Athlete compensation

Tampa Bay Rays catcher Wilson Ramos (40) celebrates with relief pitcher Alex Colome after the team's 6-3 win over the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game Thursday, May 24, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 25, 2018 - 10:52 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Rather than waiting to see where the Seattle Mariners are sitting by the time the trade market heats up, general manager Jerry Dipoto decided to be proactive. Rewarding a strong start in spite of numerous injuries and the suspension of Robinson Cano, the Mariners pulled off the first...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Boston Red Sox designated hitter Hanley Ramirez takes off his batting helmet after grounding out with bases loaded during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, at Fenway Park in Boston. The Red Sox have designated Hanley Ramirez for assignment to make room for Dustin Pedroia on the 25-man roster as he returns from the disabled list. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, FIle)
May 25, 2018 - 8:09 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Hanley Ramirez has been designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox, who are responsible for the $15.25 million remaining on his contract but avoided him triggering a $22 million salary for 2019. Boston made the move Friday to clear a roster spot for All-Star second baseman Dustin...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig licks his bat between pitche during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Miami. The Marlins defeated the Dodgers 6-5. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
May 16, 2018 - 11:29 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts leaned back in his chair and it did not collapse, which is surprising given the way the season has gone. The defending NL champions had just endured one of their six consecutive defeats through Wednesday, all against last-place teams. The two...
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A man walks past an oversized photo of Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano outside the stadium before the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Seattle. Cano was suspended 80 games for violating baseball's joint drug agreement. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 16, 2018 - 1:42 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto felt disappointment first when he learned of Robinson Cano's 80-game suspension for violating baseball's drug agreement. Then he thought about the opportunities. "I think you all have figured out that I'm an optimistic person by nature," Dipoto...
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May 02, 2018 - 11:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL players' union says former San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid filed a grievance against the league, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners. Reid had joined former teammate Colin Kaepernick two seasons ago in kneeling during the national anthem...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber winds up during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Cleveland. Kluber is 4-1 going into Wednesday's game against Texas and has won four consecutive starts. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
May 02, 2018 - 2:27 am
A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ STREAKING KLUBER Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber is 4-1 going into Wednesday's game against Texas and has won four consecutive starts. His 2.18 ERA is the lowest through April for an Indians pitcher with at least 40 innings since Tom...
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May 01, 2018 - 8:46 am
LONDON (AP) — The winners of the singles titles at Wimbledon will each receive about $3 million as part of a 7.6 percent increase in the total prize money at this year's tournament. The All England Club says the total prize fund will be 34 million pounds ($46.5 million). Of that, 2.25 million...
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April 30, 2018 - 2:52 pm
CAIRO (AP) — FIFA will give five Africa soccer federations a $2 million advance each on World Cup prize money to pay player bonuses before the tournament in Russia. The Confederation of African Football says the agreement for Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia will help "settle beforehand...
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April 23, 2018 - 5:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox and Washington Nationals are the only teams on track to pay baseball's luxury tax this year, according to opening-day payroll totals compiled by Major League Baseball and obtained by The Associated Press. Boston's payroll at the start of the season for purposes of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) catches a pass for a touchdown over Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland (26) in the second half of an NFL football game, in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys have released Dez Bryant, deciding salary cap relief with the star receiver's declining production outweighs the risk of him returning to All-Pro form with another team. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said in a statement Friday, April 13, 2018, it wasn't an easy decision, but was what the organization believes is in its best interest. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)
April 13, 2018 - 5:10 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dez Bryant never lived up to the big contract he signed with the Dallas Cowboys when he was among the best receivers in the NFL. If the franchise leader in touchdown catches is going to find his 2014 All-Pro form again, it will be with another team. The Cowboys released Bryant...
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