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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis. Th Bears have declined their fifth-year option for Trubisky for the 2021 season, a person familiar with the situation said Saturday, May 2, 2020. The move is hardly a surprise considering the way Trubisky struggled in his third season since the Bears drafted him with the No. 2 overall pick. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King, File)
May 02, 2020 - 6:25 pm
The Chicago Bears have declined their fifth-year option for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky for the 2021 season, a person familiar with the situation said Saturday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the move has not been announced. The NFL Network first reported the decision. The...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2015, file photo, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller celebrates a sack against the San Diego Chargers during the second half in an NFL football game in San Diego. Miller was selected to the 2010s NFL All-Decade Team announced Monday, April 6, 2020, by the NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, FIle)
April 30, 2020 - 11:00 pm
Denver Broncos star linebacker Von Miller tweeted Thursday night that he tested negative for the coronavirus two weeks after announcing he had been diagnosed with COVID-19. “Got my results back. Im ‘negative’ for Covid-19,” Miller tweeted. Miller went public with his diagnosis on April 16, saying...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo, Jason Hackedorn looks into Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians baseball team, in Cleveland. With the distinct possibility of pro sports resuming in empty venues, a recent poll suggests a majority of U.S. fans wouldn't feel safe attending games anyway without a coronavirus vaccine.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
April 30, 2020 - 10:55 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Denver Broncos star linebacker Von Miller says he tested negative for the coronavirus two weeks after announcing he had been diagnosed with COVID-19. Miller tweeted that he got his results Thursday. Miller went...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, Troy Vincent, NFL executive vice president, speaks to the media during the owners meetings in Key Biscayne, Fla. The NFL is planning to play a full season though it’s uncertain what that will look like. "The schedule will come out as normal, but we’re doing reasonable and responsible planning as we always do, inside of game operations,” league executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday, April 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
April 30, 2020 - 10:03 pm
The NFL is planning to play a full season though it’s uncertain what that will look like. League spokesman Brian McCarthy said Thursday that since January the 2020 schedule was intended for release after the draft. It is planned for release by the end of next week, with the date for the kickoff...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, Stipe Miocic, right, lands a right hand against Francis Ngannou during a heavyweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 220 in Boston. Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic welcomes the UFC's planned return. The fighter and firefighter does have some worries, though. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)
April 30, 2020 - 4:59 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic welcomes UFC's plans to reopen the octagon. The fighter — and firefighter — does have some concerns, though. After scrapping an idea to hold fights on tribal land in California and cancelling or postponing several events since the start of the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) is sacked by Los Angeles Rams defensive end Michael Brockers (90) and defensive end Dante Fowler (56) during the first half of an NFL football game at Wembley Stadium in London. A person familiar with the deal says the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to sign outside linebacker Dante Fowler. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because free-agent signings can't be announced until after the league year begins Wednesday afternoon, March 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)
April 30, 2020 - 12:25 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals cleared the way for Joe Burrow to lead the team by releasing quarterback Andy Dalton, who holds several of the franchise's passing records but couldn't lead Cincinnati deep into the playoffs. The move Thursday gives Dalton, who had a year left on his deal, a chance to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Ohio State defensive end Chase Young watches a play develop during the second half of the team' NCAA college football game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. Chase led the nation in sacks with 16 1-2 and forced fumbles with six last season, finishing fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
April 30, 2020 - 11:29 am
The first round of the NFL draft was dominated by former blue-chip recruits more so than ever before. Most of the players selected with first-round picks were either four- or five-star recruits. The evaluation of high school football players is becoming more reliable. On the latest AP Top 25...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, the NCAA headquarters is shown in Indianapolis. The NCAA is moving closer to permitting Division I college athletes to earn money from endorsements and sponsorship deals they can strike on their own. Recommendations for changes to NCAA rules that would permit athletes to earn money for their names, images and likeness are being reviewed by college sports administrators this week before being sent to the association's Board of Governors. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
April 29, 2020 - 6:25 pm
For more than 60 years, NCAA leaders have insisted college athletes had to be amateurs and to be amateurs they could not be paid for being athletes — by anybody. That will no longer be the case. The NCAA announced Wednesday it is moving forward with a plan to allow college athletes to earn money...
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En esta foto de archivo del 27 de octubre de 2019, el quarterback Jameis Winston de los Buccaneers de Tampa Bay se prepara para lanzar un pase durante un juego contra los Titans de Tennessee. El 28 de abril del 2020 firmó un año con los Saints de Nueva Orleans y será suplente de Drew Brees, después de que los Buccaneers permitieron que el quarterback entrara a la agencia libre restringida. (AP Foto/James Kenney, archivo)
April