Latest Athlete compensation News

Lightning benefit from exploiting cap loophole with Kucherov

Jun. 15, 2021 01:49 AM EDT

Nikita Kucherov would have much rather grinded through the season with his Tampa Bay Lightning teammates than sit out all 56 games while recovering from hip surgery. "Missing a whole year, you ask any player, you don’t want to be that guy," Kucherov said. ...

Patriots' Gilmore absent as team opens mandatory minicamp

Jun. 14, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots opened their mandatory three-day minicamp Monday with their starting quarterback back from an injury, but one of their key cogs on defense was noticeably absent. Cam Newton participated without restriction after missing the...

Hurley hopeful compensation will keep more players in school

Jun. 11, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley is hopeful legislation passed this week in Connecticut that will allow college athletes to profit from the use of their names, images and likenesses will keep more players in school. Hurley met Friday with the...

LEADING OFF: Alonso's big allegation, Zombro out of hospital

Jun. 10, 2021 03:31 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ JUICY ALLEGATIONS Mets slugger Pete Alonso uncorked a major allegation Wednesday, accusing MLB of manipulating its baseballs to harm the earning potential for star free...

Mets' Alonso claims MLB manipulating baseballs to harm FAs

Jun. 09, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso accused Major League Baseball of manipulating the baseballs to harm the earning potential for star free agents and players eligible for arbitration. Alonso's comments came Wednesday before New York's game at Baltimore....

Connecticut latest to allow college athlete compensation

Jun. 09, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

Connecticut has become the latest state to pass legislation allowing college athletes to make a profit from their names, images and likenesses. The language, which received final approval in the Senate late Tuesday, makes it possible for college players to be paid for...

Back to work: Brady throws at camp, champs reward Arians, GM

Jun. 08, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — No keeping Tom Brady off the practice field. The 43-year-old quarterback was a full participant Tuesday at mandatory minicamp for the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, taking part in individual drills and doing some 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 work. ...

Khris Davis DFA'd by Rangers, who want look at young players

Jun. 08, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Khris Davis was designated for assignment Tuesday by the slumping Texas Rangers, a move more about the young team's standing than the struggles of the veteran slugger. Davis missed the first 34 games of the season because of a left quad strain,...

Dozens of states leave athlete compensation on back burner

Jun. 08, 2021 02:16 AM EDT

Now that he has graduated with a major in digital technology and culture, defensive lineman Dallas Hobbs wants an opportunity to profit off some of his graphic designs while he continues playing football at Washington State. He also would like to hold charity fundraisers...

Amid uncertainty, schools prepare for paid athlete endorsers

Jun. 08, 2021 01:40 AM EDT

There is Arizona Edge and Buffs with a Brand. Oklahoma State rolled out OSU Elite and Texas Tech launched Beyond Verified. Florida State unveiled Apex in April with a social media video that included clips of former Seminoles sports stars from Deion Sanders to Burt...