Athlete contracts

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell throws during the first inning of the team's spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Port Charlotte, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
March 10, 2019 - 8:33 pm
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — The budget-minded Tampa Bay Rays have renewed the contract of pitcher Blake Snell, who's receiving a raise of only $15,500 after winning the AL Cy Young award last season. The 26-year-old left-hander, who's not yet eligible for salary arbitration, will earn $573,700 this...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018 file photo, Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York. Felix Hernandez says he's upset to have been passed over for opening day, but the longtime Seattle Mariners ace isn't surprised. Hernandez spoke publicly Sunday, march 10, 2019 for the first time since manager Scott Servais announced a day earlier that Marco Gonzales would pitch Seattle's season opener against Oakland in Japan on March 20. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
March 10, 2019 - 4:24 pm
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Felix Hernandez doesn't think he could have changed the mind of Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais about opening day, even by pitching well this spring. With his ERA approaching 16, it's a moot point. King Felix is royally agitated anyway. Hernandez was tagged for seven...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2016, file photo, Oakland Raiders offensive guard Kelechi Osemele (70) lines up during the team's NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Oakland, Calif. Two people with direct knowledge of the trade tell The Associated Press that the New York Jets have agreed to acquire left guard Kelechi Osemele from the Oakland Raiders. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Sunday, March 10, 2019 because the trade can't be completed until the new league year starts Wednesday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
March 10, 2019 - 3:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets made a big move to get a big man to bolster their offensive line. Two people with direct knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press that the Jets agreed Sunday to acquire two-time Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele from the Oakland Raiders. The deal includes...
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March 09, 2019 - 10:30 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Oakland Raiders have an agreement to acquire receiver Antonio Brown in a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers and will give him a new contract. Brown will sign a new three-year deal with the...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper bats against the Toronto Blue Jays during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
March 09, 2019 - 6:31 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper drew big cheers, a pair of walks and a most unusual defense in his spring training debut for the Philadelphia Phillies. Both times the slugger with the biggest contract in baseball came to the plate, the Toronto Blue Jays shifted to a four-man outfield, moved...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper hits in the batting cage before a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
March 09, 2019 - 12:03 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper drew a pair of five-pitch walks on Saturday in his first spring training appearance since signing a record contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. The six-time All-Star outfielder signed a $330 million, 13-year contract last week, the largest deal in baseball...
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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 08, 2019 - 1:21 pm
Three months before beginning their defense of their Women's World Cup title, American players escalated their legal dispute with the U.S. Soccer Federation over equal treatment and pay. Players filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the federation Friday, alleging ongoing "...
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FILE- In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars free safety Tashaun Gipson stretches before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. The Jaguars have released defensive tackle Malik Jackson, safety Tashaun Gipson, offensive lineman Jermey Parnell, running back Carlos Hyde and long-snapper Carson Tinker, creating $30 million in salary cap space for 2019, the team announced Friday, March 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
March 08, 2019 - 11:31 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars cleared $30 million in salary cap space by cutting five veterans Friday, including former Pro Bowl defenders Malik Jackson and Tashaun Gipson. The team also released offensive lineman Jermey Parnell, running back Carlos Hyde and long-snapper Carson...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum calls out to teammates during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Denver. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Broncos have agreed to trade Keenum to the Washington Redskins. Speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot be announced until the start of the new league year March 13, the person confirmed that the teams will also swap 2020 draft picks, with Denver receiving a sixth-rounder and Washington a seventh-rounder. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
March 07, 2019 - 11:38 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Case Keenum is on the move again. The Denver Broncos have agreed to trade the veteran quarterback to the Washington Redskins, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday. The teams will also swap 2020 draft picks, with Denver receiving a sixth-...
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Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, center, speaks with Boston Red Sox owner John Henry, right, and Boston Globe Managing Director Linda Henry, left, at a gathering of the Boston College Chief Executives Club, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 06, 2019 - 3:52 pm
BOSTON (AP) — It's not collusion, it's a "distributional problem" that has shut dozens of baseball players out of the free agent market this offseason, commissioner Rob Manfred said on Wednesday. Speaking to a group of Boston business executives, Manfred said the percentage of revenue going to the...
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