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Column: Players finding payoffs are changing in baseball

Feb. 21, 2019 3:03 AM EST

Manny Machado's new $300 million contract put a stop — at least temporarily — to a growing chorus of player complaints that major league teams were conspiring to do deep damage to the free agent market. It did nothing, however, to change the new reality of baseball. And that's something players...

Nutting: pricey free agent would imbalance Pirates payroll

Feb. 20, 2019 5:38 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Having watched the San Diego Padres reach a $300 million, 10-year deal with Manny Machado, Pirates owner Bob Nutting doesn't think it makes sense Pittsburgh general manager Neal Huntington to add a pricey free agent. A huge salary could cause the portion paid to one player to be...

After veteran salaries drop, baseball players want change

Feb. 20, 2019 4:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Walker's salary dropped from $17.2 million to $2 million in two years. Greg Holland was cut from $14 million to $2 million this season. Daniel Murphy fell from $17.5 million to $10 million. While Manny Machado agreed to a pending $300 million, 10-year contract with San Diego and Bryce...

Pre-'93 NFL pension benefits group receives $100K donation

Feb. 20, 2019 11:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two leading advocates for retired NFL players have teamed up in pushing for increased pension benefits for pre-1993 retirees. The Pro Football Retired Players Association, a nonprofit chaired by Hall of Famer Jim Brown, donated $100,000 to Fairness for Athletes in Retirement, a nonprofit...

Universities oppose athlete pay bill despite changes

Feb. 19, 2019 8:20 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Representatives from Washington's two largest universities told lawmakers Tuesday they oppose a proposal to allow student athletes to be paid, even after changes proponents had hoped would ease concerns. Along with pay for games, the proposal would allow student athletes to be...

Derek Dietrich and Reds finalize minor league contract

Feb. 19, 2019 8:10 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Derek Dietrich and Cincinnati have finalized a minor league contract, giving the Reds another infield and outfield option. The 29-year-old had spent all six of his previous big league seasons with the Miami Marlins and would have been eligible for salary arbitration, but he was...

Moustakas has unfinished business in Milwaukee

Feb. 19, 2019 7:24 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Mike Moustakas fell one win shy of reaching the World Series with the Milwaukee Brewers. "I think we had some unfinished business after last year," Moustakas said Tuesday after finalizing a $10 million, one-year deal with the Brewers. "I loved playing here last year. It was a lot of fun. We...

Manfred: Slow market may be 'much ado about nothing'

Feb. 19, 2019 7:20 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred predicts top free agents will all get deals and the second slow free-agent market won't have lasting significance. "In some ways I feel like it's a little much ado about nothing if in fact those players all sign at the end of the day," he said...

PGA Tour contemplating cut to top 65 and ties

Feb. 19, 2019 1:59 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The PGA Tour again is taking a close look at changing the size of its cuts, and this time the idea appears to have some legs. One topic at the first Player Advisory Council meeting last Tuesday at Riviera was to change the 36-hole cut from top 70 and ties to top 65 and ties, which is...

Kareem: Players like Anthony Davis have value and hold power

Feb. 19, 2019 11:58 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — There was no social media or around-the-clock basketball coverage in October 1974, on the night when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar looked up from his dinner plate and told the Milwaukee Bucks that he would like to be traded. As such, hardly anybody knew initially about the demand. If anyone understands...