Athlete contracts

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2018, file photo, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) watches from the sidelines during the fourth quarter of a preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets, in East Rutherford, N.J. Beckham Jr. is now the NFL’s highest-paid wide receiver. A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, the team agreed to a five-year contract extension with the three-time Pro Bowler. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Giants have not announced the deal, which comes less than two weeks before the season opener against Jacksonville.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
August 27, 2018 - 5:17 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants is now the NFL's highest-paid wide receiver. The Giants on Monday announced they have signed Beckham to a five-year contract extension that will keep the three-time Pro Bowler with the franchise for another six seasons. "We got...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) warms up before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Arlington, Texas. Dez Bryant has dropped in to meet the Browns. The three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver arrived at the team’s headquarters on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, a visit that could lead to Bryant signing with Cleveland. Bryant posted a photo on Twitter of him signing autographs at Cleveland’s airport.(AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)
August 17, 2018 - 11:37 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says free agent Dez Bryant concluded his visit with the Browns without agreeing to a contract, but "conversations continue." The person spoke Friday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester throws to a Pittsburgh Pirates batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 16, 2018 - 10:15 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jon Lester wasn't overly excited about winning for the first time in just over a month. However, Cubs manager Joe Maddon couldn't have been happier with his performance. Lester pitched six innings and Ian Happ homered as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Thursday...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) warms up before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Arlington, Texas. Dez Bryant has dropped in to meet the Browns. The three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver arrived at the team’s headquarters on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, a visit that could lead to Bryant signing with Cleveland. Bryant posted a photo on Twitter of him signing autographs at Cleveland’s airport.(AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)
August 16, 2018 - 3:50 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Dez Bryant's getting to know the Browns better and vice versa. The three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver is visiting the team's headquarters in Berea, Ohio, on Thursday and there's a chance the meeting could lead to Bryant signing with Cleveland. Before meeting with team officials,...
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August 13, 2018 - 1:57 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Carmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Houston Rockets on Monday. Anthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks last month before the Hawks released him. Houston general manager Daryl Morey announced the signing and the Rockets posted a...
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Miami Marlins' Justin Bour runs the bases after hitting a home run in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 5-3. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
August 10, 2018 - 7:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies have acquired first baseman Justin Bour and cash from the Miami Marlins for a minor league pitcher. Bour is batting .227 with 19 homers and 54 RBIs. He's expected to be a pinch-hitter in Philadelphia, where Carlos Santana is the starting...
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New England Patriots running back Ralph Webb (22) scores a touchdown against the Washington Redskins during the second half of a preseason NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 09, 2018 - 11:24 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England might have found a running back in undrafted free agent Ralph Webb. Washington may have lost one with a knee injury to second-round pick Derrius Guice. Webb ran for two touchdowns and also scored on a pair of 2-point conversions on Thursday night as the...
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August 09, 2018 - 1:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on transfer deadline day in the English Premier League (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Newcastle has completed the signing of defender Federico Fernandez from Swansea for an undisclosed fee. Magpies manager Rafa Benitez was keen to reunite with the 29-year-old Fernandez, after...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, July 2, 2018, Brazil's Gabriel Jesus controls the ball during the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia. Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus extended his Manchester City contract on Friday Aug. 3, 2018, to 2023, adding two more years to his previous deal. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, FILE)
August 03, 2018 - 4:43 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus extended his Manchester City contract on Friday to 2023, adding two more years to his previous deal. Jesus joined City in January 2017, and has 24 goals in 53 matches. He helped City win the English Premier League and League Cup last season. "...
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, left, throws while quarterback Josh McCown looks on during practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Florham Park, N.J., Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 01, 2018 - 7:23 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold huddled up with his team-issued tablet to keep on top of the New York Jets' offense during his brief contract holdout. The rookie quarterback missed the first three practices of training camp while his representatives ironed out details of his four-year, $30.5...
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