Athlete contracts

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, right, reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
February 11, 2019 - 8:55 am
LONDON (AP) — The squad has been publicly undermined. There's been grumbling about the lack of contact from the owner. And the team was just handed its biggest loss in 28 years. Maurizio Sarri's reign at Chelsea already looks like it's approaching the end, and he's not even completed a season. "My...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Brooklyn Nets forward James Webb III (0) watches as Milwaukee Bucks center Thon Maker (7) dunks over him during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in New York. A person familiar with the situation says the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to trade center Thon Maker to the Detroit Pistons for forward Stanley Johnson. The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been publicly announced.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
February 06, 2019 - 9:51 pm
The Latest on NBA trades (all times Eastern): 10:45 p.m. Two people familiar with the negotiations say the remodeling of the Dallas Mavericks is continuing, with the team agreeing in principle Wednesday night to send Harrison Barnes to the Sacramento Kings for Zach Randolph and Justin Jackson. The...
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Charlotte Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, right, steals the ball from Los Angeles Clippers' Tobias Harris, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 06, 2019 - 2:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tobias Harris drove the lane, tossed up a runner and buried the winner in what turned out to be his final shot for the Los Angeles Clippers. His packed bags needed a new destination. Next stop, Philadelphia. The 26-year-old Harris is headed to the 76ers as part of a late-night...
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Columbus Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson (77) and Artemi Panarin (9) celebrate Anderson's goal as Winnipeg Jets' Tyler Myers (57) skates by during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 06, 2019 - 1:21 am
When the Maple Leafs sent a first-round pick and two prospects to the Kings for Jake Muzzin, it didn't exactly open the flood gates a month before the trade deadline. That is because the standings are slowing everything down. With less than three weeks until the Feb. 25 deadline, there are nine...
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Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) and Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Bjugstad (27) battle during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 05, 2019 - 12:59 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed star center Auston Matthews to a five-year contract extension at an annual average of $11.6 million. The former first overall draft pick is in his third season with the Leafs. He was making the maximum $925,000 a year under his three-year rookie...
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Newly acquired player Kristaps Porzingis, left, responds to questions as head coach Rick Carlisle, center, and team owner Mark Cuban, right, listen during a news conferences where the newly acquired players were introduced in Dallas, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
February 04, 2019 - 6:59 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis won't play for the Mavericks this season while continuing his recovery from a knee injury after Dallas acquired the 2018 All-Star in a blockbuster trade with the New York Knicks. As for the next 20 years, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said Monday he envisions Porzingis...
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FILE- In this Jan. 19, 2019, file photo Cleveland Cavaliers guard Rodney Hood (1) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. The Cavaliers traded Hood to the Portland Trail Blazers. In exchange for Hood, Cleveland received guards Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin and a second-round pick in 2021 and 2023. The teams agreed to the deal on Sunday and completed their trade conference call with the NBA on Monday, Feb. 4. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
February 04, 2019 - 10:38 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Rodney Hood made minimal impact on the Cavaliers' postseason run last season. He'll get a chance to do more with Portland. Hood was traded Monday by the Cavaliers, who acquired guards Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin — and their expiring contracts — along with second-round picks in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, Washington Nationals' Michael Taylor reacts after he struck to to end the baseball game as St. Louis Cardinals catcher Francisco Pena (46) pumps his fist in Washington. Washington defeated Taylor in the first salary arbitration decision this year. Taylor will receive the team's offer of $3.25 million rather than his request of $3.5 million, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
February 01, 2019 - 2:06 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Washington defeated outfielder Michael A. Taylor in the first salary arbitration decision this year. Taylor will receive the team's offer of $3.25 million rather than his request of $3.5 million. Arbitrators Mark Burstein, James Darby and Matt Goldberg issued their...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado watches his RBI-double off San Diego Padres pitcher Robbie Erlin during a baseball game in Denver. Arenado and the Rockies have agreed to a $26 million, one-year deal to avoid arbitration, the largest ever one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player. Colorado announced the deal Thursday, Jan. 31. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 31, 2019 - 9:37 pm
DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado produces big numbers whether he steps into the batter's box or up to the negotiating table. The All-Star third baseman and the Colorado Rockies agreed to a $26 million deal to avoid arbitration on Thursday, the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018, file photo, New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis, of Latvia, reacts after fouling out during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday,, in Denver. The Knicks agree to trade injured star Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 31, 2019 - 9:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks were having their doubts, wondering if Kristaps Porzingis truly wanted to be part of the franchise. On Thursday, they say he made it clear he didn't. Once that happened, they decided to trade the All-Star forward who was thought to be one of the key players for...
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