Athlete compensation

December 06, 2017 - 5:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to remain commissioner of the NFL through 2024. A memo from the NFL's compensation committee to team owners and obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press confirms that Goodell and committee chairman Arthur Blank, owner of the...
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FILE-This Sept. 4, 2015, file photo shows Atlanta Braves assistant general manager and director of pro scouting John Coppolella talking on the phone in the dugout during batting practice before a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, in Washington. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has hit the Atlanta Braves with heavy sanctions, including the loss of nine players, for rules violations committed by the team in the international player market. Manfred on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, also placed former Braves general manager Coppolella on the permanently ineligible list. Former Braves Special Assistant Gordon Blakeley, the team's international scouting chief, is suspended from performing services for any team for one year. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 22, 2017 - 2:23 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves lost 13 prospects and former general manager John Coppolella was banned for life by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for circumventing international signing rules from 2015-17. Former Atlanta special assistant Gordon Blakeley, who was the team's international scouting...
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Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones stands by his wife Gene as he holds up the Hall of Fame ring presented to him during a ceremony at half time of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
November 20, 2017 - 2:30 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have lost both games without Ezekiel Elliott, and owner Jerry Jones is still trying to explain what the six-game suspension for his star running back has to do with his objections over a contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell. Jones said after a...
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Graphic shows MLS attendance in comparison to other leagues and average TV viewers
November 17, 2017 - 12:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer's attendance is up and fan interest is booming, even if television broadcasts are far less popular and some young Americans would rather play in Europe. MLS averaged 22,000 in attendance for the first time in its history this season, ranked among the top seven...
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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 - 11:43 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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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 - 8:40 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: He only goes where he wants to, since he has a full no-trade provision. Now under a new ownership group that put former 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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Weekly Associated Press position rankings for the 2017 season;
November 10, 2017 - 1:39 pm
Aaron Donald held out all spring and summer from Los Angeles Rams activities, finally reporting for duty right before the regular season began without the new contract he'd been seeking. His pursuit of the ball has been far more fruitful. Midway through his fourth year in the NFL, Donald has...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 file photo, veteran Kansas City Royals players Lorenzo Cain (6), Eric Hosmer (35) and Mike Moustakas (8) aknowledge the crowd as they come out of the game during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, third baseman Mike Moustakas and outfielder Lorenzo Cain were among nine free agents who have received $17.4 million qualifying offers from their teams, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
November 06, 2017 - 10:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, third baseman Mike Moustakas and outfielder Lorenzo Cain were among nine free agents who received $17.4 million qualifying offers from their teams Monday. Chicago Cubs pitchers Jake Arrieta and Wade Davis also received the offers, as did...
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November 04, 2017 - 5:39 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Injured Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas has received a $3 million raise from the Cleveland Browns. Thomas recently had surgery for a season-ending triceps injury. A team spokesman said Saturday that the Browns had agreed to the pay bump before Thomas, a 10-time Pro Bowler, was injured...
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