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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone speaks with members of the media after the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Jacksonville, Fla. When the coronavirus pandemic forced everyone indoors — away from their everyday environments — creativity was the key. Marrone held weekly contests for his team, including a cooking competition last month with judging based solely on appearance and presentation. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
June 20, 2020 - 10:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — NFL players and coaches went home in March and stayed there for the next few months, along with most of the world. Football pads were replaced by iPads. Handshakes and high-fives gave way to emojis and video chats. When the coronavirus pandemic forced everyone indoors — away from...
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FILE - In this Aug 13, 2019, file photo, Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott yells during the team's NFL football training camp with the Carolina Panthers in Spartanburg, S.C. NFL general managers and coaches, and those who assist them, work within a highly competitive culture. Putting in extremely long hours is simply understood as part of the job. Unless, there's a pandemic. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
June 18, 2020 - 11:15 am
First in, last out. NFL general managers and coaches, and those who assist them, work within a highly competitive culture. Putting in extremely long hours is simply understood as part of the job. They show up early in the morning and often leave late at night — if they even go home at all. Day...
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Nicolas Suarez, 16, poses for a photo as he hangs from a soccer goalpost in a soccer field that's closed due to the COVID-19 lockdown in the Fraga neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Suarez, who is recognized as one of the best players in his neighborhood, said that even though he’s afraid of the virus he needs to keep playing, as he has aspirations to go professional. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
June 17, 2020 - 12:57 pm
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — The apartment blocks of Fort Apache are emblazoned with murals of Carlos Tevez, the superstar forward for Argentina's most popular pro soccer team and its national squad. “I come from a place where they said it was impossible to succeed,'' one mural reads, and Tiago Ruíz Díaz...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. Longtime fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. is expected to be the marquee name on NASCAR's 2021 Hall of Fame class, to be announced Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
June 16, 2020 - 8:59 pm
Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent his whole life chasing meaningful rewards. He waited longingly for a pat on the back from his famous father, worked diligently to generate compliments from crew members and other drivers and reveled in the roar of his fans — those he inherited from his father and the new...
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Protesters take over the elevated Interstate 10 during a march in New Orleans, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, protesting the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 in Minneapolis after being restrained by police. In the background is the Superdome. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
June 16, 2020 - 7:20 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Superdome officials say positive COVID-19 tests have come back for 32 of 275 workers contracted to perform stadium renovations. A statement released by the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District on Tuesday says...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen stretches before practice at the Twin Cities Orthopedic Center in Eagan, Minn. The Chicago Bears, Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Rams all decided to end their offseason programs even with the NFL allowing two more weeks to keep working. So did the Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals and Washington Redskins. Turns out there's only so much that can be done virtually. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP, File)
June 16, 2020 - 12:57 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Turns out there’s only so much that can be done virtually. Six teams decided to end their offseason programs even with the NFL allowing two more weeks to keep working: the Bears, Titans, Rams, Texans, Cardinals and Redskins. With coaches and players scattered and team...
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In this Sept. 22, 2019 file photo Nike logos adorn the gloves of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Cleveland. Nike, the NFL and other businesses are giving their employees a paid day off on Juneteenth for the first time, the latest example of how American employers are responding to protests that have placed additional attention on racial injustice in the U.S. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a note Friday, June 12, 2020 that its offices would be closed June 19. (AP Photo/David Richard, file)
June 12, 2020 - 6:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nike, the NFL and other businesses will give their employees a day off for Juneteenth for the first time this year, the latest example of how American employers are responding to protests that have placed additional attention on racial injustice in the U.S. Juneteenth commemorates...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference in Irving, Texas. The NFL, which has raised $44 million in donations through its Inspire Change program, announced the additional $206 million commitment Thursday, June 11, 2020, targeting what it calls “systemic racism” and supporting “the battle against the ongoing and historic injustices faced by African Americans.” (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
June 12, 2020 - 4:47 pm
The NFL plans to recognize Juneteenth as a league holiday. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the announcement to league employees on Friday in an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press. Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2017, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is surrounded upon getting out of his car after a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is returning to the track Saturday, June 13, 2020, getting behind the wheel for an Xfinity race at Homestead-Miami Speedway -- the place where his Cup Series career ended three years ago. (AP Photo/Darryl Graham, FIle)
June 12, 2020 - 12:59 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a plan for Saturday, one unlike any other he’s had in more than two decades of getting behind the wheel at NASCAR events. He’s going to fly to Homestead-Miami Speedway and arrive in the early afternoon. He’ll go through a health screening, then sit in a rental...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, speaks during a news conference following the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, Sunday,, in Austin, Texas. Driving around Formula One tracks without fans cheering loudly at Silverstone and Monza would literally feel “very empty” for world champion Lewis Hamilton. The first 10 races this season have been postponed or canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic, and if F1 does start this summer no fans can watch. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
June 12, 2020 - 4:55 am
Formula One races in Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan were canceled on Friday because of issues arising from the coronavirus pandemic. The sport’s governing body said it still hopes to deliver up to 18 races in the rearranged 2020 season, with the first eight already confirmed starting with a double...
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