Athlete contracts

FILE - In this May 12, 2017, file photo, Washington Wizards guard John Wall celebrates as he stands on the scorer's table after Game 6 against the Boston Celtics in an NBA basketball second-round playoff series in Washington. A person familiar with the deal says that Wall has agreed to a $170 million, four-year contract extension with the Wizards that will start with the 2019 season. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 21, 2017 - 11:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — All-Star point guard John Wall and the Washington Wizards have agreed to a $170 million, four-year contract extension that will start with the 2019 season, two people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Friday night. The people confirmed the terms of the...
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July 21, 2017 - 11:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — All-Star point guard John Wall and the Washington Wizards have agreed to a $170 million, four-year contract extension that will start with the 2019 season, two people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Friday night. The people confirmed the terms of the...
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July 21, 2017 - 9:21 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Koby Altman's next move with the Cavaliers will be personal. Altman, who has been serving as Cleveland's interim general manager during a strange summer of activity, will be named the team's full-time GM, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Friday. The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2015, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval stands in the dugout during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles i Baltimore. The Red Sox on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, have released Sandoval because the third baseman didn't report after being designated for assignment last week. It officially ends the Boston tenure for the once-celebrated free agent, who never was healthy enough to live up to the expectations that came with the $95 million contract he signed in 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 20, 2017 - 7:11 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Belt expects Panda-monium in San Francisco once more. Pablo Sandoval plans to sign a minor league contract to return to the Giants, a person with knowledge of his intentions said Thursday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) passes during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, in Landover, Md. Cousins is expected to play a second consecutive season on the franchise tag unless his camp and the Washington Redskins surprisingly reach a last-minute agreement on a long-term contract. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
July 17, 2017 - 4:34 pm
The deadline passed Monday for Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins to sign a long-term deal, meaning the quarterback will play a second consecutive season on the franchise tag. The team confirmed no agreement by the 4 p.m. EDT Monday deadline. Cousins will make $23.94 million on the franchise...
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Oakland Athletics' Yonder Alonso celebrates after hitting a home run off Cleveland Indians' Carlos Carrasco during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 14, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
July 15, 2017 - 2:07 am
Teams looking to boost their offense have plenty of options on the trade market. Need a slugger? The NL East has a few. Need a catcher? A two-time All-Star could be on the move again. Veterans, role players, pinch-hitters are all available at the right price before the July 31 non-waiver trade...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, then-Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward talks to the media during the NBA teams end of season press conference in Salt Lake City. When it comes to the IRS, the dollars connected to a player’s contract don’t tell the whole story about how much he’s going to be making. Where a player choses to play _ the Boston Celtics or the Miami Heat _ could go a long way in determining how much money he ends up receiving. Robert Raiola, who includes many professional athletes among his clients in his role as director of sports and entertainment for the PKF O’Connor Davies accounting firm, cites former Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward’s recent deal with the Celtics as an example. (Kristin Murphy/The Deseret News via AP, File)
July 14, 2017 - 4:55 pm
With the mind-boggling money being doled out in NBA contracts, players don't seem to be overly concerned about state taxes — or the lack of them. Stephen Curry signed a $201 million deal with Golden State and Blake Griffin got a $175 million from the Los Angeles Clippers. The rub: In California,...
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FILE - This April 26, 2017 file photo shows Atlanta Hawks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (10) during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Washington Wizards in Washington. The New York Knicks announced Saturday, July 8, 2017 they have signed free-agent guard Tim Hardaway Jr. to a four-year, $71 million contract. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
July 10, 2017 - 5:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Hardaway Jr. thought that with Phil Jackson gone, maybe there was a chance someday he could come back to New York. Even he was surprised it was this soon. With Jackson and his triangle offense gone, the Knicks reached back to their past to sign Hardaway, a former first-round...
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World Team's Yoan Moncada, right, of the Chicago White Sox, bats during the first inning of the All-Star Futures baseball game, Sunday, July 9, 2017, in Miami. U.S. Team catcher Chance Sisco, left, of the Baltimore Orioles. looks on. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
July 09, 2017 - 6:47 pm
MIAMI (AP) — With spending on international amateurs capped, Major League Baseball might not be the No. 1 choice for all Latin American prospects. Teams in Japan and South Korea could be more lucrative alternatives. "That could be the case," Colombian right-hander Luis Escobar, a 21-year-old...
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CORRECTS TERMS OF CONTRACT - FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) gestures during Game 5 in the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio. The Rockets signed Harden to a four-year contract extension for about $160 million Saturday, July 8, giving him a total six-year deal with $228 million guaranteed. With Harden under contract on his existing deal for another two seasons, the extension will not affect Houston's aggressive pursuit of free agents this summer as the Rockets try to make a run at the Golden State Warriors. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
July 08, 2017 - 10:52 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — James Harden became a star in Houston, and now he's ready to call the city home. Harden signed a four-year, "supermax" extension Saturday, a whopper of a deal that guarantees Harden about $228 million over the next six seasons and makes it the richest contract in league history...
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