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AP Source: NFL cutting preseason in half, pushing back start

The NFL will cut its preseason in half and push back the start of exhibition play so teams have more time to train following an...

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Opinion: Cam Newton-New England Patriots union could be a match made in heaven

Bill Belichick just might have done it again: found a way to outfox his opponents with another low-risk, high-reward move that...

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Patriots owner's prostitution case heads to appellate court

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors charging New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with twice buying sex from massage...

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Former NFL, college coach Krueger dies at 90; Bucs' 1st GM

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Phil Krueger, who helped build a dominant defense as an assistant for 1967 national champion...

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Colorado Rockies add Midwest City native Matt Kemp to replace Ian Desmond, per report

MLB Report: Rockies add Matt Kemp to replace Ian Desmond The Colorado Rockies are signing outfielder Matt Kemp to a...

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The Latest: Oklahoma athletics cutting $13.7M from budget

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Oklahoma athletics department has...

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Packers sign 1st-round pick Love, 2nd-round choice Dillon

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers said Wednesday they have signed Utah State quarterback Jordan Love and Boston...

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NFL players raise concerns on playing, others ignore advice

Some NFL players are raising concerns about playing football amid the coronavirus pandemic while others are ignoring advice of...

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July 15 - Deadline for any club that designated a Franchise Player to sign such player to a multiyear contract or extension.Mid...

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The Latest: Another PGA Tour player tests positive for virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Chad Campbell is the sixth player to test...

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Judges question warrants in Kraft massage parlor sex case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida appellate judges on Tuesday questioned the legality of search warrants that let police...

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Former New Orleans deacon, 85, dies awaiting rape trial

A former Roman Catholic deacon awaiting trial on rape charges in New Orleans has died, his defense attorney said Tuesday.George...

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NFL awards 4 projects in helmet safety development program

Four organizations have been awarded a total of $1.37 million by the NFL to support the creation of their helmet prototypes.As...

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Monday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALLDENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond plans to sit out this season to be with his family and help grow...

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The Latest: Nets' DeAndre Jordan says he has coronavirus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___DeAndre Jordan says he has tested positive...

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Patriots hope winning still in fashion for new QB Newton

One is a man of a million fedoras.The other is all about the hoodie.But whether Cam Newton and Bill Belichick can take the New...

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Arnsparger, Crennell win assistant coach achievement award

The late Bill Arnsparger and Houston associate head coach Romeo Crennel have won the Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman award from the...

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Netflix series to dramatize Kaepernick's path to activism

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Colin Kaepernick is joining with Emmy-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay on a Netflix drama series about the...

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USGA transfers US media rights from Fox back to NBCUniversal

The USGA is transferring its U.S. media rights from Fox Sports to NBC, which returns the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open to NBC...

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AP source: Patriots sign QB Cam Newton to replace Tom Brady

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, bringing in the 2015...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

NFLBOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, bringing in the...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

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Thunder general manager Sam Presti made the suggestion and the hairs stood up on the back of fans’ necks. As of now, the Thunder isn’t going to get shooting out of its centers. As of now. "But maybe we can push Steven into a development...

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Pats fined $1.1M, lose pick for filming game last season

NEW YORK (AP) — The New England Patriots have been fined $1.1 million by the NFL for inappropriately filming the Cincinnati...

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AP source: Cam Newton has signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots worth up to $7.5 million

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — AP source: Cam Newton has signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots worth up to $7.5 million.

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Former Redskins assistant, "Hogs" creator Bugel dies at 80

Former Washington Redskins assistant coach Joe Bugel, regarded as one of the top offensive line coaches in NFL history, has...

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49ers sign first-round picks Kinlaw, Aiyuk to 4-year deals

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed first-round draft picks Javon Kinlaw and Brandon Aiyuk to...

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Gase hopes unhappy Adams remains with Jets

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Gase still absolutely envisions Jamal Adams as a member of the New York Jets this season.Plain and...

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Dolphins owner pledges $13 million to anti-racism initiative

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross pledged an additional $13 million over four years to his anti-racism RISE...

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Colts' PR staff wins football writers' Pete Rozelle award

The Indianapolis Colts public relations staff has won the Pete Rozelle Award from the Professional Football Writers of America...

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NFL's coaching summit highlights minority candidates

The biggest takeaway following the NFL’s two-day quarterback coaching summit is there’s no shortage of qualified minority...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

NFLNEW YORK (AP) — The NFL still plans to hold training camps on time beginning in late July, though contingency plans are in...

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NFL training camps still on original schedule for late July

The NFL still plans to hold training camps on time beginning in late July, though contingency plans are in place.Hours after...

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NFL cancels Hall of Fame game, delays inductions until 2021

The NFL on Thursday canceled the Hall of Fame game that traditionally opens the preseason and is delaying the 2020 induction...

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Panthers' coach considers kneeling during national anthem

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule said he's considering kneeling alongside his players during the...

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Colts GM Ballard wins football writers' Jack Horrigan Award

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard has won the Jack Horrigan Award from the Professional Football Writers of...

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College athletes using platform to address social issues

Deuce McAllister grew up in Mississippi and was well aware of the racial history of Ole Miss when he decided to play football...

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GM Berry, Browns launch racial justice initiative for change

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Berry was moved emotionally, and eventually into action.Dismayed by George Floyd's tragic death in...

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Jets D-coordinator Williams has Adams' back as player

Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams believes All-Pro safety Jamal Adams has the skills to be a Hall of Famer. Williams...

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Titans lure Birch from NFL office, add 2 other executives

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have lured Adolpho Birch away from the NFL office to join their front office and...

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The late Don Banks wins football writers' service award

Don Banks, whose 36-year sports writing career included more than 16 years at Sports Illustrated’s website, has been selected...

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Redskins removing ex-owner Marshall from Ring of Fame

The Washington Redskins are removing former owner George Preston Marshall from their Ring of Fame and striking all references...

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Filing: Victims deserve ex-quarterback's concussion funds

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Multiple individuals defrauded in a scheme perpetrated by an ex-Ohio State and NFL quarterback and his...

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Positive COVID-19 tests at Santa Anita, SoFi Stadium

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita had 17 people test positive for the coronavirus during its recently completed meet, the Los...

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The Latest: 2nd Tennessee men’s basketball player has virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___A second member of the Tennessee men’s...

