Athlete contracts

Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka, centre, teaches young fans during a private Baseball Clinic in London, Thursday, June 27, 2019. The Yankees are hosting for approximately 100 youth in the London community in conjunction with the London Meteorites Baseball and Softball Club this private Baseball Clinic. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 27, 2019 - 3:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — An array of retired All-Stars and Hall of Famers conducted a youth clinic. Workers put final touches on new clubhouses, batting cages and bullpens. No ducks on the pond quite yet — not so soon after flying across it. Having landed in London, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox...
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June 26, 2019 - 12:16 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story June 25 about endorsement deals for college athletes, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Nancy Skinner is a state assemblywoman. Skinner is a state senator. A corrected version of the story is below: California rethinks endorsement deals for college...
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June 23, 2019 - 1:47 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — While the selections of Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kaako and the P.K. Subban trade all got their deserved attention during the NHL draft, one of the biggest crowds of the weekend surrounded a 59-year-old team executive and a Hollywood filmmaker. More than six months...
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Aaron Civale delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Saturday, June 22, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
June 22, 2019 - 4:11 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Aaron Civale dazzled in his major league debut, striking out the side to begin the game and allowing just two infield hits over six innings to pitch the Cleveland Indians over the Detroit Tigers 2-0 on Saturday. The Indians purchased Civale's contract from Triple-A Columbus when...
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New York Rangers draft pick Kaapo Kakko, left; New Jersey Devils pick Jack Hughes, center; and Chicago Blackhawks pick Kirby Dach pose for photos during the first round of the NHL hockey draft Friday, June 21, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 22, 2019 - 12:42 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — On the second day of the NHL draft, the salary cap crashed the party. P.K. Subban, Patrick Marleau and J.T. Miller were on the move Saturday as teams tried to get into position to bring back their own players or add to their roster during free agency. The trades...
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Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols watches his two-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays' Ryan Yarbrough during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
June 20, 2019 - 11:57 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BACK WHERE IT BEGAN Albert Pujols returns to St. Louis for a game for the first time since leaving the Cardinals to sign a $240 million contract with the Angels before the 2012 season. The slugger won three NL MVP awards and made nine All-Star...
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From left, Ryan O'Reilly, Jordan Binnington and Craig Berube of the St. Louis Blues pose with the Stanley Cup on the red carpet before the NHL Awards, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 19, 2019 - 5:33 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the NHL Awards show (all times local): 5:21 p.m. San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton will turn 40 on July 2, and he can't wait to get back on the ice when training camp begins in September. Walking the red carpet at the NHL Awards on Wednesday, Thornton put to rest...
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June 19, 2019 - 12:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have released right-hander Danny Farquhar, ending the relief pitcher's comeback try with New York more than a year after he collapsed in the Chicago White Sox dugout because of a ruptured aneurysm and brain hemorrhage. The Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2019, file photo, Winnipeg Jets right wing Kevin Hayes (12) shoots the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, in Washington. The Philadelphia Flyers have signed center Kevin Hayes to a $50 million, seven-year contract that’s worth $7.14 million per season. Hayes should step in as the Flyers’ new No. 2 center behind Sean Couturier. General manager Chuck Fletcher announced the deal Wednesday, June 19, 2019, file photo, saying the 6-foot-5, 216-pound Hayes “plays a smart, two-way game and is just entering the prime of his career.” Philadelphia acquired Hayes’ negotiating rights from Winnipeg for a fifth-round pick during the Stanley Cup Final. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
June 19, 2019 - 11:47 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have signed center Kevin Hayes to a $50 million, seven-year contract. Hayes becomes the Flyers' third-highest paid player with a deal worth $7.14 million per season and should step in as their new No. 2 center behind Sean Couturier. General manager Chuck...
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Cheering fans are reflected in the sunglasses of Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard during the team's NBA basketball championship parade in Toronto, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 7:43 am
TORONTO (AP) — Fresh off leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title, Kawhi Leonard received the key to the city at Monday's championship parade and rally. For now, however, the two-way star and two-time NBA Finals MVP isn't saying whether he'll use it to keep a door open or close it...
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