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NFL QBs holding passing sessions minus bonding activities

May. 22, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

Some NFL quarterbacks are still finding ways to hold throwing sessions with receivers during the coronavirus pandemic, though things look much different. Players are keeping it simple and sticking to football instead of the annual weeklong bonding trips that have included sleepovers, cookouts, fishing, golfing...

FILE - In this July 24, 2019, file photo, Hali Flickinger swims in the women's 200m butterfly semifinal at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. With sports still largely on hold because of the coronavirus outbreak, some athletes and coaches have taken advantage of the unexpected free time to try new things, or maybe brush up on an old hobby. For Olympic swimmer Hali Flickinger, it's gardening and home renovations. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

Column: With sports on hold, athletes take up new pursuits

May. 7, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

With sports still largely on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, athletes and coaches have been looking for ways to pass all that unexpected free time. We’ve heard plenty of familiar pursuits. Binge-watching a television series. Hunkering down with video games. Play time with the kids. Some have...

A TV camera man works near empty seats before the start of a baseball game between Hanwha Eagles and SK Wyverns in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Cheerleaders danced beneath rows of empty seats and umpires wore protective masks as a new baseball season began in South Korea. After a weeks-long delay because of the coronavirus pandemic, a hushed atmosphere allowed for sounds like the ball hitting the catcher's mitt and bats smacking the ball for a single or double to echo around the stadium. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Play ball: Korean baseball league begins in empty stadiums

May. 5, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The new baseball season began in South Korea on Tuesday with the crack of the bat and the sound of the ball smacking into the catcher’s mitt echoing around empty stadiums. After a weeks-long delay because of the coronavirus pandemic, umpires wore protective masks and...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, 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 in Detroit. Robinson agreed to join the Los Angeles Rams as a free agent in March as a replacement for longtime defensive lineman Michael Brockers. Robinson is still happy about his decision even after Brockers re-signed with the Rams when his deal with Baltimore fell through. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

Robinson still excited about Rams role after Brockers stays

Apr. 30, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A'Shawn Robinson eagerly agreed to join the Los Angeles Rams as a free agent last month, thinking he was replacing Michael Brockers as the run-stopping heart of the defensive line for a franchise with three straight winning seasons. When Brockers surprisingly re-signed with the Rams...

In this still image from video provided by the NFL, Justin Herbert holds his phone during the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. The Los Angeles Chargers selected Herbert with the sixth pick. (NFL via AP)

Senior Bowl was added personal touch for NFL scouts

Apr. 29, 2020 2:27 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — NFL teams didn’t know when they left the Senior Bowl in January that they wouldn’t get all that much more time with prospects before the draft. The in-person scrutiny at practices and in meetings is always a meaningful part of the evaluation process at the week-long...

In this still image from video provided by the NFL, Justin Jefferson, right, smiles while watching the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020, in St. Rose, La. Jefferson was selected by the Minnesota Vikings. (NFL via AP)

Draft could bring Vikings more help now than North foes

Apr. 28, 2020 12:40 PM EDT

The Minnesota Vikings were forced by a salary-cap crunch this spring into a soft remodel, with many more exits than enhancements to the lineup. They ramped up the project over the weekend. While NFL draft picks never come with warranties, particularly in a year like this with an abbreviated-at-best training...

Lions release Carson, Fisher, Tucker and Wile

Apr. 27, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions released running back Tra Carson, long snapper James Fisher, guard Casey Tucker and punter Matt Wile. The team announced the moves Monday. Carson played two games for Green Bay last season and one for Detroit. He had 18 carries total. Wile played two games with...

FILE - This is an Aug. 31, 2019, file photo showing Ohio State defensive back Jeff Okudah playing against Florida Atlantic in an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Okudah is a possible pick at the NFL Draft which runs Thursday, April 23, 2020, thru Saturday, April 25. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

Lions addressed needs and drafted RB too talented to pass up

Apr. 25, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

The Detroit Lions addressed pressing needs on offense and defense, took a running back too talented to pass up and bolstered one of their strongest position groups. Lions general manager Bob Quinn said he hopes his fifth NFL draft with the franchise proves to be his best. “We have playmakers on both sides...

In this still image from video provided by the NFL, D'Andre Swift, center, reacts as he's selected by the Detroit Lions during the second round of the NFL football draft, Friday, April 24, 2020. (NFL via AP)

Lions take Swift in 2nd round, Okwara and Jackson in the 3rd

Apr. 25, 2020 12:54 AM EDT

D’Andre Swift's favorite all-time running back is Barry Sanders, even though he was born after the Hall of Famer ended his career with the Detroit Lions. Swift heard so much about Sanders that he watched the way he ran and tried to emulate him. The Lions, clearly, loved what they saw Swift do at Georgia....

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs against Georgia during the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, in Atlanta. The Southeastern Conference broke the NFL record for first-round draft picks by a conference. Fifteen players from the powerhouse league were selected in the opening round Thursday night, April 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

The Latest: SEC has 40 players selected through 3 rounds

Apr. 25, 2020 12:16 AM EDT

The Latest on the second and third rounds of the NFL draft. ___ The Southeastern Conference is on pace to smash another NFL draft record. A year after having a record 64 players selected during the three-day, seven-round event, the powerhouse league had a whopping 40 guys go in the first three rounds. The...