Athlete contracts

San Diego Padres' Manny Machado watches his home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
June 25, 2019 - 8:12 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — After the faithful fans showered Manny Machado with cheers and love, the former Baltimore star made himself right at home — again — at Camden Yards. Machado marked his return with a performance reminiscent of his time with the Orioles, hitting a long homer and driving in two runs...
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Toronto Raptors NBA basketball team president Masai Ujiri speaks to the media during an end-of-season press conference in Toronto, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. At left is the Larry O'Brien Trophy. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 25, 2019 - 1:08 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Still absorbing the magnitude of his team's accomplishment, Raptors President Masai Ujiri is confident Kawhi Leonard and the rest of Toronto's core will reunite next season in a bid for another title. "We're on to the next issue, which for us is coming back and being champions again...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, part-owners, from left to right, Jerry Bruckheimer and David Bonderman pose with Tod Leiweke and a hockey stick during a news conference naming Leiweke as the president and CEO for a prospective NHL expansion team in Seattle. More than six months after the NHL announced its 32nd franchise, what's happening in Seattle remains a curiosity in the hockey community. With the draft in Vancouver and Seattle team president and CEO Leiweke and part-owner Bruckheimer hanging out for the weekend, it amplified the questions about what is to come next for the yet-to-be-named franchise a couple hours to the south. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
June 23, 2019 - 5:42 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — While the selections of Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kaako and the P.K. Subban trade all got their deserved attention during the NHL draft, one of the biggest crowds of the weekend surrounded a 59-year-old team executive and a Hollywood filmmaker. More than six months...
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New York Rangers draft pick Kaapo Kakko, left; New Jersey Devils pick Jack Hughes, center; and Chicago Blackhawks pick Kirby Dach pose for photos during the first round of the NHL hockey draft Friday, June 21, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 22, 2019 - 7:00 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The traditional team-by-team roll call to open the second day of the NHL draft hadn't yet begun when the league's looming salary-cap crunch began overshadowing the final six rounds Saturday. Norris Trophy-winning defenseman P.K. Subban is off to New Jersey...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Washington, Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 21, 2019 - 8:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dallas Keuchel enjoyed being back on the mound after than a longer-than-expected wait between major league starts. He would have been happier if a three-run lead hadn't slipped away. Keuchel labored through five innings in his Atlanta debut, coughing up that 3-0 lead as the Braves...
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Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols watches his two-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays' Ryan Yarbrough during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
June 21, 2019 - 12:43 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BACK WHERE IT BEGAN Albert Pujols returns for his first game in St. Louis since leaving the Cardinals to sign a $240 million contract with the Angels before the 2012 season. The slugger won three NL MVP awards and made nine All-Star teams with the...
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Oregon's Bol Bol smiles before the NBA basketball draft Thursday, June 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
June 20, 2019 - 8:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Thursday's NBA draft (all times local): 11 p.m. The first round of the NBA draft is complete. Milwaukee selected USC guard Kevin Porter Jr. with the 30th and final pick of the first round. Perhaps the biggest surprise is that 7-foot-2 freshman Bol Bol from Oregon is...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2019, file photo, Winnipeg Jets right wing Kevin Hayes (12) shoots the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, in Washington. The Philadelphia Flyers have signed center Kevin Hayes to a $50 million, seven-year contract that’s worth $7.14 million per season. Hayes should step in as the Flyers’ new No. 2 center behind Sean Couturier. General manager Chuck Fletcher announced the deal Wednesday, June 19, 2019, file photo, saying the 6-foot-5, 216-pound Hayes “plays a smart, two-way game and is just entering the prime of his career.” Philadelphia acquired Hayes’ negotiating rights from Winnipeg for a fifth-round pick during the Stanley Cup Final. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
June 19, 2019 - 3:11 pm
Kevin Hayes watched with significant interest as the Philadelphia Flyers made moves to get better right away. Then he signed on the dotted line for the long term to add to those efforts. Hayes signed a $50 million, seven-year contract with the Flyers on Wednesday that's worth $7.14 million a season...
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June 19, 2019 - 12:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have released right-hander Danny Farquhar, ending the relief pitcher's comeback try with New York more than a year after he collapsed in the Chicago White Sox dugout because of a ruptured aneurysm and brain hemorrhage. The Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders...
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Cheering fans are reflected in the sunglasses of Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard during the team's NBA basketball championship parade in Toronto, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 7:43 am
TORONTO (AP) — Fresh off leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title, Kawhi Leonard received the key to the city at Monday's championship parade and rally. For now, however, the two-way star and two-time NBA Finals MVP isn't saying whether he'll use it to keep a door open or close it...
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