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FILE - In this April 8, 2020, file photo, an empty Parkview Field minor league baseball stadium is viewed in downtown Fort Wayne, Ind. Minor league umpires are out of jobs so far and maybe all year with no minor league seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Mike Moore/The Journal-Gazette via AP, File)

The Latest: West Indies cricket cutting pay by 50%

May. 29, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Cricket West Indies has announced a temporary 50% reduction in salaries and funding across the region from July 1. CWI has kept players, staff, umpires and coaches on full pay since the outbreak began, but the lack of any...

Patriots' McCourty feeling good after offseason surgery

May. 27, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty has experienced lots of change during his 11-year NFL career. It’s why he didn’t try to hide his enthusiasm, posting a screaming image of himself on Twitter in March, when New England picked up the team option on the final season of the...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots' Tom Brady raises the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons in overtime at the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game in Houston. Brady’s journey to each of his nine Super Bowls with the New England Patriots will be the subject of an ESPN series released in 2021. Entitled “The Man in the Arena: Tom Brady,” the nine-episode series will include a look from Brady’s perspective at the six NFL titles and three Super Bowl defeats he was a part of. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

New England bishop takes tongue-in-cheek shot at Tom Brady

May. 22, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop in New England says not even a Hail Mary is going to help Tom Brady win a seventh Super Bowl championship now that he's with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Diocese of Providence Bishop Thomas Tobin, in a tongue-in-cheek tweet Friday, took a swipe at the former...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots' Tom Brady raises the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons in overtime at the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game in Houston. Brady’s journey to each of his nine Super Bowls with the New England Patriots will be the subject of an ESPN series released in 2021. Entitled “The Man in the Arena: Tom Brady,” the nine-episode series will include a look from Brady’s perspective at the six NFL titles and three Super Bowl defeats he was a part of. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Brady's Super Bowl journeys to be part of 2021 ESPN series

May. 21, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

Tom Brady's journey to each of his nine Super Bowls with the New England Patriots will be the subject of an ESPN series released next year. Entitled “The Man in the Arena: Tom Brady,” the nine-episode series will include a look from Brady's perspective at the six NFL titles and three Super Bowl...

Patriots sign last remaining draft pick, 2nd-rounder Dugger

May. 20, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots on Wednesday signed second-round draft pick Kyle Dugger, a defensive back and punt returner from Lenoir-Rhyne. He was the last member of the team's 2020 draft class who had been unsigned. Dugger, 24, had 237 tackles, 10 interceptions and six forced fumbles...

Patriots sign former Virginia Tech TE Dalton Keene

May. 15, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

The Patriots have signed tight end Dalton Keene, leaving only one member of their 2020 draft class unsigned. Keene, a third-round pick out of Virginia Tech, appeared in 39 games during three seasons with the Hokies, totaling 59 receptions for 748 yards and eight touchdowns. He represents the Patriots' latest...

New Patriots WR Lee eager for fresh start after injuries

May. 13, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — For wide receiver Marqise Lee, signing with the Patriots this offseason wasn’t about New England’s championship history. It was about going to a place that would give him the best chance to prove he can still play football. The 39th overall pick in the 2014 draft by...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Phillip Dorsett, left, runs from New York Jets cornerback Nate Hairston (21) on the way for a touchdown after a reception during an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Dorsett has never set foot in Seattle or anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. Not as a player in either of his previous NFL stops. Not in college. Not just for a random trip. He hasn’t even seen in person the the place he'll practice after signing with the Seattle Seahawks whenever the facility becomes available to use. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Dorsett hoping decision to move to Seahawks will pay off

May. 12, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Phillip Dorsett has never set foot in Seattle or anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. Not as a player in either of his previous NFL stops. Not in college. Not even for a random trip. Needless to say, he hasn’t personally seen the place where he will eventually practice after...

Patriots sign 4 additional members of draft class

May. 8, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have signed four additional members of their 2020 draft class. New England announced Friday that linebacker Anfernee Jennings, tight end Devin Asiasi and offensive linemen Mike Onwenu and Dustin Woodard all agreed to terms on rookie contracts. The Patriots...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gestures to a teammate before an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans in Foxborough, Mass. A highlight of the opening weekend of the NFL season will have Brady's regular-season debut with Tampa Bay against Drew Brees at New Orleans on Sept. 13 — the first matchup of 40-plus quarterbacks in NFL history. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Column: More normality from NFL. Will it happen on time?

May. 7, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

The Super Bowl champions kicking off the season at home. Spanking new stadiums in Los Angeles and Las Vegas unveiled in prime time. A Thanksgiving tripleheader. Nothing but normality for the NFL in anything but normal times. Free agency pretty much went routinely. The draft, done virtually, was a massive hit...