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A cyclist passes by Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans suspended in-person activities through Friday after the NFL says three Titans players and five personnel tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the first COVID-19 outbreak of the NFL season in Week 4. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Virus outbreak pushes Steelers-Titans to Monday or Tuesday

Sep. 30, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have at least one more day to see if the team’s coronavirus outbreak is under control before their game with the Steelers is rescheduled for Monday or Tuesday. Only one new positive test result came back Wednesday, a day after the Titans had three...

Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden celebrates after defeating the New Orleans Saints in an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

NFL threatening suspensions for maskless sideline personnel

Sep. 30, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

The NFL is threatening teams with possible suspensions for sideline personnel, including coaches, who do not properly wear face coverings during the pandemic. Forfeiting draft picks also could be among disciplinary measures for failing to comply with league/players' union protocols. In a memo obtained by The...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) voices his opinion after a play in the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LeBron and the Heat, together again at the NBA Finals

Sep. 29, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James wants to beat the Miami Heat. The Miami Heat want to beat LeBron James. These shouldn’t be surprising notions to anyone, not with a title at stake. Those looking for more acrimony than that, well, they may be disappointed. The NBA Finals start Wednesday...

Serena Williams of the U.S., right, leaves after a video link press conference in which she announced her withdrawal from the tournament because of an Achilles injury prior to her second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

'Bad timing and bad luck': Injured Serena out of French Open

Sep. 30, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams laughed at her own jokes and sounded an upbeat tone — or one as positive, at least, as could be expected from a player whose latest bid for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title ended because of injury, as did her season, probably. Williams tried to warm up for her...

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) is driven off the field after being injured during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. After losing four players to knee injuries last week against the New York Jets, the Niners complained about a “sticky” new turf at MetLife Stadium and expressed some concern about returning to the same field a week later. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

NFLPA asking teams to change all fields to natural grass

Sep. 30, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

The NFL Players Association is asking that the 32 league teams change all field surfaces to natural grass because of injury concerns. Union president JC Tretter said in a statement on Wednesday that artificial turf is significantly harder on the body than grass. He cited the NFL's injury data from 2012-18 that...

Denver Broncos defensive end Shelby Harris (96) kneels alongside defensive end DeShawn Williams (90) and running back Melvin Gordon during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Prime-time "showcase" has 0-3 Broncos and 0-3 Jets

Sep. 30, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

It sure seemed like an historically bad prime-time matchup when the Broncos and Jets fell to 0-3 as they headed to the Thursday night NFL “showcase.” Turns out, it happened in Week 4 last year, when the Bengals and Steelers limped into the game. And limping is exactly what the representatives of the...

Texas' Sam Ehlinger (11) is tackled by Texas Tech's Adrian Frye (7) short of the goal line during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (Brad Tollefson/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP)

College Football Picks: Another week of Big 12 upset alerts

Sep. 30, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

In recent years, the Big 12 has been at once completely stable and highly volatile. Oklahoma has won five straight conference championships, losing one game in league play along the way the last four seasons, always as a substantial favorite. The rest of the conference has been a choose-your-own-adventure ride,...

FILE - In this June 20, 2012, file photo, New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist poses with the Vezina Trophy after winning the award for the league's best goalie during the NHL Awards in Las Vegas. The New York Rangers have bought out the contract of star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. The Rangers parted with one of the greatest netminders in franchise history on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, when they paid off the final year of his contract.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Rangers buy out star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist's contract

Sep. 30, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The “King” of Madison Square Garden has been deposed. The New York Rangers have bought out the contract of star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist on Wednesday, parting ways with one of their greatest players in franchise history after 15 mostly spectacular seasons. “Few...

Race officials wear masks, a requirement from NASCAR to reduce the chance of spreading COVID-19, during the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

NASCAR at long last adds schedule variety with 2021 changes

Sep. 30, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR promised radical changes to the 2021 schedule and delivered Wednesday with six road courses, the first dirt race for the Cup Series since 1970 and new stops in Nashville, Tennessee, and Austin, Texas. Dropped from the lineup were Kentucky Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway,...

Spain's Rafael Nadal prepares to serve against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. in the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Less than half a gram, or half the weight of a U.S. dollar bill. That is the tiny weight difference between the old French Open ball that Rafael Nadal happily bashed in winning his 12th title last year and the new one riling him in his chase for No. 13 at Roland Garros. The new ball is made by Chicago-based Wilson. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Ball-maker hoping Nadal wins in Paris to prove himself wrong

Sep. 30, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Less than half a gram, or half the weight of a dollar bill. That, according to their manufacturer, is the almost infinitesimal weight difference between the old French Open ball that Rafael Nadal happily bashed in winning his 12th title last year and the new one riling him in his chase for...

