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Choosing Your Right Boxing Glove Size and Handwraps

When picking out a pair of boxing gloves, choosing one that best fits your hand is not exactly the right criteria you should follow. Try putting on handwraps underneath the gloves. 120" handwraps are right for small hands. For medium to large hands, you will want 170" or longer.

Why bother with handwraps?
When boxing, you will need to support your wrist and thum to protect your bones and tendons from injury. It is important that you always wrap your hands before working out or boxing.

BOXING FOR BETTER HEALTH: Do you want the strength of undefeated boxer Laila Ali or the body of heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis? [ More ]

A KNOCKOUT WORKOUT: Here's how you can do it at home. [ More ]
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Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Pleads Not Guilty to Soliciting Prostitution

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 16:49:20 EST

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution.

The Twists That Will Decide the Premier League Title

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 17:08:49 EST

Liverpool and Manchester City are having two of the best seasons in Premier League history. Unfortunately for them, they’re happening at the same time.

NBA Stars Are Upending Basketball. Baseball's Best Players Are Unemployed.

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 23:50:34 EST

NBA free agency is months away, but it’s already crazier than Major League Baseball’s. How did the two offseasons become opposites?

Baseball Legend Frank Robinson Dies at Age 83

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 21:12:47 EST

Frank Robinson, the first black manager in the majors and the only man to win MVP honors in both the American and National Leagues, died at the age of 83.

A Surgery That Could Save Andy Murray's Tennis Career

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:10:06 EST

Andy Murray’s damaged hip hobbled him at the Australian Open and has jeopardized his plan to play one last Wimbledon in July before retiring. But there is one Hail Mary play left.

The NBA Honeymooners From Japan: 13 Games in 13 Nights

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 20:38:15 EST

Yuki and Yumea Nakagawa are newlyweds from Japan. For their honeymoon, they are traveling the U.S. for two weeks to see as much basketball as they can.

NFL's Final Four: Two Generational Showdowns

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 08:11:50 EST

Patrick Mahomes, Jared Goff, Tom Brady and Drew Brees lead the league’s best offenses and will battle as a new era of quarterback takes on the old

To Compete With Alabama, Clemson Became Alabama

Sun, 30 Dec 2018 21:16:28 EST

In the past year, Clemson has emulated Alabama in two important ways: convincing their best underclassmen to delay turning pro, and putting their trust in a true freshman quarterback.

The Saints Already Thrashed the Eagles. Will the Playoffs Be More of the Same?

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 15:03:12 EST

After losing to New Orleans 48-7 in the regular season, Philadelphia faces long odds in the rematch.

Novak Djokovic Looks Like the Most Formidable Man in Tennis

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:14:54 EST

Novak Djokovic is two wins away from winning his seventh Australian Open title.

In the Interest of Time, LOOGYs May Get Left Out

Fri, 01 Mar 2019 08:37:50 EST

Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred wants games to move faster, and he appears willing to consider just about any radical idea to make that happen. Even if it means killing off an entire species of player.

U.S. Soccer President's American Ambition

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:02:48 EST

U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro discusses soccer’s challenges and potential, why he’s scrutinizing the women’s game, and the legacy of the successful U.S. bid to co-host the 2026 World Cup.

Caltech's Rocket Science: Shoot More 3-Pointers

Mon, 28 Jan 2019 14:24:03 EST

The school known for scientific innovation and embracing technology has its most successful basketball team in decades. The 3-point revolution has come to Caltech.

The NFL Player Moonlighting as an Ivy League Professor

Sun, 24 Feb 2019 17:55:52 EST

Jets linebacker Brandon Copeland is teaching a financial literacy seminar in the Urban Studies department at the University of Pennsylvania.

As NFL Courts Fans in Stands, Atlanta Is King

Sun, 03 Feb 2019 16:56:31 EST

As league-wide attendance ebbs, the Atlanta Falcons are remaking the stadium experience from wider seats to cheaper eats.

Manchester City Is Back in the Premier League Race

Fri, 04 Jan 2019 02:25:07 EST

The Premier League gets its title race back, after Manchester City’s 2-1 victory over first-place Liverpool.

Inside the Investigation That Led to Prostitution Charges Against Robert Kraft

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 17:08:10 EST

How a tip on suitcases led authorities to a monthslong investigation that uncovered a network of spas that were allegedly fronts for prostitution.

Bryce Harper, Phillies Reach 13-Year, $330 Million Deal

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 18:44:29 EST

Bryce Harper agreed to a 13-year pact with the Philadelphia Phillies worth $330 million dollars.

