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Report: 49ers player tests positive for COVID-19

Jun. 19, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

An unidentified San Francisco 49ers player has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 after an informal workout with teammates in Tennessee. The NFL Network reported Friday that one player who took part in the workouts this week in Nashville has tested positive. All the players who were there will now get tested...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) is tackled by Houston Texans safety Justin Reid during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in Kansas City, Mo. Kelce has two years remaining on a five-year, $46.8 million extension that he signed in 2016. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Tight end contracts could be next to see significant rise

May. 5, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

Several tight ends in the NFL are centerpieces of the offense. Now, it's time they get paid like it. Guys such as George Kittle, Travis Kelce, Zach Ertz and Rob Gronkowski — before he sat out a year — are more productive than many wide receivers but make far less money. The franchise tag for tight...

Staff members attend to the horse Face Time Bourbon after Sweden's Bjorn Goop won the Grand Prix d'Amerique trotting race at the Vincennes racetrack, outside Paris, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

The Latest: Harbaughs donate $100,000 to United Way

May. 4, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and his wife, Sarah, are donating $100,000 to United Way for Southeastern Michigan to support its COVID-19 community response fund. “We stand with families feeling the brunt of this crisis...

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2020, file photo, NFC quarterback Drew Brees, of the New Orleans Saints, (9) looks to pass during the first half of the NFL Pro Bowl football game in Orlando, Fla. Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn says the NFC South “is turning into Quarterback South.” The priority to “bring it” on defense was evident in the NFL draft. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

15 leagues join forces to recognize health care workers

May. 4, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky and U.S. women's soccer star Carli Lloyd are among the athletes participating in a project to recognize and celebrate health care workers for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic. “The Real...