Athlete contracts

Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs accepts the award for AP offensive player of the year at the 8th Annual NFL Honors at The Fox Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in Atlanta. (Photo by Paul Abell/Invision for NFL/AP Images)
February 07, 2019 - 11:23 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are already planning their future around signing quarterback Patrick Mahomes to a long-term contract, even though the NFL MVP won't be eligible to sign an extension until after next season. Chiefs general manager Bret Veach said Thursday that some of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Brooklyn Nets forward James Webb III (0) watches as Milwaukee Bucks center Thon Maker (7) dunks over him during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in New York. A person familiar with the situation says the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to trade center Thon Maker to the Detroit Pistons for forward Stanley Johnson. The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been publicly announced.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
February 06, 2019 - 7:51 pm
The Latest on NBA trades (all times Eastern): 10:45 p.m. Two people familiar with the negotiations say the remodeling of the Dallas Mavericks is continuing, with the team agreeing in principle Wednesday night to send Harrison Barnes to the Sacramento Kings for Zach Randolph and Justin Jackson. The...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 file photo, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson throws during the first inning of the second baseball game of the team's doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds at Nationals Park in Washington. A person familiar with the negotiations says that right-hander Jeremy Hellickson and the Washington Nationals have agreed in principle to a $1.3 million, one-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 because the deal was subject to a successful physical exam. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 06, 2019 - 3:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Right-hander Jeremy Hellickson and the Washington Nationals have agreed in principle to a $1.3 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal was subject...
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Charlotte Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, right, steals the ball from Los Angeles Clippers' Tobias Harris, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 06, 2019 - 12:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tobias Harris drove the lane, tossed up a runner and buried the winner in what turned out to be his final shot for the Los Angeles Clippers. His packed bags needed a new destination. Next stop, Philadelphia. The 26-year-old Harris is headed to the 76ers as part of a late-night...
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Columbus Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson (77) and Artemi Panarin (9) celebrate Anderson's goal as Winnipeg Jets' Tyler Myers (57) skates by during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 05, 2019 - 11:21 pm
When the Maple Leafs sent a first-round pick and two prospects to the Kings for Jake Muzzin, it didn't exactly open the flood gates a month before the trade deadline. That is because the standings are slowing everything down. With less than three weeks until the Feb. 25 deadline, there are nine...
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Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) and Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Bjugstad (27) battle during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 05, 2019 - 1:29 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews, one of the NHL's great young talents, signed a five-year contract extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday at an annual average of $11.6 million. The 21-year-old center was making the maximum $925,000 a year under his three-year rookie deal. He was eligible...
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Newly acquired player Kristaps Porzingis, left, responds to questions as head coach Rick Carlisle, center, and team owner Mark Cuban, right, listen during a news conferences where the newly acquired players were introduced in Dallas, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
February 04, 2019 - 4:59 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis won't play for the Mavericks this season while continuing his recovery from a knee injury after Dallas acquired the 2018 All-Star in a blockbuster trade with the New York Knicks. As for the next 20 years, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said Monday he envisions Porzingis...
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FILE- In this Jan. 19, 2019, file photo Cleveland Cavaliers guard Rodney Hood (1) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. The Cavaliers traded Hood to the Portland Trail Blazers. In exchange for Hood, Cleveland received guards Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin and a second-round pick in 2021 and 2023. The teams agreed to the deal on Sunday and completed their trade conference call with the NBA on Monday, Feb. 4. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
February 04, 2019 - 8:38 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Rodney Hood made minimal impact on the Cavaliers' postseason run last season. He'll get a chance to do more with Portland. Hood was traded Monday by the Cavaliers, who acquired guards Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin — and their expiring contracts — along with second-round picks in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, Washington Nationals' Michael Taylor reacts after he struck to to end the baseball game as St. Louis Cardinals catcher Francisco Pena (46) pumps his fist in Washington. Washington defeated Taylor in the first salary arbitration decision this year. Taylor will receive the team's offer of $3.25 million rather than his request of $3.5 million, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
February 01, 2019 - 12:06 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Washington defeated outfielder Michael A. Taylor in the first salary arbitration decision this year. Taylor will receive the team's offer of $3.25 million rather than his request of $3.5 million. Arbitrators Mark Burstein, James Darby and Matt Goldberg issued their...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado watches his RBI-double off San Diego Padres pitcher Robbie Erlin during a baseball game in Denver. Arenado and the Rockies have agreed to a $26 million, one-year deal to avoid arbitration, the largest ever one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player. Colorado announced the deal Thursday, Jan. 31. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 31, 2019 - 7:37 pm
DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado produces big numbers whether he steps into the batter's box or up to the negotiating table. The All-Star third baseman and the Colorado Rockies agreed to a $26 million deal to avoid arbitration on Thursday, the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player...
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