Athlete contracts

FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks watches during NFL football practice in Berea, Ohio. The former investment bank analyst who fed confidential stock tips to NFL player Mychal Kendricks has pleaded guilty to securities fraud. Damilare Sonoiki, who also wrote for the television show “Black-ish” for a season, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
September 20, 2018 - 12:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The former investment bank analyst who fed confidential stock tips to NFL player Mychal Kendricks has pleaded guilty to securities fraud. Damilare Sonoiki, who also wrote for the television show "Black-ish" for a season, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday. Prosecutors...
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) gets sacked by Chicago Bears linebacker Aaron Lynch (99) as he is pressured by Lynch and cornerback Bryce Callahan (37) during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
September 18, 2018 - 2:01 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Khalil Mack once again put on the sort of havoc-wreaking show the Chicago Bears envisioned when they traded for the superstar pass rusher. Even better for them, they came away with the victory this time. Mack had one of six sacks against Russell Wilson, Prince Amukamara returned an...
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Chelsea's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring his side's first goal during their English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge stadium in London Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 17, 2018 - 8:06 am
Chelsea should be savoring Eden Hazard's talents while he is still with the team. As the winger's contract winds down, his future at Stamford Bridge appears more uncertain. Even as manager Maurizio Sarri talks up the contribution of a player, in his prime at 27, who has shown no public indication...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2018, file photo, Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) skates during NHL hockey training camp in Edmonton, Alberta. McDavid heard teammates talking about another potential lockout when he entered the NHL in 2015. As he became one of hockey’s best players and signed the richest annual contract in the league, McDavid protected himself against that lockout even if he’s optimistic it will be avoided the way work stoppages in 2004-05 and 2012-13 weren’t. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
September 16, 2018 - 1:04 pm
Connor McDavid heard teammates talking about another potential lockout when he entered the NHL — in 2015. As he became one of hockey's best players and signed the richest annual contract in the league, McDavid says he remains optimistic there will not be another work stoppages like those in 2004-05...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 27, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Mychal Kendricks during NFL football training camp, in Berea, Ohio. The Seattle Seahawks are expected to sign Kendricks to a one-year contract despite his recent guilty plea on insider trading charges. Two people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, that Kendricks' agreement is expected to be finalized in time for him to join the Seahawks for their Week 2 Game at Chicago. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
September 14, 2018 - 7:43 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are hoping Mychal Kendricks can provide a short-term boost on the field that overshadows the issues of signing a player with a pending jail sentencing in his future. The Seahawks announced the signing of Kendricks on Friday to a one-year deal despite his...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, right, holds up the Stanley Cup during a victory rally in Washington. The celebrating is over for now for the Capitals after partying as hard as any champion in NHL history. When they get the ice for the first practices of training camp Friday, they’re just one of 31 teams again but bear the burden of trying to move past the first victory summer for almost every player on the roster.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
September 13, 2018 - 4:59 pm
When Alex Ovechkin embraced Josh Norman in a meeting of two of Washington's biggest sports stars, the Redskins cornerback had a question for the Capitals' Stanley Cup-winning captain. "You still celebrating?" Norman asked. "We're done," Ovechkin said. "We're done for right now." The Capitals seemed...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge takes batting practice before a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 12, 2018 - 7:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees are set to achieve their goal of coming under baseball's luxury tax threshold for the first time since the penalty started in 2003. Boston and Washington remain the only teams on track to pay the tax his year, according to Aug. 31 figures compiled by the...
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NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) leads the first lap during the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
September 10, 2018 - 5:44 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's two races at Indianapolis on Monday (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Brad Keselowski has given Roger Penske his first win in the Brickyard 400. Keselowski took the lead with a daring pass, bumping leader Denny Hamlin as they came around the 2.5-mile oval on...
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) scrambles against Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Vince Williams (98) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
September 10, 2018 - 2:49 am
Browns tie! Browns tie! Browns tie! It's not a win, but Cleveland will take it after going 0-16 last year and 1-15 in 2016. The Browns rallied from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter against the rival Steelers and snapped a 17-game losing streak with a 21-21 result that left fans celebrating...
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Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers throws during the second half of an NFL football game -against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
September 09, 2018 - 10:56 pm
The Latest on the NFL's first Sunday of the regular season (all times EDT): 10:50 p.m. The Green Bay Packers have come roaring back against the Chicago Bears behind quarterback Aaron Rodgers. A 12-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams with 9:01 left in the game has the Packers within 20-17 of the...
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