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Column: Is the rush to play this year really worth it?

Who knew a tennis ball could be so dangerous?Certainly not Novak Djokovic, whose incredibly misguided decision to flout the...

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Ford stepping down as Lions owner, daughter taking over

DETROIT (AP) — Sheila Ford Hamp went to visit with NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle in 1973 after being part of the first class of...

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Saints’ Jenkins: Brees' apology "microcosm” of what's needed

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins said his criticism of Drew Brees’ opposition about kneeling during...

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Tomlin: Steelers will support players if they opt to kneel

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin wants his players to feel comfortable speaking out about social justice...

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Brady continues group workouts despite NFLPA recommendation

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady continues to prepare for his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, working out with...

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Eli Manning wins football writers' Good Guy Award

Eli Manning has won the Pro Football Writers of America's Good Guy Award for his cooperation with the media.Manning, who...

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Ravens OC Greg Roman seeks to upgrade record-setting unit

Intent upon improving a record-setting attack and the play of NFL MVP Lamar Jackson, Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman is...

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Equipping teams during a pandemic a unique challenge

As football teams from the NFL to the high school level prepare — and hope — for a 2020 season, one of the unrecognized...

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Raiders staff finally gets together in new Nevada facility

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Raiders finally are settled in Las Vegas.At least partially.The team was able to open its new training...

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Eagles tight end Goedert assaulted at South Dakota bar

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — A Florida man is accused of punching Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert at a bar.The...

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Short season, no summer ball make staying sharp a challenge

If all had gone as he hoped, Elijah Cabell and his Florida State teammates would have been playing for the College World Series...

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Cowboys' Prescott signs $31M tag, still time for longer deal

Dak Prescott plans to be at training camp with the Dallas Cowboys, if and when it starts, on the richest one-year contract in...

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Baker Mayfield urges Gov. Kevin Stitt to commute Julius Jones' death sentence

Baker Mayfield urges Gov. Kevin Stitt to commute Julius Jones' death sentence

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McCaffrey, Thompson look to unite Charlotte through sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey is partnering with linebacker Shaq Thompson in an...

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Browns' Hunt 'blessed' for another chance after traffic stop

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kareem Hunt knows he's run out of second chances.“I've got to do better,” he said.Scared he jeopardized his...

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Cowboys' Frederick wins Halas Award for overcoming adversity

Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick has won the George Halas Award presented by the Pro Football Writers of...

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The ESPYS focus on honors, pandemic and racial justice

No red carpet, no nattily dressed athletes, no house band or monologue poking fun at the past year's top athletes and...

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Former NFL, USC offensive lineman Max Tuerk dies at 26

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Tuerk, an All-America offensive lineman at Southern California who was drafted by the Chargers, has...

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What do Ezekiel Elliott, other teammates’ positive COVID-19 tests mean for the Cowboys in the long run?

News that Ezekiel Elliott tested positive for COVID-19 set off a wringing of hands, which, as everyone knows, need to be washed...

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Jim Kiick, Dolphins' perfect season running back, dies at 73

MIAMI (AP) — Jim Kiick, the versatile running back who helped the Miami Dolphins achieve the NFL’s only perfect season in 1972,...

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The Latest: NFLPA advises halt to private workouts together

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The medical director of the NFL players’...

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Redskins retire Mitchell's jersey, rename stadium level

The Washington Redskins will retire the jersey of Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell. They will also rename the lower level of FedEx...

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NFL teams went high-tech for team bonding this offseason

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL players and coaches went home in March and stayed there for the next few months, along with most of the...

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Washington Post calls on Skins' owner or NFL to change name

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post editorial board is calling on Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to change his...

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49ers wide receiver Richie James Jr. breaks right wrist

San Francisco 49ers receiver Richie James Jr. has broken his right wrist during offseason workouts and won’t be ready to return...

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AP Source: Jets agree to terms with 2nd-round pick WR Mims

The New York Jets have agreed to terms with Baylor wide receiver Denzel Mims, their second-round draft pick in April, a person...

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Patriots: Fans at COVID risk can skip 2020, come back in '21

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots are offering season ticket holders at an elevated risk of COVID-19 infection...

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Twins remove ex-owner Griffith statue over racist remarks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins removed a statue of former owner Calvin Griffith at Target Field, citing his racist...

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Report: 49ers player tests positive for COVID-19

An unidentified San Francisco 49ers player has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 after an informal workout with teammates...

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NFL Network, RedZone goes dark on DISH Network, Sling TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NFL Network and NFL RedZone went dark on DISH Network and Sling TV Thursday night as both sides try to reach...

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AP source: Jets star safety Jamal Adams requests trade

NEW YORK (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the situation says All-Pro safety Jamal Adams has requested a trade from the...

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Steelers' Heyward: team will be united if it opts to protest

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cam Heyward is well-versed in the sometimes messy optics associated with taking a stand against social...

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Vikings, Cook present NFL's latest RB contract standoff

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dalvin Cook logged off last week from virtual team activities with the Minnesota Vikings, no longer willing...

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AP source: Suspended WR Gordon applies for NFL reinstatement

Frequently suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon has applied to the NFL for reinstatement, a person with knowledge of the move...

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49ers receiver Deebo Samuel has surgery on broken foot

San Francisco 49ers receiver Deebo Samuel underwent surgery Thursday after breaking a bone in his left foot during informal...

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LA Story: Rams, Chargers to appear on 'Hard Knocks'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It will be lights, cameras, Los Angeles again for “Hard Knocks” but for the first time the show will feature...

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Dr. Anthony Fauci: Football players need a 'bubble,' season 'may not happen' with coronavirus second wave

The returns of the NBA, WNBA, MLS, and NWSL amid the COVID pandemic are predicated around forming a "bubble" environment for...

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NFL GMs, coaches striving for more balance in life and work

First in, last out.NFL general managers and coaches, and those who assist them, work within a highly competitive culture....

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Duke's Mayonnaise new sponsor of Charlotte football games

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke’s Mayonnaise is the new title sponsor of the regular-season college football game and postseason...

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Arizona Cardinals' Kyler Murray says he will kneel for national anthem in 2020 NFL season

Kyler Murray made a declarative statement on Wednesday when he talked to reporters about how, “I will always stand up for...

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Debate on racism renews calls for Redskins to change name

The recent national debate over racism has renewed calls for the NFL’s Washington Redskins to change their name, with Native...

