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Lions waive DT Daylon Mack

Aug. 7, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions waived defensive tackle Daylon Mack. The team announced the move Friday. The NFL's transaction report listed the move with a failed physical designation. The Lions acquired Mack off waivers from Baltimore last weekend. Mack was a fifth-round draft pick by the...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2015, file photo, Southern Utah celebrates with the trophy after defeating Northern Arizona in an NCAA college football game for the Big Sky Conference title Cedar City, Utah. The Big Sky Conference postponed its football season on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, to the spring because of the coronavirus pandemic and called for the FCS playoffs to be moved to the second semester as well.(Jordan Allred/The Spectrum via AP)

The Latest: Clemson's Trevor Lawrence considered opting out

Aug. 7, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence said he considered opting out of this season when he was unsure what college football would look like going forward amid the coronavirus pandemic. But Lawrence said Friday once he understood...

FILE- In this Oct. 15, 2019, file photo, Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL's chief medical officer, speaks during a news conference at the at the football league's fall meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The NFL's chief medical officer says it's not surprising there have been positive tests for COVID-19 among players reporting to training camp because the disease is cutting across football just as it has through societies around the world. Players currently have to pass COVID-19 testing before they are allowed into training camp. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

NFL medical boss: New COVID-19 protocols to verify positives

Aug. 7, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

The NFL's chief medical officer says the league is establishing a new two-step protocol for players and coaches who have no known history of the COVID-19 infection and receive a positive test. Dr. Allen Sills said Friday any individual in that situation who is also asymptomatic will be given two confirmatory...

FILE - This Nov. 28, 2019, file photo shows Detroit Lions offensive tackle Rick Wagner (71) blocking for quarterback David Blough, right, against Chicago Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack (52) during the second half of an NFL football game in Detroit. Wagner, now an offensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers, has a tough assignment as he returns to his home state. The West Allis native and former Wisconsin lineman is getting the first shot to emerge as Green Bay’s right tackle, a spot where Bryan Bulaga had been a fixture for a decade before signing with the Los Angeles Chargers. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

Packers' Wagner savors chance to play for home-state team

Aug. 6, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

Green Bay Packers offensive tackle Rick Wagner says the decision to sign with his home-state team was easy. The challenge Wagner now faces is much more difficult. Wagner is attempting to bounce back from a down season while making sure the Packers don’t take a step back at right tackle, a position that...

Packers say they won't have any fans for 1st two home games

Aug. 6, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers say they won’t have any fans for at least their first two home games this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Lambeau Field will not be the same without our fans’ energetic support in the stands,” Packers President/CEO Mark...

Coach Danny Chavez aids 14-year-old Estevan Rodriguez during boxing practice Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at West Texas Knockout Boxing Club in Odessa, Texas. Both are wearing masks to abide by the boxing club's health and safety rules, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Tuesday was the club's first day open since late March. (Eli Hartman/Odessa American via AP)

The Latest: AAC to play 8 conference games, up to 12 total

Aug. 5, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The American Athletic Conference says it will keep its eight-game conference football schedule in place and allow its 11 schools to play up to four nonconference games. The AAC also announced it could move the date of its...

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2016, file photo, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford  smiles on the sideline during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Ford Field in Detroit. The Lions removed Stafford from the COVID-IR list, saying he received a false positive test result. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)

Lions say Stafford's test was a false positive

Aug. 4, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions removed Matthew Stafford from the COVID-IR list, saying he received a false positive test result — and drawing the ire of the quarterback's wife toward the NFL. The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with...

IndyCar postpones Mid-Ohio doubleheader because of virus

Aug. 1, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The IndyCar doubleheader scheduled for Mid-Ohio next weekend has been postponed because of the spike in coronavirus cases across the nation, which means the series won’t race again until the Indianapolis 500 on Aug. 23....

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Detroit. Stafford was put on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the Lions, according to the league's transactions report Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an infected person. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Detroit QB Stafford goes on reserve/COVID-19 list

Aug. 1, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — One of the NFL's standout quarterbacks is now on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Matthew Stafford was put on the list by the Detroit Lions, according to the league's transactions report Saturday. The reserve/COVID-19 list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been...

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Vikings' Jayron Kearse walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle. Kearse of the Detroit Lions has been suspended by the NFL for the first three games of the 2020 regular season for violating league policy on substance abuse. Formerly with division rival Minnesota, Kearse signed a one-year, $2 million deal with Detroit as a free agent. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)

Lions safety Jayron Kearse suspended 3 games

Jul. 31, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jayron Kearse of the Detroit Lions has been suspended by the NFL for the first three games of the 2020 regular season for violating league policy on substance abuse. Kearse is eligible to participate in all preseason practices. He will be allowed to return to the Lions’ active...