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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2019 file photo, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) stands on the field next to his brother San Diego Chargers fullback Derek Watt (34) after the Texans defeated the Los Angeles Chargers 27 to 20 in an NFL game in Carson, Calif. The three Watt brothers will share the field for the first time ever on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, when J.J. Watt and the Texans visit T.J., Derek and the Pittsburgh Steelers. (AP Photo/John Cordes, File)
September 25, 2020 - 11:45 am
Growing up in Wisconsin, the sibling rivalry between the Watt brothers had no boundaries. Out front playing roller hockey. In the backyard playing football. Mini-baseball in the basement. Even the kitchen table at grandma's was not immune. As kids, J.J., T.J. and Derek would spend hours at their...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, Clemson's Trevor Lawrence throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State, in Clemson, S.C. Lawrence is a candidate for the 2020 Heisman Trophy award. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
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September 11, 2020 - 5:56 am
This college football season is already so odd that it’s unclear whether this is Week 1 or Week 2. Was Labor Day weekend Week 0, with a handful of games and no Power Five conferences involved? No matter what you call it, this pandemic-altered season is certainly ramping up — but not without hiccups...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2019 file photo, Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo cheers his team on in the first half of the Liberty Bowl NCAA college football game against Kansas State in Memphis, Tenn. For the first time since 1989, Navy and Brigham Young University will get together for a football game at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
September 06, 2020 - 2:04 pm
Navy was supposed to open its football season in August against Notre Dame in Ireland before the coronavirus pandemic put an end to that endeavor. The game was then set to be played at Navy, but COVID-19 blocked that plan, too. So the Midshipmen went looking for someone else to play. Navy athletic...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins runs for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos after a catch during the second half of an NFL football game in Houston. Hopkins may be a perfect fit for the Cardinals. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
September 04, 2020 - 12:19 pm
It's Labor Day weekend, when every team has a perfect record and spouts optimistic claims of reaching untold heights, energizing their fan base. Some of them actually might be on target. Others are dreaming. Of course, when you haven't lost a game yet, why not? Here are recipes for a tasty season...
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Buffalo Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott runs practice form the middle of the field with a mask on during the second day of training camp opened to the media at ADPRO Sports Training Center's outdoor field in Orchard Park, N.Y., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. P (James P. McCoy/Buffalo News via AP, Pool)
August 28, 2020 - 4:09 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Seven members of the Kansas State football team have tested positive for COVID-19 in the first outbreak since the Wildcats convened for summer workouts in June. The Wildcats will continue to practice for the...
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Marco Andretti, right, poses, with Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, center and Takuma Sato, of Japan, during the front row photos session for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. Andretti won the pole for Sunday's race. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
August 20, 2020 - 2:46 am
Everything was new to Mike Tirico when he walked past the famed pagoda that dominates the front stretch at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, assumed his broadcast perch high above pit lane and proceeded to host his first Indy 500. Now, all that was new has given way to unprecedented. One year after NBC...
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Manchester United's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gestures during the Europa League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Manchester United and LASK at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
August 09, 2020 - 9:07 am
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The Europa League will set up a reunion for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he takes on an old friend in the quarterfinals. When Solskjaer's team faces Copenhagen in Cologne on Monday, the opposing coach will be his old Norway teammate Stale Solbakken...
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August 06, 2020 - 1:48 pm
The Latest: Navy and BYU to play season opener on Labor Day…
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, the Big Ten logo is displayed on the field before an NCAA college football game between Iowa and Miami of Ohio in Iowa City, Iowa. The Big Ten released its 10-game conference-only football schedule beginning as early as Labor Day weekend but cautioned there is no certainty games will be played. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
August 05, 2020 - 2:32 pm
The Big Ten released its 10-game conference-only football schedule beginning as early as Labor Day weekend but cautioned Wednesday there is no certainty games will be played. The Big Ten was the last of the Power Five conferences to announce its schedule as college football navigates how to play...
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Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley wears a protective face covering between drills during a strength and conditioning NFL football workout Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, Pool)
August 03, 2020 - 3:38 pm
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Todd Gurley had good reason to celebrate. Monday was his first day on the Atlanta Falcons' practice fields, and he was upbeat about adjusting to new teammates, new coaches and his new playbook for the start of training camp. Gurley also was happy to be close to his...
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