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Las Vegas Raiders safety Johnathan Abram (24) attends an NFL football training camp practice Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Henderson. (AP Photo/John Locher, Pool)
August 24, 2020 - 12:38 pm
Johnathan Abram’s physical play and loud talking made him a player Jon Gruden felt would be a tone-setter for the Raiders defense last season. Instead, the rookie safety injured his shoulder in the season opener and didn’t play again last season. Now Abram is one of several second-year players...
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August 24, 2020 - 10:45 am
HERNE, Germany (AP) — It must be the bratwurst that keeps bringing the children of retired Utah Jazz great John Stockton to Germany. The basketball, too. Laura Stockton is the fourth child of the NBA legend to sign a professional contract to play in Germany. Her older siblings Michael, David and...
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August 23, 2020 - 12:53 pm
The Baltimore Ravens have terminated the contract of seven-time Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas, who got involved in a fight with a teammate Friday and did not attend practice Saturday. According to a statement released Sunday by the team, Thomas was released “for personal conduct that adversely...
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The Los Angeles Rams hold their first practice at their new stadium Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
August 22, 2020 - 11:50 pm
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams' inaugural visit to their new home was a big hit. The Rams made their first official trip to SoFi Stadium since its completion for a scrimmage Saturday night. They checked out their new locker room and the opulent amenities beneath the stands in owner...
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PSG's Angel Di Maria scores his side's second goal during the Champions League semifinal soccer match between RB Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (David Ramos/Pool Photo via AP)
August 22, 2020 - 11:49 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Designed after deconstructing track spikes, new lightweight soccer boots featuring carbon-fiber plates have been giving players a speedy edge at the Champions League finals. Serge Gnabry has three goals in two games for Bayern Munich, and rival winger Angel Di Maria scored...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2020, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) catches a pass during an NFL football organized team activity in Tampa, Fla. A refreshed Rob Gronkowski is back on the practice field with Tom Brady, sweating in the hot Florida sun, preparing for their first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And, he is loving every minute of it. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
August 21, 2020 - 6:34 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A refreshed Rob Gronkowski is back on the practice field with Tom Brady, sweating in the hot Florida sun, preparing for the duo’s first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The four-time All-Pro who was one of the most dominant tight ends in NFL history with the New England...
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San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, right, trains during NFL football training camp practice Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, at the SAP Performance Facility in Santa Clara, Calif. (Xavier Mascarenas/The Sacramento Bee via AP, Pool)
August 20, 2020 - 2:40 am
An offseason centered around Zoom meetings, an abbreviated training camp and the absence of exhibition games made continuity more vital than usual in this year of the coronavirus in the NFL. The joy San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan experienced last January when trusty defensive coordinator...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, Troy Vincent, NFL executive vice president, speaks to the media during the owners meetings in Key Biscayne, Fla. The NFL will consult an advisory committee made up of former coaches, general managers and players on such issues as postponing, moving or even canceling games this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Vincent said Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020 that the advisers, who will report to Commissioner Roger Goodell, will help avoid any “inequities” in those decisions. Vincent did not identify any members of the panel, saying he was awaiting their approval to do so. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
August 19, 2020 - 5:18 pm
The NFL will consult an advisory committee made up of former coaches, general managers and players on such issues as postponing, moving or even canceling games this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Troy Vincent, the league's football operations chief, said Wednesday that the advisers, who...
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New England Patriots quarterbacks Brian Hoyer, left, and Jarrett Stidham speak during an NFL football training camp practice, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)
August 19, 2020 - 4:29 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Bill Belichick said he's open to using a two-quarterback system this season, another example of how radically different the New England Patriots could look after Tom Brady's departure. Belichick was asked about platooning his quarterbacks before Wednesday's practice. The...
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Ronald Koeman holds up a Barcelona soccer shirt during his official presentation as coach for FC Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Barcelona officially announced earlier on Wednesday a deal with Koeman to become their coach five days after the team's humiliating 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals. Barcelona says the former defender's deal runs through June 2022. Koeman replaces the fired Quique Setien. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)
August 19, 2020 - 1:27 pm
Barcelona is rekindling its links with Dutch soccer. The Spanish team officially announced Ronald Koeman as its new coach on Wednesday, a day after club president Josep Bartomeu said the Dutchman accepted the coaching offer and only details needed to be sorted out. “Today is a day to be happy and...
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