Athlete compensation

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 30, 2017 file photo a tennis player casts a shadow on the clay as they serve during a tennis match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Four people are in French custody on suspicion of fixing matches for an Armenian based in Belgium believed behind an illegal gambling syndicate suspected of fixing hundreds of matches. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
January 16, 2019 - 2:24 pm
PARIS (AP) — The crooked tennis players knew him as "Maestro." To European investigators, the Armenian based in Belgium is emerging as the suspected ringleader of an organized gambling syndicate suspected of fixing hundreds of matches and paying off more than 100 players from around Europe. As...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2018, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Russell Martin hits a solo home run against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning of a baseball game in Chicago. The Los Angeles Dodgers have reacquired catcher Martin in a trade with Toronto, a day after losing free agent Yasmani Grandal to Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
January 11, 2019 - 10:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's fitting that Russell Martin is returning to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He's pining for a World Series title, too. The Dodgers reacquired Martin in a trade with Toronto on Friday, receiving the veteran catcher in exchange for a couple minor leaguers. Los Angeles has won two...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts hits a two-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Chicago. Betts and the World Series champion Red Sox agreed to a $20 million, one-year contract on Friday, a $9.5 million raise for an arbitration-eligible player that topped pitcher Max Scherzer’s $8.8 million raise from Detroit in 2014. (AP Photo/Jim Young, File)
January 11, 2019 - 9:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — AL MVP Mookie Betts, NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and major league home run champion Khris Davis reached high-priced one-year deals to avoid salary arbitration, while slugger Nolan Arenado and pitchers Gerrit Cole, Luis Severino and Aaron Nola were among 15 players still on...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2018, file photo, New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom delivers the ball to the Atlanta Braves during the second inning of a baseball game in New York. NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets agreed to a $17 million, one-year contract, a record raise for an arbitration-eligible player from his $7.4 million salary. The deal was agreed to Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, before the pitcher and team were to exchange proposed salaries in arbitration.(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
January 11, 2019 - 8:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets agreed to a $17 million, one-year contract, a record raise for an arbitration-eligible player from his $7.4 million salary last year. The Mets reached deals with all six eligible players before Friday's scheduled exchange...
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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, during a news conference in Seattle. Bettman said the NHL has promised Seattle it will host the hockey All-Star Game within its first seven seasons. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
January 11, 2019 - 12:52 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NHL and NHL Players' Association held a lengthy meeting to discuss keeping the current collective bargaining agreement past 2020 and agreed to meet again next week to continue the talks. The sides met for more than two hours Thursday to talk about a CBA extension that could...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Brian Dozier hits an RBI single during the first inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, in Los Angeles. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free-agent second baseman Brian Dozier and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a $9 million, one-year contract, subject to the successful completion of a physical exam. The person confirmed the deal on condition of anonymity Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, because neither the club nor player had announced anything. (AP Photo/Jae Hong, File)
January 10, 2019 - 9:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brian Dozier found his latest team — and the Washington Nationals found a temporary solution at second base. The free agent infielder and the Nationals agreed to a $9 million, one-year contract, subject to the successful completion of a physical exam, a person familiar with the...
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January 09, 2019 - 4:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL abruptly dropped its plan Wednesday to challenge approved dementia diagnoses in a landmark concussion case as players' lawyers accuse it of trying to delay payments and rewrite the $1 billion settlement. A federal court hearing set for Thursday on the NFL's appeal was...
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From left are 2018 file photos showing Robinson Cano, Welington Castillo, Roberto Osuna and Colby Rasmus. Spending on Major League Baseball payrolls dropped last season for the first time since 2010, an $18 million decrease attributable to drug and domestic violence suspensions and a player retiring at midseason. Seattle second baseman Robinson Cano lost about $11.7 million and Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo approximately $3.5 million after positive drug tests. Closer Roberto Osuna’s domestic violence suspension cost him roughly $2.1 million from Toronto and Houston, and Baltimore outfielder Colby Rasmus walked away from about $1.5 million rather than try to come back from a hip injury. (AP Photo/File)
January 09, 2019 - 12:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Spending on Major League Baseball payrolls dropped last season for the first time since 2010, an $18 million decrease attributable to drug and domestic violence suspensions and a player retiring at midseason. Still, even a year with flat payrolls is unusual for MLB. The only...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018 file photo Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury walks off the field after the team's NCAA college football game against Texas in Lubbock, Texas. The Arizona Cardinals have hired Kingsbury, a move aimed at providing guidance for young quarterback Josh Rosen and resuscitating the worst offense in the NFL. The Cardinals announced the hiring Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018 after a long interview earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson, file)
January 08, 2019 - 5:34 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have hired former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, a move aimed at providing guidance for young quarterback Josh Rosen and resuscitating the worst offense in the NFL. The Cardinals announced the hiring Tuesday after a long interview earlier in the day, saying...
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December 21, 2018 - 12:38 pm
The average major league salary dropped this year for the first time since 2004 and for only the fourth time since record-keeping started 50 years ago, according to the players' association. The union said Friday its final average was $4,095,686, down $1,436 from $4,097,122 last year. Since the...
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