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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady listens to a question at his post-game news conference after the Patriots lost to the Tennessee Titans in an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Foxborough, Mass. Brady said on social media, Friday, March 20, 2020, he has signed with with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Crystal ball: Projecting the upcoming NFL schedule

Mar. 28, 2020 1:42 AM EDT

Besides the draft, the other big event on April's NFL calendar is the release of the regular-season schedule. Teams have known their opponents since late December, but Howard Katz and his scheduling department continue to parse through over 50,000 scenarios pumped out by nearly 1,500 computers across the world....

Students, parents and Clinton High School staff gather in the library to watch the March 4 League of Legends match by the Clinton Cougars esports team. (Austin Montgomery/The Beloit Daily News via AP)

Clinton High School esports team looks to build on success

Mar. 28, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

CLINTON, Wis. (AP) — There’s been one team at Clinton High School this year that’s won a conference title. It wasn’t the football or basketball teams. It was the Clinton Cougars esports team. Early in the mornings and late into the afternoons tucked away in a computer lab at the high...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein walks on the field during an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Los Angeles. A person with knowledge of the deal says the Dallas Cowboys and kicker Greg Zuerlein have agreed on a $7.5 million, three-year contract. The Cowboys are set for a kicking competition because they also re-signed Kai Forbath after he made all 10 field goals last season as the replacement for a shaky Brett Maher. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)

Cowboys agree on deals with kicker Zuerlein, defender Poe

Mar. 27, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

The Dallas Cowboys are going to let two proven kickers go at it in the offseason for a change. The Cowboys and kicker Greg Zuerlein agreed Friday on a $7.5 million, three-year contract, with $2.3 million guaranteed. The deal with Zuerlein comes just a few days after the Cowboys re-signed Kai Forbath, who made all...

FLE - In this Jan. 12, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Reggie Ragland (59) plays against the Houston Texans during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. The Detroit Lions have agreed to a contract with linebacker Reggie Ragland, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Friday, March 27, 2020, because the deal had not been announced.  (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann, File)

Lions reach deals with LBs Reggie Ragland, Elijah Lee

Mar. 27, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to contracts with linebackers Reggie Ragland and Elijah Lee. The Lions confirmed the deals Friday. Ragland started 32 games over the past three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round in 2016, but a knee...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon (25) runs past Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Anthony Hitchens (53) during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. The Denver Broncos continued an impressive offseason haul Friday, March 20, 2020, by agreeing to a two-year deal with former Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann, File)

Melvin Gordon using lessons of holdout as motivation in 2020

Mar. 27, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Melvin Gordon's futile holdout last season holds many a lesson for the sixth-year running back, including the realization that the former Chargers star still has plenty of doubters despite scoring 49 touchdowns in college and 47 more in the NFL. "I'm coming in hungry, ready to work,...

Raiders announce deals with Kwiatkoski, Heath, Nassib

Mar. 27, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders have officially announced the additions of free agent linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski, safety Jeff Heath and defensive end Carl Nassib. All three players agreed to deals last week but they weren't announced until Friday after they all passed physicals. The Raiders...

FILE - This Sept. 12, 2019 file photo shows Hoda Kotb at the Save the Children's

Kotb cries on 'Today' show; Baby Shark takes on hand-washing

Mar. 27, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs offensive guard Stefen Wisniewski (61) reacts during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Pittsburgh Steelers officially signed the well-traveled Wisniewski to a two-year deal on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, bringing the veteran offensive lineman to his hometown. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Happy Homecoming; Wisniewski thrilled to join Steelers

Mar. 27, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Six months ago, Stefen Wisniewski's Sundays consisted of spending the afternoon watching the NFL on TV wondering if his phone was ever going to ring. The veteran offensive lineman tried not to fixate on the circumstances that led to him sitting on the couch. “You try not to drive...

FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas greets reporters during a practice at the team's NFL football training facility in Florham Park, N.J. Douglas entered his first full offseason running the New York Jets armed with a clear plan. The general manager is setting a tone in free agency unlike that of the often free-spending Jets of recent years. He has made mostly modest deals with second-tier free agents with upside while trying to retool and restructure the roster. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Douglas' offseason approach setting new tone for Jets future

Mar. 27, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — No big splash. Not a lot of flash. No breaking the bank. Joe Douglas entered his first full offseason running the New York Jets armed with a clear plan. And, so far, the general manager is sticking to it. He has been busy improving his team by filling serious needs and building roster depth...

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams Michael Brockers is shown in action against the New England Patriots during NFL Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta. Brockers is re-signing with the Los Angeles Rams after his free agent deal with the Ravens fell through, apparently because Baltimore's team doctors couldn't examine him properly due to the coronavirus pandemic. Brockers' representatives at Team Sports Agency confirmed the surprising reversal Friday, March 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

Ravens lose DT Brockers, who returns to Rams for 3-year deal

Mar. 27, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens won't have Michael Brockers on their retooled defensive line after all, and now he's headed back to Los Angeles. Baltimore reached agreement on a three-year contract with the Rams free agent last week. But the deal was never sealed in part because Brockers...