Athlete contracts

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Luke Jackson throws to a Washington Nationals batter during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Washington. Atlanta won 11-8. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 31, 2019 - 4:59 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — With a second straight trip to the playoffs firmly in their sights, the Atlanta Braves had plenty of options for improving their roster at the trade deadline. They could've pursued a position player to replace the injured Nick Markakis. Another starting pitcher would've fit nicely in...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Corey Dickerson sits in the dugout during the bottom of the ninth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. The Cardinals won 14-8. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
July 31, 2019 - 12:55 pm
The Latest on Major League Baseball's trade deadline (all times Eastern): 3:50 p.m. The Philadelphia Phillies bolstered their outfield by acquiring veteran Corey Dickerson from the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash and a player to be named. Dickerson, who could become a free agent at the end of the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 file photo, New Orleans Saints' Michael Thomas warms up before the NFL football NFC championship game against the Los Angeles Rams in New Orleans. Fans worry that the summer rite in the NFL, training camp holdouts, won’t affect their team’s chances for a championship. This year’s crop of no-shows includes an All-Pro receiver, the Saints’ Michael Thomas; a standout offensive tackle who might be the key to the Redskins’ offense, Trent Williams; and budding stars DEs Jadeveon Clowney of the Texans, Yannick Ngakoue of the Jaguars, and RB Melvin Gordon of the Chargers.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
July 31, 2019 - 9:03 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints and leading receiver Michael Thomas have agreed to a new five-year, $100 million contract, his agent said Wednesday. Andrew Kessler of the agency Athletes First, who joined colleague David Mulugheta in negotiating the deal with the Saints, said the contract...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo Minnesota Wild NHL hockey team general manager Paul Fenton smiles during an introductory news conference in St. Paul, Minn. The Wild have fired Fenton after just one rough season, marked by the end of a six-year streak of making the playoffs and a disassembly of the once-promising core of forwards by trading Charlie Coyle, Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter prior to the deadline. Wild owner Craig Leipold said he told Fenton of his dismissal on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 shortly before the team made the surprising late-summer announcement. (Shari L. Gross/Star Tribune via AP, file)
July 30, 2019 - 4:14 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Less than 15 months after hiring Paul Fenton as general manager, Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold changed his mind. Still confident he has a contending team, Leipold decided to fire Fenton on Tuesday despite the unusual late-summer timing to try to redirect the franchise...
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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill throws the ball during NFL football training camp Saturday, July 27, 2019, in St. Joseph, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
July 28, 2019 - 10:07 am
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Tyreek Hill was contrite but repentant in his first comments since he was banished from the Kansas City Chiefs following an audio recording in which his then-fiance accused him of hurting their son. The star wide receiver declined Sunday to discuss the specifics of his case,...
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Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten talks to the media following practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Oxnard, Calif., Saturday, July 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
July 27, 2019 - 4:46 pm
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott's contract holdout doesn't faze the player who has been around Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones longer than anyone else on the roster — even after taking a year off. Jason Witten said "talk to me in a month" when the tight end was asked Saturday if Elliott's...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 file photo, Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) reacts during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a three-year contract extension with All-Pro middle linebacker Bobby Wagner, locking up the anchor of their defense for the foreseeable future. Wagner and the Seahawks completed the lengthy contract negotiation, Friday, July 26, 2019 on the second day of training camp and will keep the All-Pro in the only uniform he has played in as a professional. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
July 26, 2019 - 6:50 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Bobby Wagner took on the challenge of representing himself when it came to negotiating a new contract with the Seattle Seahawks. The risk paid off. Wagner and the Seahawks reached agreement on a three-year contract extension Friday night, locking up the anchor of their defense...
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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is trailed by cameras as he leaves the "state of the team" press conference at the start of the Dallas Cowboys NFL football training camp Friday, July 26, 2019, in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 26, 2019 - 1:53 pm
Teammates shrug and go about their work. Coaches say they can deal only with the players on hand. Fans worry that this summer rite in the NFL, training camp holdouts, won't hurt their team's chances for a championship. This year's crop of no-shows includes an All-Pro receiver, the Saints' Michael...
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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, left, and Executive Vice President Stephen Jones smile during the "state of the team" press conference at the start of the Dallas Cowboys NFL football training camp Friday, July 26, 2019, in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 26, 2019 - 1:21 pm
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott is holding out of training camp with the Dallas Cowboys with two years remaining on the rookie contract of the two-time NFL rushing champ. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones said on reporting day at camp Friday that Elliott was officially a "non-report." The...
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Comedian Ha Ha Davis, left, announces the arrival of Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey to NFL football training camp as he steps from the back of an armored car outside TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
July 24, 2019 - 4:53 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jalen Ramsey crouched in the back of an armored truck, peered through a small window and waited for his introduction. The two-time Pro Bowl cornerback then flung open both doors, revealing dozens of phony money bags and a huge smile. Ramsey put on quite a show as the...
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