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eddie lacy contract details with seahawks show $2.86 million guaranteed, lots of


the contract of seattle running back eddie lacy shows a little less risk for the team than was originally portrayed.the full details of eddie lacy’s one-year contract with the seahawks are out and they show a little less risk for the team than was originally reported.lacy’s deal includes a $1.5 million signing bonus and $1.365 million in guaranteed salary, with the rest of the $5.5 million total in incentives — $385,000 in weight bonuses, $1 million in weekly roster bonuses and $1.3 million in performance incentives that, according to jason la canfora of cbssports.com are “not likely to be earned.”the contract is the second seattle has signed with an outside ufa this season, the other being a one-year deal worth up to $8 million with offensive lineman luke joeckel. that deal included $7 mi






comtech wins u.s. army contract worth up to $42.7 million


advertisement | advertise on newsdaycomtech telecomunications has won a five-year contract with the u.s. army worth as much as $42.7 million, the melville company announced thursday. (credit: newsday / david trotman-wilkins) comtech telecommunications corp. has won a five-year contract with the u.s. army worth as much as $42.7 million, the melville company announced thursday.the contract, with comtech’s germantown, maryland, subsidiary, comtech mobile datacom corp., calls for the company to provide engineering services, satellite network operations and program management for the army’s blue force tracking program,...






comtech wins u.s. army contract worth up to $42.7 million


advertisement | advertise on newsdaycomtech telecomunications has won a five-year contract with the u.s. army worth as much as $42.7 million, the melville company announced thursday, april 20, 2017. (credit: newsday / david trotman-wilkins) comtech telecommunications corp. has won a five-year contract with the u.s. army worth as much as $42.7 million, the melville company announced thursday.the contract, with comtech’s germantown, maryland, subsidiary, comtech mobile datacom corp., calls for the company to provide engineering services, satellite network operations and program management for the army’s blue force tracking program,...






seahawks sign top 2017 draft pick malik mcdowell


the seahawks on thursday signed defensive lineman to his rookie contract. he is the eighth of the team's 11 picks now under contract.in time for the beginning of otas next week, the seahawks are continuing to take care of some contractual business, on thursday signing the team’s first pick in the 2017 draft — defensive lineman malik mcdowell — to the standard four-year rookie contract.mcdowell announced the signing himself via twitter saying “it’s official. just signed my contract. i’m officially a seattle seahawk. go 12’s.” the team also announced the signing.as the 35th overall pick in the draft, mcdowell will get a contract worth a total of $6.9 million with a $3.198 signing bonus and salaries the next four years of $1.2 million, $1.5 million, $1.9 million and $2.2 million.mcdowell is t






pitino awarded $1.7 million in bonuses in revamped gophers contract


gophers men’s basketball coach richard pitino’s salary terms remain the same in his new contract, but four new bonus incentives equaling $1.7 million were added.the university of minnesota announced pitino’s one-year contract extension on wednesday, and the new contract was posted online friday. the 34-year-old coach, who will make $1.7 million next season, signed the deal with athletic director mark coyle on april 7, which pays him a bonus of $250,000 on aug. 1.as amendments in the new contract, pitino also will receive $250,000 in april 2020, $550,000 in april 30, 2021 and $650,000 on april 30, 2022, if he remains with the program. his previous contract already included a $450,000 “contract fulfillment incentive” for april 30, 2019.pitino, who finished 24-10 and reached the ncaa tourname






pitino, coyle will discuss contract after gophers season


washington – after watching his basketball coach lead the gophers to the biggest turnaround in program history, university of minnesota athletic director mark coyle said friday he’ll engage in contract discussions with coach richard pitino after the team’s postseason.pitino, 34, faced heavy criticism a year ago after an 8-23 season. but he won big ten coach of the year following a 23-8 regular season this year, with the best conference finish in 20 years at 11-7.“richard and i definitely want to talk to each other about what works,” coyle said at the team hotel friday before the gophers’ game against michigan state. “i didn’t do his current contract. but i want to make sure he feels that what’s in that contract helps him achieve the goals he wants. so we’ll definitely have those conversati






