Athlete compensation

March 18, 2018 - 2:08 pm
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — In a story March 13 about Major League Baseball players who have played at least 20 seasons, The Associated Press reported erroneously that about one-thousandth of 1 percent of all players had played that long. The correct number is eight-tenths of a 1 percent. A corrected...
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March 17, 2018 - 3:37 pm
UNDATED (AP) — Villanova is in the Sweet 16 after rolling over Alabama 81-58. Mikal Bridges scored 22 of his 23 points in the second half, including three straight 3-pointers as the Wildcats started the half with an 18-1 burst. The No. 1 seed will play either Marshall or West Virginia in the East...
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March 17, 2018 - 3:06 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have released defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins. Hankins signed a three-year deal worth $27 million in free agency last season. He made 15 starts and finished with 44 tackles and two sacks. But with the Colts switching to a 4-3 defense that favors speed...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Francisco Cervelli celebrates with Josh Harrison (5) and Joe Musgrove (59) after hitting a two-run home run off New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
March 17, 2018 - 2:41 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Francisco Cervelli has one primary personal goal this season — stay healthy. The Pittsburgh Pirates catcher was limited to 81 games last year. A concussion landed him on the disabled list twice in June and he was also sidelined by left wrist inflammation before his season...
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File-This Aug. 31, 2017, file photo shows New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson walking on the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. The Minnesota Vikings have signed Richardson to bolster what was already one of the NFL's top defenses. Richardson, the 13th overall pick out of Missouri in 2013 by the Jets, had one sack and 27 tackles last season for Seattle. He spent his first four seasons with New York, which traded him last summer to the Seahawks for wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and a draft pick. The 27-year-old Richardson has 286 tackles and 19 sacks in his career.(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
March 16, 2018 - 6:43 pm
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings found a new offensive coordinator this winter, and they made one of the biggest splashes of the NFL offseason this week by giving quarterback Kirk Cousins a fully guaranteed $84 million contract. There was one more pressing need: a new defensive tackle to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2018, file photo, Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Beane refuses to paint himself into a corner in making any public commitment to selecting a quarterback in the first round of the draft. He says it's premature to determine what position the Bills will target with either of their two first-round picks, because his attention was focused on reshaping the roster through a series of trades and free-agent signings over the past few weeks. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
March 16, 2018 - 3:36 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Speculate all you want, Bills general manager Brandon Beane insisted it's premature to suggest he's trading up to select a quarterback in the first round of next month's draft. "I know everyone assumes that we're going higher than 12," Beane said Friday, referring to...
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Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard dunks against the Atlanta Hawks during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Atlanta. Charlotte won 129-117. (AP Photo/John Amis)
March 15, 2018 - 11:16 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Dwight Howard insists he holds no grudges against the Atlanta Hawks and coach Mike Budenholzer. They traded him to Charlotte after one forgettable season, but Howard, in his 14th season and with his third team in three years, believes it made him a better player. "It motivated me to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, the United States team celebrates winning the women's gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Women’s hockey players and the NHL believe one professional league instead of two is necessary to grow the sport in the aftermath of the U.S. winning gold at the Olympics. Currently the Canadian Women’s Hockey League and National Women’s Hockey League compete for players and attention. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
March 15, 2018 - 1:21 pm
Liz Knox didn't get a chance to rest. A day after making 24 saves to backstop her team to a road win and then flying home from Boston, the goaltender for the Markham Thunder worked her day job as a carpenter from 6 in the morning to 3 in the afternoon, took a 10-minute nap, went for a four-mile run...
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March 15, 2018 - 8:41 am
NCAA-SYRACUSE-ARIZONA STATE Last-in Syracuse rallies for 60-56 win over Arizona State DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Freshman Oshae Brissett had a double-double and led Syracuse's second-half comeback, and the Orange — the last team to make the NCAA Tournament — held on for a 60-56 victory over Arizona State...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 file photo, Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers (90) tackles San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brian Hoyer during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. The Panthers have announced they have re-signed free agent defensive end Julius Peppers to a one-year contract. A person familiar with the situation says the deal is for $5 million, with $2.5 million guaranteed. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, on condition of anonymity because the team does not release financial terms of contracts. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
March 14, 2018 - 8:32 pm
All those promises worth millions upon millions to free agents turned into paydays Wednesday when the NFL's business year began. Of course, teams needed to clear salary cap space or rejigger their ledgers to make it work, and they'll still be doing so for months. While the likes of Drew Brees,...
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