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Ex-NFL player Carlos Rogers pleads guilty in fraud scheme

Dec. 2, 2020 2:47 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A 12th former NFL player has admitted to participating in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud the league’s health care benefit program. Former Washington Football Team and San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Lexington,...

Steelers add C Pouncey to COVID-19 list against Ravens

Dec. 2, 2020 2:45 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens are scheduled to play on Wednesday afternoon even as COVID-19 continues to infect players up and down their respective rosters. The Steelers will be without perennial Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey, who was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list...

Goodell: NFL committed to finishing regular season on time

Dec. 2, 2020 2:44 PM EST

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday the league remains committed to finishing the regular season as scheduled. Goodell also said on a conference call that while the NFL is considering a bubble format for the playoffs, it wouldn't necessarily resemble what the NHL and NBA used in successfully in...

A prerecorded message from Alabama coach Nick Saban is shown on the big screen at Bryant-Denny Stadium before the Iron Bowl NCAA college football game between Alabama and Auburn on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

SEC nearing finish line in fragile, virus-disrupted season

Dec. 2, 2020 2:44 PM EST

South Carolina interim coach Mike Bobo wasn’t sure what would happen when the Southeastern Conference kicked off its 10-game, all-league football season amid the coronavirus pandemic But he couldn't have envisioned all that has unfolded, including but the end is in sight. South Carolina and Kentucky look...

Old Dominion forward Kalu Ezikpe, top, and Maryland forward Galin Smith battle for the opening tip-off in an empty arena during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in College Park, Md., Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

The Latest: Michigan pauses football, cancels Maryland game

Dec. 2, 2020 2:28 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Michigan’s football game this weekend against Maryland has been canceled, and the Wolverines are pausing practice until Monday. Michigan says the decision to pause in-person football activities was made in consultation...

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, left, greets Penn State head coach James Franklin after an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Penn State won 27-17. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Maryland-Michigan canceled by Wolverines' virus outbreak

Dec. 2, 2020 2:17 PM EST

Michigan's game against Maryland was canceled after the Wolverines suspended team activities Wednesday because of an outbreak of COVID-19 that could also threaten their rivalry game against Ohio State on Dec. 12 and the Buckeyes' chances to play for a Big Ten title. Michigan has paused in-person football...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) runs off the field after the team's win over Pittsburgh in an NCAA college football game Saturday, NovĀ 28, 2020, in Clemson, S.C. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP, Pool)

In the ACC, even without fans, there's no place like home

Dec. 2, 2020 1:37 PM EST

Clemson’s Death Valley does not have as many signs of life on game days. Hard Rock Stadium is often very quiet when Miami scores. Lane Stadium isn’t shaking atop its foundation when Virginia Tech takes the field before kickoff. These are obvious deviations from the norms, further proof that nothing...

Bills linebackers Milano, Dodson cleared to practice off IR

Dec. 2, 2020 11:20 AM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are in position to get healthier for their stretch run with linebackers Matt Milano and Tyrel Dodson designated to return to practice on Wednesday after spending time on injured reserve. Milano, a starter, missed three games over four weeks with a partially torn...

Gosper leaving World Rugby to take up role at NFL Europe

Dec. 2, 2020 10:52 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The chief executive of rugby's world governing body is leaving his role to take up a senior position at the NFL, where he will drive the next stage of its growth in Europe. Brett Gosper will begin his new role as Head of Europe and U.K. some time next year, the NFL said Wednesday. The league...

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Mike Glennon (2) throws a pass as he is rushed by Cleveland Browns defensive end Adrian Clayborn, left, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Jaguars sticking with Glennon even though Minshew is healthy

Dec. 2, 2020 10:23 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Quarterback Mike Glennon is getting another start for the Jacksonville Jaguars even though Gardner Minshew is fully healthy. Coach Doug Marrone said Wednesday he’s sticking with Glennon at Minnesota (5-6) on Sunday. He added that Minshew has been cleared to practice in full...