Wages and salaries

Barcelona's Lionel Messi walks during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)
October 11, 2020 - 9:20 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Hobbled by crises on the field and among its fed-up club members, Barcelona never waivered in its commitment to Lionel Messi despite mounting financial struggles brought on by the pandemic-induced global economic slowdown. A drop in revenues has forced Barcelona to jettison...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots outside linebacker Dont'a Hightower (54) tackles Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) during the first half of an NFL football game in Baltimore. A total of 66 players have opted out of the 2020 NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic, including Hightower. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
August 06, 2020 - 7:06 pm
A total of 66 players have opted out of the 2020 NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic, nearly half of them linemen. Twenty offensive linemen and 11 on defense opted out before Thursday's deadline. Players with a medical opt out will receive a $350,000 stipend, while those voluntarily opting...
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Photo credit FILE - Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) looks to pass as he is defended by Washington Wizards guard Gary Payton II (20) during an NBA basketball game, in a Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 file photo, in Washington. Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is committing $1.5 million to supplement the income of WNBA players who choose not to play this season. The funds will come from the KAI Empowerment Initiative that Irving launched Monday, July 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, file)
July 27, 2020 - 6:45 am
Irving commits $1.5 million for WNBA players skipping season…
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Photo credit FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2019, file photo, baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks to the media at the owners meeting in Arlington, Texas. The chance that there will be no Major League Baseball season increased substantially Monday, June 15, 2020, when the commissioner's office told the players' association it will not proceed with a schedule amid the coronavirus pandemic unless the union waives its right to claim management violated a March agreement between the feuding sides. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
June 20, 2020 - 1:24 am
Odd ball: Runners start on 2nd base, tie games, re-entry?…
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A man jogs past Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. The Spanish soccer league aims to restart in June without spectators. It's new compulsory protocols say all players, coaches and club employees must be tested for COVID-19 coronavirus before training resumes, then regularly after that. All clubs' training facilities must be properly prepared and disinfected before players can start practicing individually. (AP Photo/Paul White)
May 13, 2020 - 2:02 pm
MADRID (AP) — Players from Spanish soccer club Elche did not return to practice on Wednesday as a protest against reduced salaries. The players for the second-division club were supposed to practice at the team’s stadium but decided to keep training at home to show their discontentment with the...
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May 01, 2020 - 7:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Claim of unequal pay by US women's players dismissed by judge; claim of unequal travel, medical staff can go to trial.
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FILE - In this March 13, 2020, file photo, Paraguay's U20 women's soccer team members arrive at the airport in Luque, near Asuncion, Paraguay, after the tournament being played in San Luis, Argentina was suspended. The global players' association released its report on the state of women's soccer, after warning that the coronavirus outbreak could have a disastrous impact following the gains of last summer's Women's World Cup. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz, File)
April 30, 2020 - 10:23 am
A report on the state of global women’s soccer lauded the growth of the game while calling for greater support for players, including better wages and industry labor standards. Based on surveys of players worldwide, the report released Wednesday by the international players union FIFPro showed club...
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In this still image from video provided by the NFL, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the NFL football draft, Saturday, April 25, 2020. (NFL via AP)
April 29, 2020 - 3:47 pm
Commissioner Roger Goodell has reduced his salary to $0 and other NFL employees will be taking pay cuts or furloughs due to the coronavirus pandemic. Goodell, who makes upward of $30 million a year from salaries and bonuses, voluntarily had his salary reduced this month, a person familiar with the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White (27) intercepts a pass intended for Pittsburgh Steelers' Diontae Johnson (18) during the second half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. A person with knowledge of the Bills’ decision tells The Associated Press the team has picked up the fifth-year option on cornerback Tre’Davious White's contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the decision. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)
April 23, 2020 - 12:03 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have picked up the fifth-year option on cornerback Tre’Davious White’s contract, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday because the team has not announced the decision...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2017, file photo, former Edmonton Oilers great Wayne Gretzky speaks to media about the upcoming NHL Centennial Greatest Team celebration hockey game and being voted the greatest team of all time in Toronto. Possibly losing as many as 13 games with the NHL on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic could leave Alex Ovechkin two short of another 50-goal season and threaten his ability to break Gretzky’s all-time record. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
April 19, 2020 - 4:02 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Soccer has resumed in Turkmenistan with spectators as the Central Asian nation lifted a suspension of its national league. Around 500 people attended Sunday’s game between Altyn Asyr and Kopetdag in a 20,000-...
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