Athlete contracts

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) passes against the Tennessee Titans before an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. A person familiar with the situation says the Saints and Winston are working on a contract proposal to make the former Buccaneers starter a backup to Drew Brees in New Orleans. The person said Sunday, April 26, 2020, that the Saints and Winston are in “advanced” talks to get a deal done. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because negotiations were ongoing. (AP Photo/James Kenney, File)
April 26, 2020 - 5:39 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints and quarterback Jameis Winston are working on a contract proposal to make the former Buccaneers starter a backup to Drew Brees in New Orleans, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. Winston and the Saints are in “advanced” talks, the person...
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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff passes against the Arizona Cardinals during first half of an NFL football game in Los Angeles. Goff was disappointed to end his partnership with two good friends when the Los Angeles Rams released Todd Gurley and traded Brandin Cooks. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 24, 2020 - 4:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams announced the signings of linebacker Leonard Floyd and defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson on Friday after quarterback Jared Goff restructured his contract to create salary cap room. Floyd and Robinson agreed to join the Rams as free agents several weeks ago,...
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April 24, 2020 - 4:01 pm
The Houston Texans agreed to a three-year, $66 million contract extension with left tackle Laremy Tunsil, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the extension hasn’t been announced. Tunsil had one year left on...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice in Pittsburgh. The NCAA is moving closer to permitting Division I college athletes to earn money from endorsements and sponsorship deals they can strike on their own. Recommendations for changes to NCAA rules that would permit athletes to earn money for their names, images and likeness are being reviewed by college sports administrators this week before being sent to the association's Board of Governors. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
April 23, 2020 - 4:19 pm
The NCAA is moving closer to allowing Division I athletes to earn money from endorsements and sponsorship deals they can strike on their own as early as next year. Recommended rule changes that would clear the way for athletes to earn money from their names, images and likeness are being reviewed...
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FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020, file photo, Billie Jean King attends A+E Network's "HISTORYTalks: Leadership and Legacy" at Carnegie Hall in New York. King saw Roger Federer's tweets suggesting that the men's and women's professional tennis tours unify. "I went, 'This can happen! This can happen!'" she said. "The time's right." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
April 23, 2020 - 4:01 pm
Here was Billie Jean King’s initial reaction when she saw Roger Federer’s tweets suggesting that the men’s and women’s professional tennis tours unify: “I went, ‘This can happen! This can happen!’” she said by telephone. “The time’s right.” And then what came to mind for King? “I know not to get...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2016, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and tight end Rob Gronkowski head to the sideline during the team's NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Foxborough, Mass. Gronkowski has agreed to a reunion with Brady. The agent for the retired New England star confirmed Tuesday, April 21, 2020, that pending completion of a physical, Gronkowski has agreed to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are acquiring his rights from the Patriots. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 22, 2020 - 6:35 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Rob Gronkowski planted the seed for a NFL comeback when he played catch with Tom Brady two months ago. He told the six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback he was getting an itch to play again if the “right opportunity” presented itself. Brady, on the verge of becoming a free...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2016, file photo, National Women's Hockey League All-Star players take time for a "selfie" before the start of an all-star game at Harborcenter in Buffalo, N.Y. A person with direct knowledge of the plans tells The Associated Press the U.S.-based National Women’s Hockey League is in the process of establishing an expansion franchise in the Toronto area, Tuesday, April 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert, File)
April 22, 2020 - 9:50 am
Professional women’s hockey is set to return to Canada, with the National Women’s Hockey League announcing Wednesday it is expanding into Toronto. The yet-to-be-named franchise has an ownership group led by former Harvard captain Johanna Boynton, features former Brown coach Margaret “Digit” Murphy...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2016, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and tight end Rob Gronkowski head to the sideline during the team's NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Foxborough, Mass. Gronkowski has agreed to a reunion with Brady. The agent for the retired New England star confirmed Tuesday, April 21, 2020, that pending completion of a physical, Gronkowski has agreed to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are acquiring his rights from the Patriots. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 22, 2020 - 9:31 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Four-time All Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski is back in the NFL, reunited with Tom Brady. Brady's new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, completed a trade for the retired New England star, sending a fourth-round pick in this week's draft — No. 139 overall — to the Patriots for...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo, Jennifer Lopez, left, and Alex Rodriguez sit courtside during an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers in Miami. Rodriguez and Lopez have retained J.P. Morgan to represent them in raising capital for a possible bid for the New York Mets. The move was first reported by Variety and confirmed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the decision who spoke on condition of anonymity because it was not announced. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
April 21, 2020 - 11:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez, once again, wants to be like Derek Jeter. A-Rod and fiancee Jennifer Lopez have retained J.P. Morgan to represent them in raising capital for a possible bid for the New York Mets. The move was first reported by Variety and confirmed to The Associated Press by a...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino addresses a meeting of European soccer leaders at the congress of the UEFA governing body in Amsterdam's Beurs van Berlage, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
April 21, 2020 - 2:32 pm
Soccer’s international governing body says it will maintain funding for women’s soccer despite concerns about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Following the Women’s World Cup last year, FIFA President Gianni Infantino pledged to invest $1 billion in the women’s game over the next four years...
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