Athlete contracts

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2018, file photo, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles. Major League Baseball and its players' union reached an unprecedented agreement to discuss renegotiating their labor contract that has three seasons remaining, part of a deal that includes modest rule changes for 2020 and drops pitch clocks until 2022 at the earliest. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
March 14, 2019 - 10:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and its players' union reached an unprecedented agreement Thursday to discuss renegotiating their labor contract that has three seasons remaining, part of a deal that includes modest rule changes for 2020 and drops pitch clocks until 2022 at the earliest...
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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown smiles during the NFL football team's news conference Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Alameda, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 13, 2019 - 7:12 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Rookie general manager Mike Mayock and coach Jon Gruden had meticulously put together a plan to rebuild the Oakland Raiders with three first-round draft picks and a couple of smart free agent signings when they suddenly got sent in a different direction last week. The...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots Jason, left, and Devin McCourty react to fans during their Super Bowl victory parade in Boston. The Patriots’ twin combination in the secondary will remain intact for another season. A person familiar with the move says cornerback Jason McCourty has agreed to a two-year deal to remain with the Super Bowl champions. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because teams are not permitted to announce any moves until later in the day. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
March 13, 2019 - 6:14 pm
The Latest on NFL free agency Wednesday (all times EDT): 9:05 p.m. The Jacksonville Jaguars released quarterback Blake Bortles four hours after officially agreeing to terms with Nick Foles on Wednesday, the official start of free agency and two days after the sides settled on contract terms. The...
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March 13, 2019 - 4:14 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't make much of splash on the opening day of NFL free agency. The team needs helps in a number of areas — especially on defense — but doesn't have much space under the salary cap to pursue solutions. A trade sending receiver DeSean Jackson back to the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell carries the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game in Pittsburgh. Defense is the area with the most depth in this year's free agency class, Monday, March 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)
March 12, 2019 - 10:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Le'Veon Bell sat out a full season while considering where he'd make his next playmaking moves. Well-rested, motivated and armed with a new contract, the star running back is joining Sam Darnold and the New York Jets. Bell agreed to a deal early Wednesday morning, a person with...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, New York Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. celebrates a catch against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. Two people familiar with the blockbuster trade say the Cleveland Browns have agreed to acquire Beckham from the Giants. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek, File)
March 12, 2019 - 8:19 pm
The Latest on NFL free agency (all times EDT): 11:15 p.m. A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with Miami linebacker Cameron Wake on a three-year deal worth $23 million with $10 million guaranteed. The person spoke on the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, New York Giants' Landon Collins kneels in the end zone during an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in East Rutherford, N.J. A person with knowledge of the move says the Washington Redskins have agreed to sign safety Landon Collins to an $84 million, six-year deal with $45 million guaranteed. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday, March 11, 2019 because the deal cannot become official until free agency opens Wednesday. The deal is worth roughly $14 million a season. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
March 11, 2019 - 3:56 pm
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Landon Collins wore No. 21 in honor of Sean Taylor. Now he'll don the same burgundy and gold as his idol. Collins on Monday agreed to sign a six-year, $84 million deal with the Washington Redskins that includes $45 million guaranteed. After the New York Giants let Collins walk...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) calls for the snap during the first half of the NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles in Landover, Md. Defense is the area with the most depth in this year's free agency class, Monday, March 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)
March 11, 2019 - 2:35 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the decision says quarterback Nick Foles has agreed to sign a four-year, $88 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal cannot become official...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots offensive tackle Trent Brown (77) plays against the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL football game,in Pittsburgh. The Oakland Raiders have agreed to sign free agent offensive tackle Trent Brown to a four-year deal worth a record $66 million. A person familiar with the contract said Monday, March 11, 2019, that Brown will receive $36.75 million guaranteed in the richest contract ever for an offensive lineman. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal can't be finalized until the new league year starts Wednesday. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)
March 11, 2019 - 12:34 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders made another big splash Monday, agreeing to sign free agent offensive tackle Trent Brown to a four-year deal worth a record $66 million. Brown will receive $36.75 million guaranteed in the richest contract ever for an offensive lineman, according to a...
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United States' Tobin Heath, second from right, is congratulated on her goal by Mallory Pugh (11), Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan (13) during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Brazil Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
March 11, 2019 - 12:12 am
While Serena Williams admittedly doesn't follow soccer, the U.S. women's national team caught her attention with its lawsuit seeking equitable pay. The players accuse the U.S. Soccer Federation of "institutionalized gender discrimination" that includes unequal pay with their counterparts on the men...
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