Athlete contracts

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2016, file photo, National Women's Hockey League All-Star players take time for a "selfie" before the start of an all-star game at Harborcenter in Buffalo, N.Y. A person with direct knowledge of the plans tells The Associated Press the U.S.-based National Women’s Hockey League is in the process of establishing an expansion franchise in the Toronto area, Tuesday, April 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert, File)
April 22, 2020 - 7:04 am
Professional women’s hockey is set to make its return to Canada with the National Women’s Hockey League officially announcing it is expanding into Toronto. The yet to be named franchise has an ownership group headed by former Harvard captain Johanna Boynton, features former Brown University coach...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo, Jennifer Lopez, left, and Alex Rodriguez sit courtside during an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers in Miami. Rodriguez and Lopez have retained J.P. Morgan to represent them in raising capital for a possible bid for the New York Mets. The move was first reported by Variety and confirmed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the decision who spoke on condition of anonymity because it was not announced. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
April 21, 2020 - 10:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez, once again, wants to be like Derek Jeter. A-Rod and fiancee Jennifer Lopez have retained J.P. Morgan to represent them in raising capital for a possible bid for the New York Mets. The move was first reported by Variety and confirmed to The Associated Press by a...
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April 20, 2020 - 12:09 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are ready to move on from running back Leonard Fournette. A person familiar with the decision says the Jaguars are actively looking to trade the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of...
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April 17, 2020 - 2:16 pm
Major League Soccer is pushing back restarting the season to at least June 8 and says it is also discussing possible salary cuts with the players' union. Teams had played two matches before the season was suspended on March 12 because of the coronavirus pandemic and the league had been looking at...
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FLE - In this April 17, 2018, file photo, Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien warms up before Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Minnesota Wild in St. Paul, Minn. The Winnipeg Jets and Dustin Byfuglien have agreed to mutually terminate his contract after a lengthy dispute. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
April 17, 2020 - 12:15 pm
The Winnipeg Jets and Dustin Byfuglien on Friday agreed to mutually terminate the veteran defenseman's contract after a lengthy dispute, potentially marking the end of his hockey-playing career. No financial settlement was part of the agreement, meaning Byfuglien walked away from the $14 million...
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April 16, 2020 - 2:03 pm
The international players' union FIFPro is calling for continued financial support of women's soccer worldwide in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. FIFPro issued a report Thursday warning of COVID-19's impact, saying it is "likely to present an almost existential threat to the women’s game if...
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April 16, 2020 - 12:49 pm
Top recruit Jalen Green said Thursday that he is skipping college and has signed with the G League for next season, becoming the first player to take advantage of a new potential path to the NBA. Green, a guard from Napa, California who was considered by some as the No. 1 overall recruit in this...
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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2019, file photo, baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks to the media at the owners meeting in Arlington, Texas. Major League Baseball is cutting the salary of senior staff by an average of 35% for this year and is guaranteeing paychecks to its full-time employees of its central office through May. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Tuesday, April 14, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
April 14, 2020 - 5:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is cutting the salary of senior staff by an average of 35% for this year and is guaranteeing paychecks to its full-time employees of its central office through May. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Tuesday in a memorandum to staff, a copy...
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Christian McCaffrey runs during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, in Indianapolis. McCaffrey's versatility and superb statistics helped him to a rare double: The Carolina Panthers running back has made The Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team at two positions. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
April 14, 2020 - 12:41 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have rewarded Christian McCaffrey for his production and versatility, making him the highest-paid running back in the NFL. The team agreed to a four-year, $64 million contract extension with McCaffrey on Monday, a person familiar with the contract...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, Georgia running back Todd Gurley (3) celebrates with fans after defeating Vanderbilt 44-17 in an NCAA college football game in Athens, Ga. Gurley will be making a homecoming to the state of Georgia when the former Georgia Bulldogs standout begins the second phase of his NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
April 10, 2020 - 2:29 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Todd Gurley can't think of a better way to prove he is still one of the NFL's elite running backs than a homecoming to the state of Georgia. For Gurley, the former standout for the Georgia Bulldogs, the move to the Atlanta Falcons after five seasons with the Los Angeles Rams is "like...
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