The Cleveland Browns Sign Kareem Hunt

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 16:22:24 EST

The Cleveland Browns signed Kareem Hunt, the star running back who was released by the Kansas City Chiefs last season in the wake of a video that showed him attacking a woman.

Gymnastics Scandal's Surprise Aftermath: More Gymnasts

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 18:47:29 EST

Despite bad publicity, CEO turnover and the U.S. Olympic Committee’s threat to decertify it, USA Gymnastics membership has risen.

Kyler Murray Calls an Audible for the NFL

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:21:09 EST

Kyler Murray, the two-sport Oklahoma superstar who faced a career crossroads with deep ramifications for baseball and football, says he is “firmly and fully committed” to becoming an NFL quarterback.

Why the Super Bowl May Be Even Higher Scoring Than You Think

Sun, 03 Feb 2019 12:09:42 EST

The Patriots and Rams don’t just put up big points. They run and gun.

Mariano Rivera Elected Unanimously to Baseball Hall of Fame

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:52:57 EST

Mariano Rivera is the first player in history to be voted in unanimously. He’ll enter the Hall of Fame with designated hitter Edgar Martinez and pitchers Roy Halladay and Mike Mussina.

Inside the Rams' Historic Decision to Hire a 30-Year-Old Head Coach

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 07:04:23 EST

Before Sean McVay took Los Angeles to the Super Bowl and changed the NFL, the Rams had to make a leap: Was he ready to become the league’s youngest coach ever?

The Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Exorcism

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 07:56:00 EST

Kansas City’s glaring flaw became a glittering strength in the divisional round, as the Chiefs shut down Andrew Luck and the Colts offense.

The Premier League's Latest Bet on America Is Named Christian Pulisic

Fri, 04 Jan 2019 17:42:12 EST

Regardless of how Christian Pulisic performs for Chelsea, he already represents a milestone in the English Premier League’s efforts to conquer America.

How Tom Brady Conquered His Greatest Opponent: Age

Sat, 02 Feb 2019 23:33:35 EST

Tom Brady throws short passes. He gets rid of the ball quickly. He never gets hit. And it’s how he’s in his ninth Super Bowl at 41 years old.

Here's the Catch on Yasmani Grandal

Wed, 02 Jan 2019 09:50:51 EST

Free-agent catcher Yasmani Grandal is a big bat but there’s debate about his value following his erratic playoff performance.

Federer Knocked Out of Australian Open in Upset

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 08:12:47 EST

Roger Federer was knocked out of the Australian Open in an upset by future contender Stefanos Tsitsipas, the latest sign that the Big Four of men’s tennis are finally in decline.

Patriots to Face the Rams in the Super Bowl

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 15:15:56 EST

The Los Angeles Rams will face the New England Patriots, who reached the title game for a third straight year.

The Two NFL Teams Nobody Wants to Play Are Playing Each Other

Sat, 05 Jan 2019 12:24:21 EST

The Colts and Texans both enter the playoffs on a tear, featuring dangerous quarterbacks who can be utterly unstoppable.

A Harsh 'Black Monday' Is the Latest Sign of the Changing NFL

Tue, 01 Jan 2019 16:41:11 EST

At least eight NFL teams are looking for new coaches as teams look for candidates who can keep up with the game’s innovations.

Nick Saban Wins Again in Baton Rouge---Over the IRS

Fri, 01 Feb 2019 10:38:58 EST

Alabama football coach Nick Saban racked up a win this month after all, prevailing over the Internal Revenue Service in court.

Is This the Year Phil Mickelson Wins the U.S. Open?

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 16:30:10 EST

Phil Mickelson won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Monday on the same course that will host the national championship in June.

The Premier League Struggles to Find Its Next CEO

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 20:40:04 EST

The English Premier League is the world’s most popular sports league. Yet eight months after longtime chief executive Richard Scudamore announced his plan to resign, the EPL appears no closer to naming a successor.

The Blown Call That Will Live in Infamy in New Orleans

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 07:56:12 EST

A Los Angeles Rams defensive back purposefully committed pass interference on a critical play in the NFC Championship Game Sunday. What happened next left the football world aghast: There was no flag.

Manny Machado, Padres Agree to 10-Year, $300 Million Deal

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:14:36 EST

Manny Machado agreed to a 10-year deal worth $300 million with the San Diego Padres. The pact is the largest free-agent contract in the history of North American sports.

Trump Honors Clemson With Feast Fit for a (Burger) King

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:16:35 EST

President Trump hosted the Clemson football champions with a fast-food feast. The White House said he personally paid for the catering, which included McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King and Domino’s Pizza.

