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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens throws against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

49ers to play 2 upcoming home games in Arizona

Nov. 30, 2020 9:29 PM EST

The San Francisco 49ers will relocate to Arizona for the next three weeks after new coronavirus regulations put in place by officials in Northern California forced the team to find a temporary new home. The 49ers (5-6) announced they will host the Buffalo Bills next Monday night and Washington on Dec. 13 at State...

Empty seats at Levi's Stadium are shown during the first half of an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

49ers blindsided by county rules that make them homeless

Nov. 29, 2020 9:05 PM EST

San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan said the team was blindsided by new coronavirus regulations put in place by Santa Clara County officials that will force the 49ers to find a temporary new home for practice and games. The county announced the new rules Saturday that include a three-week ban on practices and games...

Baylor's Mark Vital (11) fouls Louisiana-Lafayette's Theo Akwuba during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

No. 2 Baylor wins delayed opener 112-82 over La-Lafayette

Nov. 28, 2020 11:08 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Baylor’ hadn't been on a basketball court for a game in 266 days, until Saturday night. And it showed — for a moment. The Bears shook off a sluggish start to the season, MaCio Teague scored 21 points and No. 2 Baylor won its delayed season opener 112-82 over...

This Oct. 4, 2020, file photo, taken with a fisheye lens, shows an empty Levi's Stadium before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers and other teams may need to find a temporary new home after Santa Clara County on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, banned all contact sports from holding games and practices for the next three weeks. County officials issued the directives in response to rising cases of the coronavirus in the area. The rules take effect Monday and will last for three weeks.  (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

49ers may need temporary home because of new COVID-19 rules

Nov. 28, 2020 10:25 PM EST

The San Francisco 49ers and other teams may need to find a temporary new home after Santa Clara County on Saturday banned all contact sports from holding games and practices for the next three weeks. County officials issued the directives in response to rising cases of the coronavirus in the area. The rules take...

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

The Latest: Wake Forest pausing football activities

Nov. 28, 2020 7:18 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Wake Forest is pausing all football team activities until at least Wednesday because of recent positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing. The announcement came shortly after the Atlantic Coast Conference said the Demon...

In this image provided by Vanderbilt Athletics, Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller, right, slaps hands with a teammate during NCAA college football practice, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Fuller, a goalkeeper on the Commodores' women's soccer team, will don a football uniform on Vanderbilt's sideline and she is poised to become the first woman to play in a Power 5 game when the Commodores take on Missouri.  (Vanderbilt Athletics via AP)

Column: Sports hanging by the thread of the almighty dollar

Nov. 27, 2020 7:40 PM EST

The games will go on, hanging by the thread of the almighty dollar. Even as the coronavirus rages out of control over wide swaths of the country, and some facets of society are beginning to shut down again in hopes of stemming the deadly tide, there are no plans to shutter sports like they did back in March. Too...

Sergachev re-signs with Lightning for 3 years, $14.4 million

Nov. 25, 2020 4:16 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Mikhail Sergachev to a three-year, $14.4 million contract. General manager Julien BriseBois announced the deal Wednesday. The 22-year-old Sergachev skated in 70 games last season, scoring a career-high 10 goals and...

Islanders' Boychuk retires due to lingering eye injury

Nov. 25, 2020 2:12 PM EST

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk has decided to retire as a result of an eye injury sustained last season. The Islanders on Wednesday announced Boychuk’s decision to end his 13-year NHL career after the player had numerous and extensive medical exams. The...

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Devin Duvernay, left, tries to bring down Tennessee Titans safety Amani Hooker after he intercepted a pass from Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

The Latest: USC stops training after positive COVID test

Nov. 24, 2020 6:42 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ No. 19 Southern California has closed its training complex for the day after an unidentified player tested positive for COVID-19. The unbeaten Trojans didn’t practice Tuesday and held their meetings virtually while...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, goals used by the NHL hockey club Nashville Predators are stored in a hallway in Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Time is running short for the NHL to start its season on Jan. 1. Various pandemic-related geographic and economic issues remain unresolved. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Time running short for NHL to start next season Jan. 1

Nov. 24, 2020 3:25 PM EST

A far cry from the standings at Thanksgiving serving as a barometer of which teams are most likely to make the playoffs, the NHL heads into the U.S. holiday without a firm plan announced for next season. The league and players are running out of time to start the season Jan. 1 as previously planned, with various...