Latest Athlete compensation News

UEFA asks Euro 2020 teams to stop removing sponsor bottles

Jun. 17, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Reacting to a bottle-snatching trend at the European Championship started by Cristiano Ronaldo, players on the 24 teams have been asked to stop removing strategically placed sponsor drinks from the news conference platforms, UEFA said Thursday. Ronaldo,...

Steelers to lean on veterans, youth to fill secondary void

Jun. 16, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers lost Steven Nelson and Mike Hilton, two key pieces of a strong secondary, during the offseason. But the Steelers feel that the return of veteran leaders Joe Haden, Minkah Fitzpatrick and Terrell Edmunds, and the emergence of...

Rays' Hill says union 'dropped the ball' on grip enhancers

Jun. 16, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Veteran Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Rich Hill says the players' union “dropped the ball” when it came to this week’s announcement from Major League Baseball about grip-enhancing substances. MLB said pitchers will be ejected and suspended for 10 games...

Lightning benefit from exploiting cap loophole with Kucherov

Jun. 15, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

Nikita Kucherov would have much rather gutted out 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. ...

Vikes further bolster front by signing DT Sheldon Richardson

Jun. 15, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have stretched their offseason renovation of the defense into the summer, making one more big splash by bringing back defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson. Richardson signed a one-year, $3.6 million contract Tuesday with the team...

Belichick not expecting Gilmore to attend minicamp this week

Jun. 15, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he doesn’t expect cornerback Stephon Gilmore to participate in any of the team’s remaining mandatory minicamp workouts this week. It's an indication that the former defensive player of the year...

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....