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Lynn: Kaepernick fits Chargers style but no workouts planned

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick is on the Los Angeles Chargers' workout list, but that doesn't mean he will be...

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Snow faces huge task restoring once-proud Panthers defense

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers new defensive coordinator Phil Snow is well aware of the big challenge ahead.The energetic...

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Cardinals QB Murray says he'll kneel for anthem this season

Quarterback Kyler Murray says he'll be kneeling during the national anthem this season.The Arizona Cardinals' emerging star —...

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Subject of race a challenge for coach in isolated town

PAHOKEE, Fla. (AP) — A wide spot in the road running alongside Lake Okeechobee, Pahokee is a low-income, predominantly black...

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Column: Sports virus grades are in, at least for midterms

It’s been three months and a few days since Adam Silver pulled the plug on NBA games, the first domino in a long row of events...

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Judge says Giants' will approach social issues as a team

Even before he has spent one day with his full team, Joe Judge has been tested in unforeseen ways.Two months after starting his...

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Police: Ex-NFL player charged with raping UGA student

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A former NFL player and University of Georgia football standout has been arrested and charged with raping a...

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Giants kicker arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run crash

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Alcohol is suspected in a hit-and-run crash that led to the arrest of New York Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas...

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2021 Pro Bowl to be played at new Las Vegas stadium

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Pro Bowl is headed to Las Vegas.The NFL announced Tuesday that the 2021 all-star game will be played at...

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Coaches, players make best of NFL's 1st virtual offseason

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Turns out there’s only so much that can be done virtually.Six teams decided to end their offseason...

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Reigning NFL MVP Jackson will appear on Madden 21 cover

Lamar Jackson? Of course, Lamar Jackson.With no mystery.The EA Sports Madden cover release usually carries some suspense, but...

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Gundy's OAN support angers star Oklahoma St RB Chuba Hubbard

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard and coach Mike Gundy appear to have ironed out their differences...

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NFL commissioner Goodell encourages team to sign Kaepernick

Roger Goodell would like to see Colin Kaepernick back in the NFL this season.The NFL commissioner said during ESPN's “The...

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49ers give Kyle Shanahan new deal through 2025

The San Francisco 49ers rewarded coach Kyle Shanahan with a new six-year contract Monday after he took the team to the Super...

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Ravens LB Judon blasts Goodell's 'black lives matter' speech

BALTIMORE (AP) — Ravens linebacker Matthew Judon criticized the timing of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's assertion that the...

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Mathis to become 17th member of Colts' Ring of Honor

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts will add career sacks leader Robert Mathis to their Ring of Honor this year.The team...

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Bills entire draft class under contract after Moss signing

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have their entire seven-player draft class under contract after signing running...

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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott tests positive for coronavirus

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has tested positive for COVID-19 but is "feeling good," his agent confirmed to NFL...

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Agent: Cowboys star Elliott tested positive for coronavirus

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to his agent.Rocky Arceneaux...

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Saints' Jenkins joins CNN as social justice contributor

ATLANTA (AP) — New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins will join CNN as a contributor focusing on racial and social justice,...

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Kamara lauds Wallace's courage after NASCAR's trying week

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Bubba Wallace wore a mask in the colors of the American flag, his hand over his heart as he stood for...

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Texas governor would allow 45,000 fans for Dallas Cowboys’ home games. But should the team?

DALLAS — The declaration came last week via executive order from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. In a five-page decree, sports venues...

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Mayfield "absolutely" will kneel during national anthem

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield plans to kneel during the national anthem this upcoming season to...

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TV money gives NFL leg up if fans can't fill teams' coffers

DALLAS (AP) — Timing favored the NFL over other major pro sports leagues in trying to figure out how to keep the coronavirus...

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25 years ago, the Baltimore Stallions ruled the CFL

Twenty-five years ago, the Baltimore Stallions become the first and only U.S. team to win the Canadian Football League...

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Pat Tillman Foundation awards 60 scholarships

CHICAGO (AP) — The Pat Tillman Foundation is awarding scholarships to 60 U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses.In...

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ABC names Matt James as its first black 'Bachelor'

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC has named Matt James, its first black “Bachelor” to lead the network's long-running dating competition...

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Ex-Arkansas football coach Bielema sues Razorback Foundation

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Former Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema, now an assistant with the New York Giants, has filed a...

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Nike, NFL and others to start giving workers Juneteenth off

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike, the NFL and other businesses will give their employees a day off for Juneteenth for the first time this...

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Trubisky not conceding Bears starting QB job to Foles

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky understands why the Chicago Bears acquired quarterback Nick Foles.That doesn't mean...

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NFL star Antonio Brown gets probation for fight with driver

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — NFL free agent Antonio Brown pleaded no contest Friday to charges related to a fight with a moving...

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NFL plans to observe Juneteenth as league holiday

The NFL plans to recognize Juneteenth as a league holiday.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the announcement to league...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

GOLFFORT WOPTH, Texas (AP) — The PGA Tour was back to work Thursday.Justin Rose and Harold Varner III shared the lead at...

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Mahomes, Mathieu leading Chiefs in voter registration drive

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes and Tyrann Mathieu knew they had a platform to speak out about social injustice given...

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Sean McVay wraps up Rams' offseason program 2 weeks early

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean McVay sent the Los Angeles Rams into their summer break Thursday without seeing most of his players in...

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Pete Carroll expresses regret for not signing Kaepernick

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll revisited the team’s history with Colin Kaepernick on Thursday and...

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NFL to spend $250 million on social justice initiatives

The NFL is committing $250 million over 10 years to social justice initiatives, targeting what it calls “systemic racism” and...

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Bills QB Allen stays busy despite pandemic restrictions

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Josh Allen has hardly spent this coronavirus pandemic-altered offseason in self-isolation.The Buffalo...

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Browns executive proud to be part of diverse front office

CLEVELAND (AP) — The messages of congratulations came from complete strangers. They caught Kwesi Adofo-Mensah off guard.Hired...

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Vrabel: Time right to end Titans' offseason program early

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel has seen all he needed from his Titans during this very unique and virtual...

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Despite far more support, kneeling might not be widespread

NFL players who want to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racism have far more support than...

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Floyd death spurs action in Minn. sports for societal change

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eric Kendricks woke up distressed shortly after George Floyd was killed just a few miles from the stadium...

