Athlete contracts

FILE - In this June 5, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr speaks at a news conference after Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in Oakland, Calif. Kerr knows that a new era of Warriors basketball is about to begin. He just doesn't know what that means yet. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
August 05, 2019 - 11:28 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr knows that a new era of Warriors basketball is about to begin. He just doesn't know what that means yet. It has been a rough summer for Kerr, whose roster is wildly different following the offseason departures of Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, DeMarcus...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Hawks forward Vince Carter (15) drives to the basket against Orlando Magic guard Michael Carter-Williams (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla. Carter is returning to the Hawks for his 22nd season in the NBA. A league source confirmed that the 42-year-old Carter has agreed to terms with the Hawks. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced by the team. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
August 05, 2019 - 3:37 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Vince Carter is putting off retirement for at least one more season. With that, he'll claim the longest career in NBA history all to himself. A person familiar with the situation confirmed that Carter has agreed to terms on a one-year contract to return to the Atlanta Hawks for his...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper jogs onto the field at the NFL football team's training camp in Oxnard, Calif. Dak Prescott pretends he can’t hear the question when the subject turns to a new contract for the star quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, while receiver Amari Cooper steadfastly says he simply doesn’t think about what might be happening in his negotiations. Both reported to training camp on time as they prepare for the final year of their respective deals. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File)
August 05, 2019 - 1:09 pm
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott pretends he can't hear questions about a new contract, while receiver Amari Cooper steadfastly says he simply doesn't think about his negotiations. Both reported to training camp on time as they prepare for the final year of their deals...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2019, file photo, New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk is shown during a break in action in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, in New York. Shattenkirk has signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Lightning vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced the deal Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Shattenkirk played 73 games for the New York Rangers last season, finishing with two goals and ranking first among the team's defensemen in assists (26) and points (28). (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 05, 2019 - 10:00 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Veteran defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk has signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning after being bought out by the New York Rangers. Lightning vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced the deal Monday. Shattenkirk said he chose the...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady winds up to pass during an NFL football training camp practice, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
August 04, 2019 - 2:46 pm
Tom Brady has never known what it's like to play out the final season of a contract in his 20-year NFL career, and the New England Patriots superstar quarterback isn't about to find out. Brady, who turned 42 on Saturday, is signing a two-year, $70 million extension that runs through 2021 and...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) prepares for drills during an NFL football practice in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
August 04, 2019 - 8:57 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Yannick Ngakoue's holdout failed to land him a new contract. The standout pass rusher reported to Jacksonville Jaguars training camp Sunday following an 11-day absence and is ready to play out his rookie deal. He insisted he's not angry and not worried about risking an...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 file photo, Leicester City's Harry Maguire looks to pass the ball during their English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates stadium in London. A person with knowledge of the deal says Manchester United is set to break the world transfer record for a defender after agreeing to pay 80 million pounds ($97 million) to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the transfer is yet to be finalized. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
August 02, 2019 - 11:14 am
LONDON (AP) — Manchester United is set to break the world transfer record for a defender after agreeing to pay 80 million pounds ($97 million) to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester, a person with knowledge of the deal said Friday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...
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Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones, left, talks with actor Jamie Foxx, right, at the NFL football team's training camp in Oxnard, Calif., Monday, July 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
August 02, 2019 - 12:16 am
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott's contract holdout doesn't have Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones worried about a resolution or a timeline. At least that's the message Jones is offering about trying to get a deal done with his missing two-time NFL rushing champion. "When have I ever not done...
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New York Jets' Le'Veon Bell, right, talks with quarterback Sam Darnold during practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Florham Park, N.J., Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 01, 2019 - 2:22 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Le'Veon Bell firmly believes he made the right decision, refusing to second-guess missing a season while in a contract dispute with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The New York Jets star running back is sorry about only one thing: for letting down the fantasy football owners who...
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In this Nov. 4, 2018 photo Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil (67) runs onto the field before the start of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Charlotte, N.C. Kalil has surprisingly come out of retirement to join the New York Jets. The 34-year-old Kalil and the Jets agreed to terms on a deal Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. He will have to pass a physical before signing his contract and making it official. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
August 01, 2019 - 2:12 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Ryan Kalil wasn't done playing football, after all. The five-time Pro Bowl center snapped out of retirement Thursday and agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the New York Jets. The 34-year-old Kalil, who started every game last season for Carolina after playing just six...
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