Athlete contracts

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2019, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Adam Wainwright throws during the second inning of Game 4 of the baseball National League Championship Series, in Washington. The St. Louis Cardinals and Adam Wainwright have agreed to a contract for next season, raising the likelihood that the veteran pitcher finishes his career with the only major league team he has ever played for. Terms of the deal Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, were not disclosed.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
November 12, 2019 - 9:05 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals and Adam Wainwright have agreed to a contract for the 2020 season, increasing the likelihood the pitcher will finish his career with the only major league team he has played for. The 38-year-old Wainwright was drafted by the Braves in 2000 and traded to the...
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Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo speaks during a media availability during the Major League Baseball general managers annual meetings Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
November 12, 2019 - 7:56 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Washington went against baseball's trend toward bulked-up bullpens, dedicating 39 percent of its payroll to three starting pitchers: Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin. The trio triumphed, lifting the Nationals to the first World Series title in the team's...
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United States forward Tobin Heath, left, passes the ball in front of Sweden defender Hanna Glas during the first half of a women's international friendly soccer match in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
November 08, 2019 - 10:24 pm
The U.S. women's national team has been granted class status in its lawsuit against U.S. Soccer that alleges gender discrimination in compensation and working conditions. U.S. District Court Judge R. Gary Klausner's ruling Friday in Los Angeles expands the case beyond the 28 players who originally...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9,2019, file photo, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws against a Pittsburgh Pirates' batter in the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco. Bumgarner has received a $17.8 million qualifying offer from the Giants, a move that likely will decrease demand for him in the free-agent market. (AP Photo/John Hefti, File)
November 04, 2019 - 7:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Madison Bumgarner was among 10 free agents who received $17.8 million qualifying offers from their former teams on Monday, a move that likely will decrease demand for the 30-year-old left-hander. Bumgarner, the 2014 World Series MVP, went 9-9 with a 3.90 ERA over 34 starts this year...
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November 04, 2019 - 5:36 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez has decided to keep his contract with the Red Sox instead of becoming a free agent again. Martinez signed a $110 million, five-year deal after teams had started reporting to spring training in 2018. In his two seasons in Boston, the 32-year-old...
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Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, center, celebrates with teammates Anibal Sanchez, left, and Gerardo Parra during a rally following a parade to celebrate the team's World Series baseball championship over the Houston Astros, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
November 03, 2019 - 10:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Strasburg opted out of the final four years of his contract with the Washington Nationals, three days after the star pitcher was chosen MVP of the World Series. The move Saturday makes the 31-year-old right-hander a free agent. Strasburg gave up $100 million he had been...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, in Chicago. Starting pitcher Darvish and outfielder Jason Heyward are staying with the Chicago Cubs, who exercised their $11.5 million option for 2020 on left-hander José Quintana on Saturday, Nov. 2, and declined their $6.5 million option on lefty Derek Holland, which triggered a $500,000 buyout.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
November 03, 2019 - 2:48 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Starting pitcher Yu Darvish and outfielder Jason Heyward are staying with the Chicago Cubs, who exercised their $11.5 million option for 2020 on left-hander José Quintana on Saturday and declined their $6.5 million option on lefty Derek Holland, which triggered a $500,000 buyout...
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Milwaukee Brewers Josh Hader, right, and New York Yankees Aroldis Chapman pose with their reliever of the year trophies at a news conference before Game 4 of the baseball World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 03, 2019 - 1:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Aroldis Chapman is staying with the New York Yankees, amending his contract to a $48 million, three-year deal. The 31-year-old All-Star closer had been owed $15 million in each of the next two seasons as part of an $86 million, five-year contract, and he had the right to opt out of...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg reacts after the out out in the sixth inning of Game 2 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 31, 2019 - 1:54 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The shutdown that shook baseball paid off for Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals. It just took seven seasons. Strasburg was voted MVP of the World Series following the Nationals' 6-2 win over the Houston Astros in Game 7 on Wednesday night, the first title in the 51...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams (71) sets up to block in front of Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) during the second half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla. A person with knowledge of the situation says Williams has reported to the Redskins, ending his holdout. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, because the team had not announced Williams’ return. He can be kept off the 53-man roster for up to three weeks after reporting. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
October 29, 2019 - 6:23 pm
Trent Williams stayed put, as did Josh Norman, Chris Harris Jr. and Le'Veon Bell. Jamal Adams, Melvin Gordon and Patrick Peterson aren't going anywhere, either. The NFL trade deadline was a dud this year but only because teams didn't wait for the cutoff to swap draft picks and established stars,...
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