pitino, coyle will discuss contract after gophers season


washington – after watching his basketball coach lead the gophers to the biggest turnaround in program history, university of minnesota athletic director mark coyle said friday he'll engage in contract discussions with coach richard pitino after the team's postseason.pitino, 34, faced heavy criticism a year ago after an 8-23 season. but he won big ten coach of the year following a 23-8 regular season this year, with the best conference finish in 20 years at 11-7."richard and i definitely want to talk to each other about what works," coyle said at the team hotel friday before the gophers' game against michigan state. "i didn't do his current contract. but i want to make sure he feels that what's in that contract helps him achieve the goals he wants. so we'll definitely have those conversati






richard pitino, mark coyle will discuss contract after gophers season


washington d.c. – after watching his basketball coach lead the gophers to the biggest turnaround in program history, university of minnesota athletic director mark coyle said friday he'll engage in contract discussions with coach richard pitino after the team's postseason.pitino, 34, faced heavy criticism a year ago after an 8-23 season. but he won big ten coach of the year following a 23-8 regular season this year, with the best conference finish in 20 years at 11-7."richard and i definitely want to talk to each other about what works," coyle said at the team hotel friday before the gophers' game against michigan state. "i didn't do his current contract. but i want to make sure he feels that what's in that contract helps him achieve the goals he wants. so we'll definitely have those conve






dollars and sense: tracking contracts of bears free agent signings


with free agency rolling, here is a dollars and sense breakdown of the contracts for the players the chicago bears have signed. check back as it will be updated as more information becomes available.overview: $45 million three-year contract with $18.5 million guaranteed2017: $8 million base salary, $3 million signing bonus, $5 million roster bonus due march 13.total: $16 millioncap figure: $14 million2018: $12.5 million base salary, $2.5 million roster bonus due third day of league year.cap figure: $16 million2019: $12 million base salary, $2 million roster bonus due may 15, 2019.cap figure: $15 million2018 $2.5 million roster bonusnotes: 2017 base salary fully guaranteed. 2018 $2.5 million roster bonus fully guaranteed. also, 2018 $2.5 million roster bonus converts to a $2.5 million not l






cards gm says molina deal “not done” but he’s “optimistic”


memphis, tenn. (ap) — st. louis cardinals general manager john mozeliak said he’s “hopeful” to have a new contract for yadier molina before opening day but said a deal was “not done” as of thursday night.molina homered in a game against st. louis’ top minor league affiliate while reports surfaced that he’s nearing a new contract agreement. fox sports reported during the game that molina and the cardinals are finalizing a three-year deal worth between $55 million and $65 million.“we’re optimistic. we’re hopeful,” mozeliak said. “but it’s not complete yet.”molina has said he wants a contract finalized before the season opens sunday night. he said “nothing’s done” after the game but expressed optimism.most read stories3-course dinners for $32 starting april 2.“it’s my main goal to stay here,”






pitino contract extension includes $1.7 million in new bonuses


gophers men’s basketball coach richard pitino’s salary terms remain the same in his new contract, but four bonuses totaling $1.7 million were added.the university of minnesota announced the one-year extension to pitino’s deal on wednesday, and the new contract was posted online friday. the 34-year-old coach, who will make $1.7 million next season, signed the contract with athletic director mark coyle on april 7.pitino will receive his first “contract fulfillment incentive” bonus of $250,000 on aug. 1. the coach now also will receive $250,000 in april 2020, $550,000 in april 2021 and $650,000 in april 2022, if he remains with the program. his previous contract included a $450,000 retention bonus for april 2019.pitino gets those bonuses each season as long as his gophers remain compliant wit






fitzpatrick's jets contract voids, qb becomes free agent


new york — ryan fitzpatrick's contract with the new york jets has been voided, as expected, making the veteran quarterback a free agent.fitzpatrick re-signed with the jets last july on a one-year, $12 million deal. technically, the contract was for two years, but contained language in which the second year would be automatically voided five days after the super bowl — meaning, friday — if fitzpatrick remained on the roster.because his $10 million bonus was prorated over two years to help with the salary cap last year, fitzpatrick will cost the jets $5 million in "dead money" this year.the 34-year-old fitzpatrick will be free to sign with another team. while he could still re-sign with the jets, it appears his up-and-down tenure in new york is done after two seasons.






