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Baylor University's McLane Stadium is shown Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Waco, Texas.  Baylor’s season opener against Houston, scheduled less than a week ago, was one of two FBS NCAA college football games postponed Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, the day before before they were supposed play.  (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

Aranda optimistic Baylor will play Big 12 opener vs Kansas

Sep. 21, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor coach Dave Aranda expressed optimism Monday that his team will be able to play its Big 12 opener against Kansas on Saturday after having to call off a game last weekend because of positive COVID-19 tests that affected a position group. Declining to discuss specifics, Aranda said...

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) is helped 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. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Injuries could derail season for defending NFC champ 49ers

Sep. 21, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

The injury bug that has disrupted the San Francisco 49ers' season seems impossible to contain. The 49ers had to wait a few extra hours to confirm that 2019 Defensive Rookie of the Year Nick Bosa and fellow starting defensive lineman Solomon Thomas had season-ending torn ACLs in their knees. An MRI truck expected...

Los Angeles Rams' Tyler Higbee (89) celebrates with head coach Sean McVay after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

McVay's Rams look tougher than many expected after 2-0 start

Sep. 21, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams are not interested in taking any steps backward. Even after three straight winning seasons with two division titles and a Super Bowl trip during McVay's first three years in charge, the Rams were a popular preseason pick to struggle in the...

Police: High school football coach fatally shot in home

Sep. 21, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida high school football coach was fatally shot at his home Monday morning, authorities said. Responding officers found Miami Senior High School football coach Corey Smith, 46, suffering from several gunshot wounds, according to a Miami-Dade police news release. Fire rescue...

North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren watches from the sideline during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against Wake Forest in Raleigh, N.C, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

Coach Fuente hopes Hokies 'able to play' Wolfpack this week

Sep. 21, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

First it was North Carolina State that couldn’t play Virginia Tech because of positive coronavirus tests, and then it was the Hokies who had to pull out of a game against Virginia because of the virus. Coach Justin Fuente's team is preparing to finally play its opener against the Wolfpack, but after all...

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson passes against the New England Patriots during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Wilson magnificent, but defense a concern for 2-0 Seahawks

Sep. 21, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks seem determined to see just how much Russell Wilson’s talent and skill can carry them. Because for the first two weeks of the season, the Seahawks' 2-0 start has been predicated on Wilson playing some of the best football of his career and making up for a defense...

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney talks with players after a defensive stop against Wake Forest during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Walt Unks/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

No. 1 Clemson, Swinney worried about COVID during bye week

Sep. 21, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has few worries about his football team on the field. Off it? That's another story. Swinney is concerned that the top-ranked Tigers' bye week — especially with players getting Friday and Saturday off — could result in the team having more contact with people and increase...

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia watches during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Lions embattled coach Matt Patricia backed by his players

Sep. 21, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Matt Patricia-led Detroit Lions lost another double-digit lead and an 11th straight game, putting even more pressure on an embattled coach. Some of Patricia's players attempted to take some heat off him on Monday. “I think it comes down to the players," Lions center Frank Ragnow...

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy and New York Giants head coach Joe Judge talk after an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Chicago won 17-13. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Giants in 0-2 hole, now facing season without Saquon Barkley

Sep. 21, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants are not going to have a quick turnaround under new coach Joe Judge. The 0-2 start was compounded Monday with the news star running back Saquon Barkley will miss the rest of the season with a major injury to his right knee. The Giants might have had a shot in...

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft points to fans as his team warms up before an NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J.  Florida prosecutors said Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, that they will not appeal a court's decision to block video allegedly showing Kraft paying for massage parlor sex, making it likely the charges against him will be dropped. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

Florida decision likely clears Pats owner of soliciting sex

Sep. 21, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors said Monday that they won't appeal a court's decision blocking video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for massage parlor sex, making it likely the charges against him will be dropped. If the state challenged the decision...