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Cincinnati running back Jerome Ford celebrates his touchdown during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against East Carolina, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
November 20, 2020 - 10:12 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Washington State athletic director Pat Chun says the school has nine football players in COVID-19 protocols and four players had to be put into the protocol Friday morning leading to the cancellation of the...
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In this image provided by WaV Sports & Entertainment + The NFL Alumni Academy, Mike Tice, second from left, coaches at the NFL Alumni Academy at Tom Benson Stadium in Canton, Ohio on Nov. 4, 2020. In normal times, NFL teams sometimes must scramble to find players during the season when a wave of injuries or other issues hit. In 2020, multiply those needs exponentially because of the coronavirus pandemic. Helping out the 32 teams on a limited scale, for now, is the NFL Alumni Academy. (Devon Dalton/WaV Sports & Entertainment + The NFL Alumni Academy via AP)
November 20, 2020 - 3:16 pm
In normal times, NFL teams sometimes must scramble to find players during the season when a wave of injuries or other issues hit. In 2020, multiply those needs exponentially because of the coronavirus pandemic. Helping out the 32 teams on a limited scale — for now — is the NFL Alumni Academy, run...
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November 19, 2020 - 5:39 pm
Soccer fans who are also avid video game players will feel at home with the enhancements Major League Soccer is introducing for the postseason. Most MLS Cup playoff broadcasts will feature a second screen experience featuring data visualization technology, optical player tracking and enhanced...
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File-This Oct. 16, 2020, file photo shows Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaking during an event with Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Beech Woods Recreation Center, in Southfield, Mich. Whitmer's administration on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, ordered high schools and colleges to stop in-person classes, closed restaurants to indoor dining and suspended organized sports — including the football playoffs — in a bid to curb the state's spiking coronavirus cases. The restrictions will begin Wednesday and last three weeks. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
November 15, 2020 - 9:24 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration on Sunday ordered high schools and colleges to stop in-person classes, closed restaurants to indoor dining and suspended organized sports — including the football playoffs — in a bid to curb the state's spiking coronavirus cases...
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Arkansas coach Sam Pittman does his interview following the team's 24-13 win over Tennessee in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
November 09, 2020 - 3:46 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo has tested positive for COVID-19. The school’s athletic department made the announcement Monday. Associate head coach Dwayne Stephens will lead the Spartans’ practices...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2017, file photo, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks walks behind the end zone during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Tampa, Fla. This has been a year for Tampa Bay sports like no other, though the area's three successful professional teams haven't had a chance to truly capitalize on the boom and connect with re-energized fan bases. Derrick Brooks says he feels for the fans not being able to go to the games and celebrate their teams victories and success.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
November 03, 2020 - 2:54 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — This has been a year for Tampa Bay sports like no other, though the area's three successful professional franchises haven't had a chance to truly capitalize on the boom and energize pockets of a fan base that in recent years have earned the tag of front-runners. It has been — and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2020, file photo, empty seats are shown at Levi's Stadium during the first half of an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, Calif. California health officials announced Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, that they will allow a limited number of fans to attend professional sporting events in counties with lower rates of transmission of the coronavirus. That includes Santa Clara County, home to the San Francisco 49ers professional football team, but health officials there said they won't allow fans at such events anytime soon. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
October 20, 2020 - 8:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will let fans back in outdoor stadiums for pro sporting events in counties with low coronavirus infection rates but isn’t ready to allow Disneyland and other major theme parks to reopen, the state's top health official said Tuesday. San Francisco and neighboring...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020, file photo, Kyle Larson gets ready to climb into his car to practice for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR on Monday, Oct. 29, 2020, cleared Larson to return in 2021, ending his long suspension for using a racial slur while playing a video racing game. Larson was suspended in April after he used the n-word while playing an online racing game in which viewers could follow along. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
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October 19, 2020 - 10:27 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson can return to NASCAR competition next season following a long suspension for using a racial slur while playing a video game. He was suspended in April after he used the n-word while playing an online racing game in which viewers could follow along. He was dropped...
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A fan wearing face mask to protect against coronavirus waits for the start of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
October 19, 2020 - 3:54 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The National Football Foundation’s annual awards dinner in New York on Dec. 8 has been postponed because of the coronavirus. “The coronavirus has impacted every aspect of life in our country, creating an...
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Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores gestures during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
October 19, 2020 - 3:15 pm
MIAMI (AP) — They don't throw parades for teams that are 3-3, not even the Miami Dolphins, which is why Brian Flores declined to bask in his personal milestone Monday. A .500 winning percentage is the high-water mark for the Dolphins' second-year coach, which merely reinforces his belief they can...
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