Athlete compensation

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2012, file photo, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr, center, is joined by players George Parros , left, and Kevin Westgath after meeting with NHL officials in New York. The NHL is rapidly approaching the finish line of completing the season and awarding the Stanley Cup after holding an expanded playoff in quarantined bubbles. Do not expect bubbles to be an option for the 2020-21 season. Fehr said exactly replicating the playoff quarantine environment is not something players are interested in doing for an entire season. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
September 28, 2020 - 3:13 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The 64 days spent in the NHL playoff bubble feel like six months to Barclay Goodrow. “It’s tough,” the Tampa Bay Lightning forward said. “It’s been a grind.” It's a grind he and players won't do again next season. The league and Players' Association will meet within the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Robert Woods (17) breaks a tackle by New England Patriots' Jonathan Jones (31) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game in Atlanta. A person with knowledge of the deal says receiver Woods has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth up to $68 million with the Rams. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Rams announced the deal Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, without revealing the financial terms. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
September 18, 2020 - 7:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says receiver Robert Woods has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth up to $68 million with the Los Angeles Rams. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Rams announced the deal Friday without...
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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong )
September 18, 2020 - 1:47 pm
Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott pulled up his jersey to reveal a new “Feed Me” tattoo on his stomach after scoring the first Cowboys touchdown of the season against the Rams. The two-time rushing champion said he got the tattoo over the summer, with the message obvious based on the slogan that...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2020, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass during an NFL football training camp practice in Tampa, Fla. In the first matchup of 40-plus quarterbacks in NFL annals, during one of the most anticipated openers the league has seen _ though it won't be seen by fans at Raymond James Stadium due to the coronavirus pandemic _ Brady makes his Buccaneers debut against that youngster Drew Brees and the Saints. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
September 12, 2020 - 12:56 pm
Life at 40. Well, 41 and 43. How sweet it can be. In the first matchup of 40-plus quarterbacks in NFL annals, during one of the most anticipated openers the league has seen — though it won't be seen by fans at the Superdome because of the coronavirus pandemic — Tom Brady makes his Buccaneers debut...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2019, file photo, rain drops are seen on the NFL logo on padding of a goal post at an NFL stadium. An NFL and players union-run fund that helps ailing retired players shut down its application process for nearly six months because of the coronavirus. That has irritated retirees who complained the league devoted resources toward safely starting the 2020 season on time but not to their medical needs. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
September 11, 2020 - 4:47 pm
An NFL and players union-run fund that helps ailing retired players shut down its application process for nearly six months because of the coronavirus, irritating retirees who complained the league devoted resources toward safely starting the 2020 season on time but not to their medical needs. The...
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Vancouver Canucks' Tanner Pearson (70) is stopped by St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen (34) as Colton Parayko (55) defends during the second period of an NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff series, in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 02, 2020 - 4:40 pm
Trading a longtime goaltender who lost his starting job could be the first step toward the St. Louis Blues keeping their Stanley Cup-winning captain. The Blues traded goaltender Jake Allen to the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday in a move that clears valuable salary cap space to try to re-sign...
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September 02, 2020 - 1:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four members of Congress sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday questioning the league's formula for making concussion settlement payments to Black former players. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Representatives Yvette D. Clarke (D-N...
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FILE - This Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 file photo shows Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis. The Jaguars have agreed to send Ngakoue to the Minnesota Vikings for a second-round draft pick in 2021 and a conditional fifth-rounder in 2022, a person familiar with the trade said Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
August 31, 2020 - 3:48 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars never got the first-round draft pick they sought for Yannick Ngakoue. Still, the Minnesota Vikings didn't acquire a young, productive pass rusher without some sacrifice. Jacksonville dealt Ngakoue to Minnesota on Sunday for a second-round draft...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Arantxa Rus, of the Netherlands, right, returns a shot from Serena Williams during a match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament in New York. In a year unlike any other, there will be a U.S. Open tournament unlike any other. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 29, 2020 - 1:50 pm
In a year unlike any other, get ready for a U.S. Open unlike any other. “There was definitely a point where, in the beginning, I was like: There is no way these tournaments can even happen,” Serena Williams said about playing amid a pandemic. Professional tennis returned recently from a hiatus of...
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FILE - Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce smiles before the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Chiefs and the star tight end have agreed to a four-year, $57.25 million contract extension that will keep him with the Super Bowl champions through 2025, a person familiar with the contract tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal has not been announced. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
August 14, 2020 - 1:54 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs had just finished their first padded practice of training camp Friday when safety Tyrann Mathieu was asked about the long-term contract signed by Travis Kelce, which ensured he would remain in Kansas City through the 2025 season. “I think Travis is a special...
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