Athlete contracts

October 26, 2017 - 6:35 am
MLB-WORLD SERIES Astros flex muscles and rally past Dodgers to square series UNDATED (AP) — The Houston Astros climbed out of a two-run hole on Wednesday, then blew a two-run lead in extra innings before knotting the World Series at a game apiece. George Springer unloaded a two-run homer off...
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October 25, 2017 - 11:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says the New Orleans Pelicans are adding veteran forward Josh Smith to the roster and that Smith is expected to join the team on Thursday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Wednesday night because paperwork on a...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Telvin Smith, right, runs against Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco during the second half of an NFL football game at Wembley Stadium in London. The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed speedy linebacker Telvin Smith to a four-year contract extension, acknowledging that the defensive captain is an integral part of the team's turnaround, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
October 25, 2017 - 10:55 pm
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed speedy linebacker Telvin Smith to a four-year contract extension Wednesday night, acknowledging that the defensive captain is an integral part of the team's turnaround. Smith leads the Jaguars (4-3) with 58 tackles, three pass breakups and two interceptions. The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2017, file photo, Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater (5) receives a fist bump from offensive guard T.J. Lang (76) after kicking a field goal against the Arizona Cardinals during an NFL football game in Detroit. Prater is under contract with the Lions through the 2020 season. The standout kicker signed a three-year extension Wednesday, OCt. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)
October 25, 2017 - 2:06 pm
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matt Prater is under contract with the Detroit Lions through the 2020 season. The standout kicker signed a three-year extension Wednesday. Prater says it's a relief to get the deal done because the security allows him to continue to call Detroit home. Lions general manager...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill (44) throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. Rich Hill and Hollywood seem to go together. Twenty-six months ago, he was pitching for the Long Island Ducks in the independent Atlantic League. And on Wednesday night, Oct. 25, 2017, the 37-year-old left-hander will be on the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers starting Game 2 of the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
October 25, 2017 - 12:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Out of the majors, Rich Hill never believed he was out of chances. It only looked that way. Unwanted by a single big league organization, and already in his mid-30s, Hill found himself pitching for the Long Island Ducks in the summer of 2015. Yep, the same guy who will be...
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October 24, 2017 - 6:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their contract options on forwards Brandon Ingram and Larry Nance Jr. for the 2018-19 season. The widely expected moves were announced Tuesday. Ingram was the No. 2 overall pick out of Duke in the 2016 draft. The long-armed wing player...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel talks during a news conference during media day for baseball's World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 23, 2017 - 11:12 pm
A position-by-position look at the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers going into the World Series, starting Tuesday evening at Dodger Stadium: ___ First Base: Astros: Yuli Gurriel. The 33-year-old rookie from Cuba has made a pretty smooth transition to the majors after signing a $47.5 million,...
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October 23, 2017 - 3:45 am
NFL-SCHEDULE Pats leave Falcons in a fog UNDATED (AP) — The New England Patriots didn't need a 25-point comeback this time. The Pats easily won a rematch of Super Bowl 51 as Tom Brady threw for two touchdowns in a 23-7 victory against the Atlanta Falcons. The Patriots scored the first 23 points of...
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October 22, 2017 - 3:45 am
MLB-ALCS Astros capture second pennant HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros are going to the World Series for the first since their only other appearance in 2005. Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined on a three-hitter and the Astros homered twice to take Game 7 of the American League...
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October 21, 2017 - 8:51 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says guard Jameer Nelson has agreed to one-year, veteran minimum, free-agent contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. The person informed The Associated Press of the move on condition of anonymity Saturday because the transaction has not been...
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