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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks during the COVID-19 press briefing inside the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

The Latest: Iowa AD looking at different football scenarios

May. 28, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is not ruling out having a full stadium for home football games. Barta told reporters the school is planning for several different scenarios, and one of them is opening 69,250-seat Kinnick...

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints' Tommylee Lewis during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game in New Orleans. Remember back to the NFC championship game in the 2018 season. Deep in the fourth quarter at the Superdome. And the missed call — one of the worst officiating gaffes in pro football memory. What the NFL came up with was a one-year trial in which pass interference calls could be reviewed in the video replay system, it was hailed as major step to aid officiating. But the NFL blew it, and on Thursday, May 28, 2020, barring a stunning turnaround, the rule will disappear. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Analysis: NFL blew it with pass interference reviews rule

May. 27, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

Remember back to the NFC championship game in the 2018 season. Deep in the fourth quarter at the Superdome. And the missed call — one of the worst officiating gaffes in pro football memory. Not only did it likely prevent the New Orleans Saints from winning the conference title, and perhaps beating New...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) stretches prior to an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Charlotte, N.C. Even with the status of the upcoming season uncertain because of the coronavirus pandemic, teams continue to tinker with their rosters by adding players they hope will help them win — whenever, or if, they actually play. Newton is 31 and five years removed from his AP NFL MVP season, but he has been posting workout videos on Instagram to show he's now healthy. Where he eventually ends up — likely as a backup, at least at first — remains one of the most intriguing storylines of the offseason. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

Some big names remain unsigned late in NFL's odd offseason

May. 26, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Offseason shopping is still in full swing in the NFL. Even with the status of the upcoming season uncertain because of the coronavirus pandemic, teams continue to tinker with their rosters by adding players they hope will help them win — whenever or if they actually play. Virtual...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Anthony Chickillo (56) chases a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. Chickillo has agreed to a contract with the New Orleans Saints after playing the last five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The deal was announced Saturday, May 23, 2020,  by Saints general manager Mickey Loomis.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Saints adding ex-Steelers linebacker Anthony Chickillo

May. 23, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Linebacker Anthony Chickillo has agreed to a contract with the New Orleans Saints after playing the last five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The deal was announced Saturday by Saints general manager Mickey Loomis. The 6-foot-3, 255-pound Chickillo is changing teams for the first...

The Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, flies over downtown New Orleans and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, as a salute to the health care front line responders working to help the sick during the coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Saints exploring Superdome naming rights options

May. 20, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints are preparing to look for a new naming rights holder for the Superdome. Mercedez-Benz has held naming rights under a 10-year agreement that expires in July 2021 and Saints have said this week that the German automaker does not intend to extend the deal. In 2015,...

Saints add versatile running back, returner Montgomery

May. 15, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have signed veteran running back Ty Montgomery, general manager Mickey Loomis said Friday. The 6-foot, 216-pound Montgomery comes to New Orleans after spending last season in largely a reserve and special teams role with the New York Jets. Montgomery rushed 15...

Saints bring back reserve lineman Omameh

May. 14, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has re-signed offensive lineman Patrick Omameh. The 6-foot-4, 327-pound Omameh joined New Orleans at the start of training camp last season and appeared in 14 regular-season games with one start. The seven-year veteran...

FILE - This Sept. 15, 2019, file photo shows The Greenbrier resort nestled in the mountains in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Several NFL teams are eyeing the resort owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice as a potential training facility during the coronavirus pandemic. A spokesman for The Greenbrier resort on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 said they've been contacted by teams but no one has officially signed on to practice there this year. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

NFL teams eyeing West Virginia resort as training facility

May. 13, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Several NFL teams are eyeing a resort owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice as a potential training facility during the coronavirus pandemic, a spokesman for the retreat said Wednesday. The Greenbrier, a lavish resort in southern West Virginia, has previously hosted training...

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)

Chiefs among centerpieces of NFL slate as they chase repeat

May. 10, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the makeshift interview room just outside Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, defensive tackle Chris Jones yelled across to Chiefs teammate Frank Clark, vowing that the Super Bowl championship they had just won would not be the last. Their road to a repeat will begin at home. And there...

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2019, file photo, New Orleans Saints' Larry Warford (67) blocks against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla. The Saints have cut three-time Pro Bowl right guard Warford, whose three-year run as a starter was cast into doubt by the club's selection of interior lineman Cesar Ruiz in the first round of the recent NFL draft. Warford's termination was announced by general manager Mickey Loomis on Friday, May 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Saints cut 3-year starter, 3-time Pro Bowl guard Warford

May. 8, 2020 9:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have cut three-time Pro Bowl right guard Larry Warford, whose three-year run as a starter was cast into doubt by the club's selection of interior lineman Cesar Ruiz in the first round of the NFL draft. Warford, whose termination was announced Friday by general...