Athlete contracts

Baltimore Orioles' Jonathan Schoop follows through on a solo home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
July 31, 2018 - 1:49 pm
The latest on Major League Baseball trades on the deadline day for deals without waivers (all times Eastern): 4:40 p.m. The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired second baseman Jonathan Schoop in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles. The playoff-hopeful Brewers sent second baseman Jonathan Villar, along...
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Oakland Raiders' Bruce Irvin, left, walks toward Arden Key during NFL football practice in Napa, Calif., Saturday, July 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 29, 2018 - 2:35 pm
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Jon Gruden targeted Paul Guenther as his defensive coordinator in his return to Oakland even before he got the Raiders job, believing his aggressive defensive scheme was just what the team needed to reverse years of bad play. Guenther's task has been even harder than originally...
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New York Jets players stretch during NFL football training camp, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Florham Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 28, 2018 - 4:10 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Still no sign of Sam Darnold. The No. 3 overall draft pick sat out of New York Jets camp for the second straight day in a contract impasse that has already lasted longer than most expected. Darnold is expected to compete with Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater for the...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2018, file photo, Texas Rangers starting pitcher Cole Hamels walks back to the dugout after the top of the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, in Arlington, Texas. Less than a week before the non-waiver trade deadline, the veteran lefty is in what he calls the worst stretch of his career. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter, File)
July 27, 2018 - 4:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are gambling a change of scenery and a pennant race will help Cole Hamels return to form. The Cubs acquired the veteran left-hander from the Texas Rangers on Friday for right-hander Eddie Butler, minor league pitcher Rollie Lacy and a player to be named. The Cubs are...
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Kevin Durant, right, watches Kyrie Irving during a training camp for USA Basketball, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 27, 2018 - 2:41 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — James Harden completed his work at USA Basketball's national team minicamp, sat in a courtside chair and began to put together his assessment of what happened around the NBA this summer. He did not need long to formulate his thoughts. "Nothing that happens in the NBA surprises me...
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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones walks off the field following an NFL football training camp practice in Flowery Branch, Ga., Friday, July 27, 2018. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
July 27, 2018 - 12:13 pm
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Julio Jones insists his status for training camp was never in doubt. Jones, the five-time Pro Bowl receiver, was back for the start of Falcons training camp Friday after missing a mandatory minicamp in June while asking that his contract be reworked. Jones dismissed...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, New York Jets quarterbacks Sam Darnold (14), Josh McCown (15) and Teddy Bridgewater (5) practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Florham Park, N.J. Assistant quarterbacks coach Mick Lombardi is at left. McCown, Bridgewater and rookie Darnold will highlight a competition that could go a long way in setting the tone for this season _ and beyond. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 27, 2018 - 11:28 am
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — There was no sign of Sam Darnold as the New York Jets opened training camp. The No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft officially became a contract holdout when the team began its first practice of the summer Friday without its prized rookie quarterback. Darnold joins Chicago...
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Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel answers questions during a news conference, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn., the day before NFL football training camp begins. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
July 27, 2018 - 11:26 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans and Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker have agreed to a two-year extension keeping him under contract through the 2020 season. The Titans announced the deal Friday, hours after signing Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan to a five-year contract. Walker has...
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Toronto Blue Jays' J.A. Happ watches from the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 26, 2018 - 1:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees acquired left-hander J.A. Happ from Toronto on Thursday to bolster their starting rotation, a deal that sent infielder Brandon Drury and minor league outfielder Bill McKinney to the Blue Jays. Happ, who turns 36 in October, is 10-6 with a 4.18 ERA in 20 starts...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 13, 2018 file photo, Alphonso Davies of Canada speaks at the FIFA congress on the eve of the opener of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia. Bayern Munich has on Wednesday, July 25 agreed to sign Canada’s teenage forward Alphonso Davies from MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps. The Bundesliga powerhouse says the 17-year-old Ghana-born Davies will join on Jan. 1, 2019 and that his contract will run through June 2023. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)
July 26, 2018 - 3:29 am
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich has agreed to sign Canadian teenage forward Alphonso Davies from the Vancouver Whitecaps in a transfer worth up to $22 million (18.75 million euros), a record for a Major League Soccer player. The Bundesliga champion says the 17-year-old Davies, a naturalized Canadian...
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