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Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho wearing a protective face mask during the warm up before the English Premier League soccer match between Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur at the Bramall Lane stadium in Sheffield, England, Sunday, Jan.17, 2021. (Stu Forster/Pool via AP)
January 19, 2021 - 1:15 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The NFL says the latest round of COVID-19 testing turned up three positive tests among players and six among other personnel as the Super Bowl nears. In weeklong testing that ended Saturday, 3,888 tests were given...
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FILE - In this May 12, 2015, file photo, driver Simona de Silvestro, of Switzerland, watches during practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Beth Paretta and Simona de Silvestro will be teaming up to put another woman on the Indianapolis 500 starting grid this May. On Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, Paretta Autosport and IndyCar officials announced they would work together to put a predominantly women-run team in the series' biggest race as part of an outreach to create more diversity in motorsports. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
January 19, 2021 - 1:07 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Beth Paretta has a vision for her new IndyCar team. She wants to send the first female driver to victory lane at the Indianapolis 500 with the support of a predominantly female cast. And then Paretta hopes to turn it into a full-time pipeline for women in racing. On Tuesday, she...
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FILE - Green Bay Packers' Robert Tonyan catches a touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Chicago, in this Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, file photo. Indiana State hasn’t had anyone drafted in nearly a quarter-century but has two of its former players a game away from the Super Bowl. Both happen to play the same position on the same team. Green Bay Packers tight end Robert Tonyan emerged as one of the league’s breakthrough performers this year. Dominique Dafney went from working at a rooftop patio bar earlier this fall to catching a touchdown pass in the Packers’ regular-season finale.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
January 19, 2021 - 12:17 pm
Indiana State hasn’t had anyone drafted in nearly a quarter-century. However, two of its former players are a game away from the Super Bowl. Both happen to play the same position on the same team. Green Bay Packers tight end Robert Tonyan emerged as one of the league’s breakthrough performers this...
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FILE - Singer-songwriter Luke Combs speaks in the press room after winning awards for male vocalist of the year and song of the year at the 53rd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena, in this Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, file photo. NASCAR will attempt some normalcy at the season-opening Daytona 500 with a live pre-race concert featuring country music star Luke Combs. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 19, 2021 - 10:24 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will attempt some normalcy at the season-opening Daytona 500 with a live pre-race concert — the first big performance at a track during the pandemic — featuring country music star Luke Combs. Combs, who performed virtually for NASCAR's season finale in November, has...
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January 19, 2021 - 9:14 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons named Terry Fontenot, who has spent 16 seasons with division rival New Orleans, the team's general manager on Tuesday. The 40-year-old Fontenot becomes Atlanta's first Black GM. Fontenot helped build a consistent winner as the Saints’ vice president and assistant...
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi walks out of the pitch after being shown a red card during the Spanish Supercopa final soccer match against FC Barcelona at La Cartuja stadium in Seville, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
January 19, 2021 - 8:37 am
The Spanish soccer federation suspended Lionel Messi for two matches on Tuesday after he hit an opponent in an incident away from the ball in the Spanish Super Cup final. The Barcelona forward was facing a suspension of up to 12 matches for swinging his arm at an Athletic Bilbao player at the end...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Chad Henne scrambles up field during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
January 19, 2021 - 2:48 am
Backup quarterbacks did more than just hold clipboards in the NFL’s divisional playoff round. Jameis Winston threw a 56-yard trick-play touchdown pass to Tre’Quan Smith on his first playoff action after 76 regular-season games over six seasons. Chad Henne, the Chiefs’ 35-year-old backup, also got...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt yells at the officials during an NCAA college football game against Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Tennessee fired Pruitt Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)
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January 18, 2021 - 8:15 pm
The Tennessee football program is starting over yet again, this time after coach Jeremy Pruitt and nine others were fired Monday for cause when an internal investigation found what the university chancellor called “serious violations of NCAA rules.” Chancellor Donde Plowman said Pruitt was...
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January 18, 2021 - 7:05 pm
The NFL will not allow in-person workouts for the scouting combine due to health and safety precautions because of COVID-19. The league informed teams Monday that any workouts will take place on the individual pro days on college campuses. Interviews of prospects and psychological testing and...
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FILE - NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Tony Stewart poses for pictures prior to the induction ceremony in Charlotte, N.C., in this Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, file photo. Tony Stewart wants to set the record straight about two misconstrued recent business decisions. Fans have been critical of Stewart since the Truck Series was dropped from Eldora Speedway and because he didn't sign Kyle Larson to his NASCAR team. Stewart is adamant that he tried to sign Larson but couldn't get partner approval on the driver suspended for using a racial slur. And he insists he dropped NASCAR after he felt slighted that Bristol Motor Speedway was given a Cup race on dirt. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)
January 18, 2021 - 6:16 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart is angry — what else is new? — and wants the record set straight regarding recent business decisions. He also is in love — wait, who? Smoke? — and five months away from his 50th birthday finds himself happier in his personal life than ever before. But even as he'...
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