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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2016, file photo, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford  smiles on the sideline during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Ford Field in Detroit. The Lions removed Stafford from the COVID-IR list, saying he received a false positive test result. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)

Lions say Stafford's test was a false positive

Aug. 4, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions removed Matthew Stafford from the COVID-IR list, saying he received a false positive test result — and drawing the ire of the quarterback's wife toward the NFL. The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with...

IndyCar postpones Mid-Ohio doubleheader because of virus

Aug. 1, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The IndyCar doubleheader scheduled for Mid-Ohio next weekend has been postponed because of the spike in coronavirus cases across the nation, which means the series won’t race again until the Indianapolis 500 on Aug. 23....

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Detroit. Stafford was put on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the Lions, according to the league's transactions report Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an infected person. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Detroit QB Stafford goes on reserve/COVID-19 list

Aug. 1, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — One of the NFL's standout quarterbacks is now on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Matthew Stafford was put on the list by the Detroit Lions, according to the league's transactions report Saturday. The reserve/COVID-19 list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been...

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Vikings' Jayron Kearse walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle. Kearse of the Detroit Lions has been suspended by the NFL for the first three games of the 2020 regular season for violating league policy on substance abuse. Formerly with division rival Minnesota, Kearse signed a one-year, $2 million deal with Detroit as a free agent. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)

Lions safety Jayron Kearse suspended 3 games

Jul. 31, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jayron Kearse of the Detroit Lions has been suspended by the NFL for the first three games of the 2020 regular season for violating league policy on substance abuse. Kearse is eligible to participate in all preseason practices. He will be allowed to return to the Lions’ active...

Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus watch the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: Bears place DT John Jenkins on COVID-19 list

Jul. 30, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Chicago Bears placed defensive tackle John Jenkins on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday, meaning he tested positive for the coronavirus or is being quarantined after coming in close contact with someone infected. Jenkins...

Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus take a selfie before the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: Lions place five players on COVID-19 list

Jul. 29, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Lions have placed wide receiver Kenny Golladay and tight end T.J. Hockenson on the reserve/COVID-19 list. That list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an...

FILE - In this Friday, July 10, 2020, file photo, the Detroit Tigers play an intrasquad baseball game, in Detroit. The Tigers will play soon at Comerica Park, one of three sporting venues clustered within a mile of each other in the Motor City. With professional teams from four major leagues playing so close to each other, downtown Detroit is unique. And, that makes the COVID-19 pandemic hit a little harder here. For businesses in the area it has lately been a bust for those banking on a revenue stream from fans. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Fan-free baseball games no relief for Motor City's misery

Jul. 24, 2020 2:49 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Brass Rail Pizza Bar is close enough to Comerica Park to hear the roar of the crowd when the Detroit Tigers play. The proximity to the home of the Tigers, Lions, Red Wings and Pistons makes the establishment a convenient choice for people to get a slice and a sip on game days....

Lions likely need turnaround to save Quinn, Patricia's jobs

Jul. 20, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

DETROIT LIONS (3-12-1) CAMP SITE: Allen Park, Michigan LAST YEAR: Lost last nine games and 12 of 13 to close season with Detroit's worst record in decade. Late in season, general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia were told they would get another chance to lead franchise in 2020 when contending for...

Lions sign 1st-round pick Okudah, Swift, Cephus, Huntley

Jul. 13, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed first-round pick Jeff Okudah. The Lions also announced Monday that they signed second-round selection D’Andre Swift along with fifth-round picks Quintez Cephus and Jason Huntley. Detroit drafted Okudah, a former Ohio State standout, with third...

FILE - In this March 24, 2019, file photo, Detroit Lions owner and chairwoman Martha Firestone Ford, right, along with daughter Sheila Hamp, arrives at the annual NFL owners meetings in Phoenix. Martha Firestone Ford is stepping down as principal owner of the Detroit Lions. The Lions announced Tuesday, June 23, 2020, that Ford's daughter, Sheila Ford Hamp, is taking over as the team's principal owner and chairman. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)

Ford stepping down as Lions owner, daughter taking over

Jun. 23, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Sheila Ford Hamp went to visit with NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle in 1973 after being part of the first class of women who went to Yale as freshmen and graduated. She told him all she ever wanted to do was work for the league. As the daughter of the Detroit Lions’ owner, she had...