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Baseball players and owners reached a tentative agreement on a five- year labor contract Wednesday night, a deal that will extend the sport's industrial
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NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA and its union announced a tentative eight-year labor deal Tuesday that will allow top players to earn more than $500,000 while the average annual compensation for players will surpass six figures for the first time.
The deal, which begins this season and runs through 2027, will pay players an average of $130,000 and guarantees them full salaries while on maternity leave. The agreement also provides enhanced family benefits, travel standards and other health and wellness improvements.
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This is one of the most noble things we've ever seen.Maya Moore is easily one of the greatest athletes of our time. In eight years of WNBA basketball, Moore has won four championships, one MVP trophy, another Finals MVP trophy and been named an All-Star six times. She transformed the Minnesota Lynx into a yearly contender.
NBA, players reach tentative agreement on labor deal . Author: SI Staff. Publish date: Dec 14, 2016. MIAMI (AP) The NBA and its players have agreed to keep the most lucrative era in league history rolling.
Baseball players and owners reached a tentative agreement on a five- year labor contract Wednesday night, a deal that will extend the sport's industrial Baseball had eight work stoppages from 1972-95, the last a 7 1/2-month strike in 1994-95 that led to the first cancellation of the World Series in 90 years .
“I call it historic," WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a phone interview. “The CBA guarantees substantial (financial) increases. The way we are paying these players is different than the past. ... The top couple players are tripling (in pay) where they were. Other players are making $200,000-300,000. The average will be over $130,000. Everyone gets an increase here."
The deal, which must be ratified by owners and players, calls for 50-50 revenue sharing starting in 2021, based on the league achieving revenue growth targets from broadcast agreements, marketing partnerships and licensing deals.
“I was adamant on the 50-50 target," Engelbert said. “The league and players work together to market this league so we can share revenue with the players. We have to hit some targets.”
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Tamika Catchings and Lauren Jackson headline the list of 12 finalists Thursday for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020. Catchings was a four-time Olympic gold medalist for the U.S. and also a five-time winner of the WNBA defensive player of the year award. She led the Indiana Fever to their lone title in 2012 and Tennessee to an NCAA championship in 1998.Jackson helped the Seattle Storm win two championships in the WNBA and was the league's MVP three times.The two former WNBA stars are joined by Swin Cash, who won three WNBA championships with Detroit and Seattle.
The deal was struck a day before the sides faced a deadline for opting out of the current deal . If approved by votes of players and owners - likely to News broke of the tentative agreement just as Wednesday's games were starting. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra heard the news after a victory over the
MIAMI – The NBA and its players have agreed in principle on a new collective bargaining agreement, one that still needs to be ratified by players and It ensures the two sides will avoid the kind of ugly labor dispute that led to a lockout and missed games in 2011. That deadline for opting out has now
The salary cap will go up 31% to $1.3 million in the first year — up from $996,000 and another $750,000 in prize money for special competitions arrives in 2021. Under this deal, the maximum base salary would increase to $215,000 from $117,500.
“You can pay your stars. That's how the league grows,” Engelbert said.
This will be the fifth CBA in the history of the WNBA, which launched in 1997. Like the last CBA, there is a mutual opt-out provision after six years.
The CBA also proposes a minimum of $1.6 million in offseason league and team marketing agreements that would create up to $300,000 in additional annual cash compensation for select players.
The rookie scale for the No. 1-4 picks will rise to $68,000 — an increase of about $15,000 from this year — plus the ability to qualify for league-guaranteed money under the marketing agreement.
“It was collaborative effort,'" WNBA players' union president Nneka Ogwumike said. “I think that we really all had the same things in mind and had different way of getting there. We really put our heads together and came with some ideas."
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With both sides signing off, getting players and owners to pass the deal would likely be no more than a formality. A person briefed on the terms said the deal extends for seven From the outset, these talks seemed much different than the unfriendly discourse that went on five years ago, when the league
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Baseball players and owners reached a tentative agreement on a five- year labor contract Wednesday night, a deal that will extend the sport's industrial peace to 26 years since the ruinous fights in the first two decades of free agency. After days of near round-the-clock talks
Ogwumike said the labor pact provides more financial incentive for players to stay in the offseason instead of going overseas to play. Former league MVP Breanna Stewart tore an Achilles tendon playing overseas last year and missed the entire WNBA season. Diana Taurasi sat out a season a few years ago because the Russian team she played for was paying her more than $1 million and wanted her to rest.
“This agreement is reflective of the game growing and the league growing and then the revenue share will grow," Ogwumike said. “Revenue sharing is putting your best foot forward.”
Notebook: LaVine, Bulls searching for wins — and respect
It’s been a long dry spell for the Bulls since the glory days of Michael Jordan. As the face of the current Bulls, Zach Lavine hopes to change that.Zach LaVine is the face of the current Bulls franchise. A high flyer and prolific scorer, LaVine is on the verge of All-Star status but what has prevented him from becoming a superstar is the Bulls’ lack of success. They are four games back of the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, despite a collection of lottery picks over the past several years.
Adam Silver and the NBA unveiled a tentative new CBA deal Wednesday night, one day before the league and players faced a deadline for opting out This season is the first of a nine- year , billion television deal between the NBA, ESPN and Turner Sports. It's also the first labor deal negotiated by
The deal was struck a day before the sides faced a deadline for opting out of the current deal . If approved by votes of players and owners — likely to be formalities — there will be no lockout next summer and no labor issues for years to come. “It’s amazing. I’m excited,” union president Chris Paul
Engelbert said the additional money needed to fund the CBA will come from a variety of places.
“Teams and owners are stepping up. The league is stepping up," said the commissioner, who started last July.
She also touted the new “Changemakers" program, with key sponsors supporting the WNBA in its transformation across marketing, branding and player and fan experiences. AT&T, Nike and Deloitte are the inaugural three businesses.
The league will also expand its schedule by a few games and add an in-season Commissioner's Cup tournament this year. Other highlights of the CBA include:
—Travel improvements where players are given premium economy airline tickets as well as individual rooms on road trips. In the past, players flew coach and some shared rooms.
—A more liberal free agency system that allows players to become unrestricted free agents sooner beginning next year if they aren't given the “core” designation by their team. It also drops the number of times a player can be so designated from four to three beginning this year and down to two beginning in 2022.
—Players receive their full salary while on maternity leave, are given two-bedroom apartments for players with children as well as workplace accommodations that provide privacy for nursing mothers.
—The league is also introducing family planning benefits of up to a $60,000 reimbursement for veteran players for costs directly related to adoption, surrogacy and fertility/infertility treatment.
—Enhanced mental health benefits and resources.
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Pro Bowlers comment on 17-game season, which is beginning to feel inevitable .
In many respects, the 17-game season is like Thursday Night Football. Plenty of individual players will object to it, but the NFL Players Association inevitably will agree to it. Because the money will be too good. ESPN.com posted on Saturday afternoon a collection of quotes from individual players regarding the 17-game season, with input ranging [more]ESPN.com posted on Saturday afternoon a collection of quotes from individual players regarding the 17-game season, with input ranging from “not interested” to “interested if we get more money and more time off.