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Stories with subject: Athlete compensation
  • Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:39 pm
  • MIAMI - The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.

  • More former players sue NHL regarding concussions 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:02 pm
  • MINNEAPOLIS - Another group of former NHL players has joined the fight for compensation for head injuries they say they incurred while playing, while at the same time targeting the violence of the game that they believe brought about those injuries.

  • Hurricanes enter offseason of uncertainty 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:54 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Carolina Hurricanes have entered perhaps their most uncertain offseason since they moved to North Carolina.

  • Dempsey is MLS' top-paid player 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:41 pm
  • Seattle Sounders striker Clint Dempsey is the league's highest-paid player at $6,695,000 in guaranteed compensation this season.

  • Northwestern QB says union push was rushed, wrong 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:41 pm
  • Northwestern's Trevor Siemian said Wednesday it was wrong for former quarterback Kain Colter and other players to explore unionization without first taking their concerns to their coach and administrators.

  • College athletes union could put billions at stake 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:14 pm
  • In a story April 6, The Associated Press quoted Marc Edelman, an associate professor who specializes in sports and antitrust law at City University of New York, saying that Alabama's athletic revenues last year, which totaled $143 million, exceeded those of all 30 NHL teams and 25 of the 30 NBA teams. The story should have made clear that Edelman's report was based on Forbes' valuation of NBA teams during the 2011-12 season. The NBA said that revenues for 13 of its teams exceeded $143 million during the 2012-13 season last year.

  • Pineau De Re wins Grand National by 5 lengths 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 2:26 pm
  • AINTREE, England - Pineau De Re won a chaotic Grand National by five lengths on Saturday, giving the most prized victory in jumps racing to a doctor who trains horses as a hobby and a jockey back in the saddle after a premature retirement.

  • Donovan, Calipari in bonus duel at Final Four 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 7:42 pm
  • ARLINGTON, Texas - Florida's Billy Donovan has both the SEC trophies from this season. Kentucky's John Calipari has the bigger bonus check, at least for now.

  • Saints agree to terms with Champ Bailey 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 7:03 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - Champ Bailey will get to chase a Pro Bowl record and another Super Bowl appearance with the New Orleans Saints.

  • Indians, Kipnis agree to $52.5M, 6-year contract 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:02 pm
  • CLEVELAND - Only hours before this season's home opener, the Indians guaranteed Jason Kipnis will be around for more than a few more.

  • Nationals owner says payroll 'beyond topped out' 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 2:08 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner says the club's payroll is "beyond topped out" and that his family is "not going to do something where we're losing tens of millions of dollars a year."

  • Kuhn re-signs for 1 year with Packers 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 7:05 pm
  • GREEN BAY, Wisconsin - Lambeau Field faithful will be able to scream Kuuuuuuuuuhn! at the top of their lungs for at least another year.

  • Archer, Rays agree to $25.5 million, 6-year deal 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:40 pm
  • ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - Chris Archer has done all right for a guy who was cut from his seventh grade team and once told by a coach he would never be good enough to pitch in college, let alone the major leagues.

  • Broncos' Harris Jr. signs free agent tender 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 5:09 pm
  • ENGLEWOOD, Colorado - Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. doesn't see any reason to lament his lot in life right now.

  • Smith, Denorfia lift Padres to 3-1 win over LA 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 3:31 am
  • SAN DIEGO - The moderate-payroll San Diego Padres pulled one over on the big-spending Los Angeles Dodgers.

  • APNewsBreak: Dodgers set payroll record at $234M 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 9:45 pm
  • NEW YORK - The Los Angeles Dodgers set a record with an opening-day payroll of $234 million Sunday, according to a study of big league contracts by The Associated Press.

  • Venez. hometown celebrates Cabrera's record payday 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 5:02 pm
  • MARACAY, Venezuela - As he watches over dozens of children training on the field where his nephew learned the game, Miguel Cabrera's uncle is proud of the news that the Detroit Tigers slugger has netted the richest contract in history of any U.S. sport.

  • Trout, Angels agree to $144.5 million, 6-year deal 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 1:00 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels agreed Friday night to a $144.5 million, six-year contract, keeping baseball's brightest young star under club control through 2020.

  • James' triple-double helps Heat pound Pistons 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 10:47 pm
  • AUBURN HILLS, Michigan - LeBron James took a look at the stat sheet after three quarters and liked what he saw.

  • LeBron James wowed by Miguel Cabrera's contract 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 9:35 pm
  • AUBURN HILLS, Michigan - Miami Heat star LeBron James might have been talented enough to make a living in football. It sounds as if he wishes he could hit the long ball.

  • MLB toughens drug agreement after Biogenesis 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 9:06 pm
  • NEW YORK - In the wake of the Biogenesis scandal that led to 14 suspensions last summer, Major League Baseball and its players' union announced Friday they are toughening penalties and increasing the frequency of testing in the most substantial revisions to their drug agreement in eight years.

  • Highlights of MLB Drug Agreement Changes 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 7:30 pm
  • -Penalties increased from 50 games to 80 games for first performance-enhancing drugs testing violation and from 100 games to 162 (with loss of all 183 days' pay) for second violation. Penalties also increased from 50 to 80 games for first criminal conviction involving PEDs and from 100 games to 162 (with loss of all 183 days' pay) for second offense.

  • 5 Things Miguel Cabrera's big deal can buy 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 6:42 pm
  • Miguel Cabrera scored the richest contract in U.S. sports history, reaching a $292 million deal over 10 years with the Tigers.

  • A timeline of MLB's drug-testing rules 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 5:00 pm
  • Aug. 30, 2002 - Players and owners announce a collective bargaining agreement that includes a joint drug program for the first time since October 1985. The deal calls for a survey urine test for banned steroids in 2003 and 2004, and if more than 5 percent of tests are positive in a year, for testing with penalties to start the following year and continue until less than 2.5 percent test positive in two consecutive years combined.

  • Eagles, Mark Sanchez agree to 1-year contract 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 1:05 pm
  • Mark Sanchez likes the team, the coach, the offense. He's with the Philadelphia Eagles now in what essentially was a swap with Michael Vick.