Athlete compensation

April 05, 2017 - 8:23 pm
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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FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, the United States Women's National Team celebrates with the trophy after they beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The U.S. Soccer Federation and the World Cup champion women's team have agreed on a labor contract, settling a dispute in which the players sought equitable wages to their male counterparts. The financial terms and length of the multiyear deal were not disclosed. The agreement was ratified by the players and the federation's board Tuesday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 05, 2017 - 8:01 pm
The U.S. women's national team believes its new contract is both fair and good for the future of the sport. The U.S. Soccer Federation and the team's union announced Wednesday that a labor deal had been struck to settle an at times contentious dispute in which the players sought equitable wages to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2016, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, in Washington. Ovechkin and other players are raising doubts about the finality of the NHL announcement that it won’t participate in the 2018 Olympics. Capitals superstar reiterated his intention to represent Russia next year in South Korea, calling the league’s decision not to go a “bluff.”(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
April 04, 2017 - 4:49 pm
Alex Ovechkin and other players aren't so sure the NHL's decision to skip the Winter Olympics in South Korea next year is final. The Washington Capitals superstar on Tuesday reiterated his intention to represent Russia next February, calling the league's decision a "bluff." Montreal Canadiens...
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St. Louis Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt, left, congratulates Stephen Piscotty on signing a long-term contract with the Cardinals, during a press conference Monday, April 3, 2017, in St. Louis. At right is Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
April 03, 2017 - 4:48 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A day after St. Louis signed a legacy contract with one of its all-time greats, the Cardinals went back to work locking up their young nucleus of talent. Right fielder Stephen Piscotty became the latest St. Louis youngster to agree to a long-term contract, finalizing a $33.5...
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St. Louis Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt, left, congratulates Stephen Piscotty on signing a long-term contract with the Cardinals, during a press conference Monday, April 3, 2017, in St. Louis. At right is Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
April 03, 2017 - 4:10 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A day after St. Louis signed a legacy contract with one of its all-time greats, the Cardinals went back to work locking up their young nucleus of talent. Right fielder Stephen Piscotty became the latest St. Louis youngster to agree to a long-term contract, finalizing a $33.5...
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In this Thursday, March 30, 2017, photo, U.S. teammates practice with fans holding support signs in preparation for the IIHF Women's World Championship hockey tournament in Plymouth, Mich. USA Hockey and the women's national team agreed to a contract Tuesday, March 28 that ended a wage dispute. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
April 03, 2017 - 1:21 am
PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — The best women's hockey players in the U.S. can now make a living playing the sport they love thanks to a landmark agreement with USA Hockey reached after a threat to boycott the world championship. The deal will likely help their counterparts north of the border make more...
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Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts watches from the dugout during the second inning of the team's preseason baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 03, 2017 - 12:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees aren't among baseball's top two payrolls for the first time in nearly a quarter-century, making cuts along with some other traditional big spenders. The Los Angeles Dodgers topped the major leagues for the fourth straight opening day but dropped to $225 million...
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In this Thursday, March 30, 2017, photo, U.S. teammates practice with fans holding support signs in preparation for the IIHF Women's World Championship hockey tournament in Plymouth, Mich. USA Hockey and the women's national team agreed to a contract Tuesday, March 28 that ended a wage dispute. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
April 02, 2017 - 3:30 pm
PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — The best women's hockey players in the U.S. can now make a living playing the sport they love thanks to a landmark agreement with USA Hockey reached after a threat to boycott the world championship. The deal will likely help their counterparts north of the border make more...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2016, file photo, Team USA's Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson (17) celebrates teammate Alex Carpenter's winning goal to defeat Canada 1-0 in overtime and win the gold medal at the women's world hockey championships in Kamloops, British Columbia. While the impending start of the world championships created urgency for USA Hockey and the women's national team to hammer out a deal, the agreement had everything to do with tournaments over the next four years. and beyond. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
March 29, 2017 - 10:09 am
Just three days before hosting the world championships, USA Hockey and the women's national team reached an agreement to end a wage dispute and avoid a boycott on home ice. The four-year deal finalized Tuesday night pays players beyond the six-month Olympic period, up to $129,000 if they win...
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March 29, 2017 - 2:39 am
While the impending start of the world championships created urgency for USA Hockey and the women's national team to hammer out a deal, the agreement had everything to do with tournaments over the next four years and beyond. The sides finalized an agreement Tuesday night that avoided what would've...
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