Athlete contracts

FILE - In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice at the NCAA tournament college basketball in Pittsburgh. The NCAA Board of Governors took the first step Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, toward allowing athletes to cash in on their fame, voting unanimously to clear the way for the amateur athletes to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
October 29, 2019 - 10:06 pm
The NCAA took a major step Tuesday toward allowing college athletes to cash in on their fame, voting to permit them to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." The nation's largest governing body for college sports and its member schools now must figure out how to allow athletes to...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams (71) sets up to block in front of Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) during the second half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla. A person with knowledge of the situation says Williams has reported to the Redskins, ending his holdout. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, because the team had not announced Williams’ return. He can be kept off the 53-man roster for up to three weeks after reporting. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
October 29, 2019 - 6:23 pm
Trent Williams stayed put, as did Josh Norman, Chris Harris Jr. and Le'Veon Bell. Jamal Adams, Melvin Gordon and Patrick Peterson aren't going anywhere, either. The NFL trade deadline was a dud this year but only because teams didn't wait for the cutoff to swap draft picks and established stars,...
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October 29, 2019 - 4:20 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Raptors sports science guru Alex McKechnie has been given a promotion and contract extension. The Scotsman has earned a reputation for his innovative treatments for injured players. The NBA champions said Tuesday he will now hold the title of vice president, player health and...
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Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with center Calle Jarnkrok (19) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
October 29, 2019 - 3:29 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators finally have their captain Roman Josi signed to a long-term deal, and general manager David Poile is so confident in the defenseman's future he included a rare no movement clause in the eight-year, $72.4 million deal. "It's something that obviously...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2019, file photo, an athlete stands near a NCAA logo during a softball game in Beaumont, Texas. The NCAA is poised to take a significant step toward allowing college athletes to earn money without violating amateurism rules. The Board of Governors will be briefed Tuesday, Oct. 29 by administrators who have been examining whether it would be feasible to allow college athletes to profit of their names, images and likenesses. A California law set to take effect in 2023 would make it illegal for NCAA schools in the state to prevent athletes from signing personal endorsement deals. (AP Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher, File)
October 29, 2019 - 2:34 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the NCAA task force's report on the feasibility of allowing athletes to profit from their names and images (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The chairman of the NCAA board of governors says the association hopes to avoid a court battle against states that are attempting to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2019, file photo New York Jets' Leonard Williams warms-up before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in East Rutherford, N.J. A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the New York Jets have traded Williams to the Giants for a third-round draft pick next year and a fifth-rounder in 2021. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
October 28, 2019 - 10:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Big Cat is joining Big Blue. The New York Jets traded defensive lineman Leonard Williams to the Giants on Monday for a third-round draft pick next year and a fifth-rounder in 2021, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal. Williams was the No. 6 overall pick by...
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Pittsburgh Pirates Chairman of the Board Bob Nutting, center, talks with reporters as he introduces Travis Williams, left, as the new president of the Pirates at the team's offices in Pittsburgh, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. The Pirates' front-office overhaul is complete. The team fired general manager Neal Huntington on Monday, the third high-profile dismissal following a last-place finish in the NL Central. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
October 28, 2019 - 4:27 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Neal Huntington, Frank Coonelly and Clint Hurdle sparked a baseball renaissance in Pittsburgh. The general manager, team president and charismatic manager helped a moribund franchise emerge from two decades of losing to briefly become a contender. Beginning in 2016, however, the...
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October 28, 2019 - 12:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA and the Players Association have agreed to extend their labor agreement until the end of the year. The 60-day extension Monday comes with the collective bargaining agreement set to expire Thursday. The sides have been discussing a new deal for the past few months. Major...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2019, file photo, an athlete stands near a NCAA logo during a softball game in Beaumont, Texas. The NCAA is poised to take a significant step toward allowing college athletes to earn money without violating amateurism rules. The Board of Governors will be briefed Tuesday, Oct. 29 by administrators who have been examining whether it would be feasible to allow college athletes to profit of their names, images and likenesses. A California law set to take effect in 2023 would make it illegal for NCAA schools in the state to prevent athletes from signing personal endorsement deals. (AP Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher, File)
October 28, 2019 - 11:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA is poised to take a significant step toward allowing college athletes to earn money off the fame they have gained by playing sports. The Board of Governors will be briefed Tuesday by administrators who have been examining whether it would be feasible to allow athletes to...
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Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Slater Koekkoek (68) and center Dylan Strome (17) react after Strome scored a goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
October 27, 2019 - 10:56 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Dylan Strome and Alex DeBrincat have known each other since they were high-scoring junior teammates starting in 2014. On Sunday night, that familiarity paid off again at a higher level. Strome had two goals and assisted on linemate DeBrincat's score to help the Chicago Blackhawks...
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