Athlete contracts

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick looks to pass against the Buffalo Bills during the second half of an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed to terms Friday, May 19, on a one-year contract with Fitzpatrick, who will serve as a veteran backup to Jameis Winston. Fitzpatrick spent the last two seasons with the Jets, who allowed the quarterback's contract to expire in February, making him a free agent. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 19, 2017 - 10:59 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed to terms Friday on a one-year contract with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick as a veteran backup to Jameis Winston. Fitzpatrick spent the last two seasons with the New York Jets, who allowed the quarterback's contract to expire in February, making him...
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May 19, 2017 - 9:52 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who will serve as a veteran backup to Jameis Winston. Fitzpatrick spent the last two seasons with the New York Jets, who allowed the quarterback's contract to expire in...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Browns' Myles Garrett answers a questions during a news conference at the NFL team's training facility in Berea, Ohio. Top overall draft pick Myles Garrett has signed his rookie contract with the Cleveland Browns. Garrett’s four-year deal is worth an estimated $30.4 million and includes a $20.3 million guaranteed signing bonus. The former Texas A&M All-American signed his contract on Friday, May 19, 2017, and the Browns posted a video of Twitter of Garrett filling out the paperwork while Seal’s “Kiss From A Rose” played in the background. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
May 19, 2017 - 3:50 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett's first sack as a pro is filled with money. The No. 1 overall pick in last month's NFL draft, Garrett signed his four-year rookie contract with the Cleveland Browns, who gave the speedy defensive end an estimated $30.4 million package that includes a $20.3 million...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Browns' Myles Garrett answers a questions during a news conference at the NFL team's training facility in Berea, Ohio. Top overall draft pick Myles Garrett has signed his rookie contract with the Cleveland Browns. Garrett’s four-year deal is worth an estimated $30.4 million and includes a $20.3 million guaranteed signing bonus. The former Texas A&M All-American signed his contract on Friday, May 19, 2017, and the Browns posted a video of Twitter of Garrett filling out the paperwork while Seal’s “Kiss From A Rose” played in the background. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
May 19, 2017 - 3:02 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett's first sack as a pro is filled with money. The No. 1 overall pick in last month's NFL draft, Garrett signed his four-year rookie contract with the Cleveland Browns, who gave the speedy defensive end an estimated $30.4 million package that includes a $20.3 million...
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May 18, 2017 - 5:09 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island judge on Thursday denied a request to release secret grand jury records from the criminal investigation into the state's $75 million deal with 38 Studios, the video game company started by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. Superior Court Presiding...
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James looks across the court during the third quarter of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 18, 2017 - 3:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For Cleveland's LeBron James, there was history. For Houston's James Harden, there was affirmation. And for Indiana's Paul George and Utah's Gordon Hayward, a chance at signing contracts exceeding $200 million this summer is gone. James and Harden headlined the All-NBA first team...
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FILE- This Aug. 17, 2016 file photo shows New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner talking to the media at the baseball owners' meetings in Houston. Given his team’s fast start after jettisoning veterans last summer, Steinbrenner will consider adding players as the trade deadline approaches in July. Steinbrenner said New York will not trade top prospects. Speaking Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the baseball owners’ meeting, he said starting pitching has been a “pleasant surprise.” (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, file)
May 17, 2017 - 5:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees may be buyers, not sellers, as the July 31 trade deadline approaches. Led by young stars Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, the retooled Baby Bombers began Wednesday in the AL East lead at 23-13, a seven-win improvement over last year at this time. Owner Hal Steinbrenner said...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount speaks with members of the media in the team's locker room following an NFL football team practice, in Foxborough, Mass. Blount is bringing his power running to Philadelphia. The Eagles and Blount agreed on a one-year contract Wednesday, May 17, 2017, giving the team a bruising back to complement their group of smaller, speedy runners .(AP Photo/Steven Senne)
May 17, 2017 - 11:37 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LeGarrette Blount is bringing his power running to Philadelphia. The Eagles and Blount agreed on a one-year contract Wednesday, giving the team a bruising back to complement their group of smaller, speedy runners. Blount led the NFL with 18 touchdowns rushing in 2016 while...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2017, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling guards the goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Buffalo, N.Y. Darling is ready to be a starting goalie for the first time. The Chicago Blackhawks' longtime backup is taking over as Carolina's top option following his recent trade to the Hurricanes. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
May 16, 2017 - 2:43 pm
When the Carolina Hurricanes traded a third-round pick to Chicago for the rights to Scott Darling, the NHL's goaltender carousel started spinning. After Carolina signed Darling to a $16.6 million, four-year deal, the Dallas Stars sent a fourth-round pick to Los Angeles for the rights to Ben Bishop...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 8, 2017, file photo, New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman sits in the dugout in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati. The New York Yankees have placed closer Chapman on the 10-day disabled list with rotator cuff inflammation in his left shoulder. The Yankees announced the move Sunday, May 14, before the first game of a day-night doubleheader against the Houston Astros. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
May 15, 2017 - 12:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Unable to pitch through pain in his shoulder that had bothered him for weeks, New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman went on the disabled list Sunday and likely will miss at least a month. Chapman had a MRI on Saturday, a day after getting just two outs and giving up a run in the...
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