Athlete contracts

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2018, file photo, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) watches from the sidelines during the fourth quarter of a preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets, in East Rutherford, N.J. Beckham Jr. is now the NFL’s highest-paid wide receiver. A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, the team agreed to a five-year contract extension with the three-time Pro Bowler. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Giants have not announced the deal, which comes less than two weeks before the season opener against Jacksonville.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
August 27, 2018 - 4:14 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants is now the NFL's highest-paid wide receiver. A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday the team agreed to a five-year contract extension with the three-time Pro Bowler. The person spoke on...
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August 26, 2018 - 4:34 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Adam "Pacman" Jones is reuniting with Vance Joseph, who was his Cincinnati's secondary coach during the veteran cornerback's best seasons in the NFL. Jones signed a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos after visiting the team on Sunday. To make room, the Broncos waived...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2018, file photo, Washington Nationals' Daniel Murphy hits a two-run single during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York. The Nationals have traded second baseman Daniel Murphy to the Chicago Cubs and first baseman Matt Adams to the St. Louis Cardinals, essentially throwing in the towel on a disappointing season. The third-place Nationals announced the moves Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, before beginning a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 21, 2018 - 5:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Essentially throwing in the towel on a disappointing season, the Washington Nationals traded second baseman Daniel Murphy to the Chicago Cubs and first baseman Matt Adams to the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday. Despite a roster that boasts such stars as Max Scherzer and Bryce...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) carries the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during an NFL game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. A person familiar with the negotiations says free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant concluded his visit with the Browns without agreeing to a contract. The former Dallas star wide receiver and his agent met with Cleveland officials for the second straight day, but the sides parted before a deal could be worked out, said the person who spoke Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks. (AP Photo/Brad Penner, File)
August 17, 2018 - 1:03 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Dez Bryant and the Browns are in a holding pattern. The free agent wide receiver concluded his visit with Cleveland on Friday without agreeing to a contract, but "conversations continue" between the sides, a person familiar with negotiations told The Associated Press. The person...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester throws to a Pittsburgh Pirates batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 16, 2018 - 11:15 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jon Lester wasn't overly excited about winning for the first time in just over a month. However, Cubs manager Joe Maddon couldn't have been happier with his performance. Lester pitched six innings and Ian Happ homered as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Thursday...
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August 13, 2018 - 2:57 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Carmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Houston Rockets on Monday. Anthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks last month before the Hawks released him. Houston general manager Daryl Morey announced the signing and the Rockets posted a...
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August 12, 2018 - 3:56 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars defensive ends Yannick Ngakoue and Dante Fowler had to be separated repeatedly following practice Sunday. Ngakoue and Fowler exchanged words while walking off the practice field, prompting the first skirmish . Calais Campbell grabbed Ngakoue briefly as...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 27, 2018 file photo, Brazil goalkeeper Alisson kisses the ball after making a save during their match against Serbia, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia. The summer transfer window has been shortened in the Premier League to close on Thursday, Aug. 9 before the season starts. The arrival of the goalkeeper who played every match for Brazil at the World Cup provides a solution to Liverpool’s one obvious weakness, and should mean Juergen Klopp’s team is a genuine contender for the Premier League title this season. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
August 09, 2018 - 10:10 am
LONDON (AP) — Even before the unexpected run to the Champions League final, Liverpool was planning how to keep challenging for titles. "We can ... outspend other clubs throughout Europe," Liverpool owner John Henry said just before the loss to Real Madrid in May's final. Henry more than delivered,...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2018, file photo, free agent safety Eric Reid watches his brother, Stanford's defensive back Justin Reid, during NFL Pro Day in Stanford, Calif. Tennessee safety Johnathan Cyprien will miss the season with a torn left ACL, and coach Mike Vrabel says veteran Eric Reid is among the safeties the Titans want to look at for a potential replacement. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
August 04, 2018 - 10:35 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have added a pair of safeties to replace injured Johnathan Cyprien, and neither is named Eric Reid. The Titans announced Saturday morning they have agreed to terms with Kenny Vaccaro and Jason Thompson. A source familiar with the situation told The...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, July 2, 2018, Brazil's Gabriel Jesus controls the ball during the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia. Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus extended his Manchester City contract on Friday Aug. 3, 2018, to 2023, adding two more years to his previous deal. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, FILE)
August 03, 2018 - 5:43 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus extended his Manchester City contract on Friday to 2023, adding two more years to his previous deal. Jesus joined City in January 2017, and has 24 goals in 53 matches. He helped City win the English Premier League and League Cup last season. "...
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