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Public officials disinfect a church as a precaution against the coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. South Korea reported over 100 new virus cases Friday, one of its biggest daily jumps in months, as officials express concerned that infections are getting out of control in cities as people increasingly venture out in public. (Han Jong-chan/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: S Korea fears infections getting out of control

Aug. 14, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — New coronavirus cases in South Korea have reached the highest level in five months, and authorities fear infections are getting out of control in the Seoul region, which is home to half the country’s 51 million people. Officials reported 166 newly confirmed cases Saturday. That...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle celebrates after beating the Green Bay Packers 37-20 in the NFL NFC Championship football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Kittle has agreed to a five-year extension with the San Francisco 49ers that reportedly is the richest contract ever at the position. A person familiar with the deal says the sides agreed Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, on the deal to keep Kittle off the market next offseason. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

George Kittle signs $75M, 5-year extension with 49ers

Aug. 14, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — All-Pro tight end George Kittle has signed his five-year, $75 million extension with the San Francisco 49ers that is the richest contract ever at the position. Kittle officially signed the deal Friday, a day after agreeing to the contract that keeps him locked up in San Francisco...

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) prepares for a pass play during the NFL football team's practice Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Eagan, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Cook at Vikings camp, but no deal yet: 'Where I want to be'

Aug. 14, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings conducted their first official practice of the season Friday, and Dalvin Cook was a full participant. The NFL's latest running back contract conundrum appears to be on track for resolution without a public clash between team and player. “The Vikings and my...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) talks with offensive tackle Jack Conklin (78) and guard Joel Bitonio (75) during practice at the NFL football team's training facility Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Browns' Mayfield admits he was 'lost' in chaotic 2019 season

Aug. 14, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield knew he needed to drop some weight, and maybe a little of the attitude. If there was anything the Browns' self-assured quarterback learned during a chaotic, losing 2019 season in Cleveland it was that he had to change. “I would say I lost myself not having that...

An exhibit at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield, Mass., shown Tuesday, June 23, 2020, features images of Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant. Bryant was among nine people, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, killed in a helicopter crash in January of 2020, in California. The museum is scheduled to reopen in the beginning of July 2020 after a renovation.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The Latest: Alabama veterans preach caution to teammates

Aug. 14, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Alabama running back Najee Harris is hoping he and his teammates can deal with 12 weeks “of just really trying to be safe.” The Crimson Tide star and other veterans have preached caution to teammates while also...

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) warms up during an NFL training camp football practice Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, at The Houston Methodist Training Center in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Watson poised to lead Texans offense with Hopkins in Arizona

Aug. 14, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — With DeAndre Hopkins dealt to Arizona during the offseason, Deshaun Watson is the undisputed star of the Texans’ offense. The quarterback will be leading a team intent on atoning for last year’s playoff collapse against Kansas City. But rather than seeing that responsibility...

Arizona Cardinals' Chandler Jones runs a pass-rushing drill during an NFL football workout Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Cardinals' Jones has single-season sack record in sights

Aug. 14, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's Chandler Jones was a great player on a mediocre defense one season ago, finishing with a career-high 19 sacks and solidifying his reputation as one of the NFL's premier pass rushers. Now that the Cardinals linebacker has a little help, he's got Michael Strahan's...

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy watches during an NFL football training camp practice in Frisco, Texas, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020.(AP Photo/LM Otero)

Sure sign of pandemic: Cowboys cope with Texas heat for camp

Aug. 14, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Mike McCarthy wore a mask for parts of his first practice as coach of the Dallas Cowboys, while most players disappeared during breaks into air-conditioned tents. The first Cowboys training camp to be held entirely in the Dallas area opened with obvious signs of the pandemic. The most...

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2009, file photo, Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Marc Colombo, right, smiles during a preseason NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Arlington, Texas. Colombo was a big, nasty guy playing tackle for the Cowboys and that is just the attitude he expects from his offense line with the New York Giants. Speaking to the media for the first time since being hired earlier this year as the O-line coach, Colombo came across on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, as a good guy who likes his heavy-metal music off the field. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman, File)

Giants O-Line coach Colombo wants nasty, detailed group

Aug. 14, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

Marc Colombo was nasty when he played tackle for the Dallas Cowboys — and that's just the attitude he expects from his offensive line with the New York Giants. Speaking to the media for the first time since being hired in January as the O-line coach, Colombo came across Friday as a good guy who likes his...

Stafford, Smart donate $500,000 to UGa diversity program

Aug. 14, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Former Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford and Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart have contributed a total of $500,000 to an athletic department program focused on diversity and social justice. University President Jere W. Morehead said Friday the initiative will “promote an inclusive...