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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) embrace after an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Baltimore. The Chiefs won 34-20. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Ravens hope to learn from 'painful' lesson given by Chiefs

Sep. 30, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

The Baltimore Ravens had their flaws exposed in a loss to Kansas City that had a familiar feel. “It looked like the same thing from the Tennessee game, to be honest," Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson said Monday night after the 34-20 defeat. The 2019 NFL MVP was referring to last January's playoff game...

Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young (99) is shown during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. The last time Baker Mayfield faced a talented, quarterback-seeking defensive line anchored by the No. 2 overall draft pick, things didn't go well. The San Francisco 49ers menaced and mauled Mayfield last season. On Sunday the Browns' QB faces Washington's ferocious front.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Washington's Young misses practice, may not play vs. Ravens

Sep. 30, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Rookie edge rusher Chase Young could miss Washington's game Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, and perhaps more, after suffering a groin injury in a Week 3 loss at Cleveland. Young, the No. 2 overall pick, did not practice Wednesday. He instead spent time working out to the side and...

Jernigan signs with Denver 2 days after being cut by Jaguars

Sep. 30, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos signed free agent defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan on Wednesday after placing five-time Pro Bowler Jurrell Casey on injured reserve along with tackle Elijah Wilkinson and linebacker Austin Calitro. The Broncos (0-3) also promoted running back LeVante Bellamy and...

Feds: 2 men breached NFL, NBA players' social media accounts

Sep. 30, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

A Louisiana man and a Florida man allegedly gained access to professional athletes’ social media accounts and either sold the information or used it to extort payments, according to federal criminal complaints released Wednesday. Trevontae Washington and Ronnie Magrehbi each face wire fraud conspiracy and...

Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Shaq Thompson (54) celebrates after recovering a fumble against the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Rhule: Panthers' biggest issue is taking poor tackle angles

Sep. 30, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While Panthers coach Matt Rhule says Carolina’s first win of the season last week against the Chargers was a step in the right direction, he's still concerned about the team’s substandard tackling. Carolina’s defense replaced eight starters from last year, and...

FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes lands on the turf after he was sacked by New England Patriots defensive tackle Adam Butler, right rear, in the first half of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. In three previous meetings with Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes, the Patriots defense has had its most success when it's been able to force turnovers and get pressure on him. But that's easier said than done against a quarterback who has yet commit a turnover this season and is completing a career-high 68% of his passes.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Patriots expecting unexpected in latest matchup with Mahomes

Sep. 30, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — If there’s one thing Bill Belichick is sure of, it’s that there’s no special formula to slowing down the Chiefs offense and quarterback Patrick Mahomes. “All the superlatives that have been said about him, I’d just be repeating them all," the...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger, left, and Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich mingle during team workouts, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, ahead of Wednesday's Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Dodgers add Gore for NL wild card; Anderson out for Brewers

Sep. 30, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Terrance Gore is on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ roster for the NL wild-card series against the Milwaukee Brewers. The speedy outfielder played in two of the Dodgers’ first six games this season and was designated for assignment on July 30. He was assigned outright to the...

A cyclist passes by Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans suspended in-person activities through Friday after the NFL says three Titans players and five personnel tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the first COVID-19 outbreak of the NFL season in Week 4. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Virus outbreak pushes Steelers-Titans to Monday or Tuesday

Sep. 30, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have at least one more day to see if the team’s coronavirus outbreak is under control before their game with the Steelers is rescheduled for Monday or Tuesday. Only one new positive test result came back Wednesday, a day after the Titans had three...

FILE - In this June 20, 2012, file photo, New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist poses with the Vezina Trophy after winning the award for the league's best goalie during the NHL Awards in Las Vegas. The New York Rangers have bought out the contract of star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. The Rangers parted with one of the greatest netminders in franchise history on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, when they paid off the final year of his contract.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Rangers buy out star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist's contract

Sep. 30, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The “King” of Madison Square Garden has been deposed. The New York Rangers have bought out the contract of star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist on Wednesday, parting ways with one of their greatest players in franchise history after 15 mostly spectacular seasons. “Few...

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed (38) covers Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Willie Snead (83) as Snead catches a pass during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Chiefs potentially down 2 more defensive starters vs. Pats

Sep. 30, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs learned shortly before kickoff last week that offensive lineman Andrew Wylie had been taken to the hospital for a suspected case of appendicitis, leaving them even more short-handed for a high-profile Monday night matchup with the Baltimore Ravens. Mike...