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Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski announces the 2019 professional athlete of the year during the 2020 Greater Cleveland Sports Awards in Cleveland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Stefanski could be reuniting with an old friend in Cleveland. The team is interviewing Vikings assistant general manager George Paton for the second time to be their new GM, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press on Wednesday. (Joshua Gunter/Cleveland.com via AP)

AP Source: Browns agree to bring back Andrew Berry as new GM

Jan. 27, 2020 1:41 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Berry is coming back to the Browns. This time as the boss. Berry, who left Cleveland's front office last year to work in Philadelphia, agreed Monday to become the Browns' new general manager and executive vice president, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press....

People gather at a memorial for Kobe Bryant near Staples Center Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

The Latest: Remains recovery at Bryant crash site underway

Jan. 26, 2020 11:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says his department's helicopters were grounded due to weather in the area where a helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and eight other people crashed and...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez is interviewed by reporters during Dodger Stadium FanFest Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Several Dodgers go public, peeved by Astros' cheating scam

Jan. 25, 2020 7:09 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers would rather earn a World Series trophy on their own than accept any scraps from the Houston Astros or Boston Red Sox, the teams that beat them in 2017 and '18. Despite being eager to focus on the upcoming season, several Dodgers publicly for the first time...

Gene Corrigan, former NCAA president, ACC boss, dies at 91

Jan. 25, 2020 6:51 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Gene Corrigan, the former NCAA president who also helped change the look of college sports as Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner and Notre Dame and Virginia athletic director, died early Saturday. He was 91. The ACC said Saturday that Corrigan died “peacefully overnight...

Pirates' Taillon upbeat as he rehabs from elbow surgery

Jan. 25, 2020 3:04 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon has plenty of experience when it comes to rehabbing from injuries. The Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander has had two Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgeries during his professional career. He's also undergone surgeries to repair a sport hernia and remove cancerous tissue...

Hard Rock Stadium is seen along side of the new new gondolas during a tour of Hard Rock Stadium on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, ahead of the NFL Super Bowl LIV football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Super Bowl back in Miami for 11th time after 10-year hiatus

Jan. 25, 2020 12:45 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — It’s appropriate the Super Bowl to end droughts is Miami-bound. The Kansas City Chiefs are playing in the game for the first time in 50 years against the San Francisco 49ers, who have a chance to win their first NFL title in 25 years. And the game is returning in Miami for the first...

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman hits a home run during the second inning of Game 1 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros in Houston. A person familiar with the negotiations tells the AP that “face of the franchise” Zimmerman and the Nationals have agreed to terms on a $2 million deal for 2020. The deal is pending a physical. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

AP source: Zimmerman, Nationals agree on $2M plus incentives

Jan. 24, 2020 11:47 PM EST

Washington Nationals “face of the franchise” Ryan Zimmerman agreed to terms on a $2 million contract for 2020 that includes the possibility of earning $3 million more in incentives. The parameters of the deal were described to The Associated Press on Friday by a person familiar with the...

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland waves to the gallery after hitting out of a fairway bunker on the fourth hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the second round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament Friday Jan. 24, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Players Championship raises purse to $15 million

Jan. 24, 2020 8:05 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The PGA Tour is raising the prize money at The Players Championship to $15 million, making it the largest purse in golf unless any of the majors decide to up the ante this year. The winner of March 12-15 event at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, will receive $2.7 million, nearly...

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2016, file photo, a New Orleans Saints helmet rests on the playing field before an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. The Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

NFL’s Saints fight to shield emails in Catholic abuse crisis

Jan. 24, 2020 7:00 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis. Attorneys...

This undated photo provided by the Minnesota Vikings shows George Paton. New Browns coach Kevin Stefanski could be reuniting with an old friend in Cleveland. The team is interviewing Vikings assistant general manager George Paton for the second time to be their new GM, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Minnesota Vikings via AP)

AP source: Vikings' Paton withdraws from Browns GM job hunt

Jan. 24, 2020 6:36 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Paton wasn't about to leave Minnesota's comfort for Cleveland's chaos. The Vikings assistant general manager withdrew his candidacy Friday for the Browns' general manager vacancy, according to a person with knowledge of the decision who told The Associated Press. The person spoke...