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FILE - In this Sept.1969 file photo, Denver Broncos' Floyd Little avoids the tackle of New York Jets' Steve O'Neal (20) during a football game in Denver.  Little, the Hall of Fame running back who starred at Syracuse and for the Denver Broncos, has died.  The Pro Football Hall of Fame said he died Friday, Jan. 1, 2021.   (AP Photo/File)

Floyd Little, Syracuse and Broncos great, dies at 78

Jan. 2, 2021 8:28 PM EST

Floyd Little, the versatile running back who starred at Syracuse and for the Denver Broncos, has died after a long bout with cancer. He was 78. The Pro Football Hall of Fame said he died Friday night at his home in Nevada. “Floyd Little was not only a Hall of Fame running back, he was a Hall of Fame...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns center and NFLPA president JC Tretter walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cleveland. Playing through the COVID-19 pandemic has yielded countless lessons for a league that was born in the shadows of the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic.
Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league will confer with the players union after the Super Bowl to discuss what measures might make sense keeping once the crisis subsides.(AP Photo/David Richard, File)

NFL union president Tretter offers suggestions for 2021

Dec. 31, 2020 5:17 PM EST

NFL Players Association President JC Tretter is calling for the significant reductions in offseason work forced by the pandemic to continue in future years. The Cleveland Browns center posted his thoughts on the union's website Thursday. He cited changes in the collective bargaining agreement reached early in...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 file photo, Minnesota Vikings middle linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) readies for the play in the second quarter during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Minneapolis. Eric Kendricks and the Minnesota Vikings have had a rough year between the lines, but the 2019 All-Pro linebacker, whose 2020 season has been shortened by a calf injury, has made quite an impact off the field. He’s the team’s nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award, for his community work focused on criminal justice reform. (AP Photo/David Berding, File)

Vikings LB Kendricks has done vital work on and off field

Dec. 31, 2020 2:47 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eric Kendricks was playing at an All-Pro level again this year when the Minnesota linebacker hurt a calf muscle, which has now sidelined him for all of December. Though the injury to an irreplaceable player was one of many setbacks for the Vikings in a season with more downs than ups,...

FILE - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers a question during a news conference for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami, in this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, file photo. Playing through the COVID-19 pandemic has yielded countless lessons for a league that was born in the shadows of the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. Goodell said the league will confer with the players union after the Super Bowl to discuss what measures might make sense keeping once the crisis subsides. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

COVID-19 changed NFL in 2020 and some shifts are permanent

Dec. 30, 2020 3:04 PM EST

Through plenty of potholes, seas of empty seats and enough piped-in crowd noise to make broadcasts sound like sitcom laugh tracks, the NFL is about to put the wacky and worrisome 2020 season in its rearview. A final slate of games Sunday will determine the other half of the expanded 14-team playoff field that...

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-This Jan. 28, 2020, file photo shows a remembrance board at a memorial for Kobe Bryant near Staples Center in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

Lamentation for sports in 2020: A year of living virally

Dec. 24, 2020 11:04 AM EST

Well, had enough yet? Don’t look at the score. How bad did it get? Like nothing before. B.C. (Before Coronavirus) The Setup An omen, maybe. Hard to say. The drumbeat starts on New Year’s Day. The calendar flips, one quick turn And then we’re mourning David Stern. Wild-card Patriots...

Seahawks' Josh Gordon back on commissioner's exempt list

Dec. 23, 2020 6:06 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon will not make his debut this week after he was placed back on the commissioner’s exempt list. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday he was not at liberty to comment on Gordon’s situation. But the Seahawks went from expecting...

Spectators wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus watch the Champions League group F soccer match between Zenit St.Petersburg and Borussia Dortmund at the Saint Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

The Latest: Cal Baptist-Arizona basketball game canceled

Dec. 16, 2020 5:56 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The men’s basketball game between Arizona and California Baptist was canceled Wednesday about 90 minutes before the schedule tip due to a positive COVID-19 test. The cancellation was due to a positive test in Cal...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers a question during a news conference for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami. Goodell says the league remains committed to finishing the regular season as scheduled. Goodell also said on a conference call that while the NFL is considering a bubble format for the playoffs, it wouldn’t necessarily resemble what the NHL and NBA used successfully in completing their seasons. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

NFL owners delay decision on 17-game regular season

Dec. 16, 2020 5:08 PM EST

NFL owners have delayed a decision on implementing a 17-game regular season for 2021. During a teleconference call Wednesday that replaced the usual December gathering of owners in Dallas, they opted to push back any move on the expanded season until early in 2021. The NFL and the players' union agreed during...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Scott Miller (10) pulls in a 48-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady after getting in front of Minnesota Vikings defensive back Chris Jones (26) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

Brady throws for 2 TDs, Buccaneers wear down Vikings 26-14

Dec. 13, 2020 6:35 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers don't end the NFL's second-longest playoff drought, they can only blame themselves. The Bucs (8-5) bolstered their chances of their first postseason berth in 13 years with Sunday's 26-14 victory over Minnesota. The Vikings (6-7) remain in contention, too,...