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This image provided by EA Sports shows the cover of the Madden 21 video game, featuring Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, which will be released in August. (Photo courtesy of EA Sports via AP)

Reigning NFL MVP Jackson will appear on Madden 21 cover

Jun. 16, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

Lamar Jackson? Of course, Lamar Jackson. With no mystery. The EA Sports Madden cover release usually carries some suspense, but Jackson let it slip a couple months ago that he had been approached about appearing on this year's game cover. On Tuesday, EA Sports made it official: The Baltimore Ravens quarterback...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky speaks during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, in Minneapolis. Trubisky understands why the Bears acquired quarterback Nick Foles. That doesn't mean he's ready to hand over the starting job. Trubisky said the trade for Foles gave him extra motivation to show he can develop into the franchise quarterback the Bears thought he would become when they moved up a spot to draft him with the No. 2 overall pick in 2017.
“That's the business we're in,” he said in a conference call on Friday, June 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig, File)

Trubisky not conceding Bears starting QB job to Foles

Jun. 12, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky understands why the Chicago Bears acquired quarterback Nick Foles. That doesn't mean he's ready to hand over the starting job. Trubisky said the trade for Foles gave him extra motivation to show he can develop into the franchise quarterback the Bears thought he...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, left, and Tyrann Mathieu celebrate after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Kansas City Chiefs began talking about a repeat before they had even left the stadium following their Super Bowl triumph. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Mahomes, Mathieu leading Chiefs in voter registration drive

Jun. 12, 2020 2:08 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes and Tyrann Mathieu knew they had a platform to speak out about social injustice given their visibility and stature with the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. The question was what to do with it. The young quarterback and star safety, both of whom have been...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson (26) stands for the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville, Tenn. NFL players who want to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racism have far more support than Colin Kaepernick did  four years ago.  (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

Despite far more support, kneeling might not be widespread

Jun. 11, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

NFL players who want to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racism have far more support than Colin Kaepernick did four years ago. Still, it might not be widespread for a few reasons. If organizations insist on unity, as some coaches and front-office executives have mentioned, that...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, a replica of the World Series trophy is seen in the stands as the Washington Nationals play the Houston Astros during a spring training baseball game Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Major League Baseball has proposed expanding the playoff field from 10 teams to as many as 16 for this year and next season. Other major sports are accustomed to more teams in the postseason. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

A plethora for playoffs: MLB proposes up to 16 teams advance

Jun. 9, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

Maybe this might get Mike Trout back into the playoffs. Major League Baseball is tossing around plenty of ideas these days to start up a shortened season delayed by the coronavirus pandemic — a DH in the National League, neutral-site games, personal rosin bags for pitchers. Now comes a proposal that would...

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, from left, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, quarterback Colin Kaepernick and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to take a stand against police brutality, racial injustice and social inequality, he was vilified by people who considered it an offense against the country, the flag and the military. Nearly four years later, it seems more people are starting to side with Kaepernick’s peaceful protest and now are calling out those who don’t understand the intent behind his action. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Colin Kaepernick has more support now, still long way to go

Jun. 5, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to take a stand against police brutality and racial injustice in 2016, he was mostly alone. Politicians, team owners and fellow players criticized him, fans burned his jersey, and he was booed even at home. Four years later, his protest is widely...

The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at a memorial service for George Floyd at North Central University Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The Latest: Sharpton: DC rally being planned for Aug. 28

Jun. 5, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Sharpton planning DC rally for Aug. 28 anniversary of MLK's “I Have A Dream” speech — Minneapolis-St. Paul curfew over as troopers, National Guard to be sent home — Seattle mayor bans police use of a type of tear gas for 30 days. — Phoenix woman says...

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions during a season ticket member fan forum before practice at the Cleveland Browns NFL football team's training camp facility in Berea, Ohio. Several NFL teams are reopening their training facilities Tuesday, May 19, 2020, while many are prohibited by government restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. Commissioner Roger Goodell gave the 32 clubs the go-ahead for limited reopenings as long as state and local municipalities allow them. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Goodell says NFL was wrong for not listening to players

Jun. 5, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league was wrong for not listening to players fighting for racial equality and encouraged them to peacefully protest. One day after 2018 NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes and several of his peers released a video demanding the league condemn racism, Goodell...

Jacksonville Jaguars NFL football player  Chris Conley addresses the crowd of teammates, staff and families on the steps of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office headquarters building,  Friday morning, June 5, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla., as they protest against inequality and police brutality. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP)

'Today we say no more': Jaguars march to sheriff's office

Jun. 5, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

The Jacksonville Jaguars protested against inequality and police brutality on Friday, marching from their stadium to the steps of the sheriff’s department. “Today we say no more,” wide receiver Chris Conley said. “Today we see a nation that can’t await change, a city that...

Several hundred demonstrators march peacefully as they protest in Addison, Texas, Thursday, June 4, 2020. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Players send video message to NFL about racial inequality

Jun. 5, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Mahomes, Saquon Barkley and Michael Thomas are among more than a dozen NFL stars who united to send a passionate video message to the league about racial inequality. The 70-second video was released on social media platforms Thursday night and includes Odell Beckham Jr., Deshaun...