Athlete contracts

Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor connects for a home run against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
March 11, 2020 - 1:22 pm
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland Indians executive Chris Antonetti says the franchise and representatives for star shortstop Francisco Lindor made a “sincere and earnest effort” to agree on a long-term contract before deciding this week to suspend talks. Antonetti, the president of baseball...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo, Pro Football Hall of Fame president David Baker speaks during halftime of an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders in Santa Clara, Calif. The Pro Football Hall of Fame in an unusual move is endorsing the labor agreement the players' union currently is voting on, citing pension benefits for its inductees and other former players. Hall of Fame President David Baker sent a letter to all inductees and their families on Monday, March 9, 2020. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter in which Baker refers to conversations with various league and union officials. Team owners approved the deal last month, and the player vote will conclude late Thursday night. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
March 09, 2020 - 1:04 pm
The Pro Football Hall of Fame in an unusual move is endorsing the labor agreement the players' union currently is voting on, citing pension benefits for its inductees and other former players. Hall of Fame President David Baker sent a letter to all inductees and their families on Monday. The...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 7, 2019 file photo, United States' Megan Rapinoe poses with her individual awards at the end of the Women's World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. The U.S. men's national team urged the U.S. Soccer Federation to sharply increase pay of the American women and accused the governing body of making low-ball offers in negotiations with the men. The union for the women's team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the USSF that is scheduled for trial starting May 5. The women agreed to a collective bargaining agreement in April 2017 that extends through 2021. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
March 07, 2020 - 8:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation says it has offered the women's national team equal pay to male counterparts for matches under USSF control but maintains the women want bonuses for tournaments such as the World Cup to match those of the men. "Since extending this offer, we have made...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich arrives at the Brewers' spring training facility to announce his multi-year contract extension Friday, March 6, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
March 06, 2020 - 6:06 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Yelich took to Milwaukee so much he staked his long-term future to the Brewers. “I've said many times that I've only been here for two years, but it feels like it's been a lot longer," the two-time NL batting champion said Wednesday after finalizing a $215 million, nine-...
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Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada looks on during baseball spring training Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 06, 2020 - 12:35 pm
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox announced their $70 million, five-year contract with Yoán Moncada on Friday, He gets a $4 million signing bonus, payable in equal installments each Nov. 15 from 2020-23, and salaries of $1 million this year, $6 million in 2021, $13 million in 2022, $17...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich reacts during a spring training baseball workout in Phoenix. The Brewers are reportedly working on a new contract with star slugger Christian Yelich. It's an encouraging sign for Milwaukee after it lost a couple key performers during free agency. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
March 04, 2020 - 2:35 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Yelich is staying quiet when it comes to his contract situation with the Milwaukee Brewers. While Yelich is brushing off questions about his new deal, his teammates are all-too-happy to sing his praises. The 28-year-old is reportedly on the brink of a multiyear contract...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) rushes New York Jets offensive tackle Chuma Edoga during the first half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla. Standout defensive end Yannick Ngakoue no longer wants to sign a long-term deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Ngakoue announced his desire to play elsewhere via social media Monday, March 2, 2020, a move that could force the team to place the franchise tag on the 24-year-old disgruntled defender and trade him.(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
March 02, 2020 - 2:52 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Firing unbending taskmaster Tom Coughlin was supposed to alleviate concerns some Jacksonville Jaguars had about playing for the oft-mismanaged franchise. It clearly didn't work. Standout defensive end Yannick Ngakoue said Monday he no longer wants to sign a long-term deal...
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Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., left, and Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., right, stand as Judy Pace Flood speaks during a news conference as they call for the late Curt Flood to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 27, 2020 - 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Curt Flood's widow has a simple explanation for why her late husband, who is revered by players for sacrificing his career to advocate for free agency, has not been enshrined in baseball's Hall of Fame. “I think the holdup is that he got on a lot of people's nerves,” Judy Pace...
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Houston Astros' Jose Altuve runs to first base after getting hit with a pitch during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Lakeland, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 25, 2020 - 2:05 am
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — José Altuve insisted he tuned out the hecklers. He couldn't avoid a pitch that grazed him. “He was hit in the foot. That ain’t nothing, you know what I mean?” Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker said Monday after an 11-1 win over Detroit at half-empty Joker Marchant Stadium. “...
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New York Yankees' Gerrit Cole throws to first base during a spring training baseball workout Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 24, 2020 - 6:53 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Gerrit Cole struck out two and walked one over a hitless inning in his spring training debut for the New York Yankees against Pittsburgh on Monday night. Cole's first pitch to Adam Frazier was a 97 mph fastball. After Frazier popped out and Bryan Reynolds struck out, Cole Tucker...
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