Athlete compensation

FILE - In this March 16, 2019, file photo, Columbus Blue Jackets' Matt Duchene, left, battles Boston Bruins' Jake DeBrusk (74) for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston. Duchene is one of the top players available in free agency.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
June 24, 2019 - 2:05 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Where many express concern, Jarmo Kekäläinen says he sees only opportunity regarding the uncertain state of the Columbus roster a week before NHL free agency. To Kekäläinen, the fear of possibly losing stars such as Matt Duchene, Artemi Panarin and goalie Sergei...
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June 23, 2019 - 1:15 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and union chief Don Fehr are in favor of rebooting the World Cup of Hockey tournament and holding it every four years. The stumbling block to laying out a long-term calendar of international competition, however, revolves around the...
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New York Rangers draft pick Kaapo Kakko, left; New Jersey Devils pick Jack Hughes, center; and Chicago Blackhawks pick Kirby Dach pose for photos during the first round of the NHL hockey draft Friday, June 21, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 22, 2019 - 7:00 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The traditional team-by-team roll call to open the second day of the NHL draft hadn't yet begun when the league's looming salary-cap crunch began overshadowing the final six rounds Saturday. Norris Trophy-winning defenseman P.K. Subban is off to New Jersey...
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Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard and his girlfriend, Kishele Shipley, watch the Toronto Blue Jays play the Los Angeles Angels during a baseball game Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Toronto. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 21, 2019 - 6:34 pm
Now on the clock: Chaos. The NBA offseason is about to kick into high gear. A draft that had good bits of intrigue — at least after New Orleans' Zion Williamson, Memphis' Ja Morant and New York's R.J. Barrett were chosen first, second and third in moves that were widely expected for weeks — is now...
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June 21, 2019 - 11:33 am
LONDON (AP) — American tennis player Anna Tatishvili has appealed her fine of about $50,000 for what the Grand Slam Board ruled was a violation of its first-round performance rule at the French Open last month. Tatishvili was docked a first-round loser's full prize money after losing to 29th-seeded...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Nashville Predators' P.K. Subban hits the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks, in Anaheim, Calif. The trade talk is just heating up ahead of the draft Friday and Saturday in Vancouver. Nashville's P.K. Subban is among the high-profile players who could be on the move. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
June 18, 2019 - 4:40 pm
Erik Karlsson had no wanderlust to test the free agent market before re-signing in San Jose. "I never thought outside that box," Karlsson said. "I'm happy that it didn't get to that." A handful of other teams aren't so happy because the two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman would have been the...
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The NHL and NHL Players' Association have until two separate deadlines in September to decided whether to opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement effective fall 2020.;
June 16, 2019 - 11:58 am
Jonathan Toews says he just wants his contract to be worth what it says on paper. Right now, it's not that simple. Under terms of the collective bargaining agreement, NHL owners and players divide hockey-related revenue 50/50, and if player salaries exceed that split a certain percentage is...
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In this Tuesday, May 28, 2019, photo, Spain's women national soccer team train in Las Rozas, on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain. Spain’s women players are hoping that a strong performance at the World Cup this month will give their sport a boost just at the moment when they are fighting for their basic rights as professional athletes. Women’s soccer has experienced massive growth since the 2015 World Cup. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
June 08, 2019 - 12:04 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish women's national team is hoping a strong performance at the World Cup will give the sport a boost just at the moment that players are fighting for their rights as professional athletes. Women's soccer has experienced massive growth since the 2015 World Cup, when...
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Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein, left, introduces pitcher Craig Kimbrel during a news conference at Wrigley Field, Friday, June 7, 2019 in Chicago. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
June 07, 2019 - 7:32 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — After missing more than one-third of a season while waiting for the right offer, Craig Kimbrel found a home with the Chicago Cubs. "Am I disappointed at where I am? No. not all at all. I'm very happy where I am," Kimbrel said Friday after the Cubs finalized a three-year contract that...
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France's Eugenie Le Sommer, right, celebrates with her teammates after scoring her side's opening goal during the Women's World Cup Group A soccer match between France and South Korea, at the Parc des Princes in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 07, 2019 - 3:53 pm
PARIS (AP) — From the Eiffel Tower to the Champs-Élysées and across the Paris Metro, the Women's World Cup has had little visibility in the French capital. The hosts at least made their presence felt on the field on Friday night in front of French President Emmanuel Macron. FIFA's monthlong women's...
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