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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, members of the Miami of Ohio team pose on the field after the Mid-American Conference championship NCAA college football game against Central Michigan, in Detroit. The Mid-American Conference on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, became the first league competing at college football’s highest level to cancel its fall season because of COVID-19 concerns. A person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press the university president’s voted to not play in the fall and consider a spring season. The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because an official announcement was still being prepared.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

As college leaders meet, football players push to play

Aug. 10, 2020 2:19 AM EDT

After the Power Five conference commissioners met Sunday to discuss mounting concern about whether a college football season can be played in a pandemic, players took to social media to urge leaders to let them play. Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said no decisions on the season have been made, but conceded the...

File-Detroit Lions defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson (91) is blocked by Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle La'el Collins (71) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Detroit. New Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Robinson is sidelined indefinitely with a non-football injury, coach Sean McVay says. The Rams put Robinson on the active/non-football injury list Saturday, and McVay discussed their new signee's prognosis Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, without disclosing the nature of Robinson's condition, which isn't coronavirus-related. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

New Rams DT A'Shawn Robinson out with non-football injury

Aug. 9, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson is sidelined indefinitely with a non-football injury, coach Sean McVay says. The Rams put Robinson on the active/non-football injury list Saturday, and McVay discussed their new signee's prognosis Sunday without disclosing the nature...

New York Mets' Michael Wacha (45) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Mets' Wacha goes on IL with right shoulder inflammation

Aug. 9, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Wacha has been placed on the injured list because of right shoulder inflammation three starts into his one-year contract with the New York Mets. Manager Luis Rojas said before Sunday’s game with Miami that Wacha felt pain in his shoulder after allowing four runs in five...

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2019, file photo, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Dion Jordan (95) plays against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of the NFC wild-card NFL football game in Arlington, Texas. The San Francisco 49ers have signed defensive lineman Dion Jordan to a one-year contract. The Niners announced the deal Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, to add another former first-round pick to their talented line. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)

49ers sign former first rounder Dion Jordan to 1-year deal

Aug. 7, 2020 10:25 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed defensive lineman Dion Jordan to a one-year contract. The Niners announced the deal Friday to add another former first-round pick to their talented line. Jordan was the No. 3 overall pick by Miami in 2013 but has never lived up to his billing...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice (29) runs the ball during an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Landover, Md. The Washington Football Team has released Guice after he was charged in a domestic violence incident. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

Washington releases RB Guice after domestic violence arrest

Aug. 7, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

The Washington Football Team released running back Derrius Guice on Friday after he was charged in multiple domestic violence incidents. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department told The Associated Press that Guice was arrested on one count of strangulation, three counts of assault and battery and one count...

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley (44) sits on the bench during the first half an NFL preseason football game against the New York Jets in Atlanta. Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson says he has been in touch with Beasley and that the linebacker knows his absence from training camp is unexcused.  The Titans signed him to a one-year deal for $9.5 million in March to help bulk up their pass rush. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Linebacker Vic Beasley finally reports to Titans for camp

Aug. 7, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Linebacker Vic Beasley reported to the Tennessee Titans on Friday, and he has been activated off the Reserve/DidNot Report list. The Titans also put defensive lineman Jack Crawford on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, meaning he had either tested positive for COVID-19 or has been...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 file photo, Denver Broncos free safety Justin Simmons (31) reacts against the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y. Justin Simmons had an eventful offseason, finding his voice during peaceful protests of racial and social injustice from his hometown in Florida to downtown Denver. The fifth-year safety and first-time All-Pro also failed to reach agreement on a long-term contract with the Broncos, so he's playing under the franchise tag in 2020.(AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)

Simmons had enlightening offseason despite no new contract

Aug. 6, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A breakout 2019 season garnered Justin Simmons his first All-Pro nod and the Denver Broncos’ franchise tag. So, he was counting on two things in the offseason: laying low and signing a big contract. George Floyd’s fatal arrest changed Simmons’ plans to stay...

Anaheim Ducks re-sign D Larsson to 2-year, $2.4 million deal

Aug. 6, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed defenseman Jacob Larsson to a two-year, $2.4 million deal. The Ducks announced the return of their restricted free agent Thursday. Larsson will make $1.1 million next season and $1.3 million in the 2021-22 campaign. The 23-year-old Swede has two goals...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LeSean McCoy, left, gets a hug from quarterback Tom Brady during NFL football training camp, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Tampa. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Brady learning new playbook, excited to get started in Tampa

Aug. 6, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady isn’t content with making the Tampa Bay Buccaneers relevant again. The six-time Super Bowl champion is hungry to win another title. And the Bucs, who’ve missed the playoffs 12 consecutive seasons, feel they have a supporting cast talented enough to help the...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020 file photo, San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert (31) rushes against the Kansas City Chiefs at Super Bowl 54  in Miami Gardens, Fla. Working out a new contract with the San Francisco 49ers wasn't the only thing Raheem Mostert had to do before deciding whether to play football this season. There was a much more important family matter to deal with as well. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

Mostert weighed family issues before deciding to play

Aug. 5, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Working out a new contract with the San Francisco 49ers wasn’t the only thing Raheem Mostert had to do before deciding whether to play football this season. There was a much more important family matter to deal with as well. Mostert’s wife, Devon, is expecting the...