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Chris Paul, JJ Watt to appear in Amazon's 'Regular Heroes'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NFL star J.J. Watt, NBA player Chris Paul and country singer Brad Paisley will appear in an Amazon series...

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NFL extends virtual offseason until June 26

The NFL has extended virtual offseason programs for teams through June 26, but no further.Although team facilities have opened...

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For tennis and golf, tournaments without fans come at a cost

When he first contemplated the prospect of a U.S. Open without fans because of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Tennis...

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Long seen as radical, Black Lives Matter goes mainstream

For much of its seven-year existence, the Black Lives Matter movement has been seen by many Americans as a divisive, even...

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Pegula focused on efficiency; staying on as Sabres President

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Kim Pegula is staying on as Buffalo Sabres president with a continued focus on making the small-market...

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Opinion: When Adrian Peterson kneels in September, can we find it in our hearts to understand?

Adrian Peterson says he will kneel during the national anthem this NFL season, and maybe you’re thinking, crap, here we go...

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Truex ends 2020 winless skid with victory at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. used a trip to NASCAR's shortest track to end a lengthy losing streak on the day the...

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US Soccer repeals rule that banned kneeling during anthem

U.S. Soccer's board of directors has voted to repeal a 2017 policy that required national team players to stand during the...

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Buffalo adopts policing changes after protester is hurt

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo will replace its police Emergency Response Team with a new “Public Protection Unit” following the...

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USC welcomes back Reggie Bush after 10 years in NCAA exile

Reggie Bush was the centerpiece of Southern California's last football dynasty. He inspired players to become Trojans and...

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Jets' Mosley 'cleared for everything' after core injury

NEW YORK (AP) — C.J. Mosley is finally healthy and ready to be a force again in the middle of the New York Jets' defense.The...

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49ers CB Richard Sherman calls for more diversity in NFL

Richard Sherman believes NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s statement condemning racism was a good start to dealing with the...

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Coach Stefanski bonding Browns amid pandemic, social unrest

CLEVELAND (AP) — When Kevin Stefanski was hired by the Browns in January, the first-time NFL head coach knew he'd face major...

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Packers' Kirksey benefits from familiar face in new location

Green Bay’s Christian Kirksey believes his history with his new defensive coordinator will help the veteran linebacker make a...

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Statue of ex-Panthers owner removed from outside stadium

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A statue of former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, who was accused in 2017 of making sexually...

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NFL's QB coaching summit set for virtual version in 3rd year

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and the Black College Football Hall of Fame will hold a virtual version of their quarterback coaching...

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Tuesdays Sports in Briefs

BASEBALLNEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players moved toward teams but remained far apart economically in their latest proposal for...

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The Latest: George Floyd's casket taken inside mausoleum

TOP OF THE HOUR:— `He is going to change the world’: Funeral held for George Floyd.— New York passes bill to unveil police...

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`He is going to change the world': Funeral held for Floyd

HOUSTON (AP) — George Floyd was fondly remembered Tuesday as “Big Floyd” — a father and brother, athlete and neighborhood...

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Paul Rochester, member of Jets' Super Bowl team, dies at 81

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Paul “Rocky” Rochester, a defensive lineman on the New York Jets' Super Bowl-winning team in 1969,...

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Analysis: Kaepernick has stronger platform outside football

It certainly would be a difficult decision for Colin Kaepernick to make. Yet if he comes to the realization that his platform...

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Todd Gurley passes physical with Falcons, impresses Ryan

ATLANTA (AP) — Running back Todd Gurley has passed his physical, clearing the final hurdle for his return to Georgia with the...

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Browns welcome 6 coaches as part of diversity program

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have welcomed six young coaches, including two women and former NFL player Leonard...

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Chicago Bears end offseason program early

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears are ending their offseason program early.Coach Matt Nagy said nine weeks are enough...

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Pro Football Hall of Fame to reopen on Wednesday

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame will reopen Wednesday after nearly a three-month closure caused by the...

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Leagues, teams wary of rising stadium expenses amid pandemic

Sporting Kansas City had just packed Children's Mercy Park to the brim for a 4-0 blowout of the Houston Dynamo when the...

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Column: Goodell's mea culpa is a good start - and no more

Never thought we’d see the day when typing the words “Roger Goodell” and “daring” in the same sentence wasn’t the setup for a...

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Monday's Sports in Briefs

BASEBALLNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has made another try to start the coronavirus-delayed season in early July,...

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USWNT wants soccer federation to repeal anthem policy

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. women's national team wants the U.S. Soccer Federation to repeal the anthem policy it instituted after...

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The Latest: Saints' Thomas donates to help with medical debt

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___New Orleans Saints All-Pro receiver Michael...

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Carlos Hyde knows role in Seattle could be as No. 2 option

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When he was an opponent playing in the same division, Carlos Hyde admired the way the Seattle Seahawks...

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NFL gives teams planner for total reopening of facilities

The NFL and the players' union sent a planner to the 32 teams Monday outlining procedures for the full reopening of their...

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Adrian Peterson on kneeling during the anthem this season: 'Without a doubt'

Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson plans to kneel during the national anthem before NFL games this season. And he...

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Huskers' Spielman, who left team in March, is transferring

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — JD Spielman, one of the top receivers in Nebraska history, has entered his name in the transfer portal,...

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'Create your own excitement': Players ponder empty buildings

The roar of the crowd has been such a staple of major sports, such an advantage for the home team, that NFL clubs have been...

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Drew Brees' wife apologizes for husband's comments on flag

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees has apologized for comments he made in an interview regarding his...

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Former Florida, NFL star Reche Caldwell fatally shot

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida and NFL receiver Reche Caldwell was fatally shot Saturday night in his hometown.Caldwell’s...

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Longtime Atlanta Falcons DE John Zook dies at age 72

ATLANTA (AP) — John Zook, who teamed with Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey to give the Atlanta Falcons a dynamic combination at...

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Ken Riley, former NFL star, Florida A&M coach, dead at 72

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ken Riley, the former Cincinnati Bengals standout who was head coach and athletic director at alma...

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Fan experience to change profoundly amid COVID-19 pandemic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Dayton Moore remembers so clearly the vast sections of empty seats inside Kauffman Stadium when he took...

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Colin Kaepernick: Timeline of a gesture and its echoes

Colin Kaepernick was a second-round draft pick in 2011. The next year he led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl. By...

