NFL football

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019 file photo Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker kicks an onside kick during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. The NFL is considering adding a “booth umpire” and a senior technology advisor to the referee to assist the officiating crew. The league also is looking at other rules changes, including an alternative to the onside kick. NFL clubs received a list of potential rules changes on Thursday, May 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman, file)
May 21, 2020 - 1:52 pm
The NFL is considering adding a “booth umpire” and a senior technology adviser to the referee to assist the officiating crew. The league also is looking at other rules changes, including an alternative to the onside kick. NFL clubs received a list of potential rules changes on Thursday. Owners will...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots' Tom Brady raises the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons in overtime at the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game in Houston. Brady’s journey to each of his nine Super Bowls with the New England Patriots will be the subject of an ESPN series released in 2021. Entitled “The Man in the Arena: Tom Brady,” the nine-episode series will include a look from Brady’s perspective at the six NFL titles and three Super Bowl defeats he was a part of. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
May 21, 2020 - 1:49 pm
Tom Brady's journey to each of his nine Super Bowls with the New England Patriots will be the subject of an ESPN series released next year. Entitled “The Man in the Arena: Tom Brady,” the nine-episode series will include a look from Brady's perspective at the six NFL titles and three Super Bowl...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' Raheem Mostert speaks to reporters at the team's NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif. Long before the sports world had been shut down and when only one death from the coronavirus had been reported in California, Mostert was concerned enough about the pandemic to cancel an appearance at an autograph show in early March. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
May 21, 2020 - 2:23 am
Long before the sports world had been shut down and when only one death from the coronavirus had been reported in California, San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert was concerned enough about the pandemic to cancel an appearance at an autograph show in early March. Now more than two months...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2020, file photo, John Isner of the U.S., front, returns a ball in his semifinal match against Taylor Fritz of the U.S. at the Mexican Tennis Open in Acapulco, Mexico. According to an email obtained by The Associated Press on Monday, May 4, the WTA and ATP professional tours, the groups that run the four Grand Slam tournaments and the International Tennis Federation are expected to establish eligibility rules that will factor in the players’ rankings and past prize money earnings. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
May 20, 2020 - 8:54 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania is working on guidelines to allow sporting events and exhibitions to get back to “some semblance of normalcy” after practically everything shut down to help stem the spread of the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2015, file photo, Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith (99) sits on the bench during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Oakland, Calif. Smith will be able to take part in team activities with the Dallas Cowboys after the NFL on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, conditionally reinstated the pass rusher from an indefinite suspension for off-field issues. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
May 20, 2020 - 7:57 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Aldon Smith will be able to take part in team activities with the Dallas Cowboys after the NFL on Wednesday conditionally reinstated the pass rusher from an indefinite suspension for off-field issues. Smith, who hasn't played in an NFL game since 2015, will be able to...
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May 20, 2020 - 5:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's “Sunday Night Football” will finish as prime time's most-viewed series for the ninth consecutive year when the 2019-20 television season wraps up on Wednesday night. According to Nielsen, “Sunday Night Football” averaged 20.5 million viewers in 2019, which was a 5% increase...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Liberty wide receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. The Washington Redskins selected Gandy-Golden in the fourth round of the NFL Draft. Gandy-Golden says he tested positive for the new coronavirus in March and was fully recovered by early April. He says his symptoms were mild and he feels 100% now and is ready to get on the field. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
May 20, 2020 - 4:14 pm
Washington Redskins rookie receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden said Wednesday he tested positive for the new coronavirus in March and has fully recovered. Gandy-Golden said in a statement that he tested positive during NFL draft training on March 24, had mild symptoms and was cleared on April 7. “I self-...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett walks through the locker room at the NFL football team's training camp facility in Berea, Ohio. The NFL is taking baby steps toward full reopenings for its teams. It has no other choice. Consider social distancing. This could be the most difficult task of all. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
May 20, 2020 - 12:59 pm
The NFL is taking baby steps toward full reopenings for its teams. It has no other choice. No long throws downfield. Mostly halfback dives into the line. There are so many issues that must be addressed with the opening of team facilities across the nation. Just because a handful of clubs returned...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2019, file photo, former NFL football player player Chad Johnson, right, talks with Green Bay Packers president and chief executive officer Mark Murphy before the start of a game between the Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wis. Chad Johnson left a whooping $1,000 tip for his waiter after dining at a restaurant in Florida that recently reopened amid the coronavirus outbreak. “Congrats on re-opening, sorry about the pandemic, hope this helps. I LOVE YOU,” Johnson wrote Monday, May 18, 2020, on his $37 tab. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)
May 20, 2020 - 8:21 am
COOPER CITY, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL star Chad Johnson left a $1,000 tip for his waiter after dining at a restaurant in Florida that recently reopened amid the coronavirus outbreak. “Congrats on re-opening, sorry about the pandemic, hope this helps. I LOVE YOU,” Johnson wrote Monday on his $37 tab...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns center JC Tretter walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cleveland. Tretter never expected his first days in office would include the sports world being shut down by a global pandemic. But Tretter said he’s committed to the health of players and focused on battling a “contact disease.” Tretter said the NFL has the luxury of time before the season starts to make sure every precaution is taken because “this virus isn’t going to kneel down to almighty football.” (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
May 19, 2020 - 6:22 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns center JC Tretter is cautiously optimistic the NFL season — at least some version of it — will take place in 2020. He's just not certain when it will start. The newly elected president of the NFL Players Association, Tretter said Tuesday that the COVID-19 virus outbreak has...
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