Olympic Athletes Ask: Should We Start a Union?

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 18:00:54 EST

The push for more compensation and influence by athletes long considered “amateurs” is building in several corners of the sports world, including college athletics. Now it’s extending to Olympic sports.

The Super Bowl of Opposites

Fri, 25 Jan 2019 17:38:58 EST

Bill Belichick and Tom Brady against Sean McVay and Jared Goff is only the beginning. The Patriots and Rams took completely different approaches to building a championship contender.

Baseball's All-Unemployed Team

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 16:40:21 EST

As major league teams begin spring training, an all-star squad of talented free-agent players remain unsigned.

The Answer to Manchester United's Alex Ferguson Problem: a Ferguson Clone

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 17:20:23 EST

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is turning things around at Manchester United by emulating his mentor Alex Ferguson—right down to the tie and jacket.

Knicks Trade Star Porzingis for... Nobody Knows

Fri, 01 Feb 2019 10:44:07 EST

Kristaps Porzingis is gone. But now the Knicks have enough money for two marquee free agents this summer. Will they land Kevin Durant?

James Harden Is the NBA's Outlier

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 18:57:45 EST

The league’s reigning most valuable player has elevated his game this season. These charts explain how.

Buy Low on LeBron James and the Lakers

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:31:48 EST

The Lakers are in jeopardy of missing the NBA playoffs. Here’s why they’re better than you think. (Hint: They still have a guy who’s pretty good at basketball.)

The Raptors Traded for One MVP and Got Two

Wed, 02 Jan 2019 20:22:31 EST

Toronto is a legitimate title contender in part because of Danny Green—the other player in the Kawhi Leonard deal that might define this NBA season.

The Chiefs Are Football's Golden State Warriors

Sun, 20 Jan 2019 06:39:05 EST

The Warriors changed basketball with Stephen Curry and the 3-point line. The Chiefs have Patrick Mahomes and are exploiting football’s passing boom unlike anyone else.

Syracuse's Jim Boeheim Strikes, Kills Pedestrian on Highway

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:30:16 EST

Police say Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a 51-year-old man walking outside his vehicle on a highway.

The Brooklyn Apartment Where Shooting Arrows Is Encouraged

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 14:08:35 EST

Archery practice may seem a better fit for wooded areas or an open field, but those aren’t available to coach Larry Brown, who is trying to spread the sport to young people in New York City.

Drew Brees Pushes the Limits of Quarterback Accuracy

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:24:29 EST

Drew Brees set the NFL record for completion percentage. The Journal reviewed all of his incompletions to explain why his feat will be so difficult to top.

Is It 2019 or 1919? Baseball Is Hot Again

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:54:50 EST

Baseball, pelted with criticism for its long games and sagging attendance, is seeing a resurgence on sandlots, according to new data.

Tony Romo Calls Plays Before They Happen. How Often Is He Right?

Sun, 03 Feb 2019 16:49:33 EST

The voice of the Super Bowl has become known for his eerily accurate predictions. We watched nearly 50 hours of game tape to calculate Romo’s hit rate.

Paris 2024 Organizers to Allow Public to Run the Marathon Course

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 19:46:35 EST

Paris 2024 organizers said Thursday they will stage a mass participation marathon on the same day as the elite event “on the same course and in the same conditions as the Olympic athletes,” the organizing committee said.

The Most Important Quarterback in the NFL Playoffs: Brett Favre

Sun, 06 Jan 2019 11:21:55 EST

Six of the quarterbacks in the playoffs are 25 and under—and what unites these emerging stars is how they play nothing like their older counterparts in the playoffs, but like an even older quarterback they grew up idolizing. They play like Brett Favre.

Australian Open Kicks Off a Season of Change

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 07:59:16 EST

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are favorites to win the title in Melbourne, but the pending retirement of Andy Murray diminishes the Big Four.

Japan's Osaka Wins Australian Open, Her Second Straight Grand Slam

Sat, 26 Jan 2019 22:21:07 EST

After an unlikely stumble, Naomi Osaka regained her confidence and won the Australian Open—a performance that will make fans eager for her next Grand Slam stop: the French Open in Paris.

Espionage Comes to English Soccer

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:26:53 EST

English soccer was shaken by a spying scandal last week, but compared to other sports, it should hardly have caused a stir.

Andy Murray to Retire From Tennis This Season

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 07:07:24 EST

British tennis star Andy Murray announced in Melbourne, Australia, that he will retire this season amid constant pain of a hip injury. Murray is the first of tennis’s “Big Four” to signal that his career is coming to an end.

