Athlete contracts

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018, file photo, New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis, of Latvia, reacts after fouling out during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday,, in Denver. The Knicks agree to trade injured star Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 31, 2019 - 7:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks were having their doubts, wondering if Kristaps Porzingis truly wanted to be part of the franchise. On Thursday, they say he made it clear he didn't. Once that happened, they decided to trade the All-Star forward who was thought to be one of the key players for...
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January 30, 2019 - 12:12 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Two people familiar with the negotiations say reliever Greg Holland and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $3.25 million, one-year contract. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement had not been announced. The deal...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald hits Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles after Foles threw the ball away during the first half in an NFL football game in Los Angeles. The Rams know they've got to pressure Tom Brady early and often to have a chance in the Super Bowl, and they've been assembling the tools for this job all year long. They signed Ndamukong Suh to a big free-agent deal, wrote a record-breaking contract for Aaron Donald and acquired edge rusher Dante Fowler from Jacksonville down the stretch. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
January 30, 2019 - 12:09 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Practically every member of the Los Angeles Rams has a favorite story about Aaron Donald's feats of ridiculous athleticism. Michael Brockers loved the moment at Carolina in 2016 when Donald beat the Panthers' left guard and launched himself like Superman, swallowing up Cam Newton...
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FILE- In this Jan. 14, 2019, file photo New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis, right, dribbles against Los Angeles Clippers' Danilo Gallinari during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Davis' agent says the five-time All-Star has told the New Orleans Pelicans that he wants to be traded to a contending team. Agent Rich Paul confirmed the request to The Associated Press early Monday, Jan. 28. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
January 29, 2019 - 4:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Davis' agent let everyone know he wants out of New Orleans, and now it will cost his client $50,000. The NBA fined the Pelicans star because of his agent's comments that Davis won't sign an extension and wants to be traded. The league office said in a written statement...
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FILE- In this Jan. 12, 2019, file photo New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis plays against the Minnesota Timberwolves in an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis. Davis' agent says the five-time All-Star has told the New Orleans Pelicans that he wants to be traded to a contending team. Agent Rich Paul confirmed the request to The Associated Press early Monday, Jan. 28. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
January 28, 2019 - 7:09 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis wants out of New Orleans. And if a trade happens, it'll be on the Pelicans' schedule. The five-time All-Star has told the Pelicans that he wants to be traded to a championship-contending team and will not sign an extension with New Orleans, agent Rich Paul told The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2015, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals' Eric Winston (73) throws his gloves to a fan following an NFL preseason football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis. Avoiding a work stoppage in 2021 could depend on whether players can secure more guaranteed money in the next collective bargaining negotiations with the NFL. Winston says the best way to ensure more guaranteed money for players is to get them to free agency sooner. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)
January 28, 2019 - 12:28 am
Though the next labor fight between the NFL and its players is more than two years off, one issue is already clear. Avoiding a work stoppage in 2021 could depend on whether players can secure more guaranteed money in the next collective bargaining negotiations with the league. "You can't look at it...
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File-This Sept. 21, 2007, file photo shows San Francisco Giants' owner Peter Magowan, right, and general manager Brain Sabean speaking at a news conference in San Francisco, Friday, Sept. 21, 2007. The longtime San Francisco Giants owner has died at the age of 76. The team said Magowan died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, after a battle with cancer. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
January 27, 2019 - 6:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Peter Magowan, the lifelong Giants fan who formed the ownership group that kept the team in San Francisco with a sparkling waterfront ballpark, died Sunday after a battle with cancer. He was 76. Magowan was a fan ever since going to games at the Polo Grounds in New York and...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 22, 2018 file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock (11) is congratulated by teammate Daniel Descalso after scoring a run against the Colorado Rockies on a Steven Souza double during the first inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. A person familiar with the negotiations says free-agent outfielder AJ Pollock and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a $55 million, four-year contract. The person spoke Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)
January 24, 2019 - 3:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers have landed a right-handed hitter to complement their deep, left-handed heavy lineup in free-agent outfielder A.J. Pollock. Pollock and Los Angeles agreed to a $55 million, four-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The...
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File-This Aug. 7, 2018, file photo shows Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) in the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. A person familiar with the deal says free agent infielder Cabrera has reached an agreement on a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, because the deal is pending a physical for the 33-year-old Cabrera, who split last season with the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
January 22, 2019 - 4:32 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Texas Rangers have found a veteran to play third base after the retirement of Adrian Beltre. Free agent Asdrubal Cabrera has agreed to a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Rangers, according to a person familiar with the deal. That person spoke to The Associated Press on...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2018, file photo, New York Yankees pitcher Sonny Gray throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Gray has agreed to a contract with Cincinnati adding $30.5 million from 2020-22, a deal that allows the Yankees to complete his trade to the Reds. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, because the trade had not been announced. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
January 21, 2019 - 3:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Adding Sonny Gray to a rotation already improved by the offseason acquisitions of Tanner Roark and Alex Wood has the Cincinnati Reds thinking about their first NL Central title since 2012. "I think we have a group of guys that can hold their own with anybody in this division. I...
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