Athlete contracts

Chase Elliott (9) celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
September 30, 2019 - 2:49 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott crashed head-on into a wall and still recovered to win a pivotal race. That wasn't even the most exciting thing to happen in NASCAR last week. The series so short on superstars and spicy story lines had a frenetic week surrounding the first elimination race of...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge rounds second base after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
September 27, 2019 - 3:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge had the top-selling jersey in Major League Baseball for the third consecutive season. The New York Yankees slugger beat out Bryce Harper, according to results released Friday by MLB. Judge maintained the top spot despite missing more than a third of the season. The 2017...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon rushes during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Denver. A person familiar with the situation says Gordon will end his holdout and report to the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, Sept. 26. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because he wasn't at liberty to publicly discuss the situation. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
September 25, 2019 - 8:36 pm
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Running back Melvin Gordon will end his holdout and report to the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because he wasn't at liberty to publicly...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2019, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk (27) is shown in action against the New Jersey Devils during the second period of an NHL hockey game, in Newark, N.J. The St. Louis Blues have acquired All-Star defenseman Justin Faulk from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman Joel Edmundson and a prospect. The Blues also announced Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, that Faulk signed a seven-year contract extension worth $45.5 million with the defending Stanley Cup champions. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
September 24, 2019 - 5:43 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues acquired All-Star defenseman Justin Faulk from the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday in exchange for defenseman Joel Edmundson and a prospect. The Blues also announced Faulk had signed a seven-year contract extension worth $45.5 million that goes into effect...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) is shown during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets, in Tampa, Fla. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Tampa Bay Lightning have signed restricted free agent forward Brayden Point to a $20.25 million, three-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal hadn’t been announced. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
September 23, 2019 - 1:48 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed restricted free agent forward Brayden Point to a $20.25 million, three-year contract on Monday. Point will count $6.75 million against the salary cap through the 2022-23 season. Point's contract ends a long stalemate with the Lightning that...
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Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly, center, poses with president of baseball operations Michael Hill, left, and CEO Derek Jeter, right, after a news conference Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Miami. Mattingly will be back with the Marlins in 2020. His contract extension announced Friday is for two years, plus a mutual option for a third year in 2022. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 20, 2019 - 5:52 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Don Mattingly says he's glad to be returning next year as the Miami Marlins manager to provide stability for a struggling franchise, because as a player he experienced the other extreme. Mattingly played for the New York Yankees from 1982 to 1995, when they made 12 managerial changes...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2019, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver holds a news conference before Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors in Toronto. The NBA's board of governors was unanimous Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in its approval of a plan to stiffen potential penalties for tampering with players and employees under contract with other clubs, hoping for increased compliance in existing league rules. "We need to ensure that we're creating a culture of compliance in this league," Silver said after two days of meetings concluded in New York. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
September 20, 2019 - 4:38 pm
The NBA's board of governors was unanimous Friday in its approval of a plan to stiffen potential penalties for tampering with players and employees under contract with other clubs, hoping for increased compliance in existing league rules. Fines of up to $10 million are now possible in the most...
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FILe - In this Dec. 31, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals right wing Devante Smith-Pelly (25) skates with the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators, in Washington. As NHL teams move toward paying their stars more money and relying on young players to fill the gaps, hockey’s middle class is being squeezed out. Veterans like 2018 Washington Capitals playoff hero Devante Smith-Pelly are finding it increasingly difficult to land guaranteed contracts and are oftentimes forced to go to training camp on professional tryout agreements. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
September 19, 2019 - 4:56 pm
Stanley Cup-winning experience isn't worth what it used to be. Neither is experience of any kind. As NHL teams move toward paying their stars more money and relying on young players to fill the gaps, hockey's middle class is being squeezed out. Veterans like 2018 Washington Capitals playoff hero...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey walks to the field for an NFL football practice in Jacksonville, Fla. Two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Jalen Ramsey has requested a trade following a sideline argument with Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone. The Jags are willing to entertain offers. Ramsey's agent asked the Jags to move the disgruntled defender after Ramsey and Marrone got into a heated exchange during the team's 13-12 loss at Houston, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Monday, Sept. 17, 2019, because neither Ramsey nor the team had made the request public. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
September 17, 2019 - 6:27 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jalen Ramsey arrived for the season in the back of an armored truck , sending a clear message to the Jacksonville Jaguars about his worth. It would be fitting if he departed in a dump truck, assuming the Jaguars (0-2) unload their disgruntled defender. Without saying why...
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Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) makes a catch in front of Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
September 16, 2019 - 7:53 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Jalen Ramsey has requested a trade following a sideline argument with Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone. The Jags are willing to entertain offers. Ramsey's agent asked the Jags to move the disgruntled defender after Ramsey and Marrone got...
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