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AP Source: LA Rams trade WR Brandin Cooks to Texans

Apr. 9, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams are trading receiver Brandin Cooks to the Houston Texans, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the teams hadn’t announced the trade. The NFL Network reported the Rams will get a second-round...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) throws a pass during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Tagovailoa’s agent says the quarterback is healthy and will be ready for training camp. Tagovailoa held a virtual pro day with former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer on Thursday, April 9, after the former Alabama star’s personal pro day was canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak. Tagovailoa injured his hip on Nov. 15 and had season-ending surgery two days later. He is expected to be among the top five picks in the NFL draft later this month. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

Tagovailoa’s agent says he's healthy, will be ready for camp

Apr. 9, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

Tua Tagovailoa’s agent says the quarterback is healthy and will be ready for training camp. Tagovailoa held a virtual pro day with former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer on Thursday after the former Alabama star’s personal pro day was canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak. Video of...

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, UFC President Dana White speaks at a news conference in New York. UFC 249 has been canceled after ESPN and parent company Disney stopped White's plan to keep fighting amid the coronavirus pandemic. After defiantly vowing for weeks to maintain a regular schedule of fights, White announced the decision to cease competition Thursday, April 9, on ESPN, the UFC's broadcast partner. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

UFC 249 canceled after ESPN, Disney halt promotion's plans

Apr. 10, 2020 12:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UFC 249 was canceled Thursday after ESPN and parent company Disney stopped UFC President Dana White’s plan to keep fighting amid the coronavirus pandemic. After defiantly vowing for weeks to maintain a regular schedule of fights while the rest of the sports world halted, White...

FILE - In this June 24, 2019, file photo, Chicago Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson responds to a question about the team's two draft picks during a news conference in Chicago. The Bulls hired Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas to run their basketball operation, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday night, April 9, 2020. The person, who confirmed reports by several outlets, spoke on the condition of anonymity because the move has not been announced. Paxson was expected to move into an advisory role. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

AP source: Bulls tab Nuggets' Karnisovas to lead operations

Apr. 10, 2020 1:12 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls came into the season thinking they were poised to contend for a playoff spot. The plan did not unfold the way they envisioned, and now, they have a new leader in the front office. The Bulls hired Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas to run their basketball...

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler plays against the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio. Wheeler and the Winnipeg Jets would have been on the road last week, trying to make a final push for the playoffs had the National Hockey League season not been called off because of the pandemic. Now the seven-time All-Star forward is home for dinner each night with his family. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

On-the-go sports stars embrace family time during shutdown

Apr. 10, 2020 2:37 AM EDT

Blake Wheeler and the Winnipeg Jets would have been on the road last week, trying to make a final push for the playoffs had the National Hockey League season not been called off because of the pandemic. Now the seven-time All-Star forward is home for dinner each night with his family. And for the activities, all...

A brief shower passes by as a golf course sign highlights coronavirus preparedness Thursday, April 9, 2020, in Edina, Minn. Golf courses in Minnesota must remain closed until May 4 as part of the governor's extended stay-at-home order. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Column: No good walks spoiled as golf courses shuttered

Apr. 10, 2020 2:34 AM EDT

It was probably just coincidence that Nevada’s governor issued an order closing golf courses just a few hours after a newspaper photographer tweeted a picture of O.J. Simpson playing 18 holes in Las Vegas. Simpson himself seemed resigned to it, tweeting in a video later that extraordinary times call for...

FILE - In this April 8, 1935, file photo, golfer Gene Sarazen, center, receives a check for $1,500 from sportswriter Grantland Rice, left, for winning the Augusta National Invitation Tournament in Augusta, Ga. Sarazen beat Craig Wood, right, to win the tournament. The Masters wasn't even the Masters in 1935. It was the Augusta National Invitation Tournament, the second edition. Craig Wood was the presumed winner, in the clubhouse at 282, until one shot changed everything. (AP Photo/File)

Defining moments that make the Masters unlike other majors

Apr. 9, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

Gene Sarazen hit the shot that put the Masters on the map. Jack Nicklaus made the ground shake with a charge that gave meaning to the Masters not really starting until the back nine on Sunday. Arnold Palmer had his army. Sam Snead slipped on the first green jacket. There is no Masters this week because of the...