Prosecutors Detail Prostitution Solicitation Charges Against Robert Kraft

Mon, 25 Feb 2019 18:21:35 EST

A state attorney’s office in Florida on Monday detailed prostitution solicitation charges against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

How Roger Stone Entangled Himself in the NFL's Concussion Settlement

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 10:31:49 EST

Trump’s former campaign adviser Roger Stone surfaced in an unusual conflict between lawyers representing players in a $1 billion settlement to compensate former NFL players for head injuries.

The Football Team That Thinks 33-Year-Old Sean McVay Is Old

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 10:25:25 EST

Before Sean McVay became the youngest head coach in NFL history and took the Rams to the Super Bowl, he was an assistant with the Florida Tuskers. And it’s the job that explains his meteoric rise.

College Basketball Turns to New Ranking System

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:40:10 EST

The NCAA’s new-look ranking system aims to bring the March Madness selection process into the modern age.

Clemson Routs Alabama to Win National Championship

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 09:53:53 EST

Clemson wins the college football national championship, 44-16, defeating Alabama in the title game for the second time in three years.

Baseball Wants Kyler Murray. But He Wants Football.

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 20:13:06 EST

Kyler Murray officially declared for the NFL Draft, indicating that he intends to explore his options. With the A’s reporting for spring training in a month, he soon has to make a choice about which sport to pursue.

One of the Worst Hitters in Baseball History Is Now a Hot Commodity

Mon, 25 Feb 2019 18:53:05 EST

Baseball can quantify just about everything nowadays—but it can’t measure catcher Jeff Mathis, a lifetime .198 hitter who was one of the most sought after players in the free-agent market.

Tennis Star Andy Murray Undergoes Hip Resurfacing Surgery

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 20:08:46 EST

Andy Murray underwent a hip resurfacing surgery in London, a bold move that could extend his professional tennis career.

Goodell Vanished, Football Reappeared, NFL Ratings Rose

Mon, 04 Feb 2019 13:29:14 EST

Roger Goodell, so frequently at the center of attention and controversy in the past, has conspicuously kept a low profile during a season when attention shifted to high-scoring games and young stars.

The Super Bowl That Launched the Patriots' Dynasty

Sat, 02 Feb 2019 23:31:13 EST

This Super Bowl between the Rams and Patriots is the culmination of everything that has happened to these two franchises in the years since they played for the Lombardi Trophy in 2002.

Why This Former NBA Champion Wants to Pay College Basketball Players

Mon, 25 Feb 2019 15:42:19 EST

Former NBA star David West is trying to launch the Historical Basketball League as an alternative to the NCAA.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Looks Like a Can't-Miss Prospect

Mon, 04 Mar 2019 17:12:54 EST

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. appears ready for the majors after posting eye-popping numbers in the minors.

A Philly Special. A 7-Hour World Series Game. A Memorable Tweet.

Fri, 28 Dec 2018 07:58:04 EST

These are the most memorable sports moments of 2018 as witnessed by the WSJ Sports staff.

How MLB's Luxury Tax Has Put a Deep Freeze on Spending

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:09:12 EST

Major League Baseball’s luxury tax appears to have turned into a de facto salary cap, stoking tension between the league and the players.

Golf's New Conundrum: Flagstick In or Out?

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 21:13:03 EST

A new rule change has left golfers pondering whether leaving the flagstick in the hole might increase their likelihood of sinking putts.

Saint Nick Foles Is Here to Save the Eagles. Again.

Fri, 28 Dec 2018 08:37:15 EST

With Carson Wentz hurt, Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has emerged to resurrect Philadelphia’s season.

Tailgate Scene at Alabama-Clemson: Eight RVs

Mon, 07 Jan 2019 18:46:03 EST

A tailgating culture that thrives throughout college football’s power center in the South is much less robust on the West Coast.

How Much Is Your College Football Team Worth?

Mon, 07 Jan 2019 11:19:53 EST

No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson are the top two college football teams in the country. But there’s one title neither can claim: the most valuable program in the country.

The Star With the Worst Shooting Season in NBA History

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:54:06 EST

Russell Westbrook is on pace for the lowest 3-point shooting percentage ever among high-volume shooters. He keeps shooting anyway.

The Rivalry That Shouldn't Be: How Clemson Competes With Alabama

Mon, 07 Jan 2019 18:12:03 EST

Clemson and Alabama are set to play in the national championship game for the third time in four years. The schools have used starkly different strategies to build to their current dominance.

Alysa Liu Is the Future of U.S. Figure Skating, but It's a Long Way Until 2022

Sun, 27 Jan 2019 17:52:10 EST

Alysa Liu became the youngest ever American champion, but she is not eligible to compete in international competitions.

