Athlete compensation

February 25, 2019 - 3:15 pm
The Colorado Rockies are big believers in the Buddy system. Manager Bud Black's easygoing demeanor strikes just the right chord with an up-and-coming Rockies team that's made back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time in franchise history. His success was rewarded Monday with a three-year...
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Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask takes a shot off his mask by Los Angeles Kings' Carl Hagelin (62) off his mask during the this period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
February 21, 2019 - 1:58 pm
The defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals got faster ahead of the NHL trade deadline by acquiring speedy winger Carl Hagelin from the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday. Washington sent a 2019 third-round pick and a conditional 2020 sixth-round pick to Los Angeles. "We are pleased to...
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Neil Walker of the Miami Marlins baseball team poses Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Jupiter, Fla. While Manny Machado agreed to a pending $300 million, 10-year contract with San Diego and Bryce Harper is likely to top Giancarlo Stanton's record $325 million, 13-year deal, many less-than-superstar veterans have been routed on the free-agent market. Walker's salary dropped from $17.2 million to $2 million in two years. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
February 20, 2019 - 4:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Walker's salary dropped from $17.2 million to $2 million in two years. Greg Holland was cut from $14 million to $2 million this season. Daniel Murphy fell from $17.5 million to $10 million. While Manny Machado agreed to a pending $300 million, 10-year contract with San Diego...
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February 19, 2019 - 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two leading advocates for retired NFL players have teamed up in pushing for increased pension benefits for pre-1993 retirees. The Pro Football Retired Players Association, a nonprofit chaired by Hall of Famer Jim Brown, donated $100,000 to "Fairness for Athletes in Retirement, a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Mike Moustakas hits an RBI single during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the National League Divisional Series baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Milwaukee. A person familiar with the negotiations says Moustakas and the Brewers are nearing a deal that would keep the third baseman in Milwaukee for a guarantee of about $10 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, because the agreement will be subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
February 19, 2019 - 6:20 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Mike Moustakas fell one win shy of reaching the World Series with the Milwaukee Brewers. "I think we had some unfinished business after last year," Moustakas said Tuesday after finalizing a $10 million, one-year deal with the Brewers. "I loved playing here last year. It was a lot of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo, Rob Manfred, commissioner of Major League Baseball, speaks during a news conference at owners meetings in Orlando, Fla. Players' union head Tony Clark criticized baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred for blaming players’ demands for the slow free agent market and said an increasing number of teams make little effort to "justify the price of a ticket." (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
February 19, 2019 - 5:58 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Hours after Manny Machado agreed to a $300 million, 10-year deal with San Diego, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said the slow free-agent market is "a little much ado about nothing if in fact those players all sign at the end of the day." Bryce Harper, Dallas Keuchel and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick (7) and Eric Reid (35) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, in Charlotte, N.C. Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have reached settlements on their collusion lawsuits against the NFL, the league said Friday, Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)
February 15, 2019 - 4:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With a public hearing looming and the threat of owners and league officials facing depositions, the NFL settled collusion cases brought by Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid. The league, about to celebrate its 100th season, faced criticism from all sides thanks to the protest movement...
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February 15, 2019 - 12:56 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Detroit beat pitcher Michael Fulmer in the final salary arbitration case this year, leaving players with a 6-4 final record in decisions. Fulmer was awarded a raise from $575,200 to $2.8 million by Matt Goldberg, Robert Herzog and Elizabeth Neumeier, who heard the case...
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File-This Oct. 8, 2018, file photo shows Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer delivering in the sixth inning during Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series against the Houston Astros, in Cleveland. Bauer won his arbitration hearing for the second straight year and was awarded $13 million instead of the Cleveland Indians' $11 million offer on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, by James Darby, James Oldham and Sylvia Skratek. (AP Photo/Phil Long, File)
February 14, 2019 - 1:41 pm
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — All-Star pitcher Trevor Bauer thought the Cleveland Indians had presented a better overall case against him in their latest salary arbitration hearing, until the last 10 minutes he viewed as "character assassination" against him. "That kind of put a black mark on what I...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani talks to the media at their spring baseball training facility in Tempe, Ariz., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. The AL Rookie of the Year is recovering from Tommy John surgery. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
February 13, 2019 - 10:15 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani tossed his water bottle toward a clubhouse garbage can and missed, instead landing it in a laundry bin. He laughed out loud, smiled big as he so often does, then retrieved the trash and put it in the proper place. That's about as close to throwing as the Japanese...
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