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Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers reacts with teammates after running for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
January 02, 2021 - 11:49 am
The Associated Press will hand out its individual NFL awards on the night before the Super Bowl in Tampa. Until then, here are some off-the-beaten track honors to consider. BEST GAME: In Week 9, the first professional matchup of Tua Tagovailoa and Kyler Murray lived up to the hype. The two young...
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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, center, is brought down by a host of Baltimore Ravens defenders during the second half of an NFL football game, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
December 15, 2020 - 6:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two weekday football games were enough to lift Fox to victory in the weekly ratings race. The network's coverage of Tuesday's game between Dallas and Baltimore, and Thursday's New England-L.A. Rams matchup took up their entire prime-time schedules for the nights. The Nielsen company...
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) talks at the end of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Seattle's star quarterback Russell Wilson and Kansas City's standout tight end Travis Kelce are among the 32 finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
December 10, 2020 - 3:02 pm
In a year impacted by a pandemic and social unrest, NFL players have spoken out and stepped up. On Thursday, the league revealed the 32 finalists for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award, and each of them has played a significant role away from the field. “In early 2020 I looked myself in the...
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This 2008 file photo shows Simon Haydon, former Associated Press international sports editor. Haydon, who shaped The Associated Press’ coverage of World Cups and Olympics as international sports editor and reported on landmark news events while traveling the world as a correspondent, including the downfall of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, died early Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 in a hospice in southern England, according to his wife Barbara. (AP Photo, File)
November 24, 2020 - 3:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — Simon Haydon, who shaped The Associated Press’ coverage of World Cups and Olympics as international sports editor and reported on landmark news events while traveling the world as a correspondent, including the downfall of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, has died. He was 64...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and coach Mike Tomlin during the team's NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Pittsburgh. Roethlisberger, who went out in Game 2 last season with an elbow injury, received lots of support as a candidate for comeback player of the year, at the halfway point of the season. Tomlin was lauded for coach of the year, at this point of the season, by Hall of Famer James Lofton and hall voter Rick Gosselin. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
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November 14, 2020 - 11:34 am
Oh, the drama. Each year on Super Bowl Eve, The Associated Press presents its individual awards for the NFL season in a prime-time showcase fitting for the honors. We're only halfway through the 2020 schedule, impacted of course by the coronavirus pandemic, but it's worthwhile to take a look at the...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger celebrates his home run with Enrique Hernandez against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning in Game 7 of a baseball National League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas.(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
October 20, 2020 - 5:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers played for their season Sunday night on Fox, the seventh game of the National League Championship Series. Win and go to the World Series, lose and go home. At the same time, the Los Angeles Rams played a regular season game on NBC against the San Francisco...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2014, file photo, Minneapolis Star Tribune sports columnist Sid Hartman speaks during a ceremony in which the Minnesota Twins organization honored him before a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Minneapolis. Hartman, an old-school home team booster who once ran the NBA’s Minneapolis Lakers and achieved nearly as much celebrity as some of the athletes he covered, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. He was 100. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)
October 18, 2020 - 10:43 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota sports columnist and radio personality Sid Hartman, an old-school home team booster who once ran the NBA’s Minneapolis Lakers and achieved nearly as much celebrity as some of the athletes he covered, died Sunday. He was 100. Hartman, whose first newspaper column was...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)
September 15, 2020 - 6:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pro football has probably never been more important to television executives than this year, and its return has them ready to do a happy dance in the end zone. A schedule of opening week games brought viewers back to their sets, led by a Hall of Fame caliber matchup between Tom...
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September 11, 2020 - 10:07 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Associated Press and other news organizations and publishers will not have digital images from Saturday's Notre Dame's home game against Duke because of the school's COVID-19 restrictions on who is allowed in the stadium and on the field. Notre Dame is not allowing...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1999, file photo, American League President Gene Budig waits for the start of Game 3 of the American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, in Boston. Former American League president Gene Budig has died at age 81. The Charleston RiverDogs, which Budig co-owned, announced Budig's death on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
September 09, 2020 - 1:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Gene Budig, the self-effacing educator and baseball fan from small-town Nebraska who became the head of three major universities and the last president of the American League, died Tuesday. He was 81. His death was announced by the commissioner’s office and the Charleston RiverDogs...
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