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FILE - In this Dc. 18, 2017 file photo, former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant talks during a news conference in Los Angeles.  Bryant and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headlined a nine-person group announced Saturday, April 4, 2020,  as this year’s class of enshrinees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. They all got into the Hall in their first year of eligibility, as did WNBA great Tamika Catchings. Two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich, longtime Baylor women’s coach Kim Mulkey, 1,000-game winner Barbara Stevens of Bentley and three-time Final Four coach Eddie Sutton were selected. So was former FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

The Latest: Lakers GM Pelinka draws inspiration from Bryant

Apr. 8, 2020 11:08 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka is drawing inspiration from his friendship with Kobe Bryant as he navigates the coronavirus pandemic. Pelinka was Bryant’s longtime agent before he took over the...

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, former Baylor head football coach Matt Rhule speaks to reporters outside his home in Waco, Texas. In a normal year, new Carolina Panthers NFL football head coach Matt Rhule would have greeted many of the team's players for the first time with a handshake Monday for the start of the team's offseason workout program. But nothing is normal in the days of a global pandemic. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP, File)

NFL delays start of offseason workout programs for teams

Apr. 6, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C (AP) — The NFL is delaying the start of its offseason workout program while formulating a plan with the NFL Players Association on how to proceed during the coronavirus pandemic. At least for the time being, NFL coaches won’t be allowed to communicate with players via...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 1964, file photo, fullback Jim Brown, left, and flanker back Bobby Mitchell, once a feared duo for the Cleveland Browns before Mitchell was dealt to Washington, are back together as teammates, as they prepare for the annual Pro Bowl at Los Angeles. Mitchell, the speedy late 1950s and ’60s NFL offensive star the Browns and the Washington Redskins, has died. He was 84. The Pro Football Hall of Fame said Sunday night, April 5, 2020, that Mitchell’s family said he died in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Harold Filan, File)

Pro Football Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell dies at 84

Apr. 6, 2020 1:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bobby Mitchell, the speedy Hall of Famer who became the Washington Redskins' first black player, has died. He was 84. Mitchell split his career with the Cleveland Browns and Redskins and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983. The Hall of Fame said Sunday night that...

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Browns NFL football head coach Kevin Stefanski answers a question during a news conference at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. Cleveland's first-year coach has been holed up with his family and riding out the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, which has created numerous challenges as he prepares for an NFL season that still remains in question.(AP Photo/Phil Long, File)

Stuck in Minnesota, Browns coach adjusts to 'strange times'

Apr. 2, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Stefanski's title has changed. His address remains the same. Stuck in Minnesota with his family, the Cleveland Browns' first-year coach has been holed up and riding out the coronavirus pandemic, which has created challenges as he prepares for the NFL draft and a season that remains...

A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)

The Latest: Union player tests positive, first in MLS

Apr. 1, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: A player for the Philadelphia Union has tested positive for coronavirus. It is Major League Soccer’s first player case of the virus that has caused the suspension of the season. The Union did not identify the player. He...

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn (99) rushes against the Houston Texans during the first half of an NFL football game in Houston. The Cleveland Browns plan to sign veteran free agent Clayborn to a two-year, $6 million contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)

AP source: Browns signing free agent Clayborn to 2-year deal

Mar. 31, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns plan to sign veteran free agent defensive end Adrian Clayborn to a two-year, $6 million contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Clayborn, who spent last season with the Atlanta Falcons, has agreed to terms on a deal that...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo, the Pittsburgh Steelers offense, left, lines up against the Los Angeles Rams' defense during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. The NFL's decision to expand the playoffs from 12 to 14 teams this season could have a major impact on the league based on how things have played out in the past.(AP Photo/Don Wright, File)

How paths might have changed under expanded NFL playoffs

Mar. 31, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

Lovie Smith's coaching tenure in Chicago might not have ended had the Bears made the playoffs his final three seasons instead of missing out by one spot his last two years. Playoff droughts in Cleveland and Tampa Bay wouldn't be nearly as long or painful had the Browns and Bucs sneaked their way into the...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Chris Hubbard (74) blocks in the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Cleveland. Hubbard agreed to rework his contract after the team signed free agent Jack Conklin, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday, March 26, 2020. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

AP Source: Browns tackle Hubbard restructures contract

Mar. 26, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns right tackle Chris Hubbard has agreed to rework his contract and take a substantial pay cut after the team signed free agent Jack Conklin, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday. Hubbard, who lost his starting job when Cleveland signed Conklin to a...

Cardinals agree to 1-year deals with DL Coley, RB Foster

Mar. 25, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to terms on one-year deals with defensive lineman Trevon Coley and running back D.J. Foster, the team said Wednesday. The 25-year-old Coley provides depth on the Cardinals' defensive line. He played in seven games with the Indianapolis Colts last season...

AP source: 49ers agree to 1-year deal with Travis Benjamin

Mar. 24, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent receiver Travis Benjamin. A person familiar with the deal says the sides reached agreement on Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been announced. NFL Network first reported the agreement. San Francisco...