Athlete compensation

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike looks toward the scoreboard after receiving treatment for a cut on the face during the second half in Game 3 of the WNBA basketball finals against the Minnesota Lynx in Los Angeles. The WNBA players have opted out of the current collective bargaining agreement that runs through October 2021, allows the players' union to start negotiating the new one now. "We look forward to our upcoming discussions and negotiating a new agreement with the league," the players' union, led by Ogwumike, said in a statement. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
November 01, 2018 - 7:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA players have exercised their right to terminate their collective bargaining agreement after the 2019 season, cutting the deal short by two years. The current labor contract started on March 5, 2014, and had been scheduled to run through October 2021 or the day after the last...
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In this Oct. 12, 2018 photo, baseball players and fans stand for the national anthem during the opening season baseball game between Leones de Caracas and Tiburones de la Guaira in Caracas, Venezuela. For the second straight year, state-run oil company PDVSA had to step in with a $12 million lifeline to pay for everything from imported baseballs to the salaries of seven foreign-born players _ most of them minor league prospects from the U.S. _ on each team's roster. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
October 16, 2018 - 8:21 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — For 10 years, ever since they bonded over baseball at work, Franlet Bencomo and Elbert Albarran haven't missed an opening day game together. This year, however, they left their kids behind and ate a big breakfast before heading out to watch their beloved Caracas Lions...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter watches from dugout railing in the second inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Baltimore. Showalter has been fired as manager of the Orioles, he confirmed in a text message to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
October 03, 2018 - 9:37 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles will continue their rebuilding project without manager Buck Showalter and executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette, who were fired Wednesday after the team finished with the worst record in the major leagues. With Duquette procuring the...
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Seattle Hockey Partners David Bonderman, left, and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan talk to the media as they leave a meeting at National Hockey League headquarters, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in New York. Members of Seattle's potential ownership group and Mayor Durkan presented their case to the Board of Governors' executive committee at the league office. If the executive committee moves the process forward, the board could vote as soon as December to award the NHL's 32nd franchise to Seattle. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 02, 2018 - 10:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL is moving forward with plans to expand to Seattle. Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday the Board of Governors' executive committee recommended proceeding with Seattle's expansion application, with an eye on voting to approve the league's 32nd franchise in December. The...
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Oakland Athletics' Matt Joyce, center, is doused in the clubhouse celebration after clinching a wild card spot after the baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
September 25, 2018 - 3:06 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Champagne flowed in the clubhouse as players bopped around and screamed in a wild celebration after the Oakland Athletics clinched their first playoff berth in four years. "It's a lot of fun," a soaked Khris Davis said. "We're just trying to enjoy the moment. It's a blast. We've been...
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September 04, 2018 - 12:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A photo exhibit dedicated to Billie Jean King and her 75th birthday will open in New York this fall. The New-York Historical Society announced Tuesday that "Billie Jean King: The Road to 75" will run from October 19 through January 27, 2019. The exhibit will feature photographs from...
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September 03, 2018 - 7:42 pm
The NCAA will be back in court Tuesday in California, defending its amateurism rules against plaintiffs who say capping compensation at the value of a scholarship violates federal antitrust law. The claim against the NCAA and the 11 conferences that have participated at the highest level of college...
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FILE - This Oct. 22, 2016, file photo shows Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald on stage during an NFL Fan Rally in London. All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald has agreed to a massive new contract with the Los Angeles Rams, ending his second consecutive preseason holdout as the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history. The Rams on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, announced a new six-year deal through 2024 for Donald, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)
August 31, 2018 - 8:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aaron Donald's two-year quest to become the NFL's highest-paid defensive player finally ended in success Friday morning. And just a few minutes after signing his deal, Donald was at work on the Los Angeles Rams' practice fields for the first time in months, determined to keep...
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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi talks to the crowd ahead of the Joan Gamper trophy friendly soccer match between FC Barcelona and Boca Juniors at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
August 16, 2018 - 5:53 pm
A regular-season Spanish league game is coming to the United States, possibly as early as this season, with Real Madrid or Barcelona potentially involved but unlikely to be playing each other. The league said Thursday it is planning to play a match across the Atlantic as part of a new 15-year...
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August 12, 2018 - 3:56 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars defensive ends Yannick Ngakoue and Dante Fowler had to be separated repeatedly following practice Sunday. Ngakoue and Fowler exchanged words while walking off the practice field, prompting the first skirmish . Calais Campbell grabbed Ngakoue briefly as...
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