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Opinion: With no trip to Oxnard, now’s the chance to cherish a few Cowboys training camp memories

The first thing I realized was that Duane Thomas never shut up. This was a surprise. This was, in fact, a shock. Thomas, one...

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Opinion: If Roger Goodell, league follow through on words, this is a watershed moment for NFL

It was just a grainy, 81-second video filmed from his home, but if NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell meant what he said Friday...

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The Latest: China has 1st non-imported infection in 2 weeks

BEIJING — China has reported its first non-imported case of the new coronavirus in two weeks, an infected person on the island...

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Broncos players, coaches join Floyd demonstration in Denver

DENVER (AP) — Denver Broncos coaches and players marched and spoke out against racism and police brutality at a protest in...

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NFL players both eager & anxious to return during pandemic

DENVER (AP) — Seasonal colds and the flu spread through NFL locker rooms just about every year, sending some players home sick...

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Elway joins call for change after George Floyd's killing

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway says he’s no longer staying on the sidelines and is “joining with the players, coaches and...

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Friday's Sports in Briefs

PRO FOOTBALLNEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league was wrong for not listening to players fighting for...

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Colin Kaepernick has more support now, still long way to go

When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to take a stand against police brutality and racial injustice in...

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The Latest: Sharpton: DC rally being planned for Aug. 28

TOP OF THE HOUR:— Sharpton planning DC rally for Aug. 28 anniversary of MLK's “I Have A Dream” speech— Minneapolis-St. Paul...

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Goodell says NFL was wrong for not listening to players

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league was wrong for not listening to players fighting for racial...

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More than half of NFL coaching staffs not at team facilities

More than half of the 32 NFL teams did not have coaching staffs at their facilities Friday even though the league has approved...

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Texans' longtime special teams coach Brad Seely retiring

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans special teams coordinator Brad Seely is retiring after 31 seasons coaching in the NFL.Seely...

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'Today we say no more': Jaguars march to sheriff's office

The Jacksonville Jaguars protested against inequality and police brutality on Friday, marching from their stadium to the steps...

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Clemson WR Ross has surgery to correct spinal issue

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson wide receiver Justyn Ross had surgery Friday for a congenital fusion in his spine that will keep...

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Patriots pledge $1 million to social justice causes

BOSTON (AP) — The Patriots say team owner Robert Kraft’s family is pledging $1 million to local grassroots organizations to...

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Players send video message to NFL about racial inequality

NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Mahomes, Saquon Barkley and Michael Thomas are among more than a dozen NFL stars who united to send a...

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Opinion: Drew Brees apologizes, knows he needs to 'do less talking and more listening'

Crafting an apology and wading through Google to find the exact right photo to accompany it — empathetic! inspiring! hopeful! —...

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Saints' Brees takes first step toward mending relationships

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees now realizes he'd fallen out of touch.His contemporaries drove that home when they pilloried him...

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Bills rookie QB apologizes for racially insensitive comment

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Jake Fromm apologized for using the phrase “elite white people” in a text...

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Shanahan: Kaepernick deserves admiration for taking stand

San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan praised former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick for trying to bring the issue of racism...

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NFL coaches allowed to return to team facilities on Friday

Coaches will be allowed to return beginning Friday to NFL team facilities closed because of the coronavirus pandemic as the...

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'Another tragedy' -- Dolphins coach knew shooting victim

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores' roiling emotions of late regarding social injustice were compounded with the...

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Tottenham borrows $220M; EPL clubs settle more restart plans

Premier League club Tottenham is borrowing $220 million using the Bank of England's emergency pandemic loan scheme to cope with...

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Brees says he 'completely missed the mark' in flag comments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees apologized Thursday for comments that were “insensitive and completely missed the mark” when he...

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Opinion: As protests rage over racial inequality, Drew Brees' tone-deaf comments show Saints QB is willfully ignorant

Drew Brees isn’t just tone deaf. He’s willfully ignorant. While other white athletes are carefully reflecting on the racism...

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The Latest: Detroit Pistons set to reopen practice facility

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Detroit Pistons are set to reopen their...

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Seahawks' Wilson: 'I don't even want to talk about football'

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Speaking to the media for the first time since the end of last season, Seattle Seahawks quarterback...

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OBJ a "model guy" during Browns' virtual offseason program

CLEVELAND (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. practiced his own version of social distancing during his first offseason with the Browns....

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Broncos coach apologizes after suggesting NFL free of racism

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio is apologizing for suggesting discrimination and racism aren’t problems...

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Dallas Cowboys' Dak Prescott pledges $1 million to improve police training, says he's 'disgusted and unsettled' by George Floyd's death

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is pledging $1 million to “improve our police training and address systematic racism...

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Stadium virus prevention steers spotlight toward fan privacy

The metal detectors every sports fan has become accustomed to at the gate might soon be accompanied by thermal body scanners as...

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Rhule's transition from Baylor to NFL anything but normal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Transitioning from head coach at the college level to the NFL is never easy.But for Carolina Panthers...

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Chargers re-sign defensive lineman Damion Square

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Defensive lineman Damion Square has re-signed with the Los Angeles Chargers, the franchise said...

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Tuesday's Sports in Brief

BASKETBALLWASHINGTON (AP) — Wes Unseld was an undersized NBA center known more for his bruising picks, tenacious rebounding and...

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Broncos stop football to talk about race relations, Floyd

Instead of X's and O's, the Denver Broncos spent Tuesday talking about racial injustice, police brutality and healing a nation...

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NFL tells teams they must hold training camps at home

All 32 NFL teams have been told by Commissioner Roger Goodell to hold training camps at their home facilities this summer...

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Seahawks sign fourth-round pick TE Colby Parkinson

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have signed tight end Colby Parkinson, the first of the team's 2020 draft picks to...

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Steelers RB Conner focusing on present, not uncertain future

PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Conner didn't treat the quarantine caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as an obstacle, but an...

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Analysis: NFL will play games after support/pressure applied

Call it support. Call it pressure. However you describe it, the NFL is going to get it regarding playing games on schedule.And...

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Opinion: As America burns amid protests after George Floyd's death, it's time to quit telling athletes to 'stick to sports'

Stick to sports was always a crutch for the comfortable and cowardly. It was a dirty, disgraceful lie, promulgated by those who...

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Big Ten Commissioner Warren creates anti-racism coalition

The Big Ten's Kevin Warren, the first black commissioner of a Power Five conference, is creating a coalition to give the...

