Apr 21, 2020 5:38 PM

Chiefs, Mahomes eye record-setting deal following NFL draft

Posted Apr 21, 2020 5:38 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After leading the Kansas City Chiefs to their first Super Bowl championship in five decades, quarterback Patrick Mahomes is finally eligible to sign a contract extension this offseason. And while there is no hurry given the fact that Mahomes is entering just his fourth season in the league — and the Chiefs could simply pick up his fifth-year option — the reality is both sides are eager to come to terms on what could be a record-setting deal.

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Apr 21, 2020 5:38 PM
MLB can cut pay, lay off managers, coaches starting May 1

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has made a move that allows teams to lay off or cut the pay of major and minor league managers, coaches, trainers and full-time scouts.

Manfred has suspended uniform employee contracts that cover about 9,000 people, including general managers on some teams. The layoffs and paycuts can start May 1.

Manfred cited the inability to play games due to the national emergency caused by the new coronavirus pandemic. Several teams have said they will pay their employees through May. UECs must be signed by all managers, coaches, trainers and salaried scouts, and some teams include additional baseball operations staff.