Posts Tagged Athlete compensation

Chiefs’ expectations change after last season

In this Nov. 3, 2013 file photo, Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston (50) rushes during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Pro Bowl linebacker is due to become a free agent next season and wants a new contract. The Chiefs would like to give it to him, too, but only if the price is right. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — One year ago, the Kansas City Chiefs were coming off a two-win season that led to the ouster of the general manager and coach, and the turnover of roughly half the roster.

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Maple Leafs sign Cody Franson, avoid arbitration

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs and Cody Franson have avoided arbitration, with the defenseman signing a $3.3 million, one-year contract.

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Sporting KC locks up World Cup stars Zusi, Besler

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two of the U.S. team’s breakout stars from the World Cup will keep playing at home.

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Miami Heat sign Napier, Haslem to deals

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shabazz Napier has signed his rookie deal with the Miami Heat.

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Q&A: Players’ lawyer discusses NFL settlement

Lawyer Craig Mitnick speaks as he stands for a photograph Friday, July 18, 2014, in Haddonfield, N.J., in front of lists of some of the approximate 1,400 players in NFL concussion litigation he represents.  Under a tentative class-action settlement, the NFL would pay at least $765 million to compensate nearly 20,000 retired players over 65 years. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawyer Craig Mitnick represents about 1,400 players in the NFL concussion lawsuit, from ex-quarterbacks Mark Rypien and Jeff Hostetler to practice squad unknowns. Some of his clients suffer from Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. Many more have significant dementia. Others simply fear the future.

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