Athlete contracts

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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Kevin Abrams, left, New York Giants assistant general manager, stands with Zeke Sandhu, sports agent who represents wide receiver Odell Beckham, during NFL football training camp, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 02, 2018 - 6:07 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The agent for New York Giants star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had a long conversation with the team's assistant general manager during practice on Thursday. Zeke Sandhu of Elite Athlete Management and Kevin Abrams of the Giants talked for almost two hours on the patio...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Fusion players compete against the London Spitfire during the Overwatch League Grand Finals at Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The Overwatch League has announced that Atlanta will join the global, city-based esports circuit for its second season in 2019. The team will be managed by Atlanta Esports Ventures, a partnership between Cox Enterprises and Province, Inc. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 02, 2018 - 4:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta is set to add another expansion franchise — this time in esports. The Overwatch League announced Thursday that Atlanta will join the global, city-based esports circuit in 2019, its second season. The team will be managed by Atlanta Esports Ventures, a partnership between Cox...
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, left, throws while quarterback Josh McCown looks on during practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Florham Park, N.J., Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 01, 2018 - 8:23 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold huddled up with his team-issued tablet to keep on top of the New York Jets' offense during his brief contract holdout. The rookie quarterback missed the first three practices of training camp while his representatives ironed out details of his four-year, $30.5...
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In this Jan. 14, 2018, photo, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) stands with teammate Terence Newman (23) following their win over New Orleans Saints in an NFL divisional football playoff game in Minneapolis. A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that Diggs has agreed on a five-year contract extension, moving the star of the "Minneapolis Miracle" into the NFL's top 10 highest-paid players at his position. The new deal was reached on Tuesday, July 31. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
July 31, 2018 - 8:58 pm
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have secured yet another core player with a long-term contract, signing wide receiver Stefon Diggs to a five-year extension and moving the star of the "Minneapolis Miracle" pass into the NFL's top 10 highest-paid players at his position. Diggs has yet to...
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Baltimore Orioles' Jonathan Schoop follows through on a solo home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
July 31, 2018 - 5:24 pm
The latest on Major League Baseball trades on the deadline day for deals without waivers (all times Eastern): 5:15 p.m. The Arizona Diamondbacks have bolstered their bullpen for the second time at the trade deadline, acquiring left-hander Jake Diekman from the Texas Rangers for right-hander Wei-...
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Oakland Raiders' Bruce Irvin, left, walks toward Arden Key during NFL football practice in Napa, Calif., Saturday, July 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 29, 2018 - 5:35 pm
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Jon Gruden targeted Paul Guenther as his defensive coordinator in his return to Oakland even before he got the Raiders job, believing his aggressive defensive scheme was just what the team needed to reverse years of bad play. Guenther's task has been even harder than originally...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2018, file photo, Texas Rangers starting pitcher Cole Hamels walks back to the dugout after the top of the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, in Arlington, Texas. Less than a week before the non-waiver trade deadline, the veteran lefty is in what he calls the worst stretch of his career. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter, File)
July 27, 2018 - 7:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are gambling a change of scenery and a pennant race will help Cole Hamels return to form. The Cubs acquired the veteran left-hander from the Texas Rangers on Friday for right-hander Eddie Butler, minor league pitcher Rollie Lacy and a player to be named. The Cubs are...
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Kevin Durant, right, watches Kyrie Irving during a training camp for USA Basketball, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 27, 2018 - 5:41 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — James Harden completed his work at USA Basketball's national team minicamp, sat in a courtside chair and began to put together his assessment of what happened around the NBA this summer. He did not need long to formulate his thoughts. "Nothing that happens in the NBA surprises me...
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