Athlete compensation

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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April 24, 2017 - 6:01 am
TRUMP As budget deadline looms, Trump pushes border wall funding WASHINGTON (AP) — With a budget deadline looming, President Donald Trump plans a whirlwind of activities seeking to highlight accomplishments, And he'll do it while putting fresh pressure on congressional Democrats to pay for a wall...
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FILE- In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred answers questions at a news conference in Phoenix. The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are cutting payroll and their luxury tax bills, just as Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and perhaps Clayton Kershaw near the free-agent market after the 2018 season. "What the market produces is what the market's going to produce," Manfred said. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
April 24, 2017 - 2:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are cutting payroll and their luxury tax bills — just as Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and perhaps Clayton Kershaw near the free-agent market after the 2018 season. The Dodgers are on track to slice their tax bill by about a quarter this...
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FILE- In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred answers questions at a news conference in Phoenix. The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are cutting payroll and their luxury tax bills, just as Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and perhaps Clayton Kershaw near the free-agent market after the 2018 season. "What the market produces is what the market's going to produce," Manfred said. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
April 24, 2017 - 2:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are cutting payroll and their luxury tax bills — just as Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and perhaps Clayton Kershaw near the free-agent market after the 2018 season. The Dodgers are on track to slice their tax bill by about a quarter this...
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This Jan. 10, 2013 file photo shows Los Angeles Kings president and general manager Dean Lombardi and head coach Darryl Sutter laughing during a news conference to help kick off the NHL hockey team's season in Los Angeles. The Kings have fired Sutter and Lombardi, who led the franchise to its only two Stanley Cup championships. On Monday, April 10, 2017, the team also promoted former defenseman Rob Blake to vice president and general manager, while longtime executive Luc Robitaille will be their new team president in charge of all hockey and business operations. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)
April 10, 2017 - 10:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coach Darryl Sutter and general manager Dean Lombardi were the Los Angeles Kings' leaders during the best years of the franchise's mostly ordinary history. When they couldn't replicate that success over the past three seasons, not even their Stanley Cup pedigree could keep their...
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This Jan. 10, 2013 file photo shows Los Angeles Kings president and general manager Dean Lombardi and head coach Darryl Sutter laughing during a news conference to help kick off the NHL hockey team's season in Los Angeles. The Kings have fired Sutter and Lombardi, who led the franchise to its only two Stanley Cup championships. On Monday, April 10, 2017, the team also promoted former defenseman Rob Blake to vice president and general manager, while longtime executive Luc Robitaille will be their new team president in charge of all hockey and business operations. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)
April 10, 2017 - 8:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings on Monday fired coach Darryl Sutter and general manager Dean Lombardi, the duo that led the franchise to its only two Stanley Cup championships. The Kings promoted former defenseman Rob Blake to vice president and general manager. Longtime executive Luc...
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The U.S. team poses after defeating Canada 3-2 in overtime in the gold-medal game of the women's world hockey championships Friday, April 7, 2017, in Plymouth, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 08, 2017 - 10:20 am
PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. women's hockey players threw their sticks and gloves in the air and celebrated, capping an emotionally charged two-week stretch with a 3-2 overtime win over Canada in the women's world championship final Friday night. Hilary Knight made the postgame party possible by...
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The U.S. team poses after defeating Canada 3-2 in overtime in the gold-medal game of the women's world hockey championships Friday, April 7, 2017, in Plymouth, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 08, 2017 - 9:00 am
PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. women's hockey players threw their sticks and gloves in the air and celebrated, capping an emotionally charged two-week stretch with a 3-2 overtime win over Canada in the women's world championship final Friday night. Hilary Knight made the postgame party possible by...
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April 06, 2017 - 12:22 am
SYRIA Syria chemical attack death toll surpasses 80 BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian monitoring group says the death toll from a suspected chemical weapons attack on the northern town of Khan Sheikhoun has risen to 86. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says those killed in Tuesday's...
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April 05, 2017 - 10:26 pm
SYRIA UN humanitarian chief says $6 billion pledged BEIRUT (AP) — The United Nations humanitarian chief says that 41 donors have pledged $6 billion to help people in need in 2017 amid the Syrian crisis. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'...
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