Athlete compensation

FILE - In this Monday, March 19, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Isaiah Thomas argues a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis. No fewer than 33 players will make more during the 2018-19 season than Thomas has made in his entire career. "It's all good though.... I'll just stay on that slow grind," Thomas said on social media after agreeing with the Nuggets. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
July 16, 2018 - 11:57 am
Even after roughly $1.5 billion in new contracts were hammered out during the first two weeks of free agency, there is still plenty of shopping for NBA teams to do over the coming weeks. Most of it will be for bargains. The biggest deals of NBA summer — like Chris Paul, Paul George and LeBron James...
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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2017, file photo, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, from bottom left, kneels with safety Eric Reid, wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and wide receiver Louis Murphy during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Santa Clara, Calif. The NFL Players Association filed a grievance with the league challenging its national anthem policy. The union says that the new policy, which the league imposed without consultation with the NFLPA, is inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement and infringes on player rights. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 10, 2018 - 12:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL Players Association filed a grievance with the league on Tuesday challenging its national anthem policy. The union says that the new policy, which the league imposed without consultation with the NFLPA, is inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement and infringes...
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July 10, 2018 - 12:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL Players Association filed a grievance with the league challenging its national anthem policy. The union says that the new policy, which the league imposed without consultation with the NFLPA, is inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement and infringes on players'...
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England's Harry Maguire, center, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 07, 2018 - 4:54 pm
SAMARA, Russia (AP) — So often the source of letdowns and embarrassments, England's soccer team is a unifying force among players and the nation. At least in some sections of the country riven by economic, political and social divisions that led to Brexit, reaching the World Cup semifinals is a...
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England's Harry Maguire, center, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 07, 2018 - 4:05 pm
SAMARA, Russia (AP) — So often the source of letdowns and embarrassments, England's soccer team is a unifying force among players and the nation. At least in some sections of the country riven by economic, political and social divisions that led to Brexit, reaching the World Cup semifinals is a...
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New York Mets' Jose Bautista (11) hits a grand slam against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 6, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
July 06, 2018 - 10:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Bautista's grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the New York Mets to a 5-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. Todd Frazier walked and Devin Mesoraco singled to open the ninth against Chaz Roe (1-2) before Amed Rosario's sacrifice advanced...
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New York Mets' Jose Bautista (11) hits a grand slam against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 6, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
July 06, 2018 - 10:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Bautista's grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the New York Mets to a 5-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. Todd Frazier walked and Devin Mesoraco singled to open the ninth against Chaz Roe (1-2) before Amed Rosario's sacrifice advanced...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2018, file photo, Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant (35) goes up for a dunk against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif. A person familiar with the situation says that Kevin Durant will sign a two-year contract to remain with the Golden State Warriors, with the caveat that the deal will have an option and allow him to return to free agency next summer. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 01, 2018 - 10:39 pm
The Latest on NBA free agency (all times EDT): 10:25 p.m. Glenn Robinson III has agreed to a deal with the Detroit Pistons. A person with knowledge of the agreement says Robinson has agreed to a one-year contract with a team option for 2019-20. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2018, file photo, Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant (35) goes up for a dunk against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif. A person familiar with the situation says that Kevin Durant will sign a two-year contract to remain with the Golden State Warriors, with the caveat that the deal will have an option and allow him to return to free agency next summer. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 01, 2018 - 9:56 pm
The Latest on NBA free agency (all times EDT): 9:50 p.m. Mario Hezonja is leaving Orlando to play for David Fizdale and the New York Knicks. The No. 5 pick in the 2015 draft tweeted a picture of himself in a Knicks sweatshirt, writing that he was "very excited to be joining the Knicks and play for...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2012, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers' James van Riemsdyk (21), left, and Scott Hartnell (19) celebrate after van Riemsdyk's go-ahead goal as Chicago Blackhawks' Brent Seabrook (7) skates by in the third period of an NHL hockey game, in Philadelphia. Several players are returning to old teams and comfortable situations _ from James van Riemsdyk going back to Philadelphia on the second-richest July 1 deal to Matt Cullen taking a significant pay cut to rejoin the Pittsburgh Penguins he helped win the Stanley Cup twice. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
July 01, 2018 - 8:42 pm
John Tavares isn't the only free agent going back to a familiar place. Several players are returning to their former teams and comfortable situations — from James van Riemsdyk going back to Philadelphia on the second-richest July 1 deal to Matt Cullen taking a significant pay cut to rejoin the...
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