Athlete contracts

Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley wears a protective face covering between drills during a strength and conditioning NFL football workout Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, Pool)
August 03, 2020 - 3:38 pm
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Todd Gurley had good reason to celebrate. Monday was his first day on the Atlanta Falcons' practice fields, and he was upbeat about adjusting to new teammates, new coaches and his new playbook for the start of training camp. Gurley also was happy to be close to his...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 file photo, Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa (97) follows a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. Defensive end Joey Bosa has agreed to a six-year, $135 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Chargers, according to multiple people familiar with the decision. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, July 28, 2020 because the contract has not been finalized.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
August 01, 2020 - 7:13 pm
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Joey Bosa has become the NFL’s highest-paid defensive player after signing a five-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday. Bosa and the Chargers reached agreement on a new deal Tuesday night. The five-year extension is worth $135 million, which...
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Miami Heat's Meyers Leonard stands during the national anthem before an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)
August 01, 2020 - 1:36 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Meyers Leonard has a brother who served two tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines. He carries a military-themed backpack, wears combat boots and has a phone loaded with Navy SEALs who are his friends. He also makes this clear: “I absolutely believe Black Lives...
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Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus take a selfie before the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 29, 2020 - 7:48 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Lions have placed wide receiver Kenny Golladay and tight end T.J. Hockenson on the reserve/COVID-19 list. That list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close...
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July 29, 2020 - 4:10 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants left tackle Nate Solder has opted out of the 2020 NFL season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Solder, who started every game for the Giants the past two seasons, announced his decision on Twitter on Wednesday, citing his son’s ongoing fight with...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 file photo, Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa (97) follows a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. Defensive end Joey Bosa has agreed to a six-year, $135 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Chargers, according to multiple people familiar with the decision. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, July 28, 2020 because the contract has not been finalized.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
July 28, 2020 - 10:55 pm
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Defensive end Joey Bosa has agreed to a contact extension that will make him the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL. Two people familiar with the deal said the five-year extension is worth $135 million, which includes $78 million guaranteed at signing and $102...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2020, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady runs across the field during a an NFL football workout at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Fla. Bruce Arians didn’t give much thought to the prospect of opting out of trying to help Tom Brady win a Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 67-year-old whose aggressive offensive philosophy is dubbed “no risk it, no biscuit” is one of the oldest head coaches in the NFL, as well as a cancer survivor who once retired because of health concerns. (Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)
July 28, 2020 - 10:43 pm
Brady and Brees aren't the B words dominating the opening of NFL training camps. Try baseball and babysitting. As veterans report Tuesday for COVID-19 testing, with on-field work far on the horizon for now, eyeballs are focused on the pandemic issues in Major League Baseball. The coronavirus...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2019, file photo, New York Jets head coach Adam Gase looks on during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore. The trade of Jamal Adams was still a hot topic Tuesday, July 28, 2020, as Jets players begin filtering into the team's facility for the start of an unusual training camp, and the coach had a few mostly positive words about his former star safety. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
July 28, 2020 - 9:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Gase is moving on and mostly taking the high road. The trade of Jamal Adams was still a hot topic Tuesday as New York Jets players begin filtering into the team's facility for the start of training camp, and the coach had a few positive words about his former star safety. “For...
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Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus watch the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 28, 2020 - 6:55 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Arizona has suspended junior offensive lineman Edgar Burrola for violating school coronavirus protocols. Burrola confirmed the suspension on Twitter and said he stopped receiving his meal plan the day he was...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Foxborough, Mass. A person familiar with the situation says Hightower has decided to opt out of the 2020 season. Hightower’s decision was made out of concern for the health of his fiancée and child, who was born earlier this month, the person said. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
July 28, 2020 - 1:44 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower has decided to opt out of the 2020 season. Hightower’s decision was made out of concern for the health of his fiancée and child, who was born earlier this month, the person said. The person...
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