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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks during the COVID-19 press briefing inside the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

The Latest: Iowa AD looking at different football scenarios

May. 28, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is not ruling out having a full stadium for home football games. Barta told reporters the school is planning for several different scenarios, and one of them is opening 69,250-seat Kinnick...

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2019, photo, New Orleans Saints cornerback Eli Apple (25) shrugs off a block in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Minnesota Vikings in New Orleans. The Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Apple. The move gives the Panthers the experienced cornerback they coveted after James Bradberry signed as a free agent with the Giants. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

Panthers agree to terms with free agent CB Eli Apple

May. 28, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Eli Apple. The move gives the Panthers the experienced cornerback they coveted after James Bradberry signed as a free agent with the Giants. Apple has started 48 games during four seasons in the NFL and has 233 tackles,...

FILE - In this April 19, 2019, file photo, Steve Yzerman walks into the news conference where he was introduced as the new executive vice president and general manager of the Detroit Red Wings NHL hockey club in Detroit. The Red Wings could actually benefit from an adjusted draft lottery that gives him better odds at the top pick, likely Alexis Lafreniere. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Yzerman-led Red Wings sticking to long-term plan to rebuild

May. 28, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman is sticking to his rebuilding plan, which includes not making a coaching change or attempting to pull off a splash in free agency. Yzerman is not interested in short-term fixes such as firing coach Jeff Blashill or outspending other NHL teams to add available...

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz is hit by Seattle Seahawks' Jadeveon Clowney (90) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Philadelphia. The Browns remain interested in Clowney, the talented defensive end _ and former No. 1 overall draft pick _ who remains unsigned and the top target on the free agent market. During a Zoom meeting with reporters on Thursday, May 28, 2020, Browns new defensive coordinator Joe Wood praised Clowney but deferrred any questions about the Browns' pursuit of the speedy edge rusher to general manager Andrew Berry.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Browns stay interested in Clowney while building solid line

May. 28, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett on one end. Jadeveon Clowney on the other. Just the thought of it elicited a quick smile from new Browns coordinator Joe Woods, who oversaw a star-studded defensive front in San Francisco and could have a similar one in Cleveland. The Browns remain interested in Clowney, the...

FILE - In this June 25, 2018, file photo, Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill addresses the media during an NHL news conference in Buffalo N.Y. Buffalo Botterill has ownership’s backing to return for a fourth season despite overseeing a team that extended its playoff drought to a ninth consecutive year, team president and co-owner Kim Pegula told The Associated Press on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)

Criticism doesn't alter Sabres GM's plan to build with youth

May. 27, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jason Botterill is very much aware of the criticism he’s attracted overseeing a Buffalo Sabres team that extended its playoff drought to nine years by failing to even qualify for the NHL’s expanded 24-team format. That doesn’t mean the general manager is going to...

Distance markers on the outfield wall and the foul pole, top left, frame the upper center field concourses at Globe Life Field, the newly-built home of the Texas Rangers, in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. The park that was supposed to have its home opener on March 31 against the Los Angeles Angels has yet to see one game played in it this season amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Players call MLB economic proposal `extremely disappointing'

May. 27, 2020 11:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie at the major league minimum would keep about 47% of his original salary this year while multimillionaire stars Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would lose more than 77% under a sliding-scale proposal by big league teams that players found “extremely disappointing.” Major...

LA Rams re-sign defensive end Morgan Fox, release Smart

May. 16, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have re-signed defensive end Morgan Fox, and released defensive tackle Tanzel Smart on Saturday. The team didn't disclose the terms of its new deal with Fox, who has been a depth contributor on the Rams' defensive line since 2016. He signed with Los Angeles as an...

Ravens sign Fluker, who will seek to replace Yanda at guard

May. 11, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have signed free agent guard D.J. Fluker, who is expected to compete for the opening on the offensive line created by the retirement of Marshal Yanda. Fluker has 92 games of NFL experience over seven years with three teams, most recently the Seattle Seahawks....

Raiders sign LB Justin Phillips, T Sam Young

May. 6, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raider signed free agent linebacker Justin Phillips and offensive tackle Sam Young on Wednesday. The Raiders also signed undrafted free agent tackle Kamaal Seymour out of Rutgers. Phillips returns to the Raiders after playing four games as a rookie with the team last...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson (2) throws a pass in the first quarter of the team' NCAA college football game against Ohio State in Ann Arbor, Mich. Patterson has agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent. Agent Bryan Ehrlich confirmed the deal Sunday, May 3, 2020. Patterson started all 26 games for the Wolverines over the past two seasons after transferring from Mississippi. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)

Undrafted Michigan QB Patterson reaches deal with Chiefs

May. 3, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson has agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent. Agent Bryan Ehrlich confirmed the deal Sunday. Patterson started all 26 games for the Wolverines over the past two seasons after transferring from Mississippi....