Athlete contracts

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2016, file photo, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten runs the ball in the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland. Witten has signed a four-year contract extension on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, that virtually guarantees the 14-year veteran will spend his entire career with the Cowboys. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
March 28, 2017 - 4:07 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas tight end Jason Witten has signed a four-year contract extension that virtually guarantees the 14-year veteran will spend his entire career with the Cowboys. The deal Witten signed Tuesday runs through 2021 and leaves the final year of the two-time All Pro's current...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2017 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Warren, and other senators have written a letter to USA Hockey executive director Dave Ogrean to express their concerns about the organization’s treatment of the women’s national team. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 27, 2017 - 9:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure is mounting on USA Hockey in its wage dispute with the women's national team. On Monday, 16 U.S. senators wrote a letter to executive director Dave Ogrean, urging him to resolve the matter. The message came four days before the start of the women's world championship,...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2017 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Warren, and other senators have written a letter to USA Hockey executive director Dave Ogrean to express their concerns about the organization’s treatment of the women’s national team. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 27, 2017 - 7:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixteen U.S. senators wrote a letter to USA Hockey's executive director Monday over their concerns about the treatment of the women's national team. Players have threatened to boycott the upcoming world championships over a wage dispute. The senators, all Democrats, urged David...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2017 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Warren, and other senators have written a letter to USA Hockey executive director Dave Ogrean to express their concerns about the organization’s treatment of the women’s national team. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 27, 2017 - 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen U.S. senators wrote a letter to USA Hockey's executive director Monday over their concerns about the treatment of the women's national team. Players have threatened to boycott the upcoming world championships over a wage dispute. The senators, all Democrats, urged David...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2017 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Warren, and other senators have written a letter to USA Hockey executive director Dave Ogrean to express their concerns about the organization’s treatment of the women’s national team. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 27, 2017 - 1:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen U.S. senators wrote a letter to USA Hockey's executive director Monday over their concerns about the treatment of the women's national team. Players have a href=' https://apnews.com/cac4b959fac248629ba637676d83cce0/US-women 's-hockey-players-threaten-boycott-over-wages'...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2017, file photo, WNHL player Hilary Knight answers questions during an interview in New York. 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/Julie Jacobson, File)
March 16, 2017 - 3:46 am
As Hilary Knight read a text message from a former U.S. women's hockey player praising the team for sacrificing playing in the world championships over a wage dispute, she started to wonder who will play if they don't make progress in talks with USA Hockey. "We're unanimously united as a player...
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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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