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FILE - In this April 11, 2019, file photo, Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac answers questions concerning the decision to fire coach Dave Joerger in Sacramento, Calif. Divac has stepped down as general manager of the Kings and will be replaced on an interim basis by Joe Dumars. The Kings announced the move Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, a day after they ended their 14th straight season without a playoff berth. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Vlade Divac steps down as Kings general manager

Aug. 14, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

Vlade Divac has stepped down as general manager of the Sacramento Kings and will be replaced on an interim basis by Joe Dumars. The Kings announced the move Friday, a day after they ended their 14th straight season without a playoff berth. That’s the longest active drought in the NBA and one shy of the...

FILE - In this June 30, 2017, file photo, John Mozeliak, right, newly named St. Louis Cardinals president of baseball operations, speaks during a news conference at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. St. Louis' series opener against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed to Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, giving the Cardinals an extra day to recover from a coronavirus outbreak. The Cardinals, who have not played since July 29, were set to resume their season Friday night in Chicago. But the series opener was pushed back to a doubleheader on Saturday, the beginning of an extended stay in the Windy City for the Cards. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)

Cardinals-White Sox opener pushed back to Saturday

Aug. 13, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — St. Louis' series opener against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed to Saturday, giving the Cardinals an extra day to recover from a coronavirus outbreak. The Cardinals, who haven't played since July 29, were set to resume their season Friday night in Chicago. But the series opener was...

Frontier Conference moves NAIA football schedule to spring

Aug. 13, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

WHITEFISH, Mont. (AP) — The Montana schools in the NAIA Frontier Conference are moving their football schedule to the spring, league Commissioner Kent Paulson announced Thursday, two days before practice was to begin. The league's council of presidents made the decision less than a week after the league...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones waits for the team's NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Jones sidestepped the question of whether he would change his policy requiring players for the Cowboys to stand during the national anthem. Still, the owner who has taken the hardest line among his NFL counterparts against protesting racial injustice during “The Star-Spangled Banner” did acknowledge a changing social tide after the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Jerry Jones suggests wiggle room over Cowboys' anthem policy

Aug. 13, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

Jerry Jones sidestepped the question of whether he would change his policy requiring Dallas Cowboys players to stand during the national anthem. Still, the owner who has taken the hardest line among his NFL counterparts against protesting racial injustice during “The Star-Spangled Banner” did...

FILE - Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce smiles before the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Chiefs and the star tight end have agreed to a four-year, $57.25 million contract extension that will keep him with the Super Bowl champions through 2025, a person familiar with the contract tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal has not been announced. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

AP source: Chiefs, Kelce agree to 4-year, $57.25M extension

Aug. 13, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs weren't done when they signed star quarterback Patrick Mahomes to a record-setting extension, or when they put together a pricey package to keep Pro Bowl defensive tackle Chris Jones on the line. Now, they're shelling out more big money to keep tight end...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2014, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Stephen Jones, executive vice president and director of player personnel, walks on the field before the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Arlington, Texas. The cancellation of college football games will have a far more significant impact on the NFL beyond giving the league an opportunity to play Saturday games this fall. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)

On Football: Evaluating college players is NFL's challenge

Aug. 13, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

The cancellation of college football games will have a far more significant impact on the NFL beyond giving the league an opportunity to play Saturday games this fall. Evaluating players for the draft will be among the biggest challenges. “I think until you understand exactly what the landscape is going...

This photo taken  Aug. 5, 2020, during a Zoom interview with reporters, Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, displays the proximity tracking device that players and staff around the NFL are wearing at team facilities as part of COVID-19 protocols.

Virus-proofing NFL facilities is a tall, masked task

Aug. 13, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

Like a defense stiffening at the goal line late in the game, the NFL has implemented a wide array of health protocols designed to keep the coronavirus from wrecking the 2020 season scheduled to begin four weeks from now. Football is just as much a sport of pattern and detail as it is about speed and strength...

Big Sky scuttles rest of fall sports schedule over COVID-19

Aug. 13, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — The Big Sky Conference has voted to postpone all fall sports competition until the spring because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The decision follows the Big Sky’s postponement of fall football on Aug. 6 when the league became one of the first in the nation to...

FILE - In this March 8, 2018 file photo, Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales poses at the Milwaukee Police Administration in Milwaukee. Milwaukee's former police chief, who was demoted to captain in part for using tear gas against protesters demonstrating over George Floyd’s death, has chosen to retire instead of staying with the department. The city's Fire and Police Commission voted unanimously last week to demote Morales. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)

Demoted Milwaukee police chief to retire, defends record

Aug. 13, 2020 7:56 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee's former police chief, who was demoted to captain in part for using tear gas against protesters demonstrating over George Floyd’s death, has chosen to retire instead of staying with the department. The city's Fire and Police Commission voted unanimously last week to demote...

Due to the new coronavirus pandemic a man wears a face mask of the German first division soccer team FC Schalke 04 and a hat with the word reading

The Latest: Notre Dame says 2 football players in isolation

Aug. 12, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Notre Dame tested 117 football players for COVID-19 on Monday and two tested positive, according to university physician Dr. Matt Leiszler. Of the two positive tests, one player was mildly symptomatic and the other was...