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Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia adjusts his face mask during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Detroit Lions fire coach Matt Patricia and GM Bob Quinn

Nov. 28, 2020 3:19 PM EST

Matt Patricia opened his final postgame news conference with the Detroit Lions by thanking his wife and children for their support. Patricia probably knew what was coming. His boss, general manager Bob Quinn, might not have expected the same fate. The Lions fired Patricia and Quinn, who hired the coach to replace...

Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller, right, kicks off as Ryan McCord (27) holds to start the second half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. With the kick, Fuller became the first female to play in a Southeastern Conference football game. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Vanderbilt K Fuller becomes first woman to play in Power 5

Nov. 28, 2020 3:22 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Vanderbilt’s Sarah Fuller became the first woman to participate in a Power Five conference football game when she kicked off to start the second half against Missouri on Saturday. “Honestly it’s just so exciting, and the fact that I can represent like the little...

North Carolina State linebacker C.J. Hart Jr. (5) sacks Florida State quarterback Chubba Purdy (12) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Raleigh, N.C. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)

2nd straight postponement for FSU; Ohio State on pause

Nov. 28, 2020 1:55 PM EST

Florida State had a home football game postponed on the day it was to be played for the second straight week, and Ohio State officials said it was impossible to say when the third-ranked Buckeyes could get back on the field as they deal with a COVID-19 outbreak. The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Saturday...

An image of Dallas Cowboys strength and conditioning coordinator Markus Paul is projected on the video screen as all in attendance observe a moment of silence before an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Paul died on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Raw emotions linger for Cowboys after strength coach's death

Nov. 28, 2020 11:42 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike McCarthy hadn't even looked at film almost 24 hours after a failed fake punt sent the Dallas Cowboys spiraling in a Thanksgiving Day loss to Washington. The first-year Dallas coach couldn't really answer a question about the play because he was still dealing the next morning...

File-This Sept. 27, 2020, file photo shows Cleveland Browns chief of staff Callie Brownson, left, reacting on the sideline during an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, in Cleveland.  Brownson will handle game-day duties with Cleveland's tight ends on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla., a first for a female in team history. Brownson, who was hired by Browns coach Kevin Stefanski shortly after he came to Cleveland this year, will fill in for coach Drew Petzing. He did not travel to Florida for the game after his wife, Louisa, gave birth to the couple’s first child on Saturday. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Browns female coach to handle game-day duties against Jags

Nov. 28, 2020 12:10 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns chief of staff Callie Brownson will handle game-day duties for Cleveland's tight ends on Sunday in Jacksonville, a first in team history for a female. Brownson, who was hired by Browns coach Kevin Stefanski shortly after he came to Cleveland earlier this year, will fill in for coach...

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2020, file photo, Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell, center, goes up to shoot as Denver Nuggets' Jerami Grant, left, and Paul Millsap, right, defend during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Mitchell agreed Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, to a five-year, $163 million extension to remain with the Jazz. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

Amid pandemic, NBA gives teams health protocols for season

Nov. 28, 2020 3:14 PM EST

NBA players who test positive for the coronavirus this season may have to miss nearly two weeks in some instances before being allowed to return to the court, the league told its teams Saturday. That revelation was one of many in a 63,000-word document, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, that...

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019, file photo, Mike Tyson attends a celebrity golf tournament in Dana Point, Calif. Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. are older, wiser, calmer men than the superstars who dominated their sport. Their fight at Staples Center on Saturday night, Nov. 28, is an eight-round exhibition bout with no official judging and limited violence, although the limit depends on whether you're asking the fighters or the California State Athletic Commission. For Tyson and Jones, this unique pay-per-view boxing match is less of a sporting event and more of a chance for two transcendent athletes to prove age is a number and aging is a choice. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

50-something Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr. hungry to fight again

Nov. 27, 2020 7:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Tyson stepped onto a spotlighted stage Friday and weighed in at 220 pounds, ripping off his shirt to reveal a muscled torso that could belong to an athlete of half his 54 years. The former heavyweight champion moved into a COVID-protective glass box and went nose-to-nose with Roy...

In this image provided by Vanderbilt Athletics, Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller, right, slaps hands with a teammate during NCAA college football practice, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Fuller, a goalkeeper on the Commodores' women's soccer team, will don a football uniform on Vanderbilt's sideline and she is poised to become the first woman to play in a Power 5 game when the Commodores take on Missouri.  (Vanderbilt Athletics via AP)

Column: Sports hanging by the thread of the almighty dollar

Nov. 27, 2020 7:40 PM EST

The games will go on, hanging by the thread of the almighty dollar. Even as the coronavirus rages out of control over wide swaths of the country, and some facets of society are beginning to shut down again in hopes of stemming the deadly tide, there are no plans to shutter sports like they did back in March. Too...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) warms up before an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Mahomes vs. Brady spices up Thanksgiving holiday week

Nov. 28, 2020 10:59 AM EST

Andy Reid knows quarterbacks. So does Jon Gruden. And Sean Payton. For years, these elite NFL coaches have praised the performances of Tom Brady, Mr. Six Rings. And they do the same now with Patrick Mahomes, the NFL's biggest playmaker. On Sunday, in a matchup that fits prime time but wasn't one CBS was about to...

