Professional football

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) sets up against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. Frequently suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon has applied to the NFL for reinstatement, a person with knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press, Thursday, June 18, 2020. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NFL does not publicly announce such moves. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)
June 18, 2020 - 4:55 pm
Frequently suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon has applied to the NFL for reinstatement, a person with knowledge of the move told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday because the NFL does not publicly announce such moves. NFL Network first reported...
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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay stands on the sideline during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals n Los Angeles. McVay wrapped up the Rams' virtual offseason program this week. He could have kept going for another two weeks, but the head coach feels the Rams got plenty of work done in this unusual NFL spring. He still hasn't seen most of his players in person this spring, and he doesn't know when he'll see them next. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
June 18, 2020 - 4:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It will be lights, cameras, Los Angeles again for “Hard Knocks” but for the first time the show will feature two franchises. HBO and NFL Films announced Thursday that this year's show will include the Rams and Chargers, which are both moving into SoFI Stadium in Inglewood and...
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FILE - In this Aug 13, 2019, file photo, Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott yells during the team's NFL football training camp with the Carolina Panthers in Spartanburg, S.C. NFL general managers and coaches, and those who assist them, work within a highly competitive culture. Putting in extremely long hours is simply understood as part of the job. Unless, there's a pandemic. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
June 18, 2020 - 11:15 am
First in, last out. NFL general managers and coaches, and those who assist them, work within a highly competitive culture. Putting in extremely long hours is simply understood as part of the job. They show up early in the morning and often leave late at night — if they even go home at all. Day...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2014 file photo, the Washington Redskins NFL football team logo is seen on the field before an NFL football preseason game against the New England Patriots in Landover, Md. The recent national conversation about racism has renewed calls for the Washington Redskins to change their name. D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser called the name an "obstacle" to the team building its stadium and headquarters in the District, but owner Dan Snyder over the years has shown no indications he'd consider it. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
June 17, 2020 - 6:59 pm
The recent national debate over racism has renewed calls for the NFL’s Washington Redskins to change their name, with Native American advocates believing the climate is right for action despite no evidence owner Dan Snyder is considering it. It could take pressure from the other 31 owners and the...
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In this Tuesday, June 16, 2020 photo, D.J. Boldin throws a football outside of his home in Miramar, Fla. Boldin is the football coach at Pahokee High School, a predominantly black school located alongside Lake Okeechobee in Florida. Recent events have given Boldin an opportunity to use his position to prepare his players for the challenges they will face when they leave the bubble that is their small town. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
June 17, 2020 - 4:37 pm
PAHOKEE, Fla. (AP) — A wide spot in the road running alongside Lake Okeechobee, Pahokee is a low-income, predominantly black town with two traffic lights and no chain restaurants, 40 miles and a world away from President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate. As the first-year football coach at Pahokee High...
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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2019, file photo, baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks to the media at the owners meeting in Arlington, Texas. It’s been over three months since the commissioners of major sports cancelled or postponed events because of the coronavirus. Enough time for us to grade them on how they’ve handled the virus so far. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
June 17, 2020 - 4:35 pm
It’s been three months and a few days since Adam Silver pulled the plug on NBA games, the first domino in a long row of events to fall to the COVID-19 pandemic. Enough time for Silver and leaders of other major sports to take stock of the new enemy and the dangers it poses. Enough time to begin...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneels during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle. Kaepernick was a second-round draft pick in 2011 who the next year led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl. By 2016, he had begun kneeling on the sideline at games during the national anthem to protest social injustice and police brutality.  Soon after, he was gone from the NFL, and he has not played since. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
June 17, 2020 - 2:00 pm
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said Wednesday that Colin Kaepernick is on the team’s workout list because he is the style of quarterback Los Angeles is looking for, but the coach hasn't spoken to him yet and right now nothing is scheduled. The Chargers could explore bringing...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2015, file photo, Buffalo Bills strong safety Bacarri Rambo talks to reporters after the team's NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J. Rambo, a former NFL player and University of Georgia standout, has been arrested and charged with raping a UGA student, authorities said. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
June 16, 2020 - 7:33 pm
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A former NFL player and University of Georgia football standout has been arrested and charged with raping a UGA student, authorities said. Bacarri Jamon Rambo, 29, was charged Monday with rape, news outlets reported. He was being held at the Athens-Clarke County Jail without bond...
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June 16, 2020 - 2:52 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Pro Bowl is headed to Las Vegas. The NFL announced Tuesday that the 2021 all-star game will be played at the new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, Jan. 31 — one week before the Super Bowl in Tampa. Plans include what the league calls a week-long celebration of football...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen stretches before practice at the Twin Cities Orthopedic Center in Eagan, Minn. The Chicago Bears, Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Rams all decided to end their offseason programs even with the NFL allowing two more weeks to keep working. So did the Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals and Washington Redskins. Turns out there's only so much that can be done virtually. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP, File)
June 16, 2020 - 1:19 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Turns out there’s only so much that can be done virtually. Six teams decided to end their offseason programs even with the NFL allowing two more weeks to keep working: the Bears, Titans, Rams, Texans, Cardinals and Redskins. With coaches and players scattered and team...
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