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NFL owners table onside kick alternative proposal

May. 28, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

NFL owners have tabled a proposal for an alternative to the onside kick with a fourth-and-15 play and approved testing expanded use of video replay in the preseason to aid in officiating. On a conference call Thursday, the 32 owners also increased the number of players who may be designated for return from the...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, seated toward center, and city of Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson, seated left, along with various state government representatives, host a news conference regarding the area's coronavirus situation, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at City Hall, in Amarillo, Texas. (David Gay/Amarillo Globe-News via AP)

The Latest: Horse racing to resume in Maryland

May. 28, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Live horse racing is slated to resume in Maryland this weekend with a three-day session at Laurel Park, which will remain closed to the general public. The Maryland Jockey Club says it has received approval from the Maryland...

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz is hit by Seattle Seahawks' Jadeveon Clowney (90) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Philadelphia. The Browns remain interested in Clowney, the talented defensive end _ and former No. 1 overall draft pick _ who remains unsigned and the top target on the free agent market. During a Zoom meeting with reporters on Thursday, May 28, 2020, Browns new defensive coordinator Joe Wood praised Clowney but deferrred any questions about the Browns' pursuit of the speedy edge rusher to general manager Andrew Berry.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Browns stay interested in Clowney while building solid line

May. 28, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett on one end. Jadeveon Clowney on the other. Just the thought of it elicited a quick smile from new Browns coordinator Joe Woods, who oversaw a star-studded defensive front in San Francisco and could have a similar one in Cleveland. The Browns remain interested in Clowney, the...

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2020, file photo, Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo (13) tries to get around Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic, left, and guard Terrence Ross (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla. Reporters from The Associated Press spoke to more than two dozen athletes from around the globe -- representing seven countries and 11 sports -- to get a sense of how concerned or confident they are about resuming competition. What emerged, above all, was a sense that they are going through the very same sort of calculus that much of the rest of society is: What is safe nowadays? (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

'We have to touch each other': Sports in the COVID-19 world

May. 28, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

A sampling of thoughts from some of the more than two dozen athletes from 11 sports that The Associated Press spoke to about resuming competition amid the coronavirus pandemic: ___ “Some players like Steve Nash used to lick his hands. Some people still have that in their routine. Some people wipe the sweat...

In this Jan. 29, 2009, photo, Sean Murphy, alleged mastermind behind a $2 million jewelry heist from the E.A. Dion jewelry manufacturing company in 2008, in Attleboro, Mass., listens to a list of charges brought against him during arraignment in Attleboro District Court. At right is court officer Howie Werman. In a February 2020 letter to The Associated Press, the career criminal said he is hoping to catch a break on his prison sentence from burglarizing a Brink’s warehouse in Columbus, Ohio, during which he accidentally set millions of dollars on fire. (Mark Stockwell/The Sun Chronicle via AP)

'Master Thief' burglar hopes to catch break on sentence

May. 28, 2020 7:05 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A self-described “master thief” career criminal is hoping to catch a break on his prison sentence from burglarizing a Brink’s warehouse during which he accidentally set millions of dollars on fire. Sean Murphy and two other men were convicted of breaking into the...

People hold a minute of silence for the victims of COVID-19 at Sol square in downtown Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Flags are flying at half-mast on more than 14,000 public buildings in Spain as the European nation holds its first of 10 days of national mourning for the victims of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

May. 27, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

Las Vegas casinos plan to welcome tourists again on June 4. South Korea on Wednesday announced a spike in new coronavirus infections and considered reimposing social distancing restrictions, revealing the potential setbacks ahead for others on the road to reopening. The European Union unveiled a massive stimulus...

A general view of the Philippe-Chatrier tennis court with its new retractable roof during a media tour at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The French open will moving to September from the end of May because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

The Latest: NBA reminding teams players overseas can return

May. 27, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The NBA reminded its teams Wednesday that players who are currently outside the U.S. have been cleared to return, though quarantine rules may apply in some areas. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf signed an...

Brown says learning must be accelerated on Seahawks O-line

May. 27, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Whenever the Seattle Seahawks finally get together in person, Duane Brown will see plenty of unfamiliar faces on the offensive line. Gone is Justin Britt, Seattle’s anchor at center, released to save salary cap space. Same goes for guard D.J. Fluker. Also gone is right tackle...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield reacts during an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Cleveland. The Browns quarterback said being away from football has given him time to reflect on his career and made him more determined to rebound from a tough second season in the NFL. Mayfield spoke Wednesday, May 27, 2020, on a Zoom call for the first time since the end of last season. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Quieter Mayfield knows Year 3 vital for him after rough '19

May. 27, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

Baker Mayfield went back to his roots during this strange offseason, a time he's used to reflect and forget a season that didn't go well for the Browns' brash quarterback. He's also worked on his golf game. “I've always been a high-effort guy," he said. "I am swinging hard still, but it is still not going...

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...