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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, Tennessee Titans' Dennis Kelly (71) celebrates his touchdown catch with quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) during the first half of the NFL AFC Championship football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. Titans players have been praising one of their own, offensive lineman Kelly, for his leadership during the pandemic. He is the team's player rep, and he takes the role seriously. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

A look at NFL training camps in a most unusual preseason

Aug. 8, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

Now that more NFL players have opted out of the 2020 season than did men in MLB, the NHL and NBA combined, what about coaches? People in their 60s, for example, are considered more susceptible to the coronavirus than the general public. Seattle's Pete Carroll is the NFL's oldest head coach — impossible to...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty pursues a play in the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Foxborough, Mass. McCourty has accused the league of playing games with the opt-out deadline, targeting it for Wednesday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

On Football: Opt outs should not have doubts or a deadline

Aug. 3, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

What seemed like a simple enough process of players deciding whether to skip the 2020 NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic has turned into a major story. It's a story that will affect team makeups and, perhaps, the relative peace the clubs and players' union had reached. The latest contentiousness has been...

iBoston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens looks toward Jaylen Brown (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Friday, July 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Relaxed: Dressed-down look is making NBA coaches happy

Aug. 2, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Going shopping was a top priority for Taylor Jenkins when he was first hired as coach of the Memphis Grizzlies. The man needed suits. NBA sidelines tend to look like fashion runways these days, with coaches in tailored suits, sharp ties and polished dress shoes, so Jenkins...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Foxborough, Mass. Belichick is being coy about his expectations for the quarterback position as his teams prepares for the start of training camp. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Belichick mum on plans for QB position as camp nears

Jul. 31, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Like all NFL teams, the Patriots face a variety of unknowns heading into a 2020 season in the midst of the ongoing pandemic. So it’s no surprise Bill Belichick is being coy about his expectations for the quarterback position as his team prepares for the start of training camp. ...

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians speaks during an end of season NFL football news conference in Tampa, Fla. Arians didn’t give much thought to the prospect of opting out of trying to help Tom Brady win a Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The 67-year-old whose aggressive offensive philosophy is dubbed “no risk it, no biscuit” is one of the oldest head coaches in the NFL, as well as a cancer survivor who once retired because of health concerns. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Arians comfortable coaching Brady, Bucs during pandemic

Jul. 28, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bruce Arians didn’t give much thought to the prospect of opting out of trying to help Tom Brady win a Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 67-year-old whose aggressive offensive philosophy is dubbed “no risk it, no biscuit” is one of the oldest head coaches...

Florida children's book author battles illness to create joy

Jul. 5, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A debilitating disease forced Capt. Robert “Bob” Cameron to retire from his position as a BP oil executive in 2006. In recent years, he works less with oil and more with another kind of black gold — ink — as the author of the children’s book...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2016, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) celebrates a touchdown pass against the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL football game, in Denver. The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, bringing in the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player to help the team move on from three-time MVP Tom Brady, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The one-year deal is worth up to $7.5 million with incentives, the person said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss it publicly.  (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Patriots hope winning still in fashion for new QB Newton

Jun. 29, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

One is a man of a million fedoras. The other is all about the hoodie. But whether Cam Newton and Bill Belichick can take the New England Patriots back to the Super Bowl is going to be more about football than fashion. The Patriots have turned to the former Panthers quarterback to replace Tom Brady, who defected...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick stands on the sideline during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati. The Patriots have been fined $1.1 million by the NFL for inappropriately filming the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline during a game last season. On Sunday, June 28, 2020, the league also took away a third-round pick in the 2021 draft. “I personally have never viewed any video footage at all, anything that those production people have done, other than what’s shown on public television or something like that,” Belichick said in December. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)

Pats fined $1.1M, lose pick for filming game last season

Jun. 28, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New England Patriots have been fined $1.1 million by the NFL for inappropriately filming the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline during a game last season. On Sunday, the league also took away a third-round pick in the 2021 draft. Also, the team's production crew will not be allowed to...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo, New York Giants coach Joe Judge speaks during a news conference in East Rutherford, N.J. Since taking over as the New York Giants coach in January, Joe Judge has made the team and its welfare his main focus.  His approach to being the head guy for the first time was to be prepared, demanding, disciplined and ready to adjust. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Judge says Giants' will approach social issues as a team

Jun. 17, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

Even before he has spent one day with his full team, Joe Judge has been tested in unforeseen ways. Two months after starting his new job as coach of the New York Giants, the coronavirus pandemic hit. The Giants had to learn as a young team with a new coach and staff how to conduct business and even a draft...

Ex-Arkansas football coach Bielema sues Razorback Foundation

Jun. 12, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Former Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema, now an assistant with the New York Giants, has filed a $7 million lawsuit against the Arkansas Razorback Foundation. The lawsuit, filed Friday, says the foundation that supports Arkansas athletics breached a contractual obligation to...