Latest Athlete compensation News

Column: Drop in payroll adds fuel to baseball labor talks

Apr. 20, 2021 03:22 AM EDT

The annual survey of opening day baseball salaries by The Associated Press usually reveals something interesting about the state of the game, and this year’s version was even more interesting than most. Here’s a tidbit from it that borders on surprising: Despite all...

Winners and losers in Super League plan for European soccer

Apr. 19, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — The plan for a Super League is shaping up as perhaps the most polarizing idea in European soccer in more than a generation. The project announced early Monday by 12 breakaway clubs would make winners and losers worldwide if it overcomes...

Tucson home helps elite women athletes level playing field

Apr. 18, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — For the past five years, the Tucson nonprofit Homestretch Foundation has provided housing to more than 70 female athletes from 17 countries. The “Stretchies” pursue careers in endurance sports, including cycling, triathlon, swimming or running,...

MLS concludes Beckham's Miami broke league budget rules

Apr. 16, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — David Beckham's Inter Miami was found by Major League Soccer to have violated league budget rules with its signing of French midfielder Blaise Matuidi, and the team bought out the contract of Argentine midfielder Matías Pellegrini to get back in compliance. ...

Browns release veteran DT Richardson in salary-cap move

Apr. 16, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — This off-season remodeling of the Browns' defense includes a surprising removal. Veteran tackle Sheldon Richardson's contract was terminated on Friday, a head-scratching move that creates more salary-cap space but also a hole in the middle of...

AP study: MLB salary down 4.8% in 2 years; top 100 earn half

Apr. 16, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The average major league salary dropped 4.8% to just under $4.17 million on opening day from the start of the previous full season in 2019. The average has fallen 6.4% since the start of the 2017 season, when it peaked at $4.45 million, according to a...

A's pound Tigers, back Manaea's 1st victory of season, 8-4

Apr. 16, 2021 02:10 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are scoring runs every which way again and they're back to playing their winning brand of baseball. Stephen Piscotty and Matt Olson homered to back Sean Manaea's first victory of the season, and the A's won their fifth...

Arenado gets extra $15M, Cards defer $50M in amended deal

Apr. 15, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nolan Arenado’s contract was amended when the All-Star third baseman was traded to the Cardinals by the Colorado Rockies, adding a $15 million salary for 2027 to leave him owed $214 million over seven seasons by St. Louis. As part of the amended...

NFL’s revised offseason program includes mandatory minicamp

Apr. 14, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

The NFL’s revised offseason program still includes a post-draft rookie minicamp, voluntary workouts and a mandatory minicamp next month despite the union’s objection to in-person activities due to COVID-19 concerns. A memo obtained by The Associated Press that was...

Montana hires Oregon State assistant to coach women's hoops

Apr. 14, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Oregon State assistant Brian Holsinger has been hired as the next women’s basketball coach at Montana, athletic director Kent Haslam said. Holsinger has spent 13 years as an assistant in the Pac-12 and has more than two decades of college...