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The biggest bad guy at WrestleMania is coronavirus

Apr. 3, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

WrestleMania planned for Gronk Gone Wild. Rob Gronkowski is set to host WWE’s signature show. But the frivolity -- and perhaps the physicality if a wrestler dare gets in the retired New England Patriots star’s face -- is now playing strictly to an audience of TV and streaming media viewers. For...

NFLPA accused of stonewalling ex-players on disability funds

Apr. 3, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

The attorney representing retired NFL players alleges the players’ union stonewalled his clients when confronted with questions whether their Social Security disability payments would be affected before the labor agreement with the league was narrowly ratified last month. Ben Meiselas told The Associated...

Donna Houston holds up a photograph of her husband, Jim, during his playing years with the Cleveland Browns, Friday, April 3, 2020, in Sagamore Hills, Ohio. Houston's widow would keep notes on her husband's deteriorating condition in a three-ring binder so she would be prepared for the day when he needed full-time care. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Jim Houston, Browns' 'Mr. Dependable,' had CTE

Apr. 3, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

Donna Houston knew her husband’s mind was deteriorating when the college football Hall of Famer and Cleveland Browns All-Pro known as “Mr. Dependable” struggled to manage his money. A two-way player who won titles in high school, college and the pros, Jim Houston had easily transitioned into...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (32) is pursued by Denver Broncos defensive tackle Shelby Harris (96) during the first half of an NFL football game in Denver. The coronavirus pandemic has forced NFL teams to make free agent decisions without the benefit of meeting players face to face. That suppressed the market for plenty of lower-tier free agents such as Harris who signed a one-year deal for $2.5 million with a chance to earn another $750,000. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Shelby Harris counting his blessings, not his lost millions

Apr. 3, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Shelby Harris is counting his blessings and not his lost millions. “I’m just happy to have a job. There are millions of Americans who have lost their jobs because of this,” the sixth-year defensive tackle said of the coronavirus pandemic during a conference call...

The Latest: US Tennis Association says best to not play now

Apr. 3, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The U.S. Tennis Association says its best not to play the sport right now because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a posting on its website on Friday, the USTA called it “in the best interest of society to take a collective...

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos offensive guard Connor McGovern (60) blocks during the Pro Football Hall of Fame NFL preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons in Canton, Ohio. McGovern's tireless work ethic was born from football and potatoes. The big, Midwest-bred New York Jets offensive lineman spent his childhood playing on the ballfields of Fargo, North Dakota, and helping out on the potato-filled farms owned by his family. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Jets' new center McGovern raised on football and potatoes

Apr. 3, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Connor McGovern's tireless work ethic was born from football and potatoes. The big, Midwest-bred New York Jets offensive lineman spent his childhood playing on the ballfields of Fargo, North Dakota, and helping out on the potato-filled farms owned by his family. “The family business...

Buccaneers re-sign backup QB Blaine Gabbert

Apr. 3, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed free agent backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert to a one-year contract. The 10th-year veteran spent all of last season on injured reserve after hurting his shoulder during the preseason. Gabbert signed with the Bucs last year after spending the first...

49ers sign Benjamin, Compton to one-year free agent deals

Apr. 3, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Wide receiver Travis Benjamin and offensive lineman Tom Compton have signed one-year deals with the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers. Benjamin is a ninth-year pro who has caught 19 touchdown passes and returned four punts for scores in his eight NFL seasons in Cleveland (2012-15)...

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2018, file photo, Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe looks on during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. Wolfe figured he missed yet another chance to join the Baltimore Ravens when the team reached agreement last month on a three-year contract with free agent defensive lineman Michael Brockers. After the deal fell through, Wolfe immediately contacted his agent and insisted that he get in touch with the Ravens. Not long after that, the longtime tackle with the Broncos received a one-year pact with Baltimore.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Former Denver star Wolfe finally gets to play for Ravens

Apr. 3, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Derek Wolfe figured he missed yet another chance to join the Baltimore Ravens when the team reached agreement last month on a three-year contract with free agent defensive lineman Michael Brockers. After Baltimore's deal with Brockers fell through, Wolfe immediately told his agent...

FILE - These are 2019 file photos showing, clockwise from top left, then-Jacksonville Jaguars' Nick Foles, then-Dallas Cowboys Robert Quinn, Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy and Bears general manager Ryan Pace. General manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy address an active offseason for the Chicago Bears, who are trying to bounce back after missing the playoffs in a season that began with Super Bowl hopes. Two of the most notable additions are pass rusher Robert Quinn and quarterback Nick Foles. (AP Photo/File)

Bears declare open competition between Trubisky, Foles

Apr. 3, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

The Chicago Bears declared the quarterback competition between Mitchell Trubisky and newcomer Nick Foles an open one on Friday. General manager Ryan Pace made that clear during a conference call, saying both players are “embracing” the battle that will play out whenever offseason workouts begin....