spacex wins its second gps 3 launch contract


washington — spacex beat united launch alliance to win a $96.5 million contract to launch a gps 3 navigation satellite from cape canaveral, florida, in early 2019, the u.s. air force announced march 14. "spacex is proud to have been selected to support this important national security space mission," gwynne shotwell, spacex president and coo, said in a statement. "we appreciate the confidence that the u.s. air force has placed in our company and we look forward to working together towards the successful launch of another gps-iii mission." the award is spacex's second air force launch contract for a gps 3 satellite but the first for which it faced a competing bid. ula confirmed last september, when bids were due, that it sent in a proposal.ula ultimately decided not to bid on a launch contr






spacex wins its second gps 3 launch contract


washington — spacex beat united launch alliance to win a $96.5 million contract to launch a gps 3 navigation satellite from cape canaveral, florida, in early 2019, the u.s. air force announced march 14. "spacex is proud to have been selected to support this important national security space mission," gwynne shotwell, spacex president and coo, said in a statement. "we appreciate the confidence that the u.s. air force has placed in our company and we look forward to working together towards the successful launch of another gps-iii mission." the award is spacex's second air force launch contract for a gps 3 satellite but the first for which it faced a competing bid. ula confirmed last september, when bids were due, that it sent in a proposal.ula ultimately decided not to bid on a launch contr






cu football coach mike macintyre's $16.25 million contract expected to be approv


the pending $16.25 million contract of university of colorado football coach mike macintyre is expected to finally be approved this week after five months of waiting.cu spokesman ken mcconnellogue said monday following a special session of the board of regents that language will be added to macintyre’s pending employment agreement – in addition to those of all contracted employees – regarding mandatory in-person training he’s required to take about how to report allegations of domestic violence and sexual misconduct. no further amendments are expected.macintyre will additionally receive a letter of reprimand in his personnel file and will be forced to make a $100,000 donation to programs that support sudents and emplyees in the cu community who are victims of domestic violence as a result






vikings qb sam bradford becoming a 'hero' in the business of football


it is good to be sam bradford, monday morning quarterback explained this week.the vikings quarterback is one of few nfl stars that have experienced contract leverage more than once throughout their careers. this uncommon advantage has amassed bradford a small fortune of $114 million in eight nfl seasons and earned him on a spot among the highest-paid players in nfl history. this number should experience another nice bounce as bradford enters a contract year already making top dollar.in a league built on big contracts, but little guaranteed money, bradford’s feat is impressive, especially considering he has never played in the pro bowl.andrew brandt of mmqb wrote, “in a business tilted toward management, the number of nfl players who win in the business of football can be counted on two han






p.j. fleck's contract officially approved by minnesota regents


the university of minnesota board of regents officially signed off on the row the boat era, approving football coach p.j. fleck's $18 million contract friday afternoon with a 10-1 vote."it is a lot of money," u president eric kaler said, "but we're getting a lot of coach."the contract will pay fleck an average of $3.6 million per season — $18 million over the five years — slightly more than the big ten average of $3.52 million. bonuses and incentives for victories, championships and academics could push the contract above $20 million in the coming seasons.the gophers made a big jump in financial commitment from former coach tracy claeys' three-year, $4.5 million deal signed in november 2015.kaler said the u will loan the athletic department $5.6 million from central reserves to cover the b






spacex wins its second gps 3 launch contract


spacex beat united launch alliance to win a $96.5 million contract to launch a gps 3 navigation satellite from cape canaveral, florida, in early 2019, the u.s. air force announced march 14.






piscotty agrees to $33.5 million, 6-year with cardinals


st. louis — st. louis gave another of its young players a long-term contract, agreeing to a $33.5 million, six-year deal with right fielder stephen piscotty.the 26-year-old would have been eligible for arbitration following the 2018 season and free agency after the 2021 season. the deal announced monday calls for a $2 million signing bonus, salaries of $1 million each in of the first two years, $7 million apiece in 2018 and '19 and $7.25 million in each of the next two years. the cardinals have a $15 million option for 2023 with a $1 million buyout, and the option price could escalate to $18 million.excluding players who had professional experience in cuba and japan, he is just the third with fewer than 1,000 major league plate appearances to sign a big league contract worth more than $30






