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New York Giants' Daniel Jones walks off the field after an NFL football game Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Judge: Maskless Jones and others to be handled internally

Oct. 27, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants coach Joe Judge has spoken with quarterback Daniel Jones and several other players about a video taken last weekend in which they were shown without masks during the current spike in COVID-19 cases. Judge said he had no problem with the players going out to...

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant warms up before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Arlington, Texas. Former Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is one step closer to playing in the NFL again. The 31-year-old Bryant signed with the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 and has been assigned to the practice squad. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)

Dez Bryant joins Ravens practice squad after 2-year hiatus

Oct. 27, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

Former Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant has moved one step closer to playing in the NFL again. The 31-year-old Bryant signed with the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday and has been assigned to the practice squad. Bryant last played in 2017, when he had 69 catches for 838 yards in his eighth and final season in Dallas. He...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) warms up before an NCAA College football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)

Clemson QB Lawrence: 'I have the option' to leave or stay

Oct. 27, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence stopped short of calling an audible on his plans to head to the NFL next year, though the likely No. 1 pick in next year's draft did not rule out returning to school. “My mindset has been that I'm going to move on,” said the 6-foot-6 QB with the flowing hair....

A member of the Kansas State marching band plays the trombone while wearing a face mask during the second half of an NCAA football game against Kansas Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Manhattan, Kan.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Latest: Positive test halts Cal basketball workouts

Oct. 27, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ California’s men’s basketball team is pausing workouts after an unidentified player tested positive for COVID-19. The school says he is not showing symptoms and the team is following all contact tracing, quarantine...

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Rams kicker Samuel Sloman (1) makes a field goal against the Chicago Bears during the first half of an NFL football game in Inglewood, Calif. The Rams have released rookie kicker Samuel Sloman after seven games with the team. The Rams (5-2) dropped their seventh-round pick on Tuesday, after he had a field goal attempt blocked in their 24-10 win over Chicago on Monday night.(AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

Rams release rookie kicker Samuel Sloman after rough start

Oct. 27, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have released rookie kicker Samuel Sloman after seven games with the team. The Rams (5-2) dropped their seventh-round pick on Tuesday after he had a field-goal attempt blocked in their 24-10 win over Chicago on Monday night. Veteran NFL kicker Kai Forbath is expected...

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) rushes for a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The Panthers are eager to get Christian McCaffrey back on the field after he has missed four games with a high ankle sprain. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

Panthers' McCaffrey back at practice after missing 5 games

Oct. 27, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Christian McCaffrey has been designated for return from the team’s injured reserve list, increasing the likelihood Carolina’s 2019 All-Pro running back will play Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons. McCaffrey arrived at Panthers practice Tuesday with a red jersey...

Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers Alex Highsmith (56) and T.J. Watt (90) celebrate after a 45-yard field goal attempt by Tennessee Titans kicker Stephen Gostkowski was no good in the final seconds of the fourth quarter in an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Steelers won 27-24. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Unbeaten Steelers reach top spot in AP Pro32 poll

Oct. 27, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As the league's only unbeaten team, the Pittsburgh Steelers have climbed all the way to the top of the NFL. As well as the No. 1 spot in the latest AP Pro32 poll. But just barely. The Steelers received seven of the 12 first-place votes for 378 points in balloting Tuesday by media members...

Cleveland Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. (13) is examined during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will miss the rest of the season after tearing a knee ligament during Sunday's 37-34 win at Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Browns place Beckham on injured reserve after knee injury

Oct. 27, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns placed star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on injured reserve Tuesday, two days after he suffered a season-ending knee injury in a win at Cincinnati. Beckham tore his left anterior cruciate ligament on Cleveland's first possession Sunday. The three-time Pro Bowler was...

People attend funeral of fighters killed in an airstrike in the town of Idlib, Syria, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. An airstrike on a rebel training camp in northwestern Syria on Monday killed dozens of Turkish-backed fighters and wounded nearly as many, in one of the heaviest blows to the opposition's strongest groups, a spokesman and a war monitor said. (AP Photo)

Turkey-backed Syria fighters retaliate for deadly airstrike

Oct. 27, 2020 12:45 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition groups allied with Turkey lobbed hundreds of missiles and artillery rockets at government posts in northwestern Syria on Tuesday, in retaliation for a deadly attack that killed dozens of their fighters a day earlier. The renewed violence has undermined an already shaky...

Detroit Lions linebacker Jamie Collins (58) signals

Column: So perfect for 2020: game-losing touchdown run

Oct. 27, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

In the disjointed football autumn that is 2020, it somehow makes perfect sense that defenders were left celebrating touchdowns by running backs who accidentally reached the end zone. Twice in one weekend, once in the Big Ten Conference on Saturday, which led to Indiana’s stunning 36-35 win over Penn State...