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Cardinals sign TE Cantrell, release CB Shelton

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed tight end Dylan Cantrell to a one-year deal.The 6-foot-3, 240-pound...

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Clemson WR Ross out for the year due to spinal condition

Clemson receiver Justyn Ross, considered a first-round NFL draft pick next spring, will miss the upcoming college season due to...

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Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield is 'moving in silence' for new approach

The general manager who drafted Baker Mayfield first overall in 2018 is no longer with the Cleveland Browns, and the player who...

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Gadget guy or legitimate NFL quarterback? A look at what Jalen Hurts can do for the Eagles.

PHILADELPHIA — The question before the jury today is what, or rather, who is Jalen Hurts? Is he Lamar Jackson? Or is he Taysom...

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Opinion: Joe Burrow shows rest of NFL that white athletes have to protest inequality, too

Joe Burrow can teach the NFL a thing or two. The rest of America, too. Unlike most prominent white athletes, who have stayed...

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Goodell: 'Tragic events' call for 'urgent need for action'

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says “there remains an urgent need for action” following the death of George...

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For father battling cancer, a graduation to victory lane

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jacob Foxworthy and his parents waited patiently as their car crawled through pit road at Indianapolis...

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Pro Football Hall of Famer Floyd Little fighting cancer

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Famer Floyd Little, who starred in the NFL for the Denver Broncos, has been...

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Roosevelt Taylor, 82, safety on Bears' 1963 title team, dies

Roosevelt Taylor, a star safety on the Chicago Bears' 1963 NFL championship team, has died. He was 82.The team said he died...

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Aldon Smith says he's better man, seeks revival with Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Aldon Smith had already been suspended from the NFL several years when his ailing grandmother...

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49ers edge rusher Dee Ford aims for healthy second season

San Francisco edge rusher Dee Ford had an “extensive cleanup” operation for the tendinitis in his left knee that limited his...

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Ex-Colts GM Ryan Grigson joins Browns' staff as top adviser

CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Colts general manager Ryan Grigson was hired Friday as a senior adviser for the Cleveland Browns,...

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Opinion: After George Floyd's death in Minnesota, still think Colin Kaepernick's knee was the problem?

I hope all those so indignant at Colin Kaepernick taking a knee on the field are as outraged by the white Minneapolis police...

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Analysis: Onside kicks versus fourth-and-15s

For a league that took so many years to find a catch rule that makes sense — we think the current one does that — it can't be a...

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Colts hoping for lucrative payoff from betting big on Rivers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Reich jumped right into research mode when he knew Philip Rivers would hit free agency.The...

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The Latest: Iowa AD looking at different football scenarios

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is not...

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Panthers agree to terms with free agent CB Eli Apple

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Eli Apple.The move gives the Panthers the...

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McCarthy prepping for Cowboys job from old home of Green Bay

Mike McCarthy has spent most of his first offseason as coach of the Dallas Cowboys at home in Green Bay.He's also leaning on...

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NFL, EA agree to extension of Madden video game franchise

The Madden franchise will continue to be a part of the gaming universe for at least the next six years.NFL owners on Thursday...

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Jets' Flacco 'embracing' backup role but not done as starter

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Flacco has hoisted the Lombardi Trophy and been the Super Bowl MVP.He has been the highest-paid quarterback...

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Seahawks add another RB option by signing Carlos Hyde

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks added another option at running back by signing veteran Carlos Hyde to a one-year...

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Cardinals' Peterson to those who doubt him: "Wait and see"

Patrick Peterson is about six weeks shy of his 30th birthday. Judging by a modest decline over the past few seasons, it's easy...

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NFL coaches could return to team facilities next week

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is hopeful that coaches will be able to return to their team facilities by next week.Goodell...

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AP Exclusive: Athletes wary about virus, testing upon return

Chris Thompson is an NFL running back. He also is the father of a 4-month-old daughter, Kali. Guess which of those facts...

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Browns stay interested in Clowney while building solid line

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett on one end. Jadeveon Clowney on the other.Just the thought of it elicited a quick smile from new...

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'We have to touch each other': Sports in the COVID-19 world

A sampling of thoughts from some of the more than two dozen athletes from 11 sports that The Associated Press spoke to about...

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'Master Thief' burglar hopes to catch break on sentence

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A self-described “master thief” career criminal is hoping to catch a break on his prison sentence from...

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The Latest: NBA reminding teams players overseas can return

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The NBA reminded its teams Wednesday that...

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Brown says learning must be accelerated on Seahawks O-line

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Whenever the Seattle Seahawks finally get together in person, Duane Brown will see plenty of unfamiliar...

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Quieter Mayfield knows Year 3 vital for him after rough '19

Baker Mayfield went back to his roots during this strange offseason, a time he's used to reflect and forget a season that...

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Patriots' McCourty feeling good after offseason surgery

BOSTON (AP) — Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty has experienced lots of change during his 11-year NFL career.It’s why he...

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AP Source: NFL drops booth official proposal to aid calls

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has tabled a proposal for a booth official who would aid calls by using a video feed, a person familiar...

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Packers' Jones says his contract status won't distract him

Packers running back Aaron Jones says he wants to remain in Green Bay for his entire career and that he won’t let speculation...

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Analysis: NFL blew it with pass interference reviews rule

Remember back to the NFC championship game in the 2018 season. Deep in the fourth quarter at the Superdome.And the missed call...

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Get ready to watch (and hear) sports in an entirely different way

Watching live sports on TV without fans is like a ballpark frank without mustard. You need the cheers after a great play and...

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‘100 miles per hour’: Five looming questions for Mike McCarthy in Year 1 with Cowboys

Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy explained the adrenaline rush from the head of a dining room table at Harry & Izzy’s steakhouse...

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The Latest: Iowa St AD sees football games with 30,000 fans

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Iowa State athletic director Jaime Pollard...

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Jalen Ramsey won't skip Rams camp; deal 'will get handled'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jalen Ramsey says he will definitely report to training camp with the Los Angeles Rams for the final year of...

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Fitzpatrick: modified schedule could benefit Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Minkah Fitzpatrick is missing the somewhat leisurely pace of the NFL's organized team activities, when free...

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Some big names remain unsigned late in NFL's odd offseason

NEW YORK (AP) — Offseason shopping is still in full swing in the NFL.Even with the status of the upcoming season uncertain...

