Athlete contracts

FILE - In this May 28, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams defensive linemen, including Aaron Donald, left, go through drills during an NFL football training camp in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Donald is participating in his first training camp since 2016 after holding out for the past two summers in search of a new contract. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 29, 2019 - 9:47 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — When practice ends at UC Irvine and Aaron Donald is done chasing down the Los Angeles Rams' quarterbacks, he immediately starts after a high-energy 4-year-old with the same haircut as his All-Pro dad. A.J. Donald and his 6-year-old sister, Jaeda, are getting their first chance...
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Erik Jones (20) banks into the first turn during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Sunday, July 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 29, 2019 - 2:47 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Erik Jones started the season on the hot seat for Joe Gibbs Racing. Now, 21 races into the season, he is on a hot streak for the best team in NASCAR and making an easy case for a new contract. With five races left before NASCAR sets the playoff field, Jones is close to...
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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (6) throws against the Cleveland Indians during first inning baseball action in Toronto on Wednesday July 24, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 28, 2019 - 9:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — All-Star pitcher Marcus Stroman was acquired by his hometown Mets from the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday for a pair of minor league prospects, a trade that makes it likely New York will deal away one of its current starters by Wednesday's deadline. A 28-year-old right-hander who made...
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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill throws the ball during NFL football training camp Saturday, July 27, 2019, in St. Joseph, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
July 28, 2019 - 3:00 pm
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Tyreek Hill was contrite but repentant in his first comments since he was banished from the Kansas City Chiefs following an audio recording in which his then-fiancee accused him of hurting their son. The star wide receiver declined Sunday to discuss the specifics of his case...
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Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten talks to the media following practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Oxnard, Calif., Saturday, July 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
July 27, 2019 - 7:46 pm
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott's contract holdout doesn't faze the player who has been around Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones longer than anyone else on the roster — even after taking a year off. Jason Witten said "talk to me in a month" when the tight end was asked Saturday if Elliott's...
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July 27, 2019 - 3:34 pm
LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Alexander Rossi doesn't know how the chase for his first IndyCar series championship will play out, but he now knows where he'll be working after the season. Andretti Autosport announced Saturday that Rossi signed a multiyear contract to stay with the organization that took...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 file photo, Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) reacts during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a three-year contract extension with All-Pro middle linebacker Bobby Wagner, locking up the anchor of their defense for the foreseeable future. Wagner and the Seahawks completed the lengthy contract negotiation, Friday, July 26, 2019 on the second day of training camp and will keep the All-Pro in the only uniform he has played in as a professional. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
July 26, 2019 - 9:50 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Bobby Wagner took on the challenge of representing himself when it came to negotiating a new contract with the Seattle Seahawks. The risk paid off. Wagner and the Seahawks reached agreement on a three-year contract extension Friday night, locking up the anchor of their defense...
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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones answers questions during the "state of the team" press conference at the start of the Dallas Cowboys NFL football training camp Friday, July 26, 2019, in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 26, 2019 - 8:59 pm
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Though his math was a little fuzzy, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones opened training camp by making a point that every player on the roster was under contract. What Jones really had in mind while mentioning 80 players when it should have been 90 was one in particular: star —...
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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is trailed by cameras as he leaves the "state of the team" press conference at the start of the Dallas Cowboys NFL football training camp Friday, July 26, 2019, in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 26, 2019 - 5:16 pm
Teammates shrug and go about their work. Coaches say they can deal only with the players on hand. Fans worry that this summer rite in the NFL, training camp holdouts, won't hurt their team's chances for a championship. This year's crop of no-shows includes an All-Pro receiver, the Saints' Michael...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 file photo, Tennessee Titans free safety Kevin Byard (31) celebrates after intercepting a pass against the Washington Redskins late in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn. The Tennessee Titans have made Kevin Byard the NFL’s highest-paid safety with a contract extension hours before they report for training camp. The Titans announced the multi-year deal Wednesday night, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/James Kenney, File)
July 24, 2019 - 10:10 pm
Kevin Byard left the talking to the Titans and his agent this offseason, and now he's agreed to a deal making him the NFL's highest-paid safety with a contract extension hours before they report for training camp. The Titans announced the multi-year deal Wednesday night. Multiple reports said the...
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