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A general view of the Philippe-Chatrier tennis court with its new retractable roof during a media tour at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The French open will moving to September from the end of May because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

The Latest: NBA reminding teams players overseas can return

May. 27, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The NBA reminded its teams Wednesday that players who are currently outside the U.S. have been cleared to return, though quarantine rules may apply in some areas. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf signed an...

FILE - At left, in an April 23, 2020, file photo from video provided by the NFL, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow appears during the NFL football draft. At right, in an April 28, 2011, file photo, Auburn quarterback Cam Newton poses at the NFL Draft in New York. Burrow should be getting ready to report to rookie minicamp this month then joining the veterans on the Cincinnati Bengals for the rest of the offseason program. The best comparison to what the NFL is going through this offseason with no practices, in-person meetings or the usual bonding that happens each spring came back in 2011 when the owners locked out the players until July, and Cam Newton was the No. 1 pick at the draft. (AP Photo/File)

Virtual offseason impacts rookies, teams preparing for 2020

May. 1, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

Joe Burrow should be getting ready to report to rookie minicamp this month, then joining the veterans on the Cincinnati Bengals for the rest of the offseason program. But like everyone else around the NFL, Burrow is left on his own to prepare for the season with facilities shut down because of the COVID-19...

FILE - Atlanta Falcons defensive end Vic Beasley (44) tackles Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore (12) during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. The division that led the AFC in sacks in 2019 might be even tougher to block next season. Every team in the AFC South made at least one major move along the defensive front between free agency and the draft. Tennessee signed 2016 NFL sack leader Beasley in free agency. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

AFC South adds pass-rushing skill to already-loaded division

Apr. 29, 2020 12:56 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The division that led the AFC in sacks in 2019 might be even tougher to block next season. Every team from the South made at least one major move along the defensive front between free agency and the draft. Two-time and reigning division champion Houston used its first two picks...

FILE - In this April 28, 2011, file photo, Wisconsin defensive end J.J. Watt holds up a jersey after he was selected as the 11th overall pick by the Houston Texans in the first round of the NFL football draft at Radio City Music Hall  in New York. He was booed by Texans fans when he was selected with the 11th overall pick in the 2011 draft. But it didn’t take Watt long to win over the fan base and become the most beloved Texan of all time. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)

Texans draft history highlighted by 2011 pick of J.J. Watt

Apr. 21, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

BEST FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK: DE J.J. Watt. He was booed by Texans fans when he was selected with the 11th overall pick in the 2011 draft. But it didn’t take Watt long to win over the fan base and become the most beloved Texan of all time. The fearsome pass rusher was the Defensive Player of the Year in...