Athlete compensation

This Dec. 24, 2016 photo shows San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick talking during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams. Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners following his protests during the national anthem. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
October 17, 2017 - 9:24 am
Let's assume that Colin Kaepernick is better than several quarterbacks — backups, and even starters — who have managed to find jobs on NFL rosters this season. (He is.) And let's also say that teams refused to sign Kaepernick not because he isn't good enough, but because he decided to kneel during...
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This Dec. 24, 2016 photo shows San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick talking during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams. Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners following his protests during the national anthem. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
October 15, 2017 - 9:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL on Sunday, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners following his protests during the national anthem. Kaepernick started a national conversation about political...
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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
October 09, 2017 - 10:33 am
Terrell Owens originally was famous for his many National Football League records and over-the-top touchdown celebrations. But he's also famous for running through most of the $80 million he made during his 15-year career, thanks in part to bad investments and business deals. "Having a lot of money...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig celebrates after a single against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning of Game 2 of baseball's National League Division Series in Los Angeles, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 08, 2017 - 2:22 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig's bloop single didn't even drive in a run. He still flipped his bat , sprinted to first and triumphantly pointed back at his dugout, where the cheering Los Angeles Dodgers pointed right back while the crowd chanted his name. Some of baseball's norms just don't apply...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2017, file photo, Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel (15) skates during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Buffalo, N.Y. Connor McDavid's eight-year, $100 million contract is the latest and most eye-popping example of a shift in priority by NHL teams intent on locking up their young stars. The expectation is for Buffalo’s Jack Eichel, Toronto’s Auston Matthews and Winnipeg’s Patrik Laine to also start cashing in over the next few years. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
October 03, 2017 - 9:29 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Motivated to be better, Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel called his first two NHL seasons as being "mediocre" upon arriving at training camp last month. There's nothing substandard about the eight-year, $80-million contract extension the 20-year-old center agreed to on Tuesday...
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September 28, 2017 - 9:12 am
The U.S. Women's National Team Players Association is donating $16,000 to help get the union for players in the National Women's Soccer League off the ground. The NWSL Players Association represents more than 160 players who are not paid by the U.S. and Canadian soccer federations. Those...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2014, file photo, New York Yankees' Derek Jeter speaks to the media after the last baseball game of his career, against the Boston Red Sox, at Fenway Park in Boston. Two people familiar with the vote say major league owners have approved the sale of the Miami Marlins by Jeffrey Loria to an investment group led by Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter. The people confirmed the vote to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, because the approval had not been announced. One of the people said the vote was unanimous, with 75 percent approval needed. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
September 27, 2017 - 8:05 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins are Derek Jeter's problem now. Major league owners on Wednesday unanimously approved the sale of the woebegone franchise by Jeffrey Loria to an investment group led by Jeter and Bruce Sherman. The deal needed 75 percent approval. A signed $1.2 billion agreement was...
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New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks, in his first game back off the disabled list, makes a leaping catch of a sacrifice fly by Tampa Bay Rays' Wilson Ramos during the first inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
September 27, 2017 - 12:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Twelve minutes into Aaron Hicks' return from 3½ weeks on the disabled list, Tampa Bay had loaded the bases in the first inning when Wilson Ramos drove a changeup toward the Yankees' bullpen in right-center field. "Oh, gosh," New York rookie left-hander Jordan Montgomery thought to...
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Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart, right, catches a pop foul ball hit by St. Louis Cardinals' Jose Martinez, alongside starting pitcher Homer Bailey, left, during the third inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
September 22, 2017 - 6:40 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Catcher Tucker Barnhart and the Cincinnati Reds agreed to a $16 million, four-year contract that covers his salary arbitration years and the first season after he would have been eligible for free agency. He receives a $1.75 million signing bonus and salaries of $4 million next...
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File-This may 10, 2017, file photo shows Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) driving to the basket during the first quarter of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game in Boston. Following the biggest slight of his NBA career, Thomas will have to prove his worth again. All eyes will be watching how he rebounds after Tuesday’s blockbuster trade. The Celtics sent the two-time All-Star packing from a franchise and city that he’d embraced with every ounce of his 5-foot-9 frame. He’s now bound for Cleveland in exchange for what the Celtics believe is a bigger star, and better point guard, in Kyrie Irving. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
August 26, 2017 - 5:13 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Just when it appeared the Cavaliers' chaotic summer had calmed, there's a flare-up. That blockbuster deal between Cleveland and Boston is stuck. The Cavaliers have some concerns about guard Isaiah Thomas' health and are doing a "deep and thorough" review of the deal that brought...
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