Athlete contracts

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2017, file photo, New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances throws during the eighth inning of Game 6 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros in Houston. The New York Mets have reached an agreement with free-agent reliever Betances on a one-year contract with a player option for 2021. The Mets announced the deal with four-time All Star on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)
December 24, 2019 - 4:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have reached an agreement with free-agent reliever Dellin Betances on a one-year contract with a player option for 2021. The Mets announced the deal with the four-time All Star on Tuesday. Betances is guaranteed $10.5 million under the contract. The 31-year-old,...
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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson (8) reacts after a play during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, in San Antonio, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
December 24, 2019 - 11:54 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers traded Jordan Clarkson before he could walk away. Cleveland dealt the veteran backup guard to the Utah Jazz for guard Dante Exum and two future second-round draft picks on Tuesday. The teams agreed to terms of the deal shortly before their games in Cleveland and Miami...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' Jordan Clarkson (8) shoots over Memphis Grizzlies' Grayson Allen (3) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
December 24, 2019 - 2:10 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jordan Clarkson wasn't going to be a part of Cleveland's future. Now he's in the past. The Cavaliers agreed Monday night to trade Clarkson to the Utah Jazz for guard Dante Exum and two future second-round draft picks, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press...
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File-This 1968 file photo shows St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Curt Flood. Flood set off the free-agent revolution 50 years ago Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, with a 128-word letter to baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, two paragraphs that pretty much ended the career of a World Series champion regarded as among the sport's stars but united a union behind his cause. (AP Photo/File)
December 23, 2019 - 7:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Curt Flood set off the free-agent revolution 50 years ago Tuesday with a 128-word letter to baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, two paragraphs that pretty much ended the career of a World Series champion regarded as among the sport's stars but united a union behind his cause. St...
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December 23, 2019 - 1:29 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Free agent second baseman Cesar Hernandez has agreed to a one-year, $6.25 million contract with the Cleveland Indians, a person familiar with with negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday. Hernandez, who spent the past seven seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, must past...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws to a Washington Nationals batter during the first inning in Game 3 of a baseball National League Division Series in Washington. Free agent pitcher Ryu and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to an $80 million, four-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was pending a physical sometime after Christmas and had not been announced. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
December 23, 2019 - 3:04 am
Hyun-Jin Ryu is headed north of the border to a Toronto Blue Jays team in dire need of starting pitching. One that was willing to pay for it, too. Ryu and the Blue Jays agreed to an $80 million, four-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke late Sunday...
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December 21, 2019 - 9:17 pm
The Chicago White Sox and left-hander Dallas Keuchel have agreed to a $55 million, three-year deal, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday night because the agreement had not been announced. Keuchel's deal includes a...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2018, file photo, New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes looks on as his team play the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game in New York. Cespedes' salary for 2019 was cut in half and his pay for 2020 reduced as part of a settlement of a grievance between the injured outfielder and the Mets. He agreed to a $110 million, four-year contract in December 2016 but has not played since July 20, 2018. The outfielder had surgery to remove bone calcification from his right heel on Aug. 2, 2018, and his left that Oct. 26. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
December 21, 2019 - 6:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Céspedes' base salary next year was cut to $6 million from its original $29.5 million as part of an amended contract with the New York Mets that avoided a grievance hearing, according to details obtained by The Associated Press. The oft-injured outfielder, however, would...
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December 20, 2019 - 6:36 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The White Sox boosted their starting rotation, finalizing a $5 million, one-year contract with two-time All-Star Gio González that includes a 2021 club option. The deal announced Friday calls for a $4.5 million salary in 2020 and gives the White Sox a $7 million option for 2021 with...
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) warms up before an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 20, 2019 - 1:21 pm
Rookie Daniel Jones is returning as the New York Giants starting quarterback after missing two weeks with an ankle injury. Jones again replaces two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning, who had returned to the starting lineup with Jones sidelined. Manning is in the final year of his contract, so the...
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