FILE - In this April 14, 2019, file photo, Patrick Reed, left, helps Tiger Woods with his green jacket after Woods won the Masters golf tournament, in Augusta, Ga. The annual rite of spring for golf won't happen this year. The Masters has been postponed until a later date. Augusta National did not indicate when the Masters would be played. That means there will be no golf at least for the next month. The Masters began in 1934 and only World War II has kept it from being played. This was the biggest shoe to drop for golf. The PGA Tour already canceled the next three events leading up to the Masters. Tiger Woods was to be going after his sixth green jacket. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Woods ready to play Masters and realizes it has to wait

Apr. 9, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

Tiger Woods felt strong and fit enough to compete for another green jacket. He could sense the adrenaline starting to flow, along with a strange sensation. He was grumpy. Instead of flying to Augusta National for the Masters this week, he was home in Florida, where the only competition for a green jacket was a...

FILE - In this March 3, 2020, file photo, New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban (76) plays against the Vegas Golden Knights during an NHL hockey game in Las Vegas. Subban and the NHL are bringing something new to television Saturday for fans and everyone dealing with the isolation and hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic. It's NHL Hat Trick Trivia. Subban is the host of the weekly 30-minute show in which contestants will answer up to three hockey trivia questions for prizes,  the top one being two tickets to any game next season. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Devils defenseman P.K. Subban is host of new NHL trivia show

Apr. 10, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

Tired of sitting around the house and watching reruns on television every day? Too much Harry Potter? Monk? Grey's Anatomy? NCIS or one of the spinoffs? Here's something different. New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban and the NHL are bringing something new to television Saturday for fans and everyone dealing...

FILE - In this April 14, 2019, file photo, Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National in Augusta, Ga. It was voted the third best Masters. Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once so familiar, was never more stunning.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

AP Was There: Tiger wins Masters to cap remarkable comeback

Apr. 10, 2020 2:42 AM EDT

A panel of 15 golf writers were asked to vote on the top five Masters in history. They are being republished this week because the Masters has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2019 Masters was voted No. 3. The following story moved on was on April 14, 2019. ___ By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer...

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FILE - In this March 3, 2020, file photo, New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban (76) plays against the Vegas Golden Knights during an NHL hockey game in Las Vegas. Subban and the NHL are bringing something new to television Saturday for fans and everyone dealing with the isolation and hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic. It's NHL Hat Trick Trivia. Subban is the host of the weekly 30-minute show in which contestants will answer up to three hockey trivia questions for prizes,  the top one being two tickets to any game next season. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Devils defenseman P.K. Subban is host of new NHL trivia show

Apr. 10, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

Tired of sitting around the house and watching reruns on television every day? Too much Harry Potter? Monk? Grey's Anatomy? NCIS or one of the spinoffs? Here's something different. New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban and the NHL are bringing something new to television Saturday for fans and everyone dealing...

FILE - In this April 14, 2019, file photo, Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National in Augusta, Ga. It was voted the third best Masters. Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once so familiar, was never more stunning.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

AP Was There: Tiger wins Masters to cap remarkable comeback

Apr. 10, 2020 2:42 AM EDT

A panel of 15 golf writers were asked to vote on the top five Masters in history. They are being republished this week because the Masters has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2019 Masters was voted No. 3. The following story moved on was on April 14, 2019. ___ By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer...

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler plays against the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio. Wheeler and the Winnipeg Jets would have been on the road last week, trying to make a final push for the playoffs had the National Hockey League season not been called off because of the pandemic. Now the seven-time All-Star forward is home for dinner each night with his family. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

On-the-go sports stars embrace family time during shutdown

Apr. 10, 2020 2:37 AM EDT

Blake Wheeler and the Winnipeg Jets would have been on the road last week, trying to make a final push for the playoffs had the National Hockey League season not been called off because of the pandemic. Now the seven-time All-Star forward is home for dinner each night with his family. And for the activities, all...

