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Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Ben Bartch (78) celebrates as his team scored a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Jags have plenty to offer in search for new general manager

Nov. 30, 2020 4:19 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have arguably the most attractive general manager opening in the NFL. It might not be close, either. They have several building blocks in place, including pass rusher Josh Allen, linebacker Myles Jack, running back James Robinson and receiver DJ Chark....

A man and a woman wearing protective masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk in front of logos of Tokyo 2020 Olympics Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Tokyo Games won't confirm added costs reported at $3 billion

Nov. 30, 2020 2:29 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the delayed Tokyo Olympics have declined to confirm widely circulated reports in Japan that the costs of the one-year postponement will be about $3 billion. The estimates have been published in the last several days by some of Japan’s top-circulation newspapers, the...

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2020, file photo, Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell, center, goes up to shoot as Denver Nuggets' Jerami Grant, left, and Paul Millsap, right, defend during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Mitchell agreed Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, to a five-year, $163 million extension to remain with the Jazz. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

Amid pandemic, NBA gives teams health protocols for season

Nov. 28, 2020 5:13 PM EST

NBA players who test positive for the coronavirus this season may have to miss nearly two weeks in some instances before being allowed to return to the court, the league told its teams Saturday. That revelation was one of many in a 63,000-word document, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, that...

File-This Sept. 22, 2020, file photo shows Philadelphia Phillies' J.T. Realmuto batting during the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals in Washington. Houston outfielder George Springer, New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu and Realmuto were among just six free agents who received $18.9 million qualifying offers on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, from their former teams. Three right-handed pitchers also received the offers, Cincinnati’s Trevor Bauer, the New York Mets’ Marcus Stroman, and San Francisco's Kevin Gausman. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

AP source: Phillies lost $145 million during pandemic season

Nov. 28, 2020 4:41 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A person familiar with the Philadelphia Phillies' finances says the team lost $145 million during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season played without fans. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't officially released the...

Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy gestures as he walks along the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Cowboys miss chance for NFC East lead with another home loss

Nov. 26, 2020 10:08 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Both starting offensive tackles were lost to injury on their first drive of the game, Ezekiel Elliott lost another fumble and there were several questionable coaching decisions for the Dallas Cowboys when they could have taken over the NFC East lead. Coach Mike McCarthy’s...

Indianapolis Colts buying up parking lots near stadium

Nov. 26, 2020 9:15 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts are on a property-buying spree around Lucas Oil Stadium to control more of its game day parking. The Colts have spent at least $6.3 million in recent months to buy about nine acres of land that is mostly vacant and used for parking by other companies since the...

ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 16 de marzo de 2017, el presidente de la Confederación Africana de fútbol, Ahmad Ahmad, durante una rueda de prensa en Addis Ababa, Etiopía. (AP Foto/File)

Banned African soccer president promises appeal against FIFA

Nov. 25, 2020 11:40 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The president of African soccer who was banned for five years for financial mismanagement by FIFA’s ethics committee said on Wednesday he will appeal the ruling to sport’s highest court. Lawyers for Ahmad Ahmad, the former government minister from Madagascar, announced on his...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, goals used by the NHL hockey club Nashville Predators are stored in a hallway in Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Time is running short for the NHL to start its season on Jan. 1. Various pandemic-related geographic and economic issues remain unresolved. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Time running short for NHL to start next season Jan. 1

Nov. 24, 2020 3:25 PM EST

A far cry from the standings at Thanksgiving serving as a barometer of which teams are most likely to make the playoffs, the NHL heads into the U.S. holiday without a firm plan announced for next season. The league and players are running out of time to start the season Jan. 1 as previously planned, with various...

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2016, file photo, Belarus guard Lindsey Harding (12) controls the rebound next to teammate Yelena Leuchanka, center, and Australia center Liz Cambage, rear, during the second half of a women's basketball game at the Youth Center at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It has been a difficult last few months for former Belarus star basketball player Leuchanka. She spent 15 days in jail in October after peacefully protesting against President Alexander Lukashenko's disputed re-election and then contracted the coronavirus earlier this month while she has been in Greece. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Ex-WNBA player reflects on jail time after Belarus protest

Nov. 24, 2020 2:43 PM EST

It's been a difficult last few months for former Belarus basketball star Yelena Leuchanka. She spent 15 days in jail in October after peacefully protesting against President Alexander Lukashenko's disputed re-election, and then contracted the coronavirus this month while in Greece. “I couldn’t be...

This photo from a Zoom press conference shows New York Mets President Sandy Alderson, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Alderson returned as team president Friday when Steve Cohen bought the Mets from the Wilpon and Katz families. (New York Mets via AP)

Mets abandon baseball president search, to look for GM

Nov. 23, 2020 11:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have abandoned their search for a president of baseball operations and will instead focus on hiring a general manager who will report to team president Sandy Alderson. In the meantime, Alderson told Luis Rojas on Monday he will return for a second season as manager....