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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) passes under pressure from Minnesota Vikings defensive end D.J. Wonnum (98) in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Brees doesn't want Saints' playoff run to be about him

Jan. 7, 2021 2:55 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees doesn’t want the Saints to make their upcoming playoff run about him, even if the record-setting quarterback’s career could end on any given weekend. Brees, who turns 42 on Jan. 15 and is the NFL’s all-time leading passer, hasn’t committed to...

FILE - Members of the Orlando Magic and Brooklyn Nets kneel around a Black Lives Matter logo during the national anthem before the start of an NBA basketball game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in this Friday, July 31, 2020, file photo. As the NBA neared its restart in late July, its players vowed to keep the calls for social justice reform at the forefront in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.(AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool, File)

Athletes act: Stars rise up against racial injustice in 2020

Dec. 30, 2020 1:31 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As the NBA neared its restart in late July, its players vowed to keep the calls for social justice reform at the forefront in the wake of the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. The basketball stars weren't the only athletes to act. In a most unusual year already thrown...

FILE - Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Los Angeles, in this Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, file photo. Bryant is the game’s fourth-leading scorer. He spent 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers, 18 as an All-Star, and won five titles. Then came the helicopter crash in the fog-shrouded California hills that reverberated across sports and across continents. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

From Kobe to Maradona, a year of staggering losses in sports

Dec. 29, 2020 1:22 PM EST

There were so many this year. Sports in 2020 was an unending state of mourning. It was as if every week, sometimes days, another luminary fell, bringing a cascade of condolence and remembrance. It began New Year’s Day, a harbinger of what the year held, with the deaths of David Stern and Don Larsen. Not...

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick stands on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Dolphins defeated the Patriots 22-12.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

On Football: With Brady on verge of playoffs, Patriots done

Dec. 21, 2020 2:23 AM EST

Three AFC East teams won in Week 15 — yes, even the Jets. The one defeat, by the Patriots, was historic. For the first time since the 2008 season, New England will not make the playoffs, nor win the division. For the first time since 2000, the opening year of Bill Belichick's reign in Foxborough, the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) works in the pocket as Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Tyeler Davison (96) gives pressure during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Comeback, Part II: Brady breaks Falcons' hearts again, 31-27

Dec. 20, 2020 5:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Tom Brady took a knee, then headed toward the Atlanta Falcons sideline to exchange a few words with Matt Ryan. It all looked so familiar. Yep, Brady did it again to Ryan and the Falcons. Rallying Tampa Bay from a pair of 17-point deficits, Brady recreated his Super Bowl miracle by leading...

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley (5) is sacked by Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford (98) in the second half of an NFL football game in Cincinnati, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Bengals running out of chances to pick up 3rd win of 2020

Dec. 14, 2020 4:48 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Possibly the best opportunity left for the Cincinnati Bengals to win another game this season came and went last Sunday. The Dallas Cowboys came into Paul Brown Stadium at 3-9. Andy Dalton, a quarterback who was cast aside by the Bengals, was starting in place of the injured Dak...

Daniel Jones active, expected to start for Giants vs. Cards

Dec. 13, 2020 12:25 PM EST

Daniel Jones is active and is expected to start at quarterback for the New York Giants against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. After missing last week’s game with a hamstring injury, Jones practiced fully for the first time on Friday. He was listed as questionable, but he looked good in pregame warmups...