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Number of NFL players in vaccination process up to 80%

Jul. 23, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

The number of NFL players in the COVID-19 vaccination process has reached 80%, with nine teams having 90% or more of their players in that category. Dr. Allen Sills, the league's medical director, said Friday that nearly all Tier 1 and Tier 2 team employees — those who...

Guardians chosen as new name for Cleveland's baseball team

Jul. 23, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — While riding his bike over a bridge across the Cuyahoga River near Progressive Field, Indians owner Paul Dolan rarely paid much attention to the eight giant stone figures that seem to guard the city. They have new meaning, After...

George Young: HS teacher to architect of Giants' Super Bowls

Jul. 23, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — In an era when NFL teams chose general managers from the ranks of former players, coaches and personnel executives, George Young was ahead of his time with the New York Giants. Young was a Renaissance man. He filled all the prerequisites and...

After lengthy wait, Paul Tagliabue heads to Hall of Fame

Jul. 22, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

During Paul Tagliabue’s 17-year stint as commissioner, the NFL experienced labor peace, saw skyrocketing television deals, construction of new stadiums across the nation, and expansion to the current 32-team makeup. Despite those credentials that continued pro...

Jordan's first year in NASCAR a missed layup with Wallace

Jul. 22, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — The 23XI Racing team posted a slideshow of the Bubba Wallace firesuit collection and asked fans to comment on their favorite. The designs were from business plucked straight out of Super Bowl ad space: Wallace was dressed by top companies in fast food, fantasy sports and...

NHL schedule will include break but no guarantee of Olympics

Jul. 21, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Commissioner Gary Bettman said Wednesday the NHL schedule will include a break for the 2022 Winter Olympics even though there is no commitment the league’s players will go to Beijing in February. “I don’t believe there will be an update on the...

Jones expects the Cowboys to improve off 6-10 season.

Jul. 21, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Jerry Jones expects the Dallas Cowboys to make significant strides in pursuit of their first Super Bowl since the 1995 season. Back on stage for nearly an hour ahead of the start of training camp, the Cowboys owner and general manager was in his...

Vikings-owning Wilfs finalize MLS purchase of Orlando City

Jul. 21, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The owners of the Minnesota Vikings have finalized the acquisition of Orlando City, giving the Wilf family control of the MLS franchise. The Lions announced Wednesday that brothers Mark Wilf and Zygi Wilf and their cousin, Lenny Wilf, will be...

Wolves sale approved, as Taylor sends 20% to Lore, Rodriguez

Jul. 21, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first increment of the $1.5 billion sale of the Minnesota Timberwolves to e-commerce mogul Marc Lore and retired baseball star Alex Rodriguez has been formally approved by the NBA. The Timberwolves issued a statement Wednesday confirming the...

Browns QB Mayfield not stressing about contract situation

Jul. 21, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

GATES MILLS, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield is letting everyone else stress over his contract situation and future with the Browns. He's got other priorities. “I'm about winning,” Mayfield said Tuesday while hosting more than 300 youngsters at his...