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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) greets Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) after an NFL preseason football game in Denver. The NFL will cut its preseason in half and push back the start of exhibition play so teams have more time to train following an all virtual offseason made necessary by the coronavirus pandemic, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the league hasn’t announced that the preseason will be cut from four games to two. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

AP source: NFL to discuss union's desire to cancel preseason

Jul. 4, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

The NFL plans to consider the NFL Players Association’s recommendation to cancel the preseason though it prefers to cut the schedule in half, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday night. The league decided Wednesday to cut its preseason from four games to two and push...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020 file photo, Michael Bay attends the world premiere of

Union tells actors not to work on pandemic film 'Songbird'

Jul. 2, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The union that represents film actors told its members Thursday not to work on the upcoming pandemic thriller “Songbird,” saying the filmmakers have not been up-front about safety measures and had not signed the proper agreements for the movie that is among the first in...

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) leaps over Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander (23) during the first half of a NFL football preseason game, in Baltimore. Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman is tweaking and refining a record-setting unit led by NFL MVP Lamar Jackson, who is expected to again be the key component of an attack with several newcomers in the mix.  (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)

AP Source: NFL to play Black anthem before national anthem

Jul. 2, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

“Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” will be performed live or played before “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to each NFL game during Week 1 and the league is considering putting names of victims of police brutality on helmet decals or jersey patches, a person familiar with the...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles strong safety Malcolm Jenkins speaks with members of the media at the NFL football team's practice facility in Philadelphia. NFLPA president JC Tretter warned players they have to

NFL players raise concerns on playing, others ignore advice

Jul. 1, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

Some NFL players are raising concerns about playing football amid the coronavirus pandemic while others are ignoring advice of medical experts by working out with teammates. JC Tretter, a center on the Cleveland Browns and president of the NFL Players Association, wrote an open letter to players on Tuesday,...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL football quarterback Tom Brady, far right, is seen along with other players during a private workout Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Fla. (Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Brady continues group workouts despite NFLPA recommendation

Jun. 23, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady continues to prepare for his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, working out with teammates at a private school despite a union recommendation that players not conduct any more group practices before training camp. The six-time Super Bowl champion was joined on the...

Workers file past in the road as a sign illuminates the drive for valet parking at the reopening of the Isle Casino and Resort after being closed for the past three months because of the spread of the new coronavirus Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Black Hawk, Colo. With a drop in coronavirus cases in Colorado, state and local officials have loosened up restrictions to allow the casinos—and numerous other businesses—to open their doors to customers again. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Job losses continue, suburbs appealing to homebuyers

Jun. 17, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ RETAIL: — Bedding maker Tempur Sealy International...

Mexico labor lawyer to be held pending trial on riot charges

Jun. 11, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A judge has ordered a labor lawyer jailed pending trial on charges that prosecutors say stem from a protest this year and not from her leadership of strikes last year that won higher pay for workers at “maquiladora” assembly plants in the border city of Matamoros. The...

FILE- In this June 1, 2020, file photo hair stylist Zak Moukhtabir works on the hair of Cheyenne Foster at the Georgetown Salon & Spa in Washington.  The Trump administration does not have to issue an emergency rule requiring employers to protect workers from the coronavirus, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, June 11. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Court backs Trump administration on virus safety at work

Jun. 11, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration does not have to issue an emergency rule requiring employers to protect workers from the coronavirus, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit declared...

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2020, file photo, Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel answers a question during an NFL football news conference in Nashville, Tenn. Vrabel has seen all he needs to see from his Titans during this very unique and virtual offseason. That's why Vrabel and the Titans wrapped up their offseason program Thursday, Jan, 11, 2020, even though the NFL is allowing teams to work through June 26. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Vrabel: Time right to end Titans' offseason program early

Jun. 11, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel has seen all he needed from his Titans during this very unique and virtual offseason. That's why Vrabel and the Titans wrapped up their offseason program Thursday, even though the NFL is allowing teams to work through June 26. “I felt like this...

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 file photo, West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael discusses comprehensive education legislation inside the Senate chambers at the state Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Carmichael, The West Virginia Senate president who was dogged by teacher protests at the statehouse, lost to a teacher in his Republican primary reelection bid Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Senate President Mitch Carmichael was defeated by Amy Nichole Grady, a teacher from Mason County who snagged the endorsement of the American Federation of Teachers West Virginia chapter. (AP Photo/John Raby, File)

Teacher beats West Virginia Senate president after protests

Jun. 10, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia teachers whose protests sparked a national wave of unrest took to chanting “Ditch Mitch” as they descended on the Capitol. Ditch him they did. West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael fell in stunning defeat to small-town elementary school...