Athlete contracts

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2017, file photo, Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil (67) lines up against the Buffalo Bills during the second half of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Houston Texans continued a busy day of trades by addressing a glaring need to upgrade their offensive line by acquiring Tunsil from the Dolphins in a deal which also netted them receiver Kenny Stills, a source familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Rich Barnes, File)
August 31, 2019 - 4:00 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans continued a busy day of trades on Saturday by addressing a glaring need to upgrade their offensive line by acquiring left tackle Laremy Tunsil from the Miami Dolphins in a deal which also netted them receiver Kenny Stills, a person familiar with the deal tells The...
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FILE- In this Dec. 23, 2018, file photo, Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (90) rushes during the NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. Two people with knowledge of the deal say the Seattle Seahawks are on the verge of acquiring Clowney from the Texans. Such a move would bolster one of Seattle's biggest needs heading into the season. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the deal is still pending a physical and had not been completed. Seattle reportedly is sending a third-round pick and two players back to Houston. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)
August 31, 2019 - 10:20 am
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are on the verge of acquiring standout pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney from the Houston Texans, two people with knowledge of the deal said Saturday. Such a move would bolster one of Seattle's biggest needs heading into the season. The people spoke to The...
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In this April 24, 2018, fphoto, Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) drives to the basket past Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) during the second half of Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Houston. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Houston Rockets and Gordon have agreed on a contract extension. It’s for at least three years, starting in 2020-21, with an option that a fourth season could be added. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
August 30, 2019 - 11:55 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says the Houston Rockets and veteran guard Eric Gordon have agreed on a contract extension that could keep him with the team for another five seasons in all. Gordon and the Rockets agreed on a three-year extension, which begins with the 2020-...
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Kansas City Royals' Cheslor Cuthbert celebrates on second after hitting a two-run double during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 30, 2019 - 3:30 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — David Glass and his family on Friday announced the sale of the Kansas City Royals to an ownership group led by local entrepreneur John Sherman in a deal expected to be worth about $1 billion. The Royals announced the sale just days after word began to leak that the Sherman...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott pushes off Los Angeles Rams inside linebacker Cory Littleton during the first half in an NFL divisional football playoff game in Los Angeles. Elliott's holdout clouds the expectations for a franchise longing to return to the Super Bowl for the first time since the last of five championships nearly 25 years ago. The Cowboys have a fourth-year quarterback already with two NFC East titles in Dak Prescott, a receiver ready to show what a full season looks like in Amari Cooper and a defense with an established star in pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence and two emerging ones in linebackers Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
August 30, 2019 - 12:26 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he's operating under the assumption that Ezekiel Elliott will miss regular-season games because of a holdout, but doesn't think his star running back will be absent for all of them. The Cowboys passed the most significant benchmark in...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2006, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward hoists the Stanley Cup after the Hurricanes defeated the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup hockey finals in Raleigh, N.C. Goalie Cam Ward has signed a one-day contract with the Carolina Hurricanes and is retiring as a member of the team he helped lead to a Stanley Cup. General manager Don Waddell announced the signing and retirement Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, calling Ward “a cornerstone for this organization for more than a decade.”(AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)
August 28, 2019 - 7:50 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Goalie Cam Ward has signed a one-day contract with the Carolina Hurricanes and is retiring as a member of the team he helped lead to a Stanley Cup. General manager Don Waddell announced the signing and retirement Wednesday, calling Ward "a cornerstone for this organization for...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file photo, injured Washington Wizards center Dwight Howard practices before the Wizards face the Denver Nuggets in an NBA basketball game in Denver. A person familiar with the decision says the Los Angeles Lakers intend to sign Howard after he completes a buyout with Memphis. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, because the deal has not been completed for Howard to make an improbable return to the Lakers six years after his acrimonious departure. Howard played in only nine games last season for Washington, which traded him to the Grizzlies last month. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
August 23, 2019 - 4:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers intend to sign center Dwight Howard after he completes a buyout with Memphis, a person familiar with the decision says. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal hasn't been completed for Howard to make an improbable return to the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2013, photo, Anthony DeFrancesco, center, son of Tiburones head coach Tony DeFrancesco, left, practices his baseball swing as his father speaks with a player prior to a baseball game against rival Leones, at Estadio Universitario in Caracas, Venezuela. Major League Baseball is banning players from participating in the Venezuelan Winter League in one of the first public repercussions of new U.S. economic sanctions against the Venezuelan government. MLB said Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, it is in contact with the U.S. government to determine how to proceed under the new sanctions against President Nicolás Maduro's administration and at least temporarily suspending involvement in the league. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
August 22, 2019 - 7:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is banning players from participating in the Venezuelan Winter League in one of the first public repercussions of new U.S. economic sanctions against the Venezuelan government. MLB said Thursday it is in contact with the U.S. government to determine how to...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Byron Jones, left, tries to catch New York Giants' Saquon Barkley during the first half of an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. The dynamic second-year running back is worth the price of admission and can help the team pull off upsets by himself. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
August 22, 2019 - 11:21 am
While Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper wait to get paid, Ezekiel Elliott wants his money now. The Dallas Cowboys have another obstacle standing in their way as they try to become the first team to win consecutive NFC East titles since the Philadelphia Eagles did it four straight seasons from 2001-04...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 file photo, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during an NFL game in Arlington, Texas. The Dallas Cowboys have given young linebacker Jaylon Smith a new contract while the holdout by Pro Bowl running back Ezekiel Elliott nears a month since the team reported to training camp. Smith’s extension was announced Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Jacobsohn, File)
August 20, 2019 - 8:06 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — When the Dallas Cowboys announced a contract extension for Jaylon Smith, it was first a celebration of the linebacker's journey from a career-threatening knee injury in college to one of the NFL's richest contracts at his position. Of course, it didn't take long for the focus...
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