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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) smiles during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
November 10, 2020 - 3:33 am
Patrick Mahomes piled up some very big numbers at Arrowhead Stadium last week. Twice. Five days before throwing for four touchdowns and nearly 400 yards in the Kansas City Chiefs’ 33-31 victory over the Carolina Panthers, Mahomes helped turn his home stadium into a giant polling place on Election...
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A limited audience at Arrowhead Stadium watch as the New York Jets play the Kansas City Chiefs in the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
November 04, 2020 - 2:57 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Now that Election Day is over, Patrick Mahomes can turn his focus back to the football season. Well, sort of over. As the nation awaited final results in several battleground states Wednesday, the quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs still could rest well knowing he did his...
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Poll volunteers work inside Ford Field, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Detroit. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said "I'm grateful for our sports partners in Detroit," Benson said Tuesday night at the home of the Detroit Lions. "They really led the way for sports teams across the country to play a critical role in providing the resources we needed to run the election successfully this year. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
November 04, 2020 - 4:44 am
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson cast her vote at the Detroit Pistons’ training facility. About 12 hours later, she saw metal boxes on wheels with ballots inside roll into Ford Field for double checking. “I'm grateful for our sports partners in Detroit," Benson said Tuesday...
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People vote at the Vivint Smart Home Arena, home of the NBA Jazz, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
November 03, 2020 - 7:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just past noon on Election Day, after casting her vote where the NBA’s Wizards and NHL’s Capitals play, Mary Pittman exited through one of the arena’s glass doors. Perched on the 77-year-old retiree’s walker: a stars-and-stripes hat touting the basketball team, autographed on the...
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Jen Cox poses for a photo on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, after voting early at State Farm Arena in downtown Atlanta. The arena, where the NBA's Atlanta Hawks play, is one of many professional sports venues around the country that has opened its doors for voting or other election-related activities. With dozens of voting machines and ample space for social distancing, they provide a safe and efficient way to vote during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Kate Brumback)
October 22, 2020 - 2:10 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — With long waits making headlines during early voting across the country, professional sports venues have emerged as bright spots, repurposing huge spaces mostly devoid of fans into efficient and relatively safe polling places. Featuring rows and rows of voting machines, ample space...
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September 27, 2020 - 11:00 am
When former NFL quarterback Michael Vick went with some of his family members to try to vote in 2011, the former No. 1 draft pick who made a career on his elusive ability on the football field was sacked by news he didn’t expect: He wasn’t eligible. “I found out because I had a felony on my record...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2015, file photo, former NFL player Will Shields delivers his speech during an induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. While 14 NFL franchises are using their stadiums in the voting process, former players such as Hall of Famer Will Shields are going into communities to help with registrations and mail-in ballots. Shields, who received the league's Walter Payton Man of the Year award in 2003 and was a member of the 2000s All-Decade Team, recognizes the importance of “doing your part.”(AP Photo/Tom Puskar, File)
September 23, 2020 - 2:16 pm
While 14 NFL franchises are using their stadiums in the voting process, former players such as Hall of Famer Will Shields are going into communities to help with registrations and mail-in ballots. Shields, who received the league's Walter Payton Man of the Year award in 2003 and was a member of the...
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CORRECTS TO $2 BILLION, NOT 1.9 BILLION AS ORIGINALLY SENT - FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, the sun sets behind Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders football team, in Las Vegas. The NFL is opening in Sin City, something even the bookies in this gambling city would never have bet on happening. But on Monday night, Sept. 21, 2020, the gamble pays off when the Raiders meet the New Orleans Saints in the opening game of the glittering $2 billion stadium that Raiders owner Mark Davis dubbed the Death Star.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
September 20, 2020 - 12:19 pm
The Raiders finally have a home to call their own. After spending almost their entire 60-year existence sharing stadiums that were sometimes old and out of date, the Raiders are set to open their $2 billion palace in the Las Vegas desert. The Raiders (1-0) will host the New Orleans Saints (1-0) on...
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FILE - The Dallas Cowboys play the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFC wild-card NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. The owner of the Cowboys hopes the 80,000-seat venue with standing room space that pushes capacity past 90,000 will be filled closer to capacity as the pandemic-altered NFL season goes on. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman, File)
September 02, 2020 - 9:02 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jerry Jones won't put a number on the attendance for the Dallas Cowboys' home opener until the crowd is announced later this month at AT&T Stadium. The owner of the Cowboys also hopes the 80,000-seat venue with standing room space that pushes capacity past 90,000 will be...
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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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