Athlete contracts

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2014, file photo, Meghan Duggan of the United States looks up during a face off during the second period of the 2014 Winter Olympics women's semifinal ice hockey game against Sweden at Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia. The U.S. women's hockey team is threatening to boycott the world championships because of a wage dispute. The team announced Wednesday that they will not participate in the International Ice Hockey Federation tournament that begins March 31, 2017, in Plymouth, Michigan. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
March 15, 2017 - 2:00 pm
The U.S. women's hockey team announced Wednesday that it will boycott the upcoming world championship tournament on home ice unless there is significant progress in settling a wage dispute with USA Hockey. Players said they informed USA Hockey that they would not report to training camp next...
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FILE- In this Feb. 16, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Twins pitcher Ryan Vogelsong winds up to throw in the bullpen during a baseball spring training workout in Fort Myers, Fla. The right-hander started for the Twins on Sunday, March 12, against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton, Fla. “I still think I can get big league guys out consistently and help a team win, so that’s why I’m here,” Vogelsong said. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
March 13, 2017 - 2:48 am
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Vogelsong isn't ready to be over the hill. He's still having fun on top of it. Vogelsong is in spring training with the Minnesota Twins on a minor league contract, about four months before his 40th birthday but plenty confident he can win a spot on the staff for the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2016 file photo, Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Lorenzo Alexander (57) lines up against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Bills have agreed to re-sign Alexander, their top pass-rusher, to a two-year, $9 million contract. That's a considerable increase in pay for the 33-year-old Alexander, who was supposed to play a backup and special teams role in signing a one-year $885,000 deal with the Bills last spring. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)
March 11, 2017 - 2:58 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Journeyman linebacker Lorenzo Alexander's breakout season with the Buffalo Bills has paid off. The 10-year-veteran was rewarded for leading Buffalo with 12 1/2 sacks by agreeing to a two-year, $9 million contract to re-sign with the Bills on Saturday. The team announced...
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March 10, 2017 - 8:33 pm
The Latest on NFL free agency (all times Eastern): ___ 8:25 p.m. A person familiar with negotiations says the Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms on a contract with unrestricted free agent cornerback Captain Munnerlyn, who played with the team from 2009-2013. Terms of the deal were not...
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March 10, 2017 - 7:01 pm
The Latest on NFL free agency (all times Eastern): 7:00 p.m. The Green Bay Packers have signed tight end Martellus Bennett. The team announced the news on Twitter on Friday evening. The addition of Bennett means that the Packers are likely cutting ties with last year's starter Jared Cook. Bennett,...
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In this photo taken Jan. 1, 2017 file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor (11) catches a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. The Washington Redskins announced Friday, March 10, 2017, they've reached a deal with the wide receiver. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)
March 10, 2017 - 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Terrelle Pryor signed a one-year contract worth up to $8 million with the Washington Redskins on Friday as the team began the process of replacing two top receivers who left in free agency, Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson. The 27-year-old Pryor spent the past two seasons with the...
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In this photo taken Jan. 1, 2017 file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor (11) catches a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. The Washington Redskins announced Friday, March 10, 2017, they've reached a deal with the wide receiver. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)
March 10, 2017 - 4:40 pm
The Latest on NFL free agency (all times Eastern): 4:35 p.m. The Carolina Panthers have confirmed they traded defensive end Kony Ealy and a third-round pick this year to New England in exchange for the Patriots' second-round draft pick this year. Ealy had three sacks in the Super Bowl against...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2016, file photo, Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan speaks during a news conference at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va. The Redskins have fired McCloughan on the opening day of NFL free agency. Team president Bruce Allen announced the firing Thursday night, March 9, 2017. It is effective immediately. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
March 10, 2017 - 2:55 pm
The Latest on NFL free agency (all times Eastern): 2:55 p.m. The Los Angeles Chargers have landed Russell Okung, the most prominent free-agent left tackle still on the market. The Chargers announced a four-year deal for Okung, who spent last season with the Denver Broncos after playing his first...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2016, file photo, Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan speaks during a news conference at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va. The Redskins have fired McCloughan on the opening day of NFL free agency. Team president Bruce Allen announced the firing Thursday night, March 9, 2017. It is effective immediately. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
March 10, 2017 - 10:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the opening day of NFL free agency, the Washington Redskins made a franchise-altering move that didn't involve a player. They fired general manager Scot McCloughan on Thursday, ending speculation about his future that had clouded the organization in recent weeks. Team president...
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March 09, 2017 - 8:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins fired general manager Scot McCloughan on Thursday, the opening day of NFL free agency. Team president Bruce Allen announced the firing, which is effective immediately. McCloughan, 46, served as GM for the past two years and had a four-year contract. The day...
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