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Photo credit FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Foxborough, Mass. A person familiar with the situation says Hightower has decided to opt out of the 2020 season. Hightower’s decision was made out of concern for the health of his fiancée and child, who was born earlier this month, the person said. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
July 28, 2020 - 6:40 pm
Pats face challenges as starters Hightower, Chung opt out…
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2010, file photo, a Houston Texans helmet sits on pads during NFL football training camp in Houston. As teams adhere to the medical protocols that wisely and necessarily have been ordered by the league and the players’ union, any sort of football action might be delayed until mid-August. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
July 28, 2020 - 5:06 pm
Don't expect any footballs — or players — on fields at NFL training camps anytime too soon. No blocking sleds. No pass-rush drills. No whistles. As teams adhere to the medical protocols that wisely and necessarily have been ordered by the league and the players' union, any sort of football action...
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FILE- In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws a pass during Super Bowl 54 against the San Francisco 49ers in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Super Bowl MVP is joining the ownership group of the Kansas City Royals.(AP Photo/Doug Benc, File)
July 28, 2020 - 3:46 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes is joining the ownership group of the Kansas City Royals. The Royals announced the addition of Mahomes, the star quarterback who led the Kansas City Chiefs to a Super Bowl title last season, on Tuesday. Mahomes was once a baseball prospect and...
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FILE- In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) sacks Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) during the first half of an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets traded disgruntled star safety Adams to the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, July 25, 2020, splitting with a gifted player whose relationship with the franchise quickly deteriorated because of a contract dispute. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
July 27, 2020 - 4:43 pm
There's more to the Jamal Adams departure from the Jets and landing in Seattle than a player forcing his way out of a situation he didn't like. Sure, Adams and his representatives used a power play, conducting much of their business through the media when the All-Pro safety couldn't get the team to...
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Photo credit FILE - Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) looks to pass as he is defended by Washington Wizards guard Gary Payton II (20) during an NBA basketball game, in a Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 file photo, in Washington. Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is committing $1.5 million to supplement the income of WNBA players who choose not to play this season. The funds will come from the KAI Empowerment Initiative that Irving launched Monday, July 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, file)
July 27, 2020 - 6:45 am
Irving commits $1.5 million for WNBA players skipping season…
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, Southern Mississippi coach Jay Ladner argues a call with the referee during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. While the major sports are finding ways to return to competition, college basketball is in a holding pattern, much like college football. College basketball coaches do have an advantage over the football coaches while in limbo. Since their season starts later, they get a chance to see how things play out, both in professional sports and in college football. (Brad Tollefson/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP, File)
July 26, 2020 - 3:39 pm
Baseball has begun its coronavirus-delayed season with limited long-distance travel and no fans in the stands. The NBA has its Disney World bubble. The NHL will have two bubbles, in Toronto and Edmonton. NFL rookies began reporting to training facilities last week as teams build up toward the start...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2020, file photo, AFC safety Jamal Adams of the New York Jets walks off the field at halftime during the NFL Pro Bowl football game in Orlando, Fla. The Jets traded disgruntled star safety Adams to the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, July 25, 2020, splitting with a gifted player whose relationship with the franchise quickly deteriorated because of a contract dispute. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)
July 25, 2020 - 7:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jamal Adams' wish was finally granted: He's leaving New York in a stunning trade. The Jets dealt the disgruntled star safety to the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, splitting with a gifted player whose relationship with the franchise quickly deteriorated because of a contract dispute...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Chiefs made sure they will have Super Bowl MVP Mahomes around as long as possible. Mahomes agreed to a 10-year extension worth $503 million, according to his agency, Steinberg Sports. The deal is worth $477 million in guarantee mechanisms and includes a no-trade clause and opt-out clauses if guarantee mechanisms are not met. It is the richest contract in professional sports history, surpassing Mike Trout’s $426.5 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 25, 2020 - 1:49 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was on every call involving the NFL Players Association and took a significant role in putting in place the return-to-play protocols for training camp. So while he acknowledges “some risk” in returning to the team facility on...
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July 24, 2020 - 10:12 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs became the first player to opt out of the upcoming NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic on Friday. Duvernay-Tardif earned a medical degree from McGill University in Canada and has...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, The NFL logo NFL is on the goal post at Heinz Field before an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Buffalo Bills in Pittsburgh. Disabled Sports USA, with funding from the NFL and the Bob Woodruff Foundation, plans to launch a league in the fall. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
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July 24, 2020 - 8:47 pm
NFL training camps are set to open after the league and the players' union reached agreement on several issues, including future salary cap mechanisms and how players can opt out of the upcoming season because of the coronavirus. The NFL Players Association's executive committee and 32 player...
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