Athlete compensation

Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper strikes out against Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray in the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 23, 2019 - 7:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Big deals for Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and others that included large signing bonuses masked an otherwise flat market for the second straight offseason that caused Major League Baseball's opening-day payrolls to drop by $43 million for 2019. Payrolls, however, rose by $131 million...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019 file photo, a sign is shown during a news conference to reintroduce "Medicare for All" legislation, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The financial condition of the government’s bedrock retirement programs for middle- and working-class Americans remain shaky, with Medicare pointed toward insolvency by 2026. That’s the word from the latest report by the government’s overseers of Medicare and Social Security, which paints a sobering picture of the programs, though it’s relatively unchanged from last year’s update. Social Security would become insolvent in 2035, one year later than previously estimated. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 22, 2019 - 12:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The financial condition of the government's bedrock retirement programs for middle- and working-class Americans remains shaky, with Medicare pointed toward insolvency by 2026, according to a report Monday by the government's overseers of Medicare and Social Security. It paints a...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, left, reacts while talking to a trainer and bench coach Josh Bard, center, after hitting a single to right field during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in New York. Judge left the game with an apparent injury. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 20, 2019 - 6:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge took a swing, winced and then labored to make it all the way to first base. Quickly, the crowd at Yankee Stadium went silent, realizing this was a most costly hit. Judge hurt his left oblique and was expected to go on the injured list as the already banged-up New York...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2019, file photo, NFC quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks runs onto the field during player introductions before the NFL Pro Bowl football game against the AFC in Orlando, Fla. Wilson posted a video to social media early Tuesday, Apriil 16, 2019, saying, "Seattle, we got a deal," shortly after a reported midnight deadline for the Seahawks and their star quarterback to agree on a contract extension. Wilson's current $87.6 million, four-year deal was signed at the beginning of training camp in 2015 and was set to expire after next season. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
April 16, 2019 - 5:40 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — With one 15-second video clip posted on social media shortly after midnight and five simple words, Russell Wilson put to rest any questions about his long-term future. No more speculation about Wilson wanting to play elsewhere. No more rumblings of a bigger market for Wilson to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2019 file photo, Cuba's Los Leneros de las Tunas baseball players listen to their national anthem before facing Panama's Los Toros de Herrera for the final, Caribbean Series baseball tournament championship game at Rod Carew stadium in Panama City. The Trump administration is moving to end a deal allowing Cuban baseball players to sign contracts directly with Major League Baseball organizations, which appears to once again require Cuban players to cut ties with their national program before signing with MLB. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)
April 08, 2019 - 4:56 pm
HAVANA (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to end a deal allowing Cuban baseball players to sign contracts directly with Major League Baseball organizations. The change will once again require Cuban players to cut ties with their national program before signing with MLB. The Treasury...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks during a news conference in San Antonio. Emmert says a judge’s recent ruling in a federal antitrust lawsuit again reinforced that college athletes should be treated as students not employees. Emmert spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday, April 3, at U.S. Bank Stadium, the site of the men’s basketball Final Four, making his first public comments since last month’s decision. Judge Claudia Wilken ruled the NCAA did violate antitrust laws and cannot prohibit schools from providing more benefits to athletes as long as they are tethered to education. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 04, 2019 - 2:06 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert says a judge's recent ruling in a federal antitrust lawsuit again reinforced that college athletes should be treated as students not employees. Emmert spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday at U.S. Bank Stadium, the site of the men's basketball...
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April 02, 2019 - 6:23 pm
HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban Baseball Federation released its first group of players able to sign contracts directly with Major League Baseball organizations, and some could be playing in the United States this year. The 34 players are 17 to 25, classified as international amateurs under MLB rules and...
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Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts smiles at a news conference before a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif., Monday, April 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 01, 2019 - 7:22 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts loves winning and having a yearly chance at championships. He also appreciates a supportive, family feel on a team around him. The Red Sox give Bogaerts all of that, with stability for the next seven years to boot. He considers it a perfect fit. "The fans, this...
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March 23, 2019 - 9:29 am
The NCAA and major college conferences will appeal a judge's ruling that the governing body violates antitrust laws by limiting education-related benefits to athletes. In a statement released early Saturday, NCAA chief legal officer Donald Remy said the district court "erred by giving itself...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2019, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston (50) celebrates during the second half of an NFL divisional football playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts in Kansas City, Mo. The Indianapolis Colts have signed free agent defensive end Justin Houston. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
March 22, 2019 - 3:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Guaranteed payments for unrestricted NFL free-agent contracts this month make up just over half of the total money to be paid, down a bit from 2018, when Kirk Cousins signed a fully guaranteed $84-million deal. For the first 148 deals reached in March, the players' union says $1.116...
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