Athlete contracts

Washington Nationals Bryce Harper (34) signals to the crowd as he walks back to the dugout during the MLB Home Run Derby, at Nationals Park, Monday, July 16, 2018 in Washington. The 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 16, 2018 - 10:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — By the time Bryce Harper gets to the plate at the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer could already be done. Harper is batting sixth in his fifth All-Star start, the lowest he has been in the National League lineup since the No. 9 spot in 2013. Scherzer getting the start against Boston's...
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Portuguese ace Ronaldo salutes his fans as he arrives to undergo medical checks at the Juventus stadium in Turin, Italy, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
July 16, 2018 - 1:37 pm
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo believes age is just a number as he vows to do his best to bring Juventus the Champions League success it craves. Juventus signed Ronaldo from Real Madrid last week for 112 million euros ($131.5 million), and the world player of the year penned a four-year...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 19, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Isaiah Thomas argues a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis. No fewer than 33 players will make more during the 2018-19 season than Thomas has made in his entire career. "It's all good though.... I'll just stay on that slow grind," Thomas said on social media after agreeing with the Nuggets. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
July 16, 2018 - 11:57 am
Even after roughly $1.5 billion in new contracts were hammered out during the first two weeks of free agency, there is still plenty of shopping for NBA teams to do over the coming weeks. Most of it will be for bargains. The biggest deals of NBA summer — like Chris Paul, Paul George and LeBron James...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks' Jabari Parker dribbles during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Milwaukee. Parker and the Chicago Bulls have agreed to a $40 million, two-year contract, bringing the talented and oft-injured forward to his hometown team. Agent Mark Bartelstein confirmed the deal Saturday, July 14, 2018, after the Bucks rescinded their qualifying offer. That made Parker an unrestricted free agent, clearing the way for him to join the rebuilding Bulls.(AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
July 14, 2018 - 4:49 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Jabari Parker and the Chicago Bulls agreed Saturday to a $40 million, two-year contract, bringing the talented and oft-injured forward to his hometown team. Agent Mark Bartelstein confirmed the deal shortly after the Milwaukee Bucks rescinded their qualifying offer. That made Parker...
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El suizo Xherdan Shaqiri durante el juego de octavos de final del Mundial 2018 entre Suiza y Suecia el martes 3 de julio de 2018 en San Petersburgo, Rusia. (AP Foto/Darko Bandic)
July 13, 2018 - 5:37 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Swiss World Cup forward Xherdan Shaqiri has left relegated Stoke City for Champions League runner-up Liverpool. Liverpool said the 26-year-old player had signed "a long-term contract", but did not disclose the transfer fee. Media reports put it at 13 million pounds ($17.2...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) deflects the puck wide of the net during the first period of an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets, during the Western Conference Finals in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Vegas Golden Knights have agreed to terms with three-time Stanley Cup champion goalie Marc-Andre Fleury on a three-year contract extension worth an average annual value of $7 million. The extension announced Friday, July 13, 2018, would keep him with Vegas through the 2021-22 season, creating the possibility that the 33-year-old Fleury could end his career with the Golden Knights. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
July 13, 2018 - 5:03 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It didn't take long for Marc-Andre Fleury to fall in love with his new hometown during his first season with the Vegas Golden Knights. Now, it looks as though he'll spend the rest of his career here. The Golden Knights agreed to terms Friday with the three-time Stanley Cup champion...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2016, file photo, Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray (29) dives over Minnesota Vikings cornerback Terence Newman (23) to score a touchdown on a 6-yard pass reception in the first half of an NFL football game, in Nashville, Tenn. DeMarco Murray is retiring from the NFL. The 2014 Offensive Player of the Year made the announcement on ESPN on Friday, July 13, 2018, four months after being released by the Titans.(AP Photo/Weston Kenney, File)
July 13, 2018 - 3:49 pm
DeMarco Murray is retiring from the NFL. The 2014 Offensive Player of the Year made the announcement on ESPN on Friday, four months after being released by the Tennessee Titans. Murray, 30, lost his job to Derrick Henry last season and was due to make $6.25 million in 2018 when the Titans let him...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2017, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa (81) prepares for a face off against the Florida Panthers during the first period of an NHL hockey game, in Sunrise, Fla. The Chicago Blackhawks have traded Marian Hossa and Vinnie Hinostroza Thursday, July 12, 2018, in a blockbuster deal with the Arizona Coyotes, parting with a promising young forward in order to clear out a troublesome contract. The Blackhawks also sent defenseman Jordan Oesterle and a third-round pick in the 2019 draft to the Coyotes for forwards Marcus Kruger, MacKenzie Entwistle and Jordan Maletta, defenseman Andrew Campbell and a fifth-round pick in next year’s draft. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach, File)
July 12, 2018 - 7:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks traded Marian Hossa and Vinnie Hinostroza to the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday, parting with a promising young forward in order to clear out a troublesome contract. The Blackhawks also sent defenseman Jordan Oesterle and a third-round pick in the 2019 draft to...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov warms up before Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series against the Washington Capitals, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning have signed forward Nikita Kucherov to an eight-year contract extension worth an average of $9.5 million in salary and annual bonuses. The team announced the deal Tuesday, July 10, 2018.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
July 10, 2018 - 11:25 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Nikita Kucherov to an eight-year contract extension worth an average of $9.5 million in salary and annual bonuses. The team announced the deal Tuesday. The 25-year-old would have been a restricted free agent next summer with one year...
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July 09, 2018 - 9:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's official. LeBron is a Laker. The Los Angeles Lakers announced the signing of LeBron James as a free agent Monday night, confirming the seismic shift created by the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player's decision to leave Cleveland for the 16-time champion franchise on the West...
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