Athlete contracts

Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw, left, battles for the puck with San Jose Sharks center Melker Karlsson, right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
October 10, 2019 - 11:26 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Marleau scored two goals in his first game back with San Jose, and the Sharks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Thursday night for their first victory of the season. Barclay Goodrow snapped a third-period tie and Brent Burns scored his 200th career goal for San Jose, which...
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Indiana Pacers player Jeremy Lamb, white, plays against Sacramento Kings at the NBA India Games 2019, in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
October 10, 2019 - 5:46 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have exercised contract options on TJ Leaf and Aaron Holiday. Leaf was the team's first-round draft pick in 2017 and has averaged 3.4 points and 1.9 rebounds in his first two seasons in the league. The 6-foot-10, 225-pound forward is expected to play a bigger...
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New Jersey Devils' Wayne Simmonds, right, chases the puck as Philadelphia Flyers' Carter Hartnwatches during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
October 09, 2019 - 11:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carter Hart was sprawled in the crease when he needed every inch of his glove to swat Taylor Hall's shot and stun a high-flying Devils' team riding a 5-on-3 edge. Hart prevented the score from being tied — and flashed the spectacular potential that showed he's indeed the Flyers...
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Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli motions to the bullpen during the third inning of Game 2 of an American League Division Series baseball game against the New York Yankees, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
October 08, 2019 - 6:31 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While the New York Yankees were dousing themselves with cheap drinks down the hall in the Target Field basement, the Minnesota Twins were left to wonder how 101 wins, 307 homers and so much summer fun could lead to such an abrupt autumn exit. Minnesota's major league record...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo United States' team celebrates with the trophy after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match between U.S. and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. The U.S. Soccer Federation has filed a motion opposing the U.S. women’s national team request to certify the players’ lawsuit seeking equitable pay as a class action. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
October 07, 2019 - 3:40 pm
U.S. Soccer was misleading when it asserted some players for the women's national team made more money than their male counterparts, the women's team players said in court documents filed Monday. The players say in the documents that the men's pay would have been far greater if they'd had the same...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, second from left, attends the semifinal match between Argentina and France in the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing. The multibillion-dollar relationship between China and the NBA is strained right now in ways unlike any other since the league first began planting roots there three decades ago. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
October 07, 2019 - 2:16 pm
It wasn't even a month ago that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver sat overlooking center court at an arena in Beijing, watching the gold-medal game at the World Cup with other basketball dignitaries. That night was all smiles. Silver's return to China later this week will be much different. The...
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Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry poses during a photo shoot at the Raptors Media day in Toronto, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.(Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 07, 2019 - 9:48 am
Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors have agreed on a $31 million, one-year extension that could keep him with the NBA champions through the 2020-21 season. Agent Mark Bartelstein on Monday confirmed the agreement, which was first reported by ESPN. Lowry and the Raptors had been talking for some time...
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Fans wait to enter Wembley stadium before an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 06, 2019 - 3:19 pm
Melvin Gordon is expected to see his first action as the Los Angeles Chargers host the Denver Broncos. The Chargers running back held out for 64 days in a contract dispute before reporting on Sept. 26. He was activated prior to last week's game at Miami but did not play. The Chargers will be...
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This October 2018 photo provided by the NWHL shows National Women’s Hockey League founder Dani Rylan at TRIA Rink in St. Paul, Minn. Dani Rylan has a blunt message for her detractors in preparing to open her fifth season. To those questioning the league's stability after several franchises lost their local NHL teams' backing, and some of the world’s top players opted to sit out this year, Rylan is defiant by insisting there will be a sixth season next October, a seventh one after that, and so on. "We're not going anywhere. We're just growing," she told The Associated Press in a wide-ranging interview last month. (Kirsten Burton/NWHL via AP)
October 04, 2019 - 12:13 pm
National Women's Hockey League founder and commissioner Dani Rylan has a blunt message for her detractors in preparing to open her fifth season. "We're not going anywhere. We're just growing," she told The Associated Press in a wide-ranging interview last month. There are questions about the league...
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Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer stops the puck with his chest during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Denver. Colorado won 5-3. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 04, 2019 - 12:16 am
DENVER (AP) — Mikko Rantanen had two goals less than a week after agreeing to a contract with Colorado, Joonas Donskoi scored twice in his debut and the Avalanche beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Thursday night. Rantanen was a restricted free agent heading into the summer and he remained in his...
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