Athlete contracts

FILE - In this April 23, 2017, file photo, Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler (21) is fouled by Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas during the second half in Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Chicago. Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that the Bulls have traded three-time All-Star Butler and the 16th overall pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 overall draft pick. The people spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been officially announced. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
June 22, 2017 - 10:12 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The long-anticipated reunion between Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau is on. The Chicago Bulls traded three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler and the 16th overall pick Thursday night to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 overall pick as the Wolves try to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2016, file photo, Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) celebrates after throwing for a two-point conversion against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game, in Oakland, Calif. Carr tweeted Thursday, June 22, 2017, that an agreement had been reached to add five years to his current rookie deal that expires after this season. The contract will be worth $125 million, according to a person familiar with the deal who spoke on condition of anonymity because terms were not released. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
June 22, 2017 - 11:21 am
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Raiders quarterback Derek Carr finalized a five-year contract extension Thursday that will keep him with the team through the 2022 season. Carr tweeted that an agreement had been reached to add five years to his current rookie deal that expires after this season. The contract...
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Vegas Golden Knights' Deryk Engelland poses for photographers Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Las Vegas. Engelland was picked by the Vegas Golden Knights in the NHL expansion draft. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 22, 2017 - 2:30 am
George McPhee secured a king's ransom to avoid selecting certain players in the Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft , and he's not done dealing. Not by a long shot. McPhee got his starting goalie and first face of the franchise in Marc-Andre Fleury, a top-line winger in James Neal and a plethora...
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Vegas Golden Knights' Marc-Andre Fleury, Deryk Engelland and Brayden McNabb, from left, sit on stage during an event following the NHL expansion draft, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Las Vegas. The players were picked by the Golden Knights in the NHL expansion draft. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 22, 2017 - 12:32 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury took the stage at T-Mobile Arena in a brand-new Vegas Golden Knights jersey, and his new fans welcomed him to town with raucous cheers. After an up-and-down career in Pittsburgh, the three-time Stanley Cup champion goalie is among 30 NHL veterans who could get a...
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Bill Foley, owner of the Vegas Golden Knights, poses before the NHL Awards, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 21, 2017 - 11:20 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury took the stage at T-Mobile Arena in a brand-new Vegas Golden Knights jersey, and his new fans welcomed him to town with raucous cheers. After an up-and-down career in Pittsburgh, the three-time Stanley Cup champion goalie is among 30 NHL veterans who could get a...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 25, 2017, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa (81) prepares for a face off against the Florida Panthers during the first period of an NHL hockey game, in Sunrise, Fla. Hossa will miss the entire 2017-18 NHL season because of a progressive skin disorder, the team announced the news early Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach, File)
June 21, 2017 - 6:24 pm
A severe reaction to medication for a skin disorder has put Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa's career in doubt. Hossa stunned the NHL on Wednesday by announcing he won't play next season because of severe side effect from medication to treat a progressive disorder he has been dealing with for...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 25, 2017, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa (81) prepares for a face off against the Florida Panthers during the first period of an NHL hockey game, in Sunrise, Fla. Hossa will miss the entire 2017-18 NHL season because of a progressive skin disorder, the team announced the news early Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach, File)
June 21, 2017 - 10:41 am
Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa will miss the entire upcoming NHL season because of severe side effects from medication to treat a progressive skin condition he's been dealing with for years. The team announced the medical update Wednesday, one that could have a significant impact on the...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Hawks' Dwight Howard prepares to shoot a free throw during the team's NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Hornets have reached an agreement to acquire center Howard from the Hawks. The Hawks are sending Howard and the No. 31 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft to Charlotte for center Miles Plumlee, shooting guard Marco Belinelli and the 41st pick, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, June 20, because the trade is not yet official. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
June 20, 2017 - 11:59 pm
Dwight Howard and Brook Lopez are on the move. Dwyane Wade is opting in. Pau Gasol is opting out. The Los Angeles Lakers provided the clearest indication yet that Lonzo Ball is their guy. The NBA offseason is already in overdrive. A dizzying series of moves came on Tuesday. Howard got traded by the...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Hawks' Dwight Howard prepares to shoot a free throw during the team's NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Hornets have reached an agreement to acquire center Howard from the Hawks. The Hawks are sending Howard and the No. 31 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft to Charlotte for center Miles Plumlee, shooting guard Marco Belinelli and the 41st pick, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, June 20, because the trade is not yet official. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
June 20, 2017 - 10:57 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Dwight Howard's Atlanta homecoming was short-lived. The Charlotte Hornets have reached an agreement to acquire Howard from the Hawks. The Hawks are sending Howard and the No. 31 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft to Charlotte for center Miles Plumlee, shooting guard Marco Belinelli...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Hawks' Dwight Howard prepares to shoot a free throw during the team's NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Hornets have reached an agreement to acquire center Howard from the Hawks. The Hawks are sending Howard and the No. 31 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft to Charlotte for center Miles Plumlee, shooting guard Marco Belinelli and the 41st pick, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, June 20, because the trade is not yet official. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
June 20, 2017 - 10:38 pm
Dwight Howard and Brook Lopez are on the move. Dwyane Wade is opting in. Pau Gasol is opting out. The Los Angeles Lakers provided the clearest indication yet that Lonzo Ball is their guy. The NBA offseason is already in overdrive. A dizzying series of moves came on Tuesday. Howard got traded by the...
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