Denver Broncos safety Kahani Smith takes part in drills during an NFL football practice at the team's heasdquarters Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Latest: Broncos have no new positives, resume practice

Nov. 28, 2020 2:43 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Denver Broncos reported no new COVID-19 cases Saturday and returned to work a day after canceling practice following back-to-back days with positive test results. Quarterback Jeff Driskel tested positive Thursday and kick...

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Johnson scores 27, Pitt holds off Drexel rally, 83-74

Nov. 28, 2020 3:37 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Xavier Johnson scored seven of his 27 points in the waning minutes as Pittsburgh held off Drexel for an 83-74 victory on Saturday, avoiding a second-straight upset to a non-Power Five school. Pitt (1-1) dropped its season opener to Saint Francis (Pa.), but led from the start against...

Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller, right, kicks off as Ryan McCord (27) holds to start the second half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. With the kick, Fuller became the first female to play in a Southeastern Conference football game. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Vanderbilt kicker breaks barrier but Missouri dominates 41-0

Nov. 28, 2020 3:33 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Sarah Fuller made history, but her barrier-breaking kickoff was the only highlight for Vanderbilt as Missouri dominated the Commodores 41-0 on Saturday. Fuller became the first woman to participate in a Power 5 conference football game when she kicked off to start the second half....

Penn State wide receiver Parker Washington (3) looks for running room as Michigan linebacker Michael Barrett (23) closes in during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Penn State beats Michigan 27-17 for first victory

Nov. 28, 2020 3:32 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Sean Clifford threw for 163 yards and scored one of Penn State's three rushing touchdowns, and the Nittany Lions finally broke their winless skid to start the season, beating Michigan 27-17 on Saturday. Keyvone Lee and Will Levis also ran for TDs, and Penn State (1-5, 1-5 Big Ten)...

Florida tight end Kyle Pitts (84) scores a touchdown during an NCAA college football game against Kentucky in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun via AP)

Trask finds Pitts for 3 TDs, No. 6 Florida tops Kentucky

Nov. 28, 2020 3:26 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s Kyle-to-Kyle connection returned in a big way after a two-week hiatus and put the sixth-ranked Gators on the verge of the Southeastern Conference championship game. Kyle Trask found Kyle Pitts for three touchdowns, including a 56-yarder in which the star tight end...

Wheeler helps Ferry get first win at Penn State, topping VMI

Nov. 28, 2020 3:26 PM EST

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Jamari Wheeler scored a career-high 18 points and Penn State used a 17-3 run early in the second half on Saturday to break away for an 86-65 win over VMI in Jim Ferry's first game as the Nittany Lions coach. Ferry, a veteran coach who was an assistant the past four years,...

Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller, right, kicks off as Ryan McCord (27) holds to start the second half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. With the kick, Fuller became the first female to play in a Southeastern Conference football game. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Vanderbilt K Fuller becomes first woman to play in Power 5

Nov. 28, 2020 3:22 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Vanderbilt’s Sarah Fuller became the first woman to participate in a Power Five conference football game when she kicked off to start the second half against Missouri on Saturday. “Honestly it’s just so exciting, and the fact that I can represent like the little...

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia adjusts his face mask during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Detroit Lions fire coach Matt Patricia and GM Bob Quinn

Nov. 28, 2020 3:19 PM EST

Matt Patricia opened his final postgame news conference with the Detroit Lions by thanking his wife and children for their support. Patricia probably knew what was coming. His boss, general manager Bob Quinn, might not have expected the same fate. The Lions fired Patricia and Quinn, who hired the coach to replace...

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2020, file photo, Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell, center, goes up to shoot as Denver Nuggets' Jerami Grant, left, and Paul Millsap, right, defend during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Mitchell agreed Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, to a five-year, $163 million extension to remain with the Jazz. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

Amid pandemic, NBA gives teams health protocols for season

Nov. 28, 2020 3:14 PM EST

NBA players who test positive for the coronavirus this season may have to miss nearly two weeks in some instances before being allowed to return to the court, the league told its teams Saturday. That revelation was one of many in a 63,000-word document, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, that...

The Detroit Lions have fired coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn.

Nov. 28, 2020 2:48 PM EST
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have fired coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn.

Titans activate 3-time Pro Bowl punter Brett Kern off IR

Nov. 28, 2020 2:45 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have activated three-time Pro Bowl punter Brett Kern and cornerback Tye Smith from injured reserve, and linebacker David Long also is back from the reserve/COVID-19 list. That will allow Kern to punt Sunday in Indianapolis in a showdown for the top of the AFC...