Athlete contracts

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives to the basket as Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) defends during the first half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 8:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden got the most votes, and Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker also were big winners when the All-NBA teams were announced. Those guards can cash in with supermax contracts based on their selections to one of the three All-NBA teams that were...
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Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman walks off the field after NFL football practice Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)
May 23, 2019 - 5:15 pm
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The highlight of the Atlanta Falcons' first week of organized team activities has been Devonta Freeman's return to the field. "It's been a long time," said coach Dan Quinn. Freeman looked explosive in Thursday's practice, the first OTAs session open to reporters. Having...
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New York Jets head coach Adam Gase takes questions from reporters before the NFL football team's practice in Florham Park, N.J., Thursday, May 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 23, 2019 - 1:45 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Adam Gase spent most of his nearly 15-minute news conference batting down reports and rumors, while trying to set the record straight. The New York Jets coach has been the focus of lots of conversation — most of it not good — on sports talk radio, television and social...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe, left, celebrates with third base coach Rodney Linares after hitting a home run off Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Taylor Clarke during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. They have a terrible stadium, hardly any fans and one of baseball's smallest payrolls. Yet, somehow, the Rays stay competitive year after year. It is one of the most compelling stories in sports, even if few people notice. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
May 17, 2019 - 4:50 pm
They play in an architectural nightmare of a ballpark. They are treated like pariahs in their own community. They have to get by with one of baseball's stingiest payrolls. Yet, somehow, the Tampa Bay Rays make it work. It's one of the most compelling stories in sports, even if few people take...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Gio Gonzalez pitches during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
May 15, 2019 - 11:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell sneaked peeks at the television in his office for a Bucks score as he praised another solid outing from Gio Gonzalez. Once the clubhouse doors opened, Brewers huddled around all the TVs and "Let's go Bucks!" was shouted when Milwaukee...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2018 file photo, New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan speaks to reporters in Florham Park, N.J. The New York Jets have fired Maccagnan and coach Adam Gase will serve as the acting GM in his place. The stunning decision by team chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson was announced in a statement posted on the team's Twitter account. Maccagnan had been the Jets' general manager since 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 15, 2019 - 10:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Maccagnan helped lead the Jets' coaching search this offseason, spent big money in free agency and oversaw the team's draft. Now, stunningly, he's out as New York's general manager. Team chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson announced the decision to fire Maccagnan in a...
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Oakland Athletics' Kendrys Morales drives in a run with a triple off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Trevor Williams during the first inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, May 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 15, 2019 - 12:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have acquired veteran slugger Kendrys Morales from the Oakland Athletics. New York is also getting $8,491,452 from Oakland to cover most of the $8,903,226 remaining in Morales' $12 million salary. That leaves the Yankees to pay $411,774, a prorated share of the $555,000...
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Philadelphia 76ers general manager Elton Brand, left, and owner Josh Harris take part in a news conference at the NBA basketball team's practice facility in Camden, N.J., Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 14, 2019 - 12:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh Harris is a billionaire and he if wants to shuttle between New York and the Philadelphia 76ers headquarters in New Jersey on a helicopter, the team owner can do it with ease. If Harris wants to pay $45 million for his luxury home, he can spend pocket change on a new pad,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016 file photo, Roma's Daniele De Rossi celebrates after his teammate Kostas Manolas scored during a Serie A soccer match between Roma and Inter Milan, at Rome's Olympic Stadium. Roma captain Daniele De Rossi surprisingly announced on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 he is leaving his hometown club after 18 years. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)
May 14, 2019 - 8:51 am
ROME (AP) — It was not the way Roma captain Daniele De Rossi imagined leaving his hometown club. De Rossi's contract expires at the end of the season and, while a director's role was offered to him, the 35-year-old midfielder believes he still has much to contribute on the field. De Rossi held a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2013 file photo Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown listens during a news conference in Philadelphia. Brown survived a 10-win season to steer the 76ers toward the top of the Eastern Conference. Brown's chances of returning for a seventh season as coach are on the rocks following back-to-back 50-win campaigns. So it goes in Philly, where patience with the Process has worn thin. The Sixers were knocked out of the Eastern Conference semifinal for the second straight season. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, file)
May 13, 2019 - 11:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brett Brown survived a 10-win season to steer the Philadelphia 76ers toward the top of the Eastern Conference. He'll get another chance to try and finish the championship chase. The 76ers called a 9 a.m. press conference Tuesday at their complex in Camden, New Jersey, with owner...
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