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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)

The Latest: Union player tests positive, first in MLS

Apr. 1, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: A player for the Philadelphia Union has tested positive for coronavirus. It is Major League Soccer’s first player case of the virus that has caused the suspension of the season. The Union did not identify the player. He...

Texas Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo catches a ball during spring training baseball practice Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Rangers vet Choo giving $1K each to 191 Texas minor leaguers

Apr. 1, 2020 8:06 PM EDT

Rangers veteran Shin-Soo Choo is helping out financially strapped minor league players with the season on hold, giving $1,000 each to 191 of them who are in the Texas organization. Choo said Wednesday that he remembers the financial struggles when he was in the minors. The 37-year-old outfielder-designated hitter...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas speaks during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Douglas made a vow to Sam Darnold's parents when he met them before the Jets' preseason opener last summer. The new general manager assured Mike and Chris Darnold they weren't going to have to worry about their son with him in charge. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Jets GM promised Darnold's parents protecting QB is priority

Apr. 1, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Douglas made a vow to Sam Darnold's parents when he met them before the New York Jets' preseason opener last summer. The new general manager assured Mike and Chris Darnold they weren't going to have to worry about their son with him in charge. “I promised I was going to do...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Robert Quinn (58) chases Detroit Lions quarterback Jeff Driskel (2) during an NFL football game in Detroit. The Chicago Bears finalized a five-year, $70 million contract with former All-Pro pass rusher Quinn on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Bears finalize contracts with former All-Pro Quinn, Ifedi

Apr. 1, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears finalized a five-year, $70 million contract with former All-Pro pass rusher Robert Quinn and a one-year deal with former Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Germain Ifedi on Wednesday. The Bears were looking to boost their pass rush and blocking coming off a...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019 file photo Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (12) throws before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. After spending much of the past six seasons as a backup quarterback with the Redskins, Colt McCoy knows his job coming to the New York Giants. His primary task is to help offensive coordinator Jason Garrett and new coach Joe Judge get starting quarterback Daniel Jones, ready to play every week. Be another set of eyes, another set of ears, another encouraging voice for the second-year player. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, file)

McCoy trying to settle in as Giants quarterback

Apr. 1, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

After spending much of the past six seasons as a backup quarterback with the Washington Redskins, Colt McCoy knows his job coming to the New York Giants. His primary task is to help offensive coordinator Jason Garrett and new coach Joe Judge get starting quarterback Daniel Jones ready to play every week. Be...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) smiles with head coach Sean Payton after being taken out in the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in New Orleans. Saints coach Sean Payton said he didn't mean to insinuate on a television appearance this week that record-setting quarterback Drew Brees had informed him of plans to retire after the upcoming season. “I'm a big dummy,” Payton said Wednesday, April 1, 2020, during a conference call with media in New Orleans. “I honestly don't know if it’s his last year. I think the thing he's done, and we've all done, is taking it year by year.” (AP Photo/Bill Feig, File)

Payton back at work, unsure if Brees plays beyond 2020

Apr. 1, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton said he didn't mean to insinuate on a television appearance that record-setting quarterback Drew Brees informed him of plans to retire after the upcoming season. “I'm a big dummy,” Payton said Wednesday during a conference call with media in New...

FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 file photo, Buffalo Bills cornerback Kevin Johnson (29) defends a pass to New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) during the first half of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Browns found their nickel back, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with free agent cornerback Kevin Johnson, Thursday, March 19, 2020.(AP Photo/David Dermer, File)

Free agent WR Robby Anderson officially signs with Panthers

Apr. 1, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers officially signed free agent wide receiver Robby Anderson from the Jets to a two-year contract on Wednesday. A person familiar with the situation says the deal is worth $20 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on March 24 under condition of anonymity because...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady waves to the crowd after an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati. The Miami Dolphins signed seven potential starters, but none will help their chances of overtaking the New England Patriots in the AFC East as much as Tom Brady did by bolting from Boston for Tampa Bay. (AP Photo/Frank Victores, File)

Miami, Jets, Bills hope to capitalize on Brady's departure

Apr. 1, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The biggest free agent deal for the Miami Dolphins this offseason has been one they didn't make. The Dolphins spent more than $237 million last month and signed seven potential starters. But none will help their chances of overtaking the Patriots in the AFC East as much as Tom Brady did by...

Bears finalize 1-year contract with former Seahawks OL Ifedi

Apr. 1, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears finalized a one-year contract with former Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Germain Ifedi on Wednesday. The 6-foot-5, 325-pound Ifedi made 60 starts at guard and tackle over four seasons for Seattle after being drafted out of Texas A&M with the No. 31 overall...

FILE - In this  Wednesday, March 7, 2018 filer, Juventus' Giorgio Chiellini celebrates at the end of a the Champions League, round of 16, second-leg soccer match between Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur, at the Wembley Stadium in London. The Juventus captain -- who has a master’s degree in business administration -- was the main go-between for millionaire teammates like Cristiano Ronaldo and management when the squad agreed to forgo 90 million euros ($100 million) in wages to help the club during the coronavirus crisis. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

Captain to chief negotiator: Chiellini works out salary cuts

Apr. 1, 2020 8:40 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Best known for his aggressive defending on the soccer field, Giorgio Chiellini is proving to be an effective negotiator in the board room, too. The Juventus captain — who has a master’s degree in business administration — was the main go-between for millionaire teammates...