Athlete contracts

FILE - Detroit Tigers second baseman Josh Harrison (1) falls after throwing to first base while Chicago White Sox's Tim Anderson, bottom, is out on a fielder's choice during a baseball game in a Friday, April 26, 2019 file photo, in Chicago. Utility player Josh Harrison has signed a one-year contract with the Washington Nationals. The Nationals added the 33-year-old Harrison to their 30-man active roster Monday, July 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Nuccio DiNuzzo, File)
July 27, 2020 - 3:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Utility player Josh Harrison signed a one-year contract with the Washington Nationals and was added to their 30-man active roster Monday, less than a week after he was released by the Philadelphia Phillies. The 33-year-old Harrison is a two-time All-Star and a right-handed hitter...
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FILE- In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) sacks Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) during the first half of an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets traded disgruntled star safety Adams to the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, July 25, 2020, splitting with a gifted player whose relationship with the franchise quickly deteriorated because of a contract dispute. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
July 27, 2020 - 3:30 pm
There's more to the Jamal Adams departure from the Jets and landing in Seattle than a player forcing his way out of a situation he didn't like. Sure, Adams and his representatives used a power play, conducting much of their business through the media when the All-Pro safety couldn't get the team to...
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Atlanta Braves designated hitter Marcell Ozuna celebrates a solo home run against the New York Mets during the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 25, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
July 25, 2020 - 8:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Free-agent prize Marcell Ozuna introduced himself to new fans back in Atlanta with a big swing when it counted most. Just the sort of ingratiation still evading shaky Mets closer Edwin Díaz 1 1/2 years into his stint with New York. Ozuna hit a tying homer off Díaz with two outs in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2020, file photo, AFC safety Jamal Adams of the New York Jets walks off the field at halftime during the NFL Pro Bowl football game in Orlando, Fla. The Jets traded disgruntled star safety Adams to the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, July 25, 2020, splitting with a gifted player whose relationship with the franchise quickly deteriorated because of a contract dispute. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)
July 25, 2020 - 8:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jamal Adams' wish was finally granted: He's leaving New York in a stunning trade. The Jets dealt the disgruntled star safety to the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, splitting with a gifted player whose relationship with the franchise quickly deteriorated because of a contract dispute...
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Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws the ball against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, July 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
July 25, 2020 - 6:58 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Leury García crashed a successful pitch-and-catch college reunion for Dallas Keuchel and James McCann. No one on the Chicago White Sox seemed to mind. García homered from both sides of the plate, and Chicago pounded the Minnesota Twins 10-3 on Saturday. Keuchel won his White Sox...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs offensive guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (76) speaks during a news conference in Aventura, Fla., for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game. Duvernay-Tardif, of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, became the first player to opt out of the upcoming NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic, Friday, July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
July 24, 2020 - 11:16 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif became the first player to opt out of the upcoming NFL season on Friday, choosing to put his medical degree to use on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic rather than helping the Kansas City Chiefs defend their first Super...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts lines out to center field during the fourth inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, July 19, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 23, 2020 - 10:03 pm
Mookie Betts will not receive all of his money from his $365 million, 12-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers until he is approaching his 52nd birthday in 2044, according to contract details obtained by The Associated Press. He has a $65 million signing bonus that is guaranteed against work...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2019, file photo, Detroit Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit. The Tigers put Zimmermann on the 45-day injured list last weekend because of a right forearm strain, and in this shortened season, that means he won't pitch much — if at all. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
July 23, 2020 - 2:59 am
DETROIT (AP) — This is the final year of Jordan Zimmermann's contract with Detroit — and after battling injuries and ineffectiveness through most of his tenure with the Tigers, this is also his last chance to make a good impression before free agency arrives again. And now that opportunity may be...
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An opening week logo is displayed at Citi Field during the New York Mets baseball practice, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in New York. The Mets open the season in Friday against the Atlanta Braves. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 23, 2020 - 2:37 am
A look at what’s happening around the majors today: OPENING DAY Washington ace Max Scherzer is set to throw the first pitch of the coronavirus-delayed season when he faces Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees at Nationals Park. Later, Los Angeles lefty Clayton Kershaw takes on the rival San...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts lines out to center field during the fourth inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, July 19, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 22, 2020 - 6:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even before Mookie Betts played his first game in Dodger Blue, the superstar outfielder decided his future is in Los Angeles. Betts and the Dodgers have struck baseball's first big-money deal since the coronavirus pandemic decimated the sport's economics, with Betts agreeing...
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