Athlete compensation

FILE - In this May 27, 2017, file photo, Cuban outfielder Luis Robert smiles at a news conferences after signing with the Chicago White Sox before a baseball game between the White Sox and the Detroit Tiger, in Chicago. A record $203 million was spent on international amateur free agents in the just-ended signing period, nearly $50 million more than the previous high, a figure that will plummet when hard caps of spending start July 2.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
June 19, 2017 - 6:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A record $203 million was spent on international amateur free agents in the just-ended signing period, nearly $50 million more than the previous high and a figure that will plummet when a hard cap on spending starts July 2. Four Cubans were given contracts that included signing...
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June 18, 2017 - 11:07 am
Three-time Stanley Cup champion goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, Nashville forward James Neal and Anaheim defenseman Sami Vatanen are among the high-profile players available for the Vegas Golden Knights to select in the NHL expansion draft. Now it's on Golden Knights general manager George McPhee to...
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Minnesota Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey, second from left, shows first overall MLB draft pick Royce Lewis, right, where to sign his contract as Lewis was introduced to the media between games of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
June 17, 2017 - 10:12 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have signed shortstop Royce Lewis, giving the first overall pick in the amateur draft this week a $6,725,000 bonus that's the most for a high school player since the new compensation system began five years ago. Lewis put his signature on the contract Saturday...
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June 16, 2017 - 7:50 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Pitcher Kyle Wright and the Atlanta Braves agreed to a minor league contract with a $7 million signing bonus, the highest in baseball since 2011. A 21-year-old right-hander who pitched for Vanderbilt, Wright grew up a Braves fan in Huntsville, Alabama. As a freshman, he played...
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June 02, 2017 - 7:59 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat have agreed on the next steps to remove him from the roster and the team's salary cap. The person says Bosh's issues with blood clots have been determined as a career-ending injury situation which will allow...
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Cuban outfielder Luis Robert smiles at a news conferences after signing with the Chicago White Sox before a baseball game between the White Sox and the Detroit Tigers on Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
May 27, 2017 - 3:26 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The White Sox used a mix of their Cuban club tradition and new-school technology to lure prized prospect Luis Robert. The money didn't hurt, either. Chicago finalized a minor league contract with the 19-year-old outfielder on Saturday, a deal that includes a $26 million signing bonus...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the presidential council for physical culture and sports in the southern city of Krasnodar, Russia, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Sergei Karpukhin/Pool Photo via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 1:27 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that plans to encourage athletes to give evidence about doping remind him of denunciations during Josef Stalin's purges. While discussing a new plan of measures to fight drug use in sports, drawn up by a commission that Putin created last...
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May 17, 2017 - 3:35 am
SOUTH CAROLINA-CULLEN SURGERY South Carolina catcher Cullen, shortstop Stokes out COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina baseball team's struggles have become even more challenging with starting catcher Chris Cullen and shortstop Madison Stokes sidelined. The school said early Tuesday that Cullen, a...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2009, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, left, of Russia, sits on the boards in the finals seconds of Game 7 of the team's NHL hockey second-round playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Washington. The Penguins won 6-2, eliminating the Capitals from the playoffs. Another Game 7 for the Washington Capitals. Another step into the breach for a fan base snakebitten by decades of missed opportunities. The Capitals face the Pittsburgh Penguins in a Game 7 Wednesday night, May 10. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 12, 2017 - 6:13 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The aftermath of the Washington Capitals' all-too-familiar early playoff exit has an unfamiliar feeling this time. No longer could players fall back on learning from the latest loss , in seven games in the second round to the Pittsburgh Penguins, because some if not many of...
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FILE - This April 14, 2017, file photo shows Vancouver Whitecaps' Fredy Montero, left, fighting for control of the ball with Seattle Sounders' Harry Shipp during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, British Columbia. As Montero acclimates to the Vancouver Whitecaps, his previous experience in Major League Soccer has already prepared him for play in the Pacific Northwest. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP, file)
April 27, 2017 - 12:24 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As Fredy Montero acclimates to the Vancouver Whitecaps, his previous experience in Major League Soccer has already prepared him for play in the Pacific Northwest. Yes, there's the damp weather. But there's also the unique Cascadia Cup rivalry with the Sounders and the Portland...
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