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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (1) runs with the ball against Wisconsin during the first half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game, in Indianapolis. The Big Ten won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, becoming the first of college sports' power conferences to yield to the pandemic. The move announced Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, comes six day after the conference that includes historic programs such as Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State had released a revised conference-only schedule that it hoped would help it navigate a fall season with potential COVID-19 disruptions. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

College football in the spring: When? How much? Who plays?

Aug. 12, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

Back in April, not long after the NCAA basketball tournament was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the idea of moving the 2020 college football to the spring of 2021 already was being tossed around. A last resort is what it was called by conference commissioners and athletic directors. When it looked...

Chargers' Lynn reveals he had coronavirus on 'Hard Knocks'

Aug. 12, 2020 1:45 AM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — It didn't take long for “Hard Knocks: Los Angeles” to reveal its first major surprise of the season as Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said he had coronavirus during the offseason. Lynn's admission came less than five minutes into Tuesday's season premiere of...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford warms up before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif. Since the start of last year, Matthew Stafford has had to deal with a health scare involving his wife, his own injury problems -- and more recently, a coronavirus test that the team later described as a false positive. It's been a difficult period for the Detroit star. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

Stafford says he didn't give much thought to opting out

Aug. 11, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford says he didn't give much thought to opting out of this coming season. It would have been understandable if he'd considered it. “I think like everybody, you hear it and you talk with your spouse and your family about it. I never gave it serious, you know,...

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley (44) sits on the bench during the first half an NFL preseason football game against the New York Jets in Atlanta. Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson says he has been in touch with Beasley and that the linebacker knows his absence from training camp is unexcused.  The Titans signed him to a one-year deal for $9.5 million in March to help bulk up their pass rush. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Titans place LB Vic Beasley on non-football injury list

Aug. 11, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have placed linebacker Vic Beasley on the non-football injury list days after he finally reported for training camp. The Titans announced Tuesday that Beasley must pass a physical before he can re-join practices. They also waived injured linebacker Reggie...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, then-Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett takes part in a news conference following an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Arlington, Texas. Jason Garrett wasn’t interested in sitting around for a year after the Dallas Cowboys didn’t renew his contract as their head coach. So when the New York Giants and new head coach Joe Judge called to ask him about becoming the offensive coordinator, he jumped at the opportunity. Speaking to the media Tuesday for the first time since he was hired, Garrett refused to discuss his final days in Dallas, where he was the head coach for a decade. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)

Garrett jumped at chance to be Giants' offensive coordinator

Aug. 11, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

Jason Garrett wasn't interested in sitting around for a year after the Dallas Cowboys didn't renew his contract as their head coach after 10 years in charge. So when the New York Giants and new head coach Joe Judge called to ask him about becoming the offensive coordinator, he jumped at the chance Speaking to...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020, filer photo, Kansas City Chiefs' Mecole Hardman (17) and Tyreek Hill (10) pose for a photo in Miami. The two Chiefs wide receivers have traded barbs about their speed ever since Hardman was chosen in the second round of last year's draft. Hardman and Hill both have world-class speed — that much was never in question — but just who was the fastest man in Kansas City wasn't settled until the two lined up in the team's indoor facility this past week.
Hill won easily. Hardman copped to it on social media with a sad-face emoji. (AP Photo/Doug Benc, File)

Chiefs wide receivers showcase speed during indoor race

Aug. 11, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mecole Hardman is probably faster than 99% of players in the NFL. Tyreek Hill happens to be in the 1%. The two Chiefs wide receivers have traded barbs about their speed ever since Hardman was chosen in the second round of last year's draft. Hardman and Hill both have world-class...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) rushes for yardage against the New York Jets during the first half of an NFL football game, in Jacksonville, Fla. Fournette used to be considered a building block in Jacksonville. Then he ended up on the trading block. Now, the bruising running back is entering the final year of his rookie contract and facing an uncertain future with the franchise. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Once Jags' centerpiece, Fournette now at career crossroads

Aug. 11, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Leonard Fournette used to be considered a building block in Jacksonville. Then he ended up on the trading block. Now, the bruising running back is entering the final year of his rookie contract and facing an uncertain future with the franchise. Will he pick up Jay Gruden’s...

FILE - This is a Jan. 9, 2020, file photo showing New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch after a news conference in East Rutherford, N.J. The 36-year-old daughter of Steve Tisch has died. Hilary Anne Tisch died on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, Steve Tisch said in a statement issued for the family. The statement did not cite a cause of death or say where she died, but it noted she had battled depression.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

36-year-old daughter of NY Giants co-owner Steve Tisch dies

Aug. 11, 2020 11:20 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The 36-year-old daughter of New York Giants co-owner and film producer Steve Tisch has died. Hilary Anne Tisch died Monday, Steve Tisch said in a statement issued on behalf of the family. The statement did not cite a cause of death or say where she died, but it noted she had...

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Jason Witten (82) warms up before an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Arlington, Texas. After 16 seasons in Dallas and one in the

Witten 'invigorated' by new opportunity with Raiders

Aug. 11, 2020 2:11 AM EDT

After following Jon Gruden into the “Monday Night Football” booth didn’t work out as well as Jason Witten expected, the veteran tight end hopes playing for Gruden leads to more success. Witten made the move to Las Vegas this offseason to join the Raiders following 16 seasons with Dallas...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler runs against the Oakland Raiders during the second half of an NFL football game in Carson, Calif. Ekeler could be the one player who benefits the most from the Los Angeles Chargers changes on offense. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)

Chargers' Ekeler has new role but maintains same mindset

Aug. 10, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Austin Ekeler has a new role and different training camp this year. However, the Los Angeles Chargers running back is still trying to maintain the same approach. Ekeler is the Chargers lead back after a breakout 2019 season and Melvin Gordon's departure to Denver. Ekeler knows...