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FILE - This Sept. 31, 2019 photo shows Southern California quarterback JT Daniels in an NCAA football game against Fresno State in Los Angeles. Daniels has entered the transfer portal. He announced his plan Thursday, April 16, 2020. Coach Clay Helton says the door is still open for Daniels to stay at USC, where Kedon Slovis took advantage of Daniels' knee injury to become the Trojans' starting quarterback last season. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

QB Daniels heading to Georgia after leaving Southern Cal

May. 29, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia has picked up another high-profile transfer quarterback, landing former Southern California starter JT Daniels. Daniels started for the Trojans in 2018, but lost his job to Kedon Slovis after going down last season with a knee injury. He announced Thursday he’s heading to...

FILE - In this March 19, 2019, file photo, Georgia coach Kirby Smart speaks with the media on the first day of spring NCAA college football practice, in Athens, Ga. As he prepares to welcome his players back to campus, Georgia coach Kirby Smart says they'll be safer working out in supervised conditions but are free to stay away if they don't feel comfortable. He also urged fans to take necessary precautions against the coronavirus if they

Georgia's Smart: Players will be safer working out on campus

May. 28, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — As he prepares to welcome his players back to campus, Georgia coach Kirby Smart insisted Thursday that they'll be safer working out under the school's supervision than on their own. Smart also called on fans to comply with guidelines for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, warning that a...

UGa football official hospitalized nearly 6 weeks with virus

Apr. 16, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The video coordinator for Georgia's football team was released from the hospital Thursday after becoming critically ill from the coronavirus. Head coach Kirby Smart was among hundreds on hand at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center to cheer the dismissal of 32-year-old Jeremy Klawsky,...

Detroit Police Capt. Jevon Johnson talks with Lt. Pride Henry outside the TCF Center, Friday, April 10, 2020, in Detroit. Johnson, 44, was quarantined for a little less than week after developing a cough and being exposed to another officer who tested positive for the coronavirus. About 10 to 13 minutes after taking the Abbott Labs nasal swab test Johnson was told he didn't have COVID-19.

The Latest: Westbrook donates 650 computers to needy kids

Apr. 13, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook has donated 650 computers to children in need so they can continue learning with schools shut down because of the new coronavirus. Westbrook’s Why Not? Foundation teamed with...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, Georgia running back Todd Gurley (3) celebrates with fans after defeating Vanderbilt 44-17 in an NCAA college football game in Athens, Ga. Gurley will be making a homecoming to the state of Georgia when  the former Georgia Bulldogs standout begins the second phase of his NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Gurley says deal with Falcons 'like a little homecoming'

Apr. 10, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Todd Gurley can't think of a better way to prove he is still one of the NFL's elite running backs than a homecoming to the state of Georgia. For Gurley, the former standout for the Georgia Bulldogs, the move to the Atlanta Falcons after five seasons with the Los Angeles Rams is "like a...

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, Indiana wide receiver Nick Westbrook runs during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Rutgers, in Bloomington, Ind. Gone for the most part this year are access to in-person interviews, campus workouts and visits to team headquarters. Those who competed in college all-star games but didn't receive a combine invite, like Indiana receiver Nick Westbrook, have the advantage of performing in front of scouts. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Pro day cancellations forcing changes to NFL draft process

Apr. 5, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bill Polian simplified the NFL's draft process years ago. He studied film, relied on medical experts, checked the numbers and interviewed players. With the flurry of pro days canceled because of the new coronavirus, the Hall of Fame executive who constructed multiple Super Bowl teams...