Sports team management compensation

FILE - In this May 7, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe, left, celebrates with third base coach Rodney Linares after hitting a home run off Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Taylor Clarke during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. They have a terrible stadium, hardly any fans and one of baseball's smallest payrolls. Yet, somehow, the Rays stay competitive year after year. It is one of the most compelling stories in sports, even if few people notice. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
May 17, 2019 - 4:50 pm
They play in an architectural nightmare of a ballpark. They are treated like pariahs in their own community. They have to get by with one of baseball's stingiest payrolls. Yet, somehow, the Tampa Bay Rays make it work. It's one of the most compelling stories in sports, even if few people take...
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Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera talks to reporters as he visits the South Carolina Statehouse, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. Rivera was talking to lawmakers about a bill to provide about $120 million in incentives to get the NFL football team to move its practice fields and headquarters to South Carolina (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)
April 11, 2019 - 2:10 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers take time to honor their sports heroes almost daily, but Thursday's welcome to the Carolina Panthers carried higher stakes: Some legislators are trying to entice the North Carolina team to move its practice facility and headquarters across state lines...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper walks in the field during before an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. A South Carolina senator said Wednesday, April 10, 2019, he will continue his objection to a bill providing $120 million in tax breaks and incentives to move the Panthers practice facility to South Carolina until he gets answers to competing economic analysis reports. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)
April 10, 2019 - 6:19 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A state senator said Wednesday he still isn't convinced an economic incentive bill meant to lure the NFL's Carolina Panthers practice fields and team headquarters to South Carolina is a worthwhile deal for taxpayers. Democratic state Sen. Dick Harpootlian of Columbia retained...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2017, file photo, Tennessee head coach Holly Warlick calls to her team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee has fired Warlick on Wednesday, March 272, 2019, after a season in which the Lady Vols barely kept their NCAA Tournament streak alive and lost in the opening round. (AP Photo/Calvin Mattheis, File)
March 27, 2019 - 7:25 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has fired women's basketball coach Holly Warlick after a season in which the Lady Vols barely kept their NCAA Tournament streak alive and then promptly lost in the opening round. Athletic director Phillip Fulmer said in a university release that he had informed...
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Texas men's tennis coach Michael Center walks with Defense lawyer Dan Cogdell away from the United States Federal Courthouse in Austin, Texas, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Center is among a few people in the state charged in a scheme that involved wealthy parents bribing college coaches and others to gain admissions for their children at top schools, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. (Ricardo B. Brazziell
March 14, 2019 - 8:23 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Coach Gordie Ernst's Georgetown University tennis teams didn't win any Big East championships. At Wake Forest, Bill Ferguson's volleyball teams struggled near the bottom of their conference. At Stanford, John Vandemoer's sailing teams were nationally ranked but competed in a...
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FILE - In this July 9, 1969, file photo, New York Mets right-handed pitcher Tom Seaver makes a second-inning delivery against the Chicago Cubs at New York's Shea Stadium where he hurled a one-hitter in a 4-0 victory. Seaver has been diagnosed with dementia and has retired from public life. The family of the 74-year-old made the announcement Thursday, March 7, 2019, through the Hall and said Seaver will continue to work in the vineyard at his home in California. (AP Photo/File)
March 08, 2019 - 8:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, the star of the Miracle Mets 1969 World Series championship team, has been diagnosed with dementia at age 74. His family made the announcement Thursday through the Hall and said Seaver has retired from public life. He will continue to work at Seaver...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill watches players before an NCAA college football game between Kansas State and Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. McNeill spent years coaching defense for Mike Leach at Texas Tech before becoming a head coach at his alma mater, East Carolina. After being fired at ECU, coach Lincoln Riley brought McNeill to Oklahoma in 2017. Riley then turned to the 60-year-old McNeill to try to stabilize a defense that continued to struggle after Mike Stoops was fired following the Texas game in October. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
December 26, 2018 - 6:14 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables began his coaching career at Kansas State in the mid-1990s, trying to come up with ways to stop Nebraska's power option. The Cornhuskers were predictable, but often darn near unstoppable. So as far as Venables is concerned, coaching...
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Ohio State NCAA college football offensive coordinator Ryan Day answers questions during a news conference announcing his hiring as head coach to replace Urban Meyer, who announced his retirement Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
December 05, 2018 - 9:43 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When Urban Meyer started thinking about retiring, he realized he already had the ideal successor right there in the building in quarterbacks coach Ryan Day. So Ohio State bumped up Day's salary to $1 million per year after last season and promoted him to co-offensive...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn takes the field for the team's NCAA college football game against Alabama State, in Auburn, Ala. Malzahn, who just the season before seemed to be in a precarious position with Auburn, received a $49 million, seven-year contract that makes him the fifth-highest paid coach in college football this season, according to USA Today's salary database. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)
October 15, 2018 - 7:04 am
Coming off a division title that included a victory against its archrival, Auburn faced the prospect of losing its coach. Who knows whether Gus Malzahn really wanted to return to his home state and become the head football coach at Arkansas, another SEC school, but Auburn's leadership decided it...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Kings forward Ilya Kovalchuk (17) takes a shot in the third period against the Vancouver Canucks during a preseason NHL hockey game, in Salt Lake City. The buzz around the NHL for months has been about smooth-skating Rasmus Dahlin in Buffalo. But other players to watch this season include Ryan Donato in Boston, Brady Tkachuk in Ottawa, Erik Karlsson with his new teammates in San Jose and Ilya Kovalchuk returning to the NHL in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger, File)
September 28, 2018 - 3:50 am
Jason Botterill has experienced both sides of the spectrum in confronting the challenges of building a competitive NHL team versus trying to sustain one. In Buffalo, the Sabres' second-year general manager is attempting to rebuild from scratch a team in the midst of a franchise-worst, seven-year...
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