rougned odor, texas rangers reach 6-year deal worth at least $49.5m – the denver


arlington, texas — rougned odor and the texas rangers have agreed to a new six-year contract that includes a club option for 2023 and guarantees the young second baseman at least $49.5 million.the deal completed thursday includes a $2 million signing bonus and a $13.5 million club option for 2023 with a $3 million buyout. odor’s salary will be $1 million this season, and then it will increase to $3 million in 2018 and $7.5 million in 2019. he will make $9 million in 2020 before $12 million in each of the last two years of the contract.at 23, odor is already going into his fourth season with the rangers. he hit .271 with 33 home runs and 88 rbis last year, when he became known to many for punching toronto slugger jose bautista during a may 15 game , the finale of a contentious series. odor






washington gives new men’s basketball coach mike hopkins six-year, $12.3m contra


washington and new men’s basketball coach mike hopkins have come to terms on a six-year contract that’ll pay him $12.3 million.hopkins will earn $1.8 million in the first year of the deal and the contract includes an annual $100,000 escalator clause. it began march 19 and expires in 2023.former uw coach lorenzo romar, who was fired last week after a 15-year tenure, earned $1.7 million annually.hopkins would receive a $40,000 bonus if the huskies win a pac-12 regular-season championship. he’d collect $25,000 for a pac-12 tournament title and a ncaa tournament berth. washington would pay him $20,000 for a trip to the ncaa tournament round of 32, sweet 16 and elite eight. a final four berth earns hopkins $50,000 and if uw wins a national title, he’d collect an additional $100,000 and $235,000






molina, cardinals add $60m over 3 years through 2020


st. louis (ap) — when it was over, when the numbers were finalized and the contract was ready, yadier molina cried.tears of joy.molina and the st. louis cardinals announced a new deal sunday that adds $60 million over three seasons through 2020, increasing the likelihood that the catcher will finish his decorated career with his only major league team.“this is a special day. i can’t be more happy than i am right now,” molina said. “this is a dream come true. i always wanted to be here. … it was a hard week, going back and forth with feelings. but i’m just glad that we got it done because this is the right place to be.”most read stories3-course dinners for $32 starting april 2.molina’s previous deal called for a $14 million salary this year and a $15 million mutual option for 2018 with a $2






former seahawk russell okung to hit free agency as broncos do not pick up contra


former seahawk russell okung will again be a free agent after the denver broncos declined an option on his contract on thursday.when the seahawks scour the free agent market next month looking for left tackles, they will see a familiar name — russell okung.okung, who was the first pick of the pete carroll/john schneider regime at no. 6 overall in 2010 and then played for the seahawks through the 2015 season, will become a free agent after the denver broncos informed him on thursday they will not pick up the final four years on a contract he signed with the team last year, according to several reports, including from jay glazer of fox sports.okung’s contract drew a lot of attention because he decided to negotiate it himself (with the help of former nfl agent jimmy halsell), hoping to show n






broncos to decline russell okung’s contract option for 2017 – the denver post


the broncos will have to find a new left tackle for the second straight offseason.denver informed left tackle russell okung thursday that it would not be picking up his $1 million option securing his return to the team next season, an nfl source said.the broncos had until march 8 to make a decision on okung, who would have received a four-year, $48 million contract with $20.5 million guaranteed if the option was picked up.okung, who without an agent signed what ended up being a one-year, $8 million contract after playing-time incentives last march, is the latest name to join a weak crop of offensive line free agents. he proved his health by playing 16 games for the first time in his career last season, but costly penalties decreased his value.the broncos have not approached okung about a c






molina, cardinals add $60m over 3 years through 2020


st. louis — when it was over, when the numbers were finalized and the contract was ready, yadier molina cried.tears of joy.molina and the st. louis cardinals announced a new deal sunday that adds $60 million over three seasons through 2020, increasing the likelihood that the catcher will finish his decorated career with his only major league team."this is a special day. i can't be more happy than i am right now," molina said. "this is a dream come true. i always wanted to be here. ... it was a hard week, going back and forth with feelings. but i'm just glad that we got it done because this is the right place to be."molina's previous deal called for a $14 million salary this year and a $15 million mutual option for 2018 with a $2 million buyout. but neither side had any interest in messing






