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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2019, file photo, Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) grabs his kids at the end of the second half at an NFL football game again st the Philadelphia Eagles in Miami Gardens, Fla. Ryan Fitzpatrick is spending his coronavirus lockdown in Arizona with his wife and seven children, and hoping to get a chance soon to begin mentoring first-round draft pick Tua Tagovailoa.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Fitzpatrick awaits battle with Tua for Dolphins' QB job

May. 21, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick's house was quiet at midday Thursday, probably because online schoolwork occupied his kids. He has seven. And despite the pandemic lockdown, there are often enough youngsters gathered for the Fitzpatrick family to field a football team. "My brother...

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions during a season ticket member fan forum before practice at the Cleveland Browns NFL football team's training camp facility in Berea, Ohio. Several NFL teams are reopening their training facilities Tuesday, May 19, 2020, while many are prohibited by government restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. Commissioner Roger Goodell gave the 32 clubs the go-ahead for limited reopenings as long as state and local municipalities allow them. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

NFL owners make changes to enhance diversity on many levels

May. 19, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

Changes designed to enhance opportunities for minorities to get executive, head coaching and coordinator positions were passed Tuesday by NFL owners. They include addendums to the Rooney Rule, which has fallen short in its goal of increasing diversity in the league. “We feel the package of steps and...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2008, file photo, Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy watches from the sideline as his team plays the Cleveland Browns during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Cleveland. Dungy is the first African-American head coach to win a Super Bowl and has been a strong advocate of more diversity in coaching hires. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

AP sources: Expanded Rooney Rule to require more interviews

May. 19, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

The NFL is amending the Rooney Rule to require more interviews of minority candidates for head coaching and coordinator positions, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Reacting to a lack of diversity progress in hirings for those jobs, the league will require teams to interview at...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, former Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula watches the team before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Miami Gardens, Fla. Shula, who won the most games of any NFL coach and led the Miami Dolphins to the only perfect season in league history, died Monday, May 4, 2020, at his home in Indian Creek, Fla., the team said. He was 90. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Reaction to the death of Hall of Fame coach Don Shula

May. 4, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

Reaction from the NFL world to the death Monday of Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Don Shula: “Coach Shula — you will truly be missed! You embody the definition of 'greatness.' You brought that winning attitude with you every day and made everyone around you better.” — former Dolphins...

FILE - In this July 30, 2018, file photo, Miami Dolphins defensive end Charles Harris (90) walks on the field at the NFL football team's training camp in Davie, Fla. Former first-round draft pick Charles Harris was traded Friday, May 1, 2020, after three unproductive seasons by the Miami Dolphins to the Atlanta Falcons for a seventh-round choice in 2021. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Ex-1st-round pick Charles Harris traded by Miami to Falcons

May. 1, 2020 9:59 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Former first-round draft pick Charles Harris was traded Friday after three unproductive seasons by the Miami Dolphins to the Atlanta Falcons for a seventh-round choice in 2021. A defensive end from Missouri, Harris was the 22nd overall pick in 2017, but he totaled only 3 1/2 sacks with Miami....

In a photo provided by ESPN Images, the draft board is seen before the start of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Bristol, Conn. (Allen Kee/ESPN Images via AP)

NFL draft averages record 8.4M viewers across 3 days

Apr. 26, 2020 8:31 PM EDT

Seth Markman was just as nervous as NFL coaches and general managers about the unknown factors involved with a virtual draft. But the ESPN executive producer said he was overwhelmed with how everything came together over the three days. It also ended up being must-see TV as the first significant live sporting...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 file photo, Tottenham's Son Heung-min celebrates his goal against Norwich City during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. Tottenham forward Heung-min Son has started a three-week period of military service in his native South Korea. South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency says the 27-year-old Son reported to a Marine Corps unit on the southern island of Jeju and will be in camp until May 8. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

The Latest: PBR returns with closed event in Oklahoma

Apr. 25, 2020 10:42 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Professional Bull Riders returned from a 41-day break Saturday night in Guthrie, Oklahoma, for an Unleash The Beast event scheduled for Las Vegas. The competition at Lazy E Arena was closed to fans to prevent the spread of...

In this still image from video provided by the NFL, Tua Tagovailoa, front center, holds up a phone during the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. The Miami Dolphins selected Tagovailoa with the fifth pick. (NFL via AP)

Despite wave of newcomers, Dolphins may still be a year away

Apr. 25, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins emerged from the NFL wilderness this week by adding 11 draft picks to their roster, including a potential franchise quarterback, and a veteran running back with a career average of 5.0 yards per carry. Even so, they may still be at least a year away from playoff contention....

En esta imagen proporcionada por la NFL, Tua Tagovailoa exhibe su saco durante el draft de la NFL, el jueves 23 de abril de 2020, en Alabaster, Alabama. (NFL vía AP)

Needing blockers for Tagovailoa, Dolphins draft Hunt

Apr. 25, 2020 12:42 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Anxious to keep Tua Tagovailoa healthy, the Miami Dolphins invested in more protection for him Friday. Miami used a second-round pick in the NFL draft to select offensive lineman Robert Hunt, a four-year starter for Louisiana-Lafayette at left guard, left tackle and right tackle. The 6-foot-5,...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa plays in an NCAA football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Tagovailoa is a likely first round pick in the NFL Draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

Dolphins decide to gamble on QB Tagovailoa’s durability

Apr. 24, 2020 12:39 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Because of Tua Tagovailoa’s ability, the Miami Dolphins were willing to gamble on his durability. The Dolphins made the Alabama quarterback the fifth overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday, and hope he can become a franchise quarterback and the centerpiece of their rebuilding effort...