May 27, 2012
With his six-year, $85.5 million contract extension official, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones sat between his two bosses - manager Buck Showalter and club executive vice president Dan Duquette - on Sunday and said Baltimore is where he belongs. "I fit here in this city. I fit here on this team. I fit in at Camden Yards. I really don't see myself wearing another white uniform that doesn't have 'Orioles' across the chest," Jones said. "If we win here, this is my championship, this is our championship.
July 25, 2012
The drive from Baltimore to his hometown of New Rochelle, N.Y., typically takes three hours, but on this night, Ray Rice felt like he was in his car for all of 45 minutes. As he headed north on I-95, there were phone calls to return, plans to make and so many life-altering thoughts to ponder. Above all, there was the realization that the five-year, $40 million contract that he just signed would set him and his family up for life and get him closer to one of his professional goals: spending his entire career as a Baltimore Raven.
October 8, 2007
Moves Basketball SPURS -- Signed G-F Bruce Bowen to contract extension. Football PANTHERS -- Signed RB Alex Haynes from practice squad. Waived TE Marcus Freeman. Hockey ISLANDERS -- Signed D Richard Park to two-year contract extension.
February 24, 2008
Baseball ASTROS -- Agreed to one-year contract with OF Michael Bourn. RAYS -- Agreed to one-year contract with P Jason Hammel. Football BEARS -- Signed QB Rex Grossman to one-year contract. Hockey MAPLE LEAFS -- Signed F Alex Steen to two-year contract extension. WILD -- Signed D Nick Schultz to six-year contract extension.
March 24, 2014
Christoph Eschenbach has extended his contract as National Symphony Orchestra music director for two years, which keeps him on the podium through 2016-2017. That will be his seventh season. This is his second contract extension since his tenure started in 2010. "I am very happy that management and the board agreed in a rather enthusiastic way to the extension, and same with the orchestra," Eschenbach said in a phone interview. "We are sailing the same ship, so to say, and that ship is called quality, great music-making and a passion for what we do. The orchestra has come to the point where every note they play and prepare -- and, by the way, they are always wondefully prepared -- is played for their lives and and the lives of the audience.