p.j. fleck's contract officially approved by minnesota regents


the university of minnesota board of regents officially signed off on the row the boat era, approving football coach p.j. fleck's $18 million contract friday afternoon with a 10-1 vote."it is a lot of money," u president eric kaler said, "but we're getting a lot of coach."the contract will pay fleck an average of $3.6 million per season — $18 million over the five years — slightly more than the big ten average of $3.52 million. bonuses and incentives for victories, championships and academics could push the contract above $20 million in the coming seasons.the gophers made a big jump in financial commitment from former coach tracy claeys' three-year, $4.5 million deal signed in november 2015.kaler said the u will loan the athletic department $5.6 million from central reserves to cover the b






p.j. fleck's contract officially approved by minnesota regents


the university of minnesota board of regents officially signed off on the row the boat era, approving football coach p.j. fleck’s $18 million contract friday afternoon with a 10-1 vote.“it is a lot of money,” u president eric kaler said, “but we’re getting a lot of coach.”the contract will pay fleck an average of $3.6 million per season — $18 million over the five years — slightly more than the big ten average of $3.52 million. bonuses and incentives for victories, championships and academics could push the contract above $20 million in the coming seasons.the gophers made a big jump in financial commitment from former coach tracy claeys’ three-year, $4.5 million deal signed in november 2015.kaler said the u will loan the athletic department $5.6 million from central reserves to cover the b






piscotty agrees to $33.5 million, 6-year with cardinals


st. louis (ap) — st. louis gave another of its young players a long-term contract, agreeing to a $33.5 million, six-year deal with right fielder stephen piscotty.the 26-year-old would have been eligible for arbitration following the 2018 season and free agency after the 2021 season. the deal announced monday calls for a $2 million signing bonus, salaries of $1 million each in of the first two years, $7 million apiece in 2018 and ’19 and $7.25 million in each of the next two years. the cardinals have a $15 million option for 2023 with a $1 million buyout, and the option price could escalate to $18 million.excluding players who had professional experience in cuba and japan, he is just the third with fewer than 1,000 major league plate appearances to sign a big league contract worth more than






mlb: rangers sign rougned odor to six-year contract worth at least $49.5 million


rougned odor and the texas rangers have agreed to a new six-year contract that includes a club option for 2023 and guarantees the young second baseman at least $49.5 million.the deal completed thursday includes a $2 million signing bonus and a $13.5 million club option for 2023 with a $3 million buyout. odor's salary will be $1 million this season, and then it will increase to $3 million in 2018 and $7.5 million in 2019. he will make $9 million in 2020 before $12 million in each of the last two years of the contract.at 23, odor is already going into his fourth season with the rangers. he hit .271 with 33 home runs and 88 rbis last year, when he became known to many for punching toronto slugger jose bautista during a may 15 game , the finale of a contentious series. odor served a seven-game






nasa signs agreement with boeing for soyuz seats


washington — nasa has quietly signed a contract with boeing for up to five additional soyuz seats to provide for both additional u.s. crewmembers on the international space station and margin for commercial crew delays. nasa made the deal in a modification to the vehicle sustaining engineering contract the agency has with boeing for iss operations. other than the formal contract modification notification, posted feb. 21, nasa did not announce the agreement beyond a statement published without fanfare on the agency's website. the agreement covers two soyuz seats on flights in the fall of 2017 and spring of 2018, with the option for three seats on soyuz flights in 2019. the total value of the contract modification, including the optional seats, is $373.5 million, or an average of $74.7 milli






molina, cardinals add $60m over 3 years through 2020


st. louis — when it was over, when the numbers were finalized and the contract was ready, yadier molina cried.tears of joy.molina and the st. louis cardinals announced a new deal sunday that adds $60 million over three seasons through 2020, increasing the likelihood that the catcher will finish his decorated career with his only major league team."this is a special day. i can't be more happy than i am right now," molina said. "this is a dream come true. i always wanted to be here. ... it was a hard week, going back and forth with feelings. but i'm just glad that we got it done because this is the right place to be."the opening-day crowd at busch stadium roared its approval when molina was introduced before sunday night's 4-3 victory against the chicago cubs, prompting the catcher to doff h






