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FILE - In this May 31, 2016, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Andrew Billings (75) participates in NFL football practice in Cincinnati. Billings, who signed a one-year free-agent contract with the Cleveland Browns in March after spending three seasons with the Bengals, has opted out of the 2020 season because of coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
August 04, 2020 - 2:53 pm
NFL players who decide to opt out of the coming season must do so by Thursday afternoon, a person familiar with the agreement between the league and the players told The Associated Press. There also are opt-out provisions for players who experience emergency or extenuating circumstances during the...
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Photo credit FILE - In this Friday, July 24, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins' Jesus Aguilar, right, celebrates a win with teammates following a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Philadelphia. Marlins CEO Derek Jeter blames the team’s coronavirus outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made players lax about social distancing and wearing masks. Infected were 21 members of the team’s traveling party, including at least 18 players. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)
August 03, 2020 - 11:56 pm
Marlins’ Jeter blames outbreak on ‘false sense of security’ …
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Photo credit FILE - In this July 12, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins' Jonathan Villar, left, Jesus Aguilar, center, and Jon Berti wait to bat during a baseball scrimmage at Marlins Park in Miami. Marlins CEO Derek Jeter blamed the team's coronavirus outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made players lax about social distancing and wearing masks. Infected were 21 members of the team's traveling party, including at least 18 players. None is seriously ill, Jeter said Monday, and he expects all to return this season. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
August 03, 2020 - 8:47 pm
LEADING OFF: Marlins back in action, Ohtani on the shelf…
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FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo, members of the St. Louis Cardinals wait to be introduced before the start of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in St. Louis. The Cardinals 4-game series against the Detroit Tigers was postponed Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, after more Cardinals players and staff staffers test positive for COVD-19. The series was to have been played in Detroit from Tuesday through Thursday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
August 03, 2020 - 8:05 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Indiana State has paused football workouts for two weeks after six players tested positive for COVID-19. Coach Curt Mallory told players, coaches and support staff everyone must quarantine for 14 days. The...
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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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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 file photo, Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa (97) follows a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. Defensive end Joey Bosa has agreed to a six-year, $135 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Chargers, according to multiple people familiar with the decision. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, July 28, 2020 because the contract has not been finalized.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
August 01, 2020 - 7:13 pm
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Joey Bosa has become the NFL’s highest-paid defensive player after signing a five-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday. Bosa and the Chargers reached agreement on a new deal Tuesday night. The five-year extension is worth $135 million, which...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2019, file photo, New York Jets inside linebacker C.J. Mosley warms up before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in East Rutherford, N.J. Mosley has chosen to opt out for the NFL season because of family health concerns, two people familiar with the decision tell The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
August 01, 2020 - 2:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley has chosen to opt out of the NFL season because of family health concerns, two people familiar with the decision tell The Associated Press. The 28-year-old Mosley was entering his second season with New York after signing as a free agent in 2019...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) watches on the sidelines during the first half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. The NFL has suspended Brown for the first eight regular-season games of the 2020 season Friday, July 31, 2020, under the league’s personal conduct policy. Brown does not have a contract with any team. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
July 31, 2020 - 6:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL suspended wide receiver Antonio Brown for the first eight regular-season games of the 2020 season. Brown, who does not have a contract with any team, was suspended Friday under the league's personal conduct policy. Brown, who played one game last season for the Patriots...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, a player prepares to hike the ball at the line of scrimmage during the first half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game between Ohio State and Wisconsin in Indianapolis. Don Yee, one of sports' most influential agents, Tom Brady is one of his clients, has teamed with former ESPN and NFL Network executive Jamie Hemann to develop HUB Football. The concept is simple, though the implementation could be very complex: It will provide opportunities for college players and street free agents to be seen in action by NFL teams. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)
July 31, 2020 - 11:51 am
In this time of upheaval on all levels of football, Don Yee has a plan to provide long-term stability. One of sports' most influential agents — Tom Brady is one of his clients — Yee has teamed with former ESPN and NFL Network executive Jamie Hemann to develop HUB Football. The concept is simple,...
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Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus watch the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 30, 2020 - 7:26 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Lions put defensive back Justin Coleman and tight end Isaac Nauta on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with...
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