Latest Athlete compensation News

FILE - This Sept. 28, 2019 file photo shows Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (27) in the 10th inning of a baseball game in Denver.  Story and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $27.5 million, two-year contract that avoids an arbitration hearing, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Jan. 25, 2020 because the agreement was pending a physical and had not been announced. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

AP source: Rockies, Story reach $27.5 million, 2-year deal

Jan. 25, 2020 9:06 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — All-Star shortstop Trevor Story and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $27.5 million, two-year contract that avoids an arbitration hearing, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday night because the agreement...

Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands celebrates after defeating Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas in their third round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

The Latest: Bertens' win closes women's 3rd Rd in Australia

Jan. 25, 2020 7:19 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 11:10 a.m. No. 9 seed Kiki Bertens has reached the Australian Open's fourth round for the first time. Bertens closed out the women's third round at Melbourne Park by beating Zarina Diyas 6-2, 7-6 (3). Bertens compiled a 35-19...

FILE - At left, in a Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski speaks with members of the media during a news conference in Atlanta. At center, in an Aug. 24, 2019, file photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck speaks during a news conference following the team's NFL preseason football game against the Chicago Bears, in Indianapolis. At right, in an Aug. 2, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly watches teammates warm up at training camp in Charlotte, N.C. Life in the NFL is short. The recent retirements of three of the game's best 30-and-under stars -- Gronkowski, Luck and Kuechly -- could be coincidence or the start of a worrisome trend. (AP Photo/File)

Column: 'We Don't Like to Draft a Guy Who's Too Smart'

Jan. 25, 2020 2:39 AM EST

Last week, nearly two decades after his death, straight-talking Giants front-office boss George Young finally got elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It seemed only fitting for a guy who took the long view on everything. Back when most teams asked potential draft picks just a handful of questions, Giants...

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland waves to the gallery after hitting out of a fairway bunker on the fourth hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the second round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament Friday Jan. 24, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Players Championship raises purse to $15 million

Jan. 24, 2020 8:05 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The PGA Tour is raising the prize money at The Players Championship to $15 million, making it the largest purse in golf unless any of the majors decide to up the ante this year. The winner of March 12-15 event at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, will receive $2.7 million, nearly...

NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks at the NCAA convention Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

NCAA's Emmert: 'Our job' to solve athlete compensation

Jan. 23, 2020 9:54 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert spoke for 20 minutes Thursday in a crowded ballroom at the Anaheim Convention Center, two huge video boards on either side of the stage showing his image so the folks way in the back could see. He said many outside that room view college sports as...

Mayors launch task force to oppose minor league contraction

Jan. 22, 2020 5:56 PM EST

Dozens of mayors from across the United States have formed a task force opposing a proposal by Major League Baseball to eliminate 42 affiliated minor league franchises for the 2021 season. The coalition launched Tuesday with three leaders and was up to 30 members by Wednesday afternoon, ranging from Chattanooga,...

FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to the media during an NFL football owners meeting in Key Biscayne, Fla. NFL owners gather for their winter meeting amid talk of labor negotiations, the future of pass interference review and another episode of the New England Patriots being investigated over questions of inappropriate filming of a future opponent's sideline. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Goodell’s stint atop NFL quite a roller-coaster ride

Jan. 21, 2020 3:42 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — During the fall of 2011, a couple of months after the NFL's lockout of the players ended and the regular season began as scheduled, a class of graduate students was asked to rate the pro sports commissioners. Roger Goodell stood first, far above his peers. A few years later, after such...

Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein speaks to the media during the baseball team's convention, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Epstein understands fan frustration in Cubs' slow offseason

Jan. 18, 2020 5:34 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Theo Epstein understands the fans' frustration. He feels it, too, at times. The Chicago Cubs went from 95 wins in 2018 to 84 last year, finished third in the NL Central behind St. Louis and Milwaukee and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2014. But when it comes to big moves this...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes answers a question during a news conference for this weeks AFC conference championship NFL football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Chiefs' Mahomes still starring with big money on horizon

Jan. 16, 2020 5:22 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs had just lost to the Tennessee Titans, their fourth defeat in the first 10 games of the season, and much of the optimism that surrounded the defending AFC champions had begun to evaporate amid the barbecue smoke that wafts over Arrowhead Stadium each autumn....

FILE - In this April 30, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts smiles as he crosses home plate on his solo home run off Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Aaron Brooks in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston. Betts and the Red Sox agreed Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, to a $27 million contract, the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Red Sox: Cora departure won't force a Mookie Betts trade

Jan. 16, 2020 4:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox say the turmoil in the manager's office isn't a reason to give up on this season and trade outfielder Mookie Betts. “The goal remains to be competitive always,” Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom said this week after Alex Cora was ousted, leaving the Red Sox...