A brief shower passes by as a golf course sign highlights coronavirus preparedness Thursday, April 9, 2020, in Edina, Minn. Golf courses in Minnesota must remain closed until May 4 as part of the governor's extended stay-at-home order. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Column: No good walks spoiled as golf courses shuttered

Apr. 10, 2020 2:34 AM EDT

It was probably just coincidence that Nevada’s governor issued an order closing golf courses just a few hours after a newspaper photographer tweeted a picture of O.J. Simpson playing 18 holes in Las Vegas. Simpson himself seemed resigned to it, tweeting in a video later that extraordinary times call for...

FILE - In this April 22, 2014, file photo, Gordon Stuckless arrives at court in Toronto. Stuckless, the man at the heart of the Maple Leaf Gardens sexual abuse scandal, died Thursday night, April 9, 2020, at a hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, after a brain hemorrhage Tuesday, lawyer Ari Goldkind said. Stuckless was in his early 70s. Stuckless was sentenced in 2016 to 6 1/2 years in prison — six after credit for his time on house arrest — for more than 100 offenses related to the sexual abuse of 18 boys over three decades. He was released to a halfway house on day parole in December. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Man at heart of Maple Leaf Gardens sexual abuse scandal dies

Apr. 10, 2020 1:29 AM EDT

The man at the heart of the Maple Leaf Gardens sexual abuse scandal has died. Gordon Stuckless died Thursday night at a hospital in Hamilton after a brain hemorrhage Tuesday, lawyer Ari Goldkind said. Stuckless was in his early 70s. Stuckless was sentenced in 2016 to 6 1/2 years in prison — six after...

FILE - In this June 24, 2019, file photo, Chicago Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson responds to a question about the team's two draft picks during a news conference in Chicago. The Bulls hired Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas to run their basketball operation, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday night, April 9, 2020. The person, who confirmed reports by several outlets, spoke on the condition of anonymity because the move has not been announced. Paxson was expected to move into an advisory role. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

AP source: Bulls tab Nuggets' Karnisovas to lead operations

Apr. 10, 2020 1:12 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls came into the season thinking they were poised to contend for a playoff spot. The plan did not unfold the way they envisioned, and now, they have a new leader in the front office. The Bulls hired Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas to run their basketball...

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, UFC President Dana White speaks at a news conference in New York. UFC 249 has been canceled after ESPN and parent company Disney stopped White's plan to keep fighting amid the coronavirus pandemic. After defiantly vowing for weeks to maintain a regular schedule of fights, White announced the decision to cease competition Thursday, April 9, on ESPN, the UFC's broadcast partner. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

UFC 249 canceled after ESPN, Disney halt promotion's plans

Apr. 10, 2020 12:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UFC 249 was canceled Thursday after ESPN and parent company Disney stopped UFC President Dana White’s plan to keep fighting amid the coronavirus pandemic. After defiantly vowing for weeks to maintain a regular schedule of fights while the rest of the sports world halted, White...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018 file photo Rich Eisen talks to guests at the NFLN Super Bowl LII media party in Minneapolis. Eisen's weekday talk show will have a new home for the next two months. NBC Sports Network announced on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 that “The Rich Eisen Show” will air on the channel beginning Monday at 1 p.m. ET. That will be the last two hours of the show, which begins at noon on a network of national radio affiliates, including Sirius/XM, as well as on PodcastOne.  (AP Photo/Jeff Lewis, file)

Rich Eisen's show to begin 2-month run on NBCSN

Apr. 10, 2020 12:13 AM EDT

Rich Eisen's weekday talk show will have a new home for the next two months. NBC Sports Network announced Thursday that “The Rich Eisen Show” will air on the channel beginning Monday at 1 p.m. EDT. That will be the last two hours of the show, which begins at noon on a network of national radio...

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow passes against Clemson during the second half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

NFL will have 58 prospects participating remotely in draft

Apr. 9, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow and Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young are among 58 prospects who will participate remotely in the NFL draft in two weeks that will double as a telethon to raise money to fight the coronavirus crisis. Burrow is one of eight LSU players who will take part in...

UNC reserve big man Brandon Huffman plans to transfer

Apr. 9, 2020 10:00 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina says reserve big man Brandon Huffman plans to transfer. The 6-foot-10, 255-pound junior released a statement in a social-media post Thursday, saying he was “looking for an opportunity to expand as a player” but called it a “rough decision to...