixth-rounder and Washington a seventh-rounder. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
March 08, 2019 - 1:38 am
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Case Keenum is on the move again. The Denver Broncos have agreed to trade the veteran quarterback to the Washington Redskins, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday. The teams will also swap 2020 draft picks, with Denver receiving a sixth-...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, file photo, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (90) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Arlington, Texas. Two people with direct knowledge of the decision say the Cowboys are placing the franchise tag on Lawrence for the second consecutive year. The decision means Lawrence has a one-year offer for a $20.5 million while the sides keep working on a long-term contract. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday, March 4, 2019, because the decision has not been announced. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)
March 04, 2019 - 5:47 pm
The Dallas Cowboys are placing the franchise tag on DeMarcus Lawrence for the second straight year. Their star defensive end doesn't appear to be in any rush to sign the lucrative one-year contract this time. Two people with knowledge of the decision said Monday the Cowboys had decided on another...
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Kansas City Royals' Adalberto Mondesi, right, and Los Angeles Angels catcher Kevan Smith watch Mondesi's home run during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 1, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
March 04, 2019 - 2:17 pm
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Brett Phillips has always been the fastest player on his team, whether he was playing in Little League, starring at Seminole High School or climbing the rungs of the minor league ladder. When he looks around the Kansas City Royals' clubhouse, though, the fleet-footed...
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Bryce Harper walks on the field after being introduced as a Philadelphia Phillies player during a news conference at the team's spring training baseball facility, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. Harper and the Phillies agreed to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 02, 2019 - 4:32 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper sounded like a typical Philadelphian talking about a goal every Phillies fan will endorse. "I want to be on Broad Street on a frickin' boat or bus or whatever it is and hold a (World Series) trophy over my head," the six-time All-Star said Saturday after putting...
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Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler (19) shakes hands with team owner John Middleton before a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Friday, March 1, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 01, 2019 - 5:07 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper has the Philadelphia Phillies thinking October baseball before even arriving in camp. The six-time All-Star outfielder and the Phillies agreed Thursday to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. Now a team that hasn't had a...
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March 01, 2019 - 5:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's salary cap will jump $11 million next season to $188.2 million. In the ninth year of the 10-year labor agreement, the cap moves up from $177.2 million. It has increased in every year of the contract, with the biggest move in 2015 to 2016, when it went up by just under $12...
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