Posts Tagged Athlete compensation

Seattle Seahawks sign Wright to 4-year extension

San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde (28) tries to avoid a tackle by Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker K.J. Wright, left, in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The conversations started in the spring and as much as K.J. Wright wanted to believe the Seattle Seahawks legitimately wanted to keep him around long-term, the fact the season started and weeks ticked by without a contract extension began weighing on the linebacker.

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D-backs avoid arbitration with reliever Hernandez

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with reliever David Hernandez, agreeing to a $2 million, one-year contract.

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For MLB, changes in Cuba will take time to sort out

NEW YORK (AP) — Fred Claire can see the day when Major League Baseball teams open academies for prospects in Cuba.

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Liriano gets $2M signing bonus in Pirates deal

In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano throws against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati. Liriano and the Pirates have finalized a $39 million, three-year contract, in a deal, announced Friday, Dec. 12, 2014,   (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Francisco Liriano gets a $2 million signing bonus as part of his $39 million, three-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Struggling strikers eclipsed by Messi, Ronaldo

Barcelona's Luis Suarez, left, and PSG's David Luiz challenges for the ball during the Group F Champions League soccer match between FC Barcelona and PSG at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday Dec. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

LONDON (AP) — Is it any wonder Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi still set the goal-standard in football? Ascending to their level, or getting anywhere near their scoring rate, seems beyond most contemporaries.

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