Athlete contracts

FILE - In this July 22, 2015, file photo, Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton reacts after striking out against the Colorado Rockies in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Denver. The Rangers have released Hamilton from his minor league contract after another knee injury, perhaps signaling the end of the 2010 AL MVP’s career. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 21, 2017 - 7:53 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton has yet another knee injury, and this one could mean the end his career. The Texas Rangers released of the 2010 AL MVP from his minor league contract Friday, saying he injured his right knee in Houston while working his way back from left knee surgery. Hamilton...
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April 21, 2017 - 3:41 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to a one-year contract with defenseman Klas Dahlbeck. Under terms of the deal announced Friday, Dahlbeck will make $850,000 in 2017-18. Dahlbeck had two goals and four assists in 43 games this season while averaging about 14 minutes of ice...
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Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Starling Marte slides to catch a line drive by St. Louis Cardinals' Dexter Fowler to end the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, April 17, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 18, 2017 - 7:11 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star outfielder Starling Marte has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. The league said Tuesday that Marte tested positive for the steroid Nandrolone. He will be eligible to return in mid-...
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April 17, 2017 - 10:13 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have signed Kawann Short to a five-year contract extension, keeping the defensive tackle with the team through the 2021 season. A person familiar with the deal says the extension is worth $80 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition...
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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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April 09, 2017 - 3:32 am
HAWKS-PLAYOFFS Hawks seal 10th straight playoff appearance when Bulls lose ATLANTA (AP) — After two impressive victories, the Atlanta Hawks clinched their 10th consecutive playoff appearance Saturday when Chicago lost at Brooklyn. The Hawks (41-38) have the longest active postseason streak in the...
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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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April 05, 2017 - 9:23 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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