Athlete contracts

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell carries the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game in Pittsburgh. Defense is the area with the most depth in this year's free agency class, Monday, March 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)
March 13, 2019 - 12:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Le'Veon Bell sat out a full season while considering where he'd make his next playmaking moves. Well-rested, motivated and armed with a new contract, the star running back is joining Sam Darnold and the New York Jets. Bell agreed to a deal early Wednesday morning, a person with...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, New York Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. celebrates a catch against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. Two people familiar with the blockbuster trade say the Cleveland Browns have agreed to acquire Beckham from the Giants. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek, File)
March 12, 2019 - 10:19 pm
The Latest on NFL free agency (all times EDT): 11:15 p.m. A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with Miami linebacker Cameron Wake on a three-year deal worth $23 million with $10 million guaranteed. The person spoke on the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) calls for the snap during the first half of the NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles in Landover, Md. Defense is the area with the most depth in this year's free agency class, Monday, March 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)
March 11, 2019 - 7:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Foles is headed to Jacksonville, Landon Collins to Washington and Trent Brown to Oakland. The big-money offers for NFL free agents began Monday, two days before they can sign contracts. Foles brings a Super Bowl pedigree to quarterbacking the Jaguars, and Brown has a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, New York Giants' Landon Collins kneels in the end zone during an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in East Rutherford, N.J. A person with knowledge of the move says the Washington Redskins have agreed to sign safety Landon Collins to an $84 million, six-year deal with $45 million guaranteed. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday, March 11, 2019 because the deal cannot become official until free agency opens Wednesday. The deal is worth roughly $14 million a season. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
March 11, 2019 - 5:56 pm
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Landon Collins wore No. 21 in honor of Sean Taylor. Now he'll don the same burgundy and gold as his idol. Collins on Monday agreed to sign a six-year, $84 million deal with the Washington Redskins that includes $45 million guaranteed. After the New York Giants let Collins walk...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) calls for the snap during the first half of the NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles in Landover, Md. Defense is the area with the most depth in this year's free agency class, Monday, March 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)
March 11, 2019 - 4:35 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the decision says quarterback Nick Foles has agreed to sign a four-year, $88 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal cannot become official...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots offensive tackle Trent Brown (77) plays against the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL football game,in Pittsburgh. The Oakland Raiders have agreed to sign free agent offensive tackle Trent Brown to a four-year deal worth a record $66 million. A person familiar with the contract said Monday, March 11, 2019, that Brown will receive $36.75 million guaranteed in the richest contract ever for an offensive lineman. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal can't be finalized until the new league year starts Wednesday. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)
March 11, 2019 - 2:34 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders made another big splash Monday, agreeing to sign free agent offensive tackle Trent Brown to a four-year deal worth a record $66 million. Brown will receive $36.75 million guaranteed in the richest contract ever for an offensive lineman, according to a...
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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 11, 2019 - 2:12 am
While Serena Williams admittedly doesn't follow soccer, the U.S. women's national team caught her attention with its lawsuit seeking equitable pay. The players accuse the U.S. Soccer Federation of "institutionalized gender discrimination" that includes unequal pay with their counterparts on the men...
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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell throws during the first inning of the team's spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Port Charlotte, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
March 10, 2019 - 10:33 pm
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — The budget-minded Tampa Bay Rays have renewed the contract of pitcher Blake Snell, who's receiving a raise of only $15,500 after winning the AL Cy Young award last season. The 26-year-old left-hander, who's not yet eligible for salary arbitration, will earn $573,700 this...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018 file photo, Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York. Felix Hernandez says he's upset to have been passed over for opening day, but the longtime Seattle Mariners ace isn't surprised. Hernandez spoke publicly Sunday, march 10, 2019 for the first time since manager Scott Servais announced a day earlier that Marco Gonzales would pitch Seattle's season opener against Oakland in Japan on March 20. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
March 10, 2019 - 6:24 pm
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Felix Hernandez doesn't think he could have changed the mind of Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais about opening day, even by pitching well this spring. With his ERA approaching 16, it's a moot point. King Felix is royally agitated anyway. Hernandez was tagged for seven...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2016, file photo, Oakland Raiders offensive guard Kelechi Osemele (70) lines up during the team's NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Oakland, Calif. Two people with direct knowledge of the trade tell The Associated Press that the New York Jets have agreed to acquire left guard Kelechi Osemele from the Oakland Raiders. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Sunday, March 10, 2019 because the trade can't be completed until the new league year starts Wednesday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
March 10, 2019 - 5:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets made a big move to get a big man to bolster their offensive line. Two people with direct knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press that the Jets agreed Sunday to acquire two-time Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele from the Oakland Raiders. The deal includes...
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