​asx-listed empired scores au$15m wa government it contract


it services provider empired has been awarded a contract worth au$15 million to provide the western australian government with cloud services as part of the state's govnext-ict project.latest australian newsperth-based empired will provide the wa government with centralised directory services, centralised identity services, and certificate authority under a consumption-based model, with the potential to scale beyond 140,000 government users based on agency take-up of the govnext-ict platform.the five-year contract, with options to extend for a further five years, will see empired act as a subcontractor to japanese it giant nec.the wa government announced in january that it had signed nec, datacom, and atos to provide it infrastructure to service the entire state government over the next fi






nba awards votes could mean an extra $75 million for pacers' paul george


in theory, a clause tying awards voting to maximum salaries in the nba's new collective bargaining agreement seemed fraught. now that it is about to be put into practice, it seems downright nuts. later this week, when writers and broadcasters send in their all-nba teams, they may well determine the franchise trajectory of the indiana pacers and whether paul george will put roughly an extra $75 million in his bank account.that strange development - actually a workable solution for the nba, but a faulty bargain for voters - derives from the concept of the designated player exception. if a player approaching free agency on his second contract is named mvp or defensive player of the year or makes an all-nba team while either playing for the team that drafted him or that traded for him while on






company wins us army contract for lightweight combat helmet


newport, vt. — a vermont company has won a u.s. army contract worth up to $98 million to produce lightweight next-generation combat helmets for soldiers.revision military ltd. said tuesday it will manufacture the helmets at its newport facility and the work could generate 50 to 100 jobs.ceo jonathan blanshay says revision has dedicated significant resources "to set a new standard for lightweight helmet design and performance." the five-year contract is for up to nearly 294,000 helmets.democratic u.s. sen. patrick leahy (lay'-hee) is vice chairman of the senate appropriations committee. he says there was intense competition for the project. he says the helmets will protect soldiers from ballistic impacts and be more comfortable because of their 24 percent lighter build.revision military say






writers guild overwhelmingly ratifies new 3-year contract


los angeles — members of the writers guild of america have overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract with television and film producers.the guild announced wednesday that the new agreement passed by a 99 percent margin, with only 30 members voting no out of nearly 3,650 ballots cast. the agreement will remain in place until may 2020.the ratification comes three weeks after a tentative deal was reached with producers, averting a costly strike that would have caused several popular television series to go dark.the guild has said it won gains across the board, including contributions to the union's health plan and better pay for series with fewer episodes. a memo about the new contract stated members will net $130 million more over the contract's life than earlier proposals from produ






marreese speights opts out of his contract with clippers; others may soon do the


forward/center marreese speights opted out of his contract for the 2017-18 season with the clippers, making him an unrestricted free agent.the move, which comes as no surprise, was announced tuesday on twitter by ams sports, the agency that represents speights.speights, who had until june 22 to inform the clippers of his decision, would have made $1.459 million in the second year of a two-year deal he signed last summer.he will be looking for the mid-level exception of about $8.2 million per year next season, which probably will be too much money for the clippers, according to his representatives.speights averaged 8.7 points and 4.5 rebounds and shot 37.2% from three-point range over the 82 games he played for the clippers last season. point guard chris paul has until june 29 to let the cl






marreese speights opts out of his contract with clippers; others may soon do the


it comes as no surprise that forward/center marreese speights opted out of his contract for the 2017-18 season with the clippers, making him an unrestricted free agent.the agency that represents speights, ams sports, made the announcement tuesday on twitter.speights, who had until june 22 to inform the clippers of his decision, would have made $1.459 million in the second year of a two-year deal he signed last summer.speights will be looking for the mid-level exception of about $8.2 million per year next season, which probably will be too much money for the clippers, according to his representatives.he averaged 8.7 points and 4.5 rebounds and shot 37.2% from three-point range over the 82 games he played for the clippers last season.clippers guard chris paul has until june 29 to let the cli






gambia's new leader vows overhaul of feared security service


banjul, gambia — gambia's new president adama barrow promised an overhaul of the country's feared security forces urday as he works to rebuild a country that lived under authoritarian rule for more than 22 years.in his first news conference since taking office, barrow told reporters he also plans to rename the national intelligence agency, which was tasked with interrogating and sometimes torturing detainees."it's an institution that has to continue, but the name will change," barrow said.barrow returned to gambia on thursday in a dramatic homecoming where he was met by hundreds of thousands. he had taken the oath of office in neighboring senegal, shortly before longtime dictator yahya jammeh was forced into exile.some of jammeh's top ociates fled with him to equatorial guinea, another aut