Athlete contracts

FILE - In this March 20, 2010, file photo, a ball flicks through the net in front of the NCAA logo on the marquis during an NCAA college basketball practice in Pittsburgh. Defying the NCAA, California's governor signed a first-in-the-nation law Monday, Sept. 30, that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements — a move that could upend amateur sports in the U.S. and trigger a legal challenge. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
September 30, 2019 - 9:16 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Defying the NCAA, California opened the way Monday for college athletes to hire agents and make money from endorsement deals with sneaker companies, soft drink makers, car dealerships and other sponsors, just like the pros. The first-in-the-nation law, signed by Democratic...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo poses for a portrait during the NBA basketball team's media day Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, in Milwaukee. After leading the Bucks to a league-best 60 wins in the regular season and losing to the NBA champion Raptors in the Eastern Conference finals earlier this year, Antetokounmpo is putting his league MVP trophy on the shelf and focusing solely on taking Milwaukee to the next level. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)
September 30, 2019 - 6:52 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Expectations for Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks have never been higher. After leading the Bucks to a league-best 60 wins in the regular season and losing to the NBA champion Raptors in the Eastern Conference finals earlier this year, Antetokounmpo is putting his...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2013, file photo, an athlete jumps near the NCAA logo during practice for a second-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Austin, Texas. Defying the NCAA, California's governor signed a first-in-the-nation law Monday, Sept. 30, that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements — a move that could upend amateur sports in the U.S. and trigger a legal challenge. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
September 30, 2019 - 6:50 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is the first state to pass a law allowing college athletes to hire agents and get paid for use of their name, image or likeness. Some things to know about the new legislation: WHAT DOES THE LAW DO? It lets college athletes at public and private schools in...
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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. California will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements, defying the NCAA and setting up a likely legal challenge that could reshape U.S. amateur sports. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
September 30, 2019 - 6:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California Gov. Gavin Newsom signing a law allowing college athletes to make money from endorsements (all times local): 3:05 p.m. NBA star Draymond Green said he hopes a new California law allowing college athletes to sign endorsement deals will force the "...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer speaks at a baseball news conference, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, in Washington. The Nationals are scheduled to face the Milwaukee Brewers in a National League wild card game Tuesday, Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 30, 2019 - 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Based on what everyone says about Washington Nationals righty Max Scherzer, he seems like an obvious choice to start the NL wild-card game against Milwaukee. Scherzer is, in the words of Brewers manager Craig Counsell, "probably going to the Hall of Fame." Brandon Woodruff,...
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Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus picks up his clipboard after the last out in the ninth inning as the Houston Astros defeat his team in a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
September 30, 2019 - 3:13 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Manager Brad Ausmus has been fired by the Los Angeles Angels after just one difficult season in charge. Angels general manager Billy Eppler announced the decision to move on swiftly from Ausmus on Monday, a day after they finished 72-90 for the franchise's worst record since...
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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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