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Russell County head football coach Mark Rose speaks during High School Football Media Days in Opelika, Ala., on July 22, 2020.  Football is Mark Rose's life. He was an undersized lineman on Auburn's SEC championship teams of the late 1980s under Pat Dye. He's been a high school coach for three decades. But there was no way Rose was sending his players onto the field in the middle of a pandemic.(Jordan D. Hill/Opelika-Auburn News via AP)

Column: High school coach takes brave stand against COVID-19

Nov. 20, 2020 5:42 PM EST

For Mark Rose, football is more than a living. It's a way of life. But it's not worth dying for. Rose has become a lonely but powerful voice: a longtime high school coach — one of the more successful in football-mad Alabama — who finds it ludicrous to be carrying on with prep sports in the midst of...

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton passes against the Baltimore Ravens in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Newton and hard-running Patriots to test Houston's defense

Nov. 19, 2020 1:38 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — After failing to stop the run all season, the Houston Texans will face another test on Sunday against the New England Patriots, a team that runs the ball more than any team in the NFL. The Patriots (4-5) lead the NFL this season with 301 rushing attempts and rank third by averaging 161.1...

Kevin and Rontunda Moran, who lost their 17-year-old son, Jaquan Anderson, to the coronavirus, pose with T-shirts bearing his likeness, in their home in New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Jaquan was getting ready for his senior year in high school and all the milestones that mark the beginning of adulthood — getting his driver's license, voting and heading to college. He died March 22, one of the youngest victims of the coronavirus that has largely taken the lives of older people. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Lives Lost: A smiling teenager ready to meet the future

Nov. 12, 2020 12:18 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jaquan Anderson, a 17-year-old from New Orleans, was getting ready for his senior year in high school and all the milestones that mark the beginning of adulthood — getting his driver's license, voting and heading to college. “He was so ready for this year. He was so...

People gather during a counter protest against Black Lives Matter in Vancouver, Wash., Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, after a candlelight vigil for Kevin Peterson Jr., who was killed in Thursday's shooting with police involved. The Clark County Sheriff's office has not released any details on the Thursday evening shooting in Hazel Dell, but a man told The Oregonian/OregonLive that his 21-year-old son was fatally shot by police. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)

Unrest erupts over police killing of Black man near Portland

Oct. 31, 2020 4:39 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Tensions boiled over into unrest late Friday following a vigil for a Black man shot and killed by law enforcement in a city near Portland, Oregon, in southwestern Washington state. Mourners gathered in Hazel Dell, an unincorporated area of Vancouver, Washington, where family and...

Sam Gordon poses for a photograph, Oct. 20, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. Gordon was the only girl in a tackle football league when she started playing the game at age 9. Now, Gordon hopes she can give girls a chance to play on female-only high school teams through a lawsuit. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Female football star sues for schools to offer girls' teams

Oct. 27, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sam Gordon's staggering football skills made her famous at age 9. But they didn't make her fully welcome on the field. As the only girl in a tackle football league in Utah, she heard parents from opposing teams urge their kids to “beat the girl.” “I had a target...

James Musgrave discusses the increase in cases of the coronavirus in West Union, W.Va., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. “It’s not our favorite thing,” said Musgrave referring to the pandemic as he took a break from mowing his front lawn. “It’s just one of those things you deal with and learn from and go on.” (AP Photo/Kathleen Batten)

Global pandemic hits home in the West Virginia mountains

Oct. 26, 2020 10:14 AM EDT

WEST UNION, W.Va. (AP) — Many in West Virginia proudly say they live in the original social distancing state. The coronavirus often seemed like a distant phenomenon best viewed on a TV screen in living rooms in the remote mountain towns that dot the state's expanses of wilderness. But as another surge of...

FILE - In this  Friday, July 27, 2001 file photo, Dallas Cowboys kicker Tim Seder kills time by spinning the football on his fingers before the start of special teams practice at training camp in Wichita Falls, Texas. The first game between 1-5 Washington and the 2-4 Dallas Cowboys since the name change is also the longtime NFC East rivals’ first meeting with this bad a combined winning percentage since 2001. That was a 9-7 game kicker Tim Seder won with a 26-yard field goal as time expired after a collision with a horse on the field during warmups. (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam, File)

Dallas Cowboys visit Washington with NFC East in shambles

Oct. 23, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The previous time the Dallas Cowboys and Washington faced off with a combined record worse than this, the longtime NFC East rivals were each 0-4 and the 2001 "Gutter Bowl” got off on the wrong foot. During pregame warmups, Dallas kicker Tim Seder collided with a horse who was on...

Members of the festival organizing team at the Kali Bari Hindu temple pray via live transmission on the first day of Durga Puja celebrations in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Most of the festival festivities are being scaled down following the health officials warning about the potential for the coronavirus to spread during the religious festival season, which is marked by huge gatherings in temples and shopping districts. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

The Latest: UN chief urges G20 to unite on coronavirus fight

Oct. 22, 2020 10:24 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. chief says it’s “very frustrating” that leaders of the 20 major industrialized nations didn’t come together in March and establish a coordinated response to grapple with the coronavirus in all countries as he proposed. The result, he says, is every...

Arizona Cardinals' Kyler Murray celebrates running the ball for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Murray has happy homecoming, Cards cruise past Cowboys 38-10

Oct. 20, 2020 12:49 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Maybe Kyler Murray will lose a game on the home field of the Dallas Cowboys one of these days. It wasn't going to be on a night when the Arizona quarterback watched the star running back of his hometown team have another night of fumble-itis. Murray accounted for three touchdowns in...

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in East Rutherford. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Texas showcase: Cards' Kingsbury, Murray return home for MNF

Oct. 18, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury is headed back to his home state of Texas on Monday for a pretty big football game. He's unsure if his southern drawl will make a return appearance as well. “It’s usually after a few Coors Lights so I don’t know if...