Athlete contracts

This Jan. 10, 2013 file photo shows Los Angeles Kings president and general manager Dean Lombardi and head coach Darryl Sutter laughing during a news conference to help kick off the NHL hockey team's season in Los Angeles. The Kings have fired Sutter and Lombardi, who led the franchise to its only two Stanley Cup championships. On Monday, April 10, 2017, the team also promoted former defenseman Rob Blake to vice president and general manager, while longtime executive Luc Robitaille will be their new team president in charge of all hockey and business operations. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)
April 10, 2017 - 10:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coach Darryl Sutter and general manager Dean Lombardi were the Los Angeles Kings' leaders during the best years of the franchise's mostly ordinary history. When they couldn't replicate that success over the past three seasons, not even their Stanley Cup pedigree could keep their...
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President Donald Trump talks about the attack in Syria during a news conference with Jordan's King Abdullah II, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 05, 2017 - 9:19 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. WHAT TRUMP NOW SAYS ABOUT SYRIA President Donald Trump declares the deadly chemical attack in Syria crossed "many, many lines" and abruptly transformed his thinking about Syrian President...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, the United States Women's National Team celebrates with the trophy after they beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The U.S. Soccer Federation and the World Cup champion women's team have agreed on a labor contract, settling a dispute in which the players sought equitable wages to their male counterparts. The financial terms and length of the multiyear deal were not disclosed. The agreement was ratified by the players and the federation's board Tuesday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 05, 2017 - 8:01 pm
The U.S. women's national team believes its new contract is both fair and good for the future of the sport. The U.S. Soccer Federation and the team's union announced Wednesday that a labor deal had been struck to settle an at times contentious dispute in which the players sought equitable wages to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2016, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, in Washington. Ovechkin and other players are raising doubts about the finality of the NHL announcement that it won’t participate in the 2018 Olympics. Capitals superstar reiterated his intention to represent Russia next year in South Korea, calling the league’s decision not to go a “bluff.”(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
April 04, 2017 - 4:49 pm
Alex Ovechkin and other players aren't so sure the NHL's decision to skip the Winter Olympics in South Korea next year is final. The Washington Capitals superstar on Tuesday reiterated his intention to represent Russia next February, calling the league's decision a "bluff." Montreal Canadiens...
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Los Angeles Angels pitcher Ricky Nolasco works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 3, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
April 04, 2017 - 1:53 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin threw batting practice to Khris Davis all spring and cannot remember the slugger clearing the fences once. Not in an exhibition game, either. Davis saved those shots for opening night, hitting a go-ahead homer in the sixth and connected again leading off the eighth...
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St. Louis Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt, left, congratulates Stephen Piscotty on signing a long-term contract with the Cardinals, during a press conference Monday, April 3, 2017, in St. Louis. At right is Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
April 03, 2017 - 4:48 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A day after St. Louis signed a legacy contract with one of its all-time greats, the Cardinals went back to work locking up their young nucleus of talent. Right fielder Stephen Piscotty became the latest St. Louis youngster to agree to a long-term contract, finalizing a $33.5...
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St. Louis Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt, left, congratulates Stephen Piscotty on signing a long-term contract with the Cardinals, during a press conference Monday, April 3, 2017, in St. Louis. At right is Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
April 03, 2017 - 4:10 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A day after St. Louis signed a legacy contract with one of its all-time greats, the Cardinals went back to work locking up their young nucleus of talent. Right fielder Stephen Piscotty became the latest St. Louis youngster to agree to a long-term contract, finalizing a $33.5...
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St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina smiles during a news conference ahead of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Sunday, April 2, 2017, in St. Louis. The Cardinals have finalized a contract extension with seven-time All-Star Molina that runs through the 2020 season. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 03, 2017 - 12:44 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — When it was over, when the numbers were finalized and the contract was ready, Yadier Molina cried. Tears of joy. Molina and the St. Louis Cardinals announced a new deal Sunday that adds $60 million over three seasons through 2020, increasing the likelihood that the catcher will...
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Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts watches from the dugout during the second inning of the team's preseason baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 03, 2017 - 12:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees aren't among baseball's top two payrolls for the first time in nearly a quarter-century, making cuts along with some other traditional big spenders. The Los Angeles Dodgers topped the major leagues for the fourth straight opening day but dropped to $225 million...
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St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina smiles during a news conference ahead of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Sunday, April 2, 2017, in St. Louis. The Cardinals have finalized a contract extension with seven-time All-Star Molina that runs through the 2020 season. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 02, 2017 - 9:57 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — When it was over, when the numbers were finalized and the contract was ready, Yadier Molina cried. Tears of joy. Molina and the St. Louis Cardinals announced a new deal Sunday that adds $60 million over three seasons through 2020, increasing the likelihood that the catcher will...
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