Athlete contracts

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talk at the NFL football game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Cowboys at Wembley Stadium in London. The Associated Press has obtained a letter sent to Jerry Jones’ attorney accusing the Cowboys owner of “conduct detrimental to the league’s best interests” over his objection to a contract extension for Goodell. The letter accusing Jones of sabotaging the negotiations was sent to David Boies on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
November 15, 2017 - 10:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has obtained a letter sent by the NFL to Jerry Jones' attorney accusing the Dallas Cowboys owner of "conduct detrimental to the league's best interests" over his objection to a contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell. The letter accusing Jones of...
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Derek Jeter, chief executive officer and part owner of the Miami Marlins, talks with members of the media at the annual MLB baseball general managers' meetings, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 15, 2017 - 4:59 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Now a rookie executive instead of a veteran player, Derek Jeter arrived for his first major league owners' meeting and said the Miami Marlins are listening to trade offers for slugging outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. Jeter became the Marlins' chief executive officer when a group...
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Michael Hill, president of baseball operations for the Miami Marlins, talks with members of the media at the annual baseball general managers' meetings, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 13, 2017 - 9:05 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — For sale: 28-year-old chiseled slugger who led the major leagues with 59 home runs, the most in 16 years. Price: $295 million over a decade. Complication: Giancarlo Stanton only goes where he wants to, since the star right fielder has a full no-trade provision. Now under a new...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2016, file photo, Japan's designated hitter Shohei Otani reacts after hitting a solo home run off Netherlands' starter Jair Jurrjens in the fifth inning of their international exhibition series baseball game at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. Texas, the New York Yankees and Minnesota can pay the most to an international free agent as highly touted pitcher-outfielder Shohei Otani prepares to enter the market, and Major League Baseball and its Japanese counterpart have agreed to the outlines of a deal to keep the old posting system for this offseason. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
November 11, 2017 - 1:47 am
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Highly touted Japanese pitcher-outfielder Shohei Otani announced on Saturday he wants to move to Major League Baseball next season. "The other day I met with team officials and stated my intentions," Otani said at a press conference. "My request was met with warm words of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2014, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talk during an NFL football game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Cowboys at Wembley Stadium in London. The NFL expects a five-year contract extension with Commissioner Roger Goodell to be finalized soon, despite a threatened lawsuit by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, that “our expectation is this will be wrapped up soon, but we can't project an actual date.”(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
November 10, 2017 - 2:05 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says his objection to a contract extension for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is not because of star running back Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence. Jones said on his radio show Friday he wants all 32 owners to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference, in New York. The NFL expects a five-year contract extension with Commissioner Roger Goodell to be finalized soon, despite a threatened lawsuit by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, that “our expectation is this will be wrapped up soon, but we can't project an actual date.”(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
November 09, 2017 - 3:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL expects a five-year contract extension with Commissioner Roger Goodell to be finalized soon, despite a threatened lawsuit by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said Thursday that "our expectation is this will be wrapped up soon, but we can't project...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Justin Upton watches his home run against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game, in Anaheim, Calif. Outfielder Justin Upton is staying with the Angels, agreeing to a new five-year, $106 million contract. The Angels announced the deal Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, with Upton, their late-season trade acquisition. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
November 02, 2017 - 10:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baseball's business season began Thursday when 149 players became free agents just nine hours after the Houston Astros won their first World Series title. Rather than opt out of his contract and go on the market again, All-Star outfielder Justin Upton agreed to a $106 million,...
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New Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez gestures during a baseball press conference, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
November 02, 2017 - 5:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rookie Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez certainly knows his audience. Whether his words were intended for the man seated to his left in the Nationals Park home clubhouse, general manager Mike Rizzo, or the ownership group watching intently from the front row or any fans...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill (44) throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. Rich Hill and Hollywood seem to go together. Twenty-six months ago, he was pitching for the Long Island Ducks in the independent Atlantic League. And on Wednesday night, Oct. 25, 2017, the 37-year-old left-hander will be on the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers starting Game 2 of the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
October 25, 2017 - 1:01 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rich Hill is living a Hollywood story. Twenty-six months ago, he was pitching for the Long Island Ducks in the independent Atlantic League. Thirteen months ago, he was pulled from a perfect game after seven innings because of his pitch count. Two months ago, another perfect-game...
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Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward grimaces in pain in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. Hayward breaking his left ankle on a play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
October 17, 2017 - 9:20 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Just five minutes into his Boston career, new Celtics star forward Gordon Hayward gruesomely broke his left ankle, an injury that may end his season. Hayward, who signed a four-year, $128 million free agent contract this summer, went up for an alley-oop pass midway through the...
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