The Patriots' Unlikely Super Bowl Hero: The Punter

Mon, 04 Feb 2019 17:27:11 EST

In the lowest scoring Super Bowl ever, field position became critical. Which is why Patriots punter Ryan Allen had outsize importance.

NHL's Comeback: Loads of Goals and Surprises

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 19:05:31 EST

This NHL season has been marked by the biggest bounty of goals in years.

Novak Djokovic Rolls to Australian Open Title

Sun, 27 Jan 2019 23:34:42 EST

Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal in straight sets to win his seventh Australian Open title and 15th Grand Slam championship.

The NBA's Best Team Has a Human Yoga Mat

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 14:40:09 EST

Brook Lopez used to never shoot 3-pointers. Now the Milwaukee Bucks center stretches the offense by shooting more deep 3-pointers than almost everyone in the league.

The Sixth-Grade Basketball Star Taking 100,000 Shots

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 17:24:25 EST

The latest basketball technology is making players faster than ever before. Just ask 11-year-old Lanie Grant.

Don't Tell Tottenham Fans: For Spurs' Future, Look to Arsenal's Past

Sun, 03 Mar 2019 16:51:41 EST

Tottenham is producing some of its best soccer in decades, but remains stuck in a holding pattern without a date to relocate to its new stadium. It’s a run that is similar to what Arsenal did a little over a decade ago.

Super Bowl LIII: The Science Behind the Play Sheet

Sat, 02 Feb 2019 11:32:26 EST

Rams coach Sean McVay uses a modest play sheet, while some coaches around the league opt for the ”Jersey diner menu.”

U.S. Women's Soccer Wraps Camp, Faces France

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:55:35 EST

For the U.S. women’s soccer team, Saturday’s match against France could be the toughest of 10 scheduled friendlies leading up to its defense of its 2015 World Cup title.

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal Set for Another Australian Open Showdown

Fri, 25 Jan 2019 10:10:37 EST

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will play each other for the 53rd time in their careers, when they meet in Sunday’s Australian Open final. Djokovic holds a 27-25 edge.

Serena Williams Stumbles in Stunning Loss at the Australian Open

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:03:17 EST

Serving at 5-1 in the third set against Karolína Plíšková in the Australian Open quarterfinals, Serena Williams suffered the most unexpected and stunning loss in her Grand Slam career.

The Patriots: The Dynasty That Won't Die

Mon, 04 Feb 2019 17:27:50 EST

New England just won the Super Bowl with a 41-year-old quarterback and a star tight end who has been hampered by injuries. How long can this championship run last?

He's One of the NBA's Best Players. But Should He Play?

Sun, 10 Feb 2019 16:28:37 EST

The New Orleans Pelicans still have Anthony Davis after the trade deadline. They’re better off benching him for the rest of the season.

New England Patriots Win Super Bowl LIII

Mon, 04 Feb 2019 18:37:31 EST

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick teamed up to win their sixth Lombardi Trophy, beating the L.A. Rams in the lowest-scoring game in Super Bowl history.

Chelsea May Have to Hit the Reset Button, Again

Sun, 24 Feb 2019 17:54:59 EST

Maurizio Sarri represented a new direction for Chelsea. But his stubborn approach and uninspiring season have put the team at a familiar crossroad.

How Free Agency Came to College Football

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 20:15:10 EST

Schools that hoard the best high school players are having a harder time keeping all of them for their entire college careers. And schools that don’t are finding it easier than ever to find their next star in the transfer market.

The NFL Team With Road-Field Advantage

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 18:20:11 EST

The Los Angeles Chargers are undefeated—outside of Los Angeles. And that’s why they can make a Super Bowl run.

If Goat Emojis Are Flooding Your Twitter Feed, Blame Tom Brady

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 04:37:00 EST

The image, a shorthand for “Greatest of All Time,” has been co-opted by sports fans, leading to surges when the Patriots quarterback has a big game.

Why NFL Teams Leave the Playoffs Kicking and Screaming

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 17:41:42 EST

High-profile misses like the “Double Doink” raise an important question: Do NFL teams undervalue kickers?

Why Trevor Lawrence Should Sit Out the Next Two Years

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:04:51 EST

In a season when college football players skipped bowl games to prepare for the NFL draft, there is a case for Clemson freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence to take the trend to a radical extreme.

Baseball's Shifting Financial Equation: Long-Term Security Over Free Agency

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:08:49 EST

With the free-agent market in a deep freeze for the second straight winter, more players are choosing to sign long-term extensions to lock in a guaranteed payday.