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Why Troy Aikman isn’t worried about Cowboys QB Dak Prescott’s lingering contract talks

By most accounts, the Dallas Cowboys have had a rather successful offseason. However, one of the organization’s largest...

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Dolphins owner: There definitely will be an NFL season

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says he's confident the NFL will play in 2020, with or without spectators.“I...

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Wilson, Rapinoe, Bird to host remote ESPYS feting heroism

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a way different kind of year, and so The ESPYs will be, too. For the first time, the show will feature...

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PGA, NFL stars attract nearly 6 million viewers in TV match

ATLANTA (AP) — Two of the biggest names from the PGA Tour and the NFL proved to be must-see TV.Turner Sports said the Sunday...

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Woods, Manning win a TV charity match as good as real thing

Tom Brady delivered the shot of the match that made it easy to forget the rest of his swings. Tiger Woods didn't miss a fairway...

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These Duke doctors are working with NFL, Big 12 to mitigate coronavirus spread among teams

In the more than two months since the suspension of all NBA activities ushered in an unprecedented era without sports,...

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Opinion: NFL minority hiring efforts should focus on the big picture

The NFL should be commended for recognizing and addressing its problem with minority hiring. Team owners voted Tuesday on a...

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Out of the Woods: Tiger emerges for TV match with Lefty, QBs

The purpose is to raise $10 million or more for COVID-19 relief efforts, and provide entertainment with four of the biggest...

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Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf arrested in California

PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf was arrested in Southern California on Friday.Leaf, 44, was...

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Saints adding ex-Steelers linebacker Anthony Chickillo

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Linebacker Anthony Chickillo has agreed to a contract with the New Orleans Saints after playing the last...

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Packers' run defense eager for redemption after playoff loss

Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine believes his team’s run defense is much better than its last showing.And he expects...

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Column: Sloan, other coaching greats who were denied a title

Jerry Sloan was undoubtedly one of the greatest coaches in NBA history.Yet there’s one glaring omission on an otherwise stellar...

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SiriusXM radio calls audibles for sports shows in pandemic

When you oversee 19 sports stations, radio programming is a daily challenge. During a pandemic, it can become like throwing a...

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The Latest: Outlaws run in front of limited fans in Missouri

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The World of Outlaws raced in front of live...

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QB Caylin Newton, Cam's brother, transferrring to Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former Howard quarterback Caylin Newton, the younger brother of ex-Carolina Panthers starter Cam, says he...

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Jets, QB Joe Flacco agree to terms on 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets and quarterback Joe Flacco have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, the 2013 Super Bowl MVP's...

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New England bishop takes tongue-in-cheek shot at Tom Brady

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop in New England says not even a Hail Mary is going to help Tom Brady win a...

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NFL QBs holding passing sessions minus bonding activities

Some NFL quarterbacks are still finding ways to hold throwing sessions with receivers during the coronavirus pandemic, though...

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Why Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott didn’t ask for $45 million in Year 5

The Dallas Cowboys and quarterback Dak Prescott have until July 15 to work out a long-term deal. Otherwise, Prescott will play...

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Packers' Montravius Adams faces marijuana, driving charges

ELKO, Ga. (AP) — Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Montravius Adams was arrested in Georgia this week and charged with...

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Clemson WR Ross to have shoulder surgery

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson receiver Justyn Ross will have shoulder surgery next month to take care of an issue that cropped...

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Odenigbo's opportunity: Vikings pass rusher now in key role

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings, like the rest of the NFL during this virus-restricted offseason, have been forced to...

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Rams' Aaron Donald: Football without fans 'wouldn't be fun'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aaron Donald is not thrilled about the prospect of playing football without fans.The Los Angeles Rams’...

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Age-defying Gore still running, excited to help Jets win

NEW YORK (AP) — Frank Gore just keeps running — defying logic and Father Time with each hard-fought yard.At 37 years old, the...

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Falcons CB Oliver ready for leadership role in secondary

ATLANTA (AP) — Whenever some sense of normalcy returns to the NFL, Isaiah Oliver knows there will be a new role waiting for him...

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NFL player sues United over incident with another passenger

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An NFL player is suing United Airlines, saying he was harassed and sexually assaulted by an intoxicated...

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Fitzpatrick awaits battle with Tua for Dolphins' QB job

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick's house was quiet at midday Thursday, probably because online...

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NFL player sues United Airlines, alleging he was sexually assaulted during flight

An unidentified NFL player filed a lawsuit against United Airlines, saying another passenger sexually assaulted and harassed...

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NFL looks at adding "booth umpire" and tech adviser for refs

The NFL is considering adding a “booth umpire” and a senior technology adviser to the referee to assist the officiating...

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Brady's Super Bowl journeys to be part of 2021 ESPN series

Tom Brady's journey to each of his nine Super Bowls with the New England Patriots will be the subject of an ESPN series...

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DeMarcus Ware sees opportunity for Cowboys' pass rushers to excel in new defensive scheme

The Cowboys are hoping Roger Goodell will provide some help to their defensive line. Defensive ends Aldon Smith and Randy...

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Suspect held in Arizona shopping area shooting; 3 injured

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Three people were injured, one of them critically, in a shooting Wednesday near a popular shopping and...

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Mostert acknowledges family concern over return to practice

Long before the sports world had been shut down and when only one death from the coronavirus had been reported in California,...

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The Latest: Pennsylvania working on sports virus guidelines

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania is working...

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NFL reinstates Cowboys' Aldon Smith, who last played in '15

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Aldon Smith will be able to take part in team activities with the Dallas Cowboys after the NFL on...

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Browns' Landry ahead of schedule in rehab from hip surgery

CLEVELAND (AP) — Quarantine has allowed Browns Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry to focus even more on his recovery from...

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Cruz, Love, McCourty brothers among Ali award finalists

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nelson Cruz of the Minnesota Twins, Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and brothers Devin and Jason...

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'Sunday Night Football' continues run as most-watched show

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's “Sunday Night Football” will finish as prime time's most-viewed series for the ninth consecutive year...

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Patriots sign last remaining draft pick, 2nd-rounder Dugger

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots on Wednesday signed second-round draft pick Kyle Dugger, a defensive back and...

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Chargers re-sign offensive lineman Ryan Groy

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have re-signed offensive lineman Ryan Groy.The team announced the move on...

