Athlete contracts

New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez watches his three-run home run against the Boston Red Sox during the seventh inning of Game 2 of a baseball American League Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
October 07, 2018 - 1:12 am
BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Judge helped chase David Price early by hitting a home run to a part of Fenway Park where balls rarely travel. Gary Sanchez did him one better. The Yankees catcher, who tested his manager's confidence with a sub-.200 batting average and poor defense for most of the season, hit...
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In this June 2009 photo made available to the Associated Press on Friday Oct. 5, 2018, soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is pictured with Kathryn Mayorga in Rain Nightclub in Las Vegas. A lawyer for Mayorga, who is alleging that Ronaldo raped her in Las Vegas in 2009 said her client was "emotionally fragile" and agreed to an out-of-court financial settlement nine years ago because then she never wanted her name made public. Mayorga filed a lawsuit last week in state court seeking to void the agreement she signed while accepting $375,000 to keep quiet about the alleged encounter. (Matrixpictures via AP) NO SALES NO ARCHIVE MANDATORY CREDIT
October 05, 2018 - 4:39 pm
Cristiano Ronaldo's image is vanishing from the website of a key sponsor. The stock price for his Juventus team dropped 10 percent on Friday. A week after a Nevada woman filed a civil lawsuit accusing Ronaldo of rape in 2009, attempts by the five-time world player of the year and his Italian club...
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo drives his car as he leaves after completing a training session at the Juventus center in Turin, Italy, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Lawyers for a Nevada woman who has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her say a psychiatrist determined she suffers post-traumatic stress and depression because of the alleged 2009 attack in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
October 04, 2018 - 8:49 pm
LONDON (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo faced growing heat Thursday from sponsors over a rape allegation in the United States after Nike and video game maker EA Sports expressed concern about the conduct of the soccer superstar, who has denied the accusations. The five-time world player of the year, who...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, empty seats are shown at Safeco Field as Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Roenis Elias throws against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game, in Seattle. Major League Baseball's attendance dropped to its lowest level since 2003, and six stadiums set record lows. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
October 02, 2018 - 4:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cincinnati catcher Tucker Barnhart could hear the difference at Great American Ball Park, one of six major league stadiums that set record lows for attendance this year. "It's pretty hard to not notice it when you can hear the light towers buzzing," he said. Major League Baseball's...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2017, file photo, then-San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) kneels in front of teammates during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, in Santa Clara, Calif. Eric Reid says he isn’t dropping his grievance against the NFL even after signing a one-year contract with the Panthers, and hasn’t made up his mind on how he’ll protest racial injustices in the future. In his first comments since rejoining the NFL on Thursday, Reid says he’s “still considering other ways of protesting” than kneeling during the national anthem, but wouldn’t elaborate. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
October 01, 2018 - 4:37 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Eric Reid isn't planning on giving up his fight against racial injustice in America or his battle with the NFL. He just doesn't know if his protests against injustice will include kneeling for the national anthem . Reid, who signed a one-year contract last week with Carolina...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2017, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) kneels in front of teammates during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Santa Clara, Calif. The Carolina Panthers have signed free agent safety Eric Reid to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal were not announced Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
September 27, 2018 - 4:08 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Eric Reid is getting another shot in the NFL. The Carolina Panthers on Thursday have signed the free agent safety to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal were not announced. Reid filed an official grievance letter with the NFL in May, alleging that team owners and the...
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Trainers attend to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) who was injured after a tackle by Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Steven Nelson during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
September 24, 2018 - 8:38 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo's addition last season immediately turned around the fortunes of the San Francisco 49ers. Now the 49ers will have to go back to life before Garoppolo for the rest of the season. The Niners announced Monday that Garoppolo tore the ACL in his left knee while...
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Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young speaks to reporters during their NBA basketball media day Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
September 24, 2018 - 4:29 pm
The Latest on NBA media day from around the league on Monday (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Vince Carter already has the attention of his young Atlanta teammates. Entering his 20th and likely final season in the NBA, the 41-year-old Carter joined the Hawks on a one-year contract to mentor players...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 27, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Mychal Kendricks during NFL football training camp, in Berea, Ohio. The Seattle Seahawks are expected to sign Kendricks to a one-year contract despite his recent guilty plea on insider trading charges. Two people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, that Kendricks' agreement is expected to be finalized in time for him to join the Seahawks for their Week 2 Game at Chicago. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
September 14, 2018 - 7:43 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are hoping Mychal Kendricks can provide a short-term boost on the field that overshadows the issues of signing a player with a pending jail sentencing in his future. The Seahawks announced the signing of Kendricks on Friday to a one-year deal despite his...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, right, holds up the Stanley Cup during a victory rally in Washington. The celebrating is over for now for the Capitals after partying as hard as any champion in NHL history. When they get the ice for the first practices of training camp Friday, they’re just one of 31 teams again but bear the burden of trying to move past the first victory summer for almost every player on the roster.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
September 13, 2018 - 4:59 pm
When Alex Ovechkin embraced Josh Norman in a meeting of two of Washington's biggest sports stars, the Redskins cornerback had a question for the Capitals' Stanley Cup-winning captain. "You still celebrating?" Norman asked. "We're done," Ovechkin said. "We're done for right now." The Capitals seemed...
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