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Two-sport standout Tom Yewcic dies at age 88

Oct. 24, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Tom Yewcic, a multisport standout who played one game at catcher for the Detroit Tigers before spending several years as a punter with the Boston Patriots, has died. He was 88. An obituary posted on the website of Keefe Funeral Home in Massachusetts said Yewcic died Tuesday. Yewcic...

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown stands on the sidelines during the first half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. Brown has agreed to return to the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year deal, according to a person with knowledge of the move. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 because the contract had not been completed. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

AP source: Antonio Brown agrees to 1-year deal with Bucs

Oct. 24, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Suspended receiver Antonio Brown has agreed to return to the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year deal, according to a person with knowledge of the move. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the contract had not been completed....

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) tries to keep San Francisco 49ers' Jaquiski Tartt away during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

49ers will be without starting safeties vs. Patriots

Oct. 23, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers will be without starting safeties Jaquiski Tartt and Jimmie Ward for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots. Tartt injured his groin last week against the Rams and Ward strained his quadriceps in practice Thursday, and both were ruled out by...

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Tennessee Titans outside linebackers coach Shane Bowen, left, and head coach Mike Vrabel watch players during NFL football training camp in Nashville, Tenn. The NFL and the NFL Players Association found instances when the Titans failed to wear masks at all times and were “insufficiently clear” to players about not meeting or working out once the facility closed in a review given to the team Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, a person familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press. But the person familiar with the review says there was no discussion of any discipline for an individual including general manager Jon Robinson, coach Mike Vrabel or any players, and there was no discussion of punishment, including forfeitures or draft picks.  (George Walker IV/The Tennessean via AP, Pool, File)

Sidelined by COVID-19 bigger issue for NFL players, coaches

Oct. 23, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For Jeffery Simmons, being sidelined by COVID-19 and having to watch his Tennessee teammates beat Buffalo without him hurt. He sat on his couch and tweeted almost a play by play in his desire to get back to work. “I felt more and more anxious that I really wanted to be on...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. Garoppolo will face his former Patriots teammates for the first time on Sunday, Oct. 25. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo ready for return to New England

Oct. 22, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo’s early NFL education came going up against Bill Belichick’s complicated defense each day in practice with the New England Patriots. That work helped Garoppolo develop from a raw prospect coming out of Eastern Illinois into an accomplished...

New England Patriots tight end Ryan Izzo, below, fumbles as Denver Broncos cornerback Michael Ojemudia (23) tackles him in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Broncos, like so many others, search for code to stop Chiefs

Oct. 22, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Slow down Patrick Mahomes and potentially park closer to the training facility. It’s as good of an incentive as any. It certainly worked out well last week when Denver coach Vic Fangio offered up his prime parking place at Broncos headquarters for a job well done. There may...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. Garoppolo will face his former Patriots teammates for the first time on Sunday, Oct. 25. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Garoppolo, 49ers hope to add to Patriots' recent woes

Oct. 22, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — When Jimmy Garoppolo arrived as a rookie quarterback in New England in 2014, it didn’t take long for his teammates to give Tom Brady’s new backup a nickname. “What a lot of us used to call him is a ‘gamer,’” Patriots veteran safety Devin...

49ers' Garoppolo returns to New England to face former team

Oct. 22, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (3-3) at NEW ENGLAND (2-3) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE — Patriots by 5 RECORD VS. SPREAD — 49ers 3-3; Patriots 2-3 SERIES RECORD — 49ers lead 8-5 LAST MEETING — Patriots beat 49ers 30-17 on Nov. 20, 2016 in San Francisco LAST WEEK — 49ers beat Rams...

Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (39) is greeted by teammates in the end zone after intercepting a pass buy Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) and taking it in for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Steelers, Titans undefeated heading into rescheduled game

Oct. 22, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (5-0) at TENNESSEE (5-0) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Steelers by 2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Steelers 3-1; Titans 2-3 SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 46-32 LAST MEETING - Steelers beat Titans 40-17 on Nov. 16, 2017 at Pittsburgh LAST WEEK - Steelers beat Browns 38-7; Titans beat Texans 42-36, OT AP...

Former Raiders offensive lineman Mario Henderson dies at 35

Oct. 21, 2020 9:35 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Former Raiders offensive lineman Mario Henderson has died. He was 35. The team announced Henderson’s death Wednesday. There was no cause of death given. “Everyone will miss Mario’s sense of humor and passion for football and life,” the team said in a...