Latest Athlete compensation News

Judge denies request by Cowboys' Collins to halt suspension

Oct. 12, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

SHERMAN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request by Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman La'el Collins for an injunction that would have halted his five-game suspension with one game remaining. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant suggested in his ruling issued...

Despite early playoff exit, future remains bright for Rays

Oct. 12, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Three consecutive playoff appearances, back-to-back AL East titles and a trip to the World Series. The Tampa Bay Rays have a lot to feel good about, even if the best regular season in franchise history was followed by a loss to Boston in the...

Slow starts, lack of execution causing Wilson, Jets' woes

Oct. 11, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets probably wish they could just skip the first quarter of games. They're playing as though they are anyway. Sounds funny — and sad — but consider this: The Jets have zero points and a measly 79 total yards in the...

Back-to-back salary cap champion Lightning are envy of NHL

Oct. 10, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

Long before the Tampa Bay Lightning showed they were the best hockey team by winning the Stanley Cup back to back, they proved to be the class of the NHL in something far more mundane to the average fan: managing the salary cap. With a little luck along the way, general...

NFLPA leader DeMaurice Smith planning to work 1 more term

Oct. 08, 2021 22:57 PM EDT

NFL Players Association leader DeMaurice Smith is planning to move on after he serves one more term with the union. The NFLPA's board of player representatives voted Friday to retain Smith as executive director, and union president JC Tretter said in a statement that the...

Big 12 joins SEC in letting schools set athlete compensation

Oct. 07, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 Conference announced Thursday it will allow its member schools to decide the amount of education-related benefits athletes can be given in an academic year following a U.S. Supreme Court decision over the summer. Under current NCAA rules,...

18 ex-NBA players charged in $4M health care fraud scheme

Oct. 07, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eighteen former NBA players were charged Thursday with pocketing about $2.5 million illegally by defrauding the league’s health and welfare benefit plan in a scam that authorities said involved claiming fictitious medical and dental expenses. “The...

Mariners expect to be active and spend after 90-win season

Oct. 07, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Coming off the team's first 90-win season since 2003, Seattle president of baseball operations Jerry Dipoto said Thursday the Mariners will spend this offseason trying to build on their unexpected playoff push. The free agent market and the uncertainty...

Defending AL champ Rays poised to open ALDS against Red Sox

Oct. 06, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have won more games than any other team in the American League over the past two seasons, going about their business with a quiet confidence that has the full attention of the Boston Red Sox. The AL East rivals meet in a...

Vikings' Barr finally back; knee injury brought 'down days'

Oct. 06, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Anthony Barr has been cleared to rejoin the Minnesota Vikings, putting the four-time Pro Bowl linebacker back in action after an 18-game absence and giving a lagging defense a valued asset. Barr was sidelined by a balky knee early in training camp....