Athlete compensation

March 01, 2019 - 3:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's salary cap will jump $11 million next season to $188.2 million. In the ninth year of the 10-year labor agreement, the cap moves up from $177.2 million. It has increased in every year of the contract, with the biggest move in 2015 to 2016, when it went up by just under $12...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper bats during a baseball game against the New York Mets, in Washington. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
February 28, 2019 - 11:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper is kind of a big deal in Philly. No, not just with his colossal contract — Harper and the Phillies agreed Thursday to a $330 million, 13-year deal that is the largest contract in baseball history. But as an attraction. Harper zipped to the top of the list as the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2019, file photo, Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Kyler Murray poses with the Davey O'Brien football award, in Fort Worth, Texas. Murray's measurements were among the most anticipated at this year's NFL scouting combine after he spurned the Oakland Athletics and a career in Major League Baseball for a shot at the NFL. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
February 28, 2019 - 2:13 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyler Murray may not show off his arm or his legs at the NFL scouting combine, but on Thursday he assuaged colossal concerns about his size. The Heisman Trophy-winning dual-threat quarterback and speedy outfielder from the University of Oklahoma checked in at just over 5-foot-10...
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Austrian Federal Police officers stand at the finish area of a men's cross country skiing 15km classic competition, at the Nordic Ski World Championships, in Seefeld, Austria, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Austrian authorities say five elite athletes and four others have been arrested in doping raids in the country and neighboring Germany amid the Nordic skiing world championships. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
February 27, 2019 - 6:14 am
SEEFELD, Austria (AP) — Five elite athletes and four others were arrested Wednesday in doping raids in Austria and Germany amid the Nordic skiing world championships. Austria's Federal Police Office said the raids targeted "a doping network operating worldwide" and focused on Seefeld, where the...
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February 25, 2019 - 12:15 pm
The Colorado Rockies are big believers in the Buddy system. Manager Bud Black's easygoing demeanor strikes just the right chord with an up-and-coming Rockies team that's made back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time in franchise history. His success was rewarded Monday with a three-year...
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February 20, 2019 - 8:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two leading advocates for retired NFL players have teamed up in pushing for increased pension benefits for pre-1993 retirees. The Pro Football Retired Players Association, a nonprofit chaired by Hall of Famer Jim Brown, donated $100,000 to Fairness for Athletes in Retirement, a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Mike Moustakas hits an RBI single during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the National League Divisional Series baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Milwaukee. A person familiar with the negotiations says Moustakas and the Brewers are nearing a deal that would keep the third baseman in Milwaukee for a guarantee of about $10 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, because the agreement will be subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
February 19, 2019 - 4:24 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Mike Moustakas fell one win shy of reaching the World Series with the Milwaukee Brewers. "I think we had some unfinished business after last year," Moustakas said Tuesday after finalizing a $10 million, one-year deal with the Brewers. "I loved playing here last year. It was a lot of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo, Rob Manfred, commissioner of Major League Baseball, speaks during a news conference at owners meetings in Orlando, Fla. Players' union head Tony Clark criticized baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred for blaming players’ demands for the slow free agent market and said an increasing number of teams make little effort to "justify the price of a ticket." (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
February 19, 2019 - 4:19 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred predicts top free agents will all get deals and the second slow free-agent market won't have lasting significance. "In some ways I feel like it's a little much ado about nothing if in fact those players all sign at the end of the day," he...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws in the bullpen at the team's spring training baseball facility, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
February 15, 2019 - 7:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Luis Severino avoided an arbitration hearing with the New York Yankees, agreeing Friday to a $40 million, four-year contract. Severino's deal includes a team option for 2023 that could make the agreement worth $52.25 million for five seasons. If the option is not...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick (7) and Eric Reid (35) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, in Charlotte, N.C. Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have reached settlements on their collusion lawsuits against the NFL, the league said Friday, Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)
February 15, 2019 - 12:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have settled collusion cases against the NFL. The league and Kaepernick's lawyer sent out statements Friday saying that "the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances" and that a confidentiality agreement would prevent either side from...
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