Athlete contracts

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott works out a the team's NFL football facility in Frisco, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Schuyler Dixon)
September 04, 2019 - 5:56 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott was finishing the early stretching at the first practice since ending his long holdout with the Dallas Cowboys when the star running back was called to the front of the group. Cheers rose from teammates Wednesday before Elliott led a brief set of jumping jacks...
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September 01, 2019 - 2:09 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Linebacker Kiko Alonso has been traded by the Miami Dolphins to the New Orleans Saints for linebacker Vince Biegel. The trade was the latest payroll-cutting move by the Dolphins as they rebuild under first-year coach Brian Flores. Alonso was due to make $6.5 million this year. The...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2017, file photo, Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil (67) lines up against the Buffalo Bills during the second half of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Houston Texans continued a busy day of trades by addressing a glaring need to upgrade their offensive line by acquiring Tunsil from the Dolphins in a deal which also netted them receiver Kenny Stills, a source familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Rich Barnes, File)
August 31, 2019 - 6:00 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans continued a busy day of trades on Saturday by addressing a glaring need to upgrade their offensive line by acquiring left tackle Laremy Tunsil from the Miami Dolphins in a deal which also netted them receiver Kenny Stills, a person familiar with the deal tells The...
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FILE- In this Dec. 23, 2018, file photo, Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (90) rushes during the NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. Two people with knowledge of the deal say the Seattle Seahawks are on the verge of acquiring Clowney from the Texans. Such a move would bolster one of Seattle's biggest needs heading into the season. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the deal is still pending a physical and had not been completed. Seattle reportedly is sending a third-round pick and two players back to Houston. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)
August 31, 2019 - 12:20 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are on the verge of acquiring standout pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney from the Houston Texans, two people with knowledge of the deal said Saturday. Such a move would bolster one of Seattle's biggest needs heading into the season. The people spoke to The...
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In this April 24, 2018, fphoto, Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) drives to the basket past Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) during the second half of Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Houston. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Houston Rockets and Gordon have agreed on a contract extension. It’s for at least three years, starting in 2020-21, with an option that a fourth season could be added. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
August 31, 2019 - 1:55 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says the Houston Rockets and veteran guard Eric Gordon have agreed on a contract extension that could keep him with the team for another five seasons in all. Gordon and the Rockets agreed on a three-year extension, which begins with the 2020-...
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Kansas City Royals' Cheslor Cuthbert celebrates on second after hitting a two-run double during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 30, 2019 - 4:31 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — David Glass and his family have agreed to sell the Royals to an ownership group led by Kansas City entrepreneur John Sherman in a deal that is expected to be worth about $1 billion. The Royals announced the sale in a statement Friday, just days after word began to leak that...
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August 23, 2019 - 5:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers intend to sign center Dwight Howard after he completes a buyout with Memphis, a person familiar with the decision says. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal hasn't been completed for Howard to make an improbable return to the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 2, 2018 file photo, Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov, of Russia, warms up before Game 3 of the team's NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Vegas Golden Knights, in Washington. Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov tested positive for cocaine at the world championship and has been banned from the Russian national team for four years. The IIHF says the ban expires on June 12, 2023. The ban does not affect Kuznetsov playing for the Capitals, who won the 2018 Stanley Cup. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
August 23, 2019 - 10:51 am
GENEVA (AP) — Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov tested positive for cocaine at the world championship and has been banned from the Russia team for four years. Kuznetsov failed a doping test after a sample was taken on May 26, the day Russia won the bronze medal game against the Czech...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2013, photo, Anthony DeFrancesco, center, son of Tiburones head coach Tony DeFrancesco, left, practices his baseball swing as his father speaks with a player prior to a baseball game against rival Leones, at Estadio Universitario in Caracas, Venezuela. Major League Baseball is banning players from participating in the Venezuelan Winter League in one of the first public repercussions of new U.S. economic sanctions against the Venezuelan government. MLB said Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, it is in contact with the U.S. government to determine how to proceed under the new sanctions against President Nicolás Maduro's administration and at least temporarily suspending involvement in the league. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
August 22, 2019 - 9:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is banning players from participating in the Venezuelan Winter League in one of the first public repercussions of new U.S. economic sanctions against the Venezuelan government. MLB said Thursday it is in contact with the U.S. government to determine how to...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 file photo, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during an NFL game in Arlington, Texas. The Dallas Cowboys have given young linebacker Jaylon Smith a new contract while the holdout by Pro Bowl running back Ezekiel Elliott nears a month since the team reported to training camp. Smith’s extension was announced Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Jacobsohn, File)
August 20, 2019 - 10:06 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — When the Dallas Cowboys announced a contract extension for Jaylon Smith, it was first a celebration of the linebacker's journey from a career-threatening knee injury in college to one of the NFL's richest contracts at his position. Of course, it didn't take long for the focus...
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