Posts Tagged Athlete compensation

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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AP source: Harper, Nats agree at $7.5M, 2 years

In this Oct. 7, 2014 file photo, Washington Nationals Bryce Harper celebrates after scoring on a solo home run in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game 4 of baseball's NL Division Series in San Francisco. A person familiar with the agreement says Harper and the Washington Nationals have come to terms on a $7.5 million, two-year contract, avoiding a grievance hearing. Harper gets a $2.5 million salary in 2015, and $5 million in 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Outfielder Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals came to terms on a $7.5 million, two-year contract, avoiding a grievance hearing.

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AP source: Lester $30M signing bonus sets record

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Lester has set Major League Baseball records for largest signing bonus and biggest upfront payment with his $155 million, seven-year deal with the Chicago Cubs.

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