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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, members of the Notre Dame football team sing after an NCAA college football game against Virginia Tech in South Bend, Ind. The Atlantic Coast Conference and Notre Dame are considering whether the Fighting Irish will give up their treasured football independence for the 2020 season play as a member of the league. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

ACC schedule includes Notre Dame, 10 conference games

Jul. 29, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

The Atlantic Coast Conference reworked its football schedule Wednesday to allow each team to play 11 games and to incorporate Notre Dame, which is giving up its cherished independence in a year turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic. The ACC’s university presidents approved plans for a schedule...

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2019, file photo, Virginia Tech defensive back Caleb Farley (3) celebrates after intercepting a pass during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Miami in Miami Gardens, Fla. Farley announced Wednesday, July 29, 2020, he will not play for the Hokies if there is a season, becoming the most notable major-college football player to opt out because of concerns about the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Virginia Tech star CB Farley to skip college football season

Jul. 29, 2020 8:57 PM EDT

Virginia Tech star cornerback Caleb Farley announced Wednesday he will not play for the Hokies if there is a season, becoming the most notable major-college football player to opt out because of concerns about the coronavirus. The redshirt junior from Hickory, North Carolina, revealed his decision in a video...

Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus take a selfie before the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: Lions place five players on COVID-19 list

Jul. 29, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Lions have placed wide receiver Kenny Golladay and tight end T.J. Hockenson on the reserve/COVID-19 list. That list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Notre Dame running back Jafar Armstrong (8) stiff arms Virginia Tech linebacker Rayshard Ashby (23) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. The Atlantic Coast Conference and Notre Dame are considering whether the Fighting Irish will give up their treasured football independence for the 2020 season play as a member of the league. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

AP Source: ACC presidents to delay voting on new schedule

Jul. 28, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

The Atlantic Coast Conference university presidents are expected to delay voting on a revised football schedule for the league when they meet Wednesday, a person involved in the situation told The Associated Press. Online sports network Stadium first reported the ACC's change of plans. The person spoke to the AP...

Miami names Houston transfer D'Eriq King starting QB

Jul. 27, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — If Miami has a football season, D’Eriq King will be the Hurricanes’ starting quarterback. The Hurricanes made the announcement Monday that King, a redshirt senior transfer from Houston, will be the first-string quarterback when — or if — the season...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, members of the Notre Dame football team sing after an NCAA college football game against Virginia Tech in South Bend, Ind. The Atlantic Coast Conference and Notre Dame are considering whether the Fighting Irish will give up their treasured football independence for the 2020 season play as a member of the league. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

AP sources: ACC, Notre Dame eye 2020 football membership

Jul. 24, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

The Atlantic Coast Conference and Notre Dame are considering whether the Fighting Irish will give up their treasured football independence to play as a member of the league for the 2020 season that has been thrown into question by the coronavirus pandemic. Two people involved in the ACC’s discussions about...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2016, file photo, Gary Stokan, Peach Bowl president and CEO, right, talks with Washington's Chico McClatcher during media day for the Peach Bowl NCAA college football game in Atlanta. Stokan is considering multiple contingency plans for three kickoff games planned in Atlanta, but there is one bottom line: If it's not safe for fans, the three games, Florida State-West Virginia, Georgia-Virginia and North Carolina-Auburn, won't be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Fans are key factor to save 3 kickoff games in Atlanta

Jul. 23, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — There is no room for negotiation on one key point as Atlanta organizers consider multiple contingency plans for three season-opening games during the coronavirus pandemic: Without fans, the games can't be played in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl president Gary Stokan, whose...

Ex-football player receives 20-year sentence on drug charge

Jul. 17, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former college football player who went to trial for violating North Carolina’s sports agent law has received a 20-year prison sentence on a drug conviction in Georgia following a probation violation. Superior Court Judge Terry N. Massey imposed the sentence Wednesday on...

Central Michigan AD leaving to raise funds at Florida State

Jul. 15, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Central Michigan is searching for an athletic director to replace Michael Alford, who is leaving to be a lead fundraiser for Florida State athletics. The departure was announced Wednesday, less than a week after the Big Ten decided it would play only conference games in a move...

FILE - In this Friday, July 3, 2020, file photo, Chicago Cubs manager David Ross gestures during baseball practice at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Ross was already stepping into some big shoes when he agreed to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Cubs. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now Ross is a first-year skipper trying to guide his team through a brand new experience full of testing and protocols and an unforgiving 60-game season. How well he navigates the unprecedented situation is an important slice of the Cubs' hopes for returning to the playoffs. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)

The Latest: Irish rugby players taking pay cut

Jul. 13, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Rugby players in Ireland earning more than 25,000 euros ($28,000) a year have agreed to reduce their salary by 10% and defer 10% more until 2021. The Irish Rugby Football Union and Rugby Players Ireland agreed on the pay cut to...