Athlete contracts

FILE - In this June 23, 2017, file photo, LaVar Ball, right, father of Los Angeles Lakers draft pick Lonzo Ball, listens to his son during the NBA basketball team's news conference in El Segundo, Calif. Ball brought his roadshow to Las Vegas this week for the high school showcase basketball tournaments. As is usually the case, he is stealing the show. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
July 29, 2017 - 8:31 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — LaVar Ball walked to the scorer's table, pointed his finger around and asked a question. "Where are the officials?" he asked. "I need to find the officials." Given Ball's interactions with officials this week in Las Vegas — anywhere, for that matter — it seemed as if more fireworks...
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July 29, 2017 - 8:47 am
MLB-SCHEDULE Yanks take over AL East lead UNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees have overtaken the Boston Red Sox in the American League East standings. The Yankees picked up their fifth consecutive win as Masahiro Tanaka (mah-sah-HEE'-roh tah-NAH'-kah) was dominant in a 6-1 victory over the Tampa...
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July 29, 2017 - 6:31 am
MLB-SCHEDULE Yanks take over AL East lead UNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees have overtaken the Boston Red Sox in the American League East standings. The Yankees picked up their fifth consecutive win as Masahiro Tanaka (mah-sah-HEE'-roh tah-NAH'-kah) was dominant in a 6-1 victory over the Tampa...
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July 29, 2017 - 3:46 am
MLB-SCHEDULE Yanks take over AL East lead UNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees have overtaken the Boston Red Sox in the American League East standings. The Yankees picked up their fifth consecutive win as Masahiro Tanaka (mah-sah-HEE'-roh tah-NAH'-kah) was dominant in a 6-1 victory over the Tampa...
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Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jake Thompson throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, July 28, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
July 29, 2017 - 1:14 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles acquired starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson in a trade late Friday night, a move made in hopes of boosting a struggling rotation and maybe keeping them in the chase for a wild card spot. Hellickson's acquisition from the Philadelphia Phillies was...
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July 28, 2017 - 11:48 pm
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed first-round draft pick Gareon Conley on the eve of their first training camp practice. Conley signed his contract Friday night and is expected to take part in practice Saturday. Oakland now has all of its draft picks under contract. Conley was...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald speaks with reporters after the first official day of the team's offseason football training program in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Donald has not reported to the Rams’ training camp, and general manager Les Snead says the club will continue negotiations on a contract extension. Donald didn’t join his veteran teammates in reporting to UC Irvine on Friday, July 28. The fourth-year pro also skipped several weeks of offseason workouts while his agent worked on a new deal that will make him one of the highest-paid players in the NFL. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham, file)
July 28, 2017 - 9:28 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have started training camp with everybody except their best player. Defensive lineman Aaron Donald did not report to camp Friday while seeking a new contract from the Rams, who have spent months in negotiations with their two-time All-Pro. General manager...
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July 28, 2017 - 8:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the details says the New York Knicks and Ramon Sessions have agreed to a deal. The Knicks finally found the veteran point guard they were seeking by giving the well-traveled Sessions a one-year deal Friday worth $2.3 million. The person confirmed the deal...
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July 28, 2017 - 8:34 pm
MLB-NEWS Kershaw throws UNDATED (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw could be returning sooner than originally thought. The lefty participated in a pregame catch Friday after getting clearance to throw. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Kershaw felt good Thursday and seems to be...
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July 28, 2017 - 6:40 pm
MLB-NEWS Rays acquire Steve Cishek from Mariners for Erasmo Ramirez UNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays continue to bolster their bullpen for the pennant race, acquiring reliever Steve Cishek (SEE'-shehk) from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for versatile right-hander Erasmo Ramirez. It was a...
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