Athlete contracts

March 29, 2017 - 2:39 am
While the impending start of the world championships created urgency for USA Hockey and the women's national team to hammer out a deal, the agreement had everything to do with tournaments over the next four years and beyond. The sides finalized an agreement Tuesday night that avoided what would've...
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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. USA Hockey has reached a wage agreement with women's national team players to avoid a boycott of the world championships. USA Hockey announced the agreement Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
March 28, 2017 - 11:22 pm
USA Hockey and the women's national team reached an agreement to end a wage dispute and avoid a boycott of the world championships on home ice that would've been a black eye for the sport. Players and USA Hockey finalized the deal Tuesday night and announced it in a joint statement just three days...
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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. USA Hockey has reached a wage agreement with women's national team players to avoid a boycott of the world championships. USA Hockey announced the agreement Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
March 28, 2017 - 10:13 pm
USA Hockey and the women's national team reached an agreement to end a wage dispute and avoid a boycott of the world championships on home ice that would've been a black eye for the sport. Players and USA Hockey finalized the deal Tuesday night and announced it in a joint statement just three days...
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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. USA Hockey has reached a wage agreement with women's national team players to avoid a boycott of the world championships. USA Hockey announced the agreement Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
March 28, 2017 - 9:47 pm
USA Hockey and the women's national team reached an agreement to end a wage dispute and avoid a boycott of the world championships on home ice that would've been a black eye for the sport. Players and USA Hockey finalized the deal Tuesday night and announced it in a joint statement just three days...
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2017, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Alec Asher warms up during a spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees in Tampa, Fla. The Baltimore Orioles have added another starting pitcher, acquiring right-hander Alec Asher from the Phillies on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, for a player to be named or cash. The 26-year-old Asher was 2-7 with a 5.88 ERA in 12 big league starts for the Phillies in 2015 and 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
March 28, 2017 - 9:15 pm
Speedy outfielder Peter Bourjos and infielder Scooter Gennett were among the players on the go Tuesday as big league teams tweaked their rosters less than a week before opening day. The Tampa Bay Rays added some depth by acquiring Bourjos from the Chicago White Sox for cash or a player to be named...
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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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