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Redskins draft pick from Liberty says he had coronavirus

Washington Redskins rookie receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden said Wednesday he tested positive for the new coronavirus in March and...

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NFL studying helmet face guard that works like surgical mask

ATLANTA (AP) — With an eye toward getting back on the field during a pandemic, the NFL is working on a helmet face guard that...

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Saints exploring Superdome naming rights options

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints are preparing to look for a new naming rights holder for the Superdome.Mercedez-Benz...

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Chiefs holding unique virtual competition for punting job

LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — It's a good thing an NFL kicking operation requires no more than three players.There’s the long snapper,...

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'The Last Dance' of the 1990s Dallas Cowboys ... who wouldn't watch that?

Sure, some sports are back. But "sports" as we know them are largely still on pause due to the coronavirus pandemic. The...

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AP Analysis: NFL taking baby steps toward reopenings

The NFL is taking baby steps toward full reopenings for its teams. It has no other choice.No long throws downfield. Mostly...

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'Peyton's Places' to return to ESPN+ for 2nd season

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — “Peyton's Places,” an Emmy-nominated ESPN series in which Peyton Manning takes a lighthearted look at the...

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Ex-NFL star Chad Johnson leaves $1,000 tip at Florida eatery

COOPER CITY, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL star Chad Johnson left a $1,000 tip for his waiter after dining at a restaurant in Florida...

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Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs receiver and former OSU standout, living 'blessed' life a year after pariah status

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The steady stream of nurses filing out of St. Luke's Hospital for close to an hour was finally slowing down,...

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NFLPA pres Tretter says "hurdles" remain before NFL's return

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns center JC Tretter is cautiously optimistic the NFL season — at least some version of it — will take...

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Bruce Irvin relishes chance to get another run with Seattle

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — While sitting at home and watching the playoffs on TV last season, Bruce Irvin felt a desire to somehow...

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49ers hopeful of training camp return to Santa Clara

San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk is encouraged by how productive the team’s virtual offseason has been.He believes...

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NFL teams can reopen training facilities with government OK

A limited number of NFL teams are reopening their training facilities Tuesday, while many are prohibited by government...

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Brady gathers new Bucs teammates for workout on prep field

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady isn't letting the coronavirus pandemic — or NFL rules against players working out at team...

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NFL owners make changes to enhance diversity on many levels

Changes designed to enhance opportunities for minorities to get executive, head coaching and coordinator positions were passed...

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No universal playbook for virus testing in pro sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — There is no universal playbook for coronavirus testing in professional sports.Protocols and...

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AP sources: Expanded Rooney Rule to require more interviews

The NFL is amending the Rooney Rule to require more interviews of minority candidates for head coaching and coordinator...

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Bills, Ole Miss lineman "Gentle Ben" Williams, 65, dies

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Robert Jerry “Ben” Williams Jr., former Buffalo Bills defensive end and the first African- American player...

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Chiefs' Hill completes year-long reclamation of himself

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The steady stream of nurses filing out of St. Luke's Hospital for close to an hour was finally slowing...

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NFL promotes Miller to public affairs/communications chief

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has moved longtime executive Jeff Miller into the role of executive vice president of communications,...

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Virus has NFL prospects pondering threat of a lost season

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joe Burrow was a competent if unspectacular quarterback as a backup at Ohio State and during his first...

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2020 NFL record projections: Will Tom Brady or Drew Brees lead Super Bowl push?

In a typical offseason, I'd release my annual NFL record projections right before training camps begin. But these...

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NFL cornerbacks Baker, Dunbar released from jail on bond

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — NFL cornerbacks DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar were released from Broward County Jail on Sunday,...

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Football still a possibility at big 3 Cal State schools

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The California State University system’s plan for a mostly virtual fall semester due to the coronavirus...

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Buffalo Bills' Oliver charged with drunken driving in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Ed Oliver was arrested during a traffic stop in the Houston area and charged...

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Phyllis George, female sportscasting pioneer, dies at 70

Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS's “The NFL Today” and served as the...

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The Latest: Dexter Manley hospitalized, fighting coronavirus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Former Washington Redskins star Dexter...

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The Latest: Dexter Manley hospitalized, fighting coronavirus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Former Washington Redskins star Dexter...

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Michael McCaskey, who succeeded Halas as Bears' leader, dies

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Michael McCaskey, who led the Chicago Bears for nearly three decades following the death of his...

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Giants' DeAndre Baker surrenders in armed robbery case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker surrendered to police Saturday after being charged with...

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Washington Redskins player arrested in Colorado

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A Washington Redskins player is facing five charges, including felony illegal discharge of a firearm,...

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LA Rams re-sign defensive end Morgan Fox, release Smart

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have re-signed defensive end Morgan Fox, and released defensive tackle Tanzel Smart on...

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Lefty QB Tua Tagovailoa a rarity in the right-handed NFL

When Tua Tagovailoa signed his rookie contract with the Miami Dolphins, the left-handed quarterback from Alabama didn’t have...

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Ex-Stanford two-sport star Zach Hoffpauir dies at 26

Zach Hoffpauir, a two-sport standout at Stanford who earned All-Pac 12 honors as a safety in football and played two seasons in...

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Taulia Tagovailoa transferring from Alabama to Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Taulia Tagovailoa, a backup quarterback at Alabama behind star brother Tua Tagovailoa, is transferring...

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Attorney says he has affidavits clearing Seahawks' Dunbar

MIAMI (AP) — The attorney for Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar says he has five signed affidavits from witnesses that...

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The Latest: Mahomes to celebrate virtual grads at Texas Tech

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes is set to be...

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NFL teams can reopen facilities Tuesday _ with provisos

NFL teams can begin reopening their facilities on Tuesday if state and local governments will allow it.In a memo sent to the 32...

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Patriots sign former Virginia Tech TE Dalton Keene

The Patriots have signed tight end Dalton Keene, leaving only one member of their 2020 draft class unsigned.Keene, a...

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Saints add versatile running back, returner Montgomery

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have signed veteran running back Ty Montgomery, general manager Mickey Loomis said...

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NFL teams can begin reopening their facilities on Tuesday if state and local governments will allow it

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL teams can begin reopening their facilities on Tuesday if state and local governments will allow it.

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Rodgers says Packers' decision to draft Love surprised him

Packers star Aaron Rodgers acknowledges Green Bay drafting a quarterback in the first round surprised him and complicated his...