Athlete contracts

FILE- This June 10, 2015, file photo shows a chip credit card in Philadelphia. Global Payments is buying Total System Services in an all-stock deal valued at $21.5 billion, the third major acquisition in the payment processing sector this year. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 28, 2019 - 6:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Global Payments will buy Total System Services in an all-stock deal valued at $21.5 billion, the third major acquisition in the payment technology sector this year. Traditional payment processors like Global Payments are consolidating as they compete increasingly with upstarts like...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith (50) gestures to fans during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Jacksonville, Fla. Smith, the team’s leading tackler the last two seasons and a Pro Bowl selection in 2017, is stepping away from football to “give this time back to myself, my family & my health.” (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
May 11, 2019 - 12:43 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith wants everyone to "stop going crazy" because he is stepping away from football for the 2019 season. Smith, the team's leading tackler the last two years, posted a video on his Instagram story Saturday in which he questioned the...
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May 11, 2019 - 11:39 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — A strike by workers at Pimlico Race Course may have been averted just before the running of this year's Preakness Stakes. The Baltimore Sun reports the Maryland Jockey Club and its employees at Pimlico Race Course and other tracks agreed "in principle" to a new employment contract...
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May 09, 2019 - 5:22 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed No. 1 overall draft pick Kyler Murray to a four-year contract worth about $35 million with a team option for a fifth. The deal announced Thursday includes a signing bonus of more than $23 million. Arizona also signed five other draft picks tor...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, file photo, Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah stands during pregame of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, in Detroit. The Seattle Seahawks are addressing one of their biggest offseason needs as veteran defensive end Ansah has agreed to a one-year deal with the team, according to a person with knowledge of the deal, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
May 08, 2019 - 8:43 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are addressing one of their biggest offseason needs as veteran defensive end Ezekiel Ansah has agreed to a one-year deal with the team, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday night on the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 23, 2019, file photo, Macarena Sanchez, a soccer player who is taking legal action against her club and the Argentine soccer association for not recognizing her as a professional player, heads a ball before a mixed soccer match as part of the "I play for equality" event in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Players in Latin America face obvious economic and cultural challenges when it comes to soccer and sports overall. (AP Photo/Daniel Jayo, File)
May 06, 2019 - 2:04 pm
For women in many parts of the world, a level playing field in soccer can simply mean having a playable practice field. Players in Latin America face clear political, cultural and even historical challenges when it comes to soccer and sports overall. Their struggle to close gender gaps is entirely...
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New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway, left, takes the ball from relief pitcher Jeurys Familia during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 01, 2019 - 5:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jeurys Familia hasn't been very effective in his return to the New York Mets. Now he won't be available for a while, either. The struggling reliever was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday because of a sore right shoulder, one day after blowing a save chance against...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2018, file photo Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., attend a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony honoring the Office of Strategic Services in Emancipation Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pelosi and McConnell are coming together to see if a deal can be made to stop billions of dollars in government spending cuts. Failure to reach an agreement would usher in cuts to the Pentagon and domestic programs of $125 billion next year _ a 10 percent drop from current levels.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 28, 2019 - 5:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell, Washington's odd couple, have a limited set of mutual legislative interests in a capital beset by dysfunction and awash in presidential politics. But automatic spending cuts, the legacy of a budget breakdown...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Gio Gonzalez smiles during a media availability in Washington. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that pitcher Gio González and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a one-year contract guaranteeing the 33-year-old left-hander $2 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, April 24, 2019, because the agreement had not been announced. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 24, 2019 - 10:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that pitcher Gio González and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a one-year contract guaranteeing the 33-year-old left-hander $2 million. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the...
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April 23, 2019 - 12:36 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have exercised their fifth-year contract option on quarterback Jared Goff for the 2020 season. Rams general manager Les Snead announced the long-anticipated move Tuesday. He also affirmed the NFC champions' plan to sign Goff to a long-term contract...
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