Athlete compensation

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2015, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval stands in the dugout during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles i Baltimore. The Red Sox on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, have released Sandoval because the third baseman didn't report after being designated for assignment last week. It officially ends the Boston tenure for the once-celebrated free agent, who never was healthy enough to live up to the expectations that came with the $95 million contract he signed in 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 20, 2017 - 11:40 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A person with knowledge of his plans tells The Associated Press that Pablo Sandoval plans to sign a minor league contract to return to the San Francisco Giants. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement had not been announced. Sandoval...
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New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz (32) hands the ball to New York Mets manager Terry Collins (10) during the second inning of a a baseball game, Sunday, July 16, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 17, 2017 - 3:47 am
When the season began, the New York Mets thought they'd be fighting for first place this time of year. Instead, they could be one of baseball's busiest sellers before the July 31 trade deadline. Surprisingly poor pitching and another string of injuries to top players have put the underperforming...
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July 08, 2017 - 4:58 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Houston Rockets have signed star guard James Harden to a four-year, $228 million contract extension, the richest contract in NBA history. The Rockets said Saturday the extension will run through 2022-23 season but will not kick in until 2019. That means it will not affect their...
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July 08, 2017 - 4:57 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Houston Rockets have signed star guard James Harden to a four-year, $228 million contract extension, the richest contract in NBA history. The Rockets said Saturday the extension will run through 2022-23 season but will not kick in until 2019. That means it will not affect their...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2017, file photo, Hunter Greene, a pitcher and shortstop from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Calif., stands near the draft board after being selected No. 2 by the Cincinnati Reds in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft in Secaucus, N.J. Greene has agreed to a minor league contract with a $7.23 million signing bonus–the highest since constraints on draft spending began in 2012. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
July 07, 2017 - 7:35 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Hunter Greene, the high school right-hander taken by the Cincinnati Reds with the second overall pick last month in the amateur draft, agreed to a minor league contract Friday with a $7.23 million signing bonus — the highest since constraints on draft spending began in 2012. Reached...
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July 04, 2017 - 8:35 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh's time with the Miami Heat is officially over. Weeks after the sides came to a final agreement on how to part ways and more than a year since his last NBA appearance because of blood-clot issues, Bosh was waived by the Heat on Tuesday. The move was a formality. It gives...
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Slovakia's Martin Klizan gestures after receiving medical treatment during his Men's Singles Match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic on day two at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
July 04, 2017 - 6:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic's first-round match at Wimbledon lasted all of 40 minutes Tuesday. Roger Federer's, which was next in the All England Club's main stadium, went 43. When two of tennis' biggest stars crossed paths after both advanced when opponents stopped playing because of pre-existing...
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Slovakia's Martin Klizan gestures after receiving medical treatment during his Men's Singles Match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic on day two at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
July 04, 2017 - 5:32 pm
LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic's first-round match at Wimbledon lasted all of 40 minutes Tuesday. Roger Federer's, which was next in the All England Club's main stadium, went 43. When two of tennis' biggest stars crossed paths after both advanced when opponents stopped playing because of pre-existing...
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July 04, 2017 - 5:10 pm
Chris Bosh's time with the Miami Heat is officially over. Weeks after the sides came to a final agreement on how to part ways and more than a year since his last NBA appearance because of blood-clot issues, Bosh was waived by the Heat on Tuesday. The move was a formality. It gives Miami access to $...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2017, file photo, Washington Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) passes the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Washington. The New York Rangers have signed the top free agent on the market, defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, on Saturday, july 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
July 04, 2017 - 11:05 am
Kevin Shattenkirk could've gotten more money but took less to join the New York Rangers. Joe Thornton could've gotten a multiyear deal from someone but wanted to stay with the San Jose Sharks. Brian Campbell and Patrick Sharp could've gotten more money the past two summers but took the Chicago...
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