Athlete contracts

Kansas City Royals' Adalberto Mondesi, right, and Los Angeles Angels catcher Kevan Smith watch Mondesi's home run during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 1, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
March 04, 2019 - 3:17 pm
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Brett Phillips has always been the fastest player on his team, whether he was playing in Little League, starring at Seminole High School or climbing the rungs of the minor league ladder. When he looks around the Kansas City Royals' clubhouse, though, the fleet-footed...
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March 02, 2019 - 10:59 am
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have announced Bryce Harper's 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history at $330 million. Philadelphia scheduled a news conference for Saturday to introduce Harper. He will wear No. 3 rather than the No. 34 he used with the Washington...
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Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler (19) shakes hands with team owner John Middleton before a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Friday, March 1, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 01, 2019 - 6:07 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper has the Philadelphia Phillies thinking October baseball before even arriving in camp. The six-time All-Star outfielder and the Phillies agreed Thursday to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. Now a team that hasn't had a...
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March 01, 2019 - 6:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's salary cap will jump $11 million next season to $188.2 million. In the ninth year of the 10-year labor agreement, the cap moves up from $177.2 million. It has increased in every year of the contract, with the biggest move in 2015 to 2016, when it went up by just under $12...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper bats during a baseball game against the New York Mets, in Washington. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
March 01, 2019 - 2:50 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper is kind of a big deal in Philly. No, not just with his colossal contract — Harper and the Phillies agreed Thursday to a $330 million, 13-year deal that is the largest contract in baseball history. But as an attraction. Harper zipped to the top of the list as the...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2018, file photo, Washington Nationals Bryce Harper (34) reacts to his winning hit during the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby, in Washington. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 28, 2019 - 7:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It took a long time and a lot of money, but the Philadelphia Phillies finally landed Bryce Harper with a record contract. The young star outfielder and the Phillies agreed Thursday to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. Harper's agent, California-...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018, file photo, former NFL player Jason Witten and broadcaster is recognized by the Dallas Cowboys before the first half of an NFL football game between the Cowboys and the Tennessee Titans in Arlington, Texas. Witten is coming out of retirement and rejoining the Cowboys after one season as a television analyst. The Cowboys announced Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, that the 11-time Pro Bowl tight end had agreed to a one-year contract. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
February 28, 2019 - 5:20 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jason Witten said the hardest thing about deciding to retire nine months ago was leaving football without winning a Super Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys. The 36-year-old tight end is giving it another shot. Witten announced Thursday he is coming out of retirement and rejoining...
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February 27, 2019 - 5:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players and management appear headed to early labor negotiations that could lead to significant economic changes in the collective bargaining agreement and possibly a new deal past the current expiration of December 2021. Management backed off its desire for a pitch clock...
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File-This Sept. 21, 2018, file photo shows Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado in the first inning during a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Arenado likes where he's at and the direction the Colorado Rockies are headed. So he's staying put. For possibly a long, long time. And for a chance to finish what this team has been brewing. The All-Star third baseman agreed to a $260 million, eight-year contract on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been finalized. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
February 27, 2019 - 12:02 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Colorado Rockies slugger Nolan Arenado says "at the end of the day my heart was here" and he wants to emulate Todd Helton and Derek Jeter by spending his entire career with one team, explaining why he gave up a chance to become a free agent after this season. The All-Star...
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File-This Sept. 21, 2018, file photo shows Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado in the first inning during a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Arenado likes where he's at and the direction the Colorado Rockies are headed. So he's staying put. For possibly a long, long time. And for a chance to finish what this team has been brewing. The All-Star third baseman agreed to a $260 million, eight-year contract on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been finalized. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
February 26, 2019 - 8:43 pm
DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado likes where he's at and the direction the Colorado Rockies are headed. So he's staying put. For possibly a long, long time. And for a chance to finish what this team has been brewing. The All-Star third baseman and Rockies agreed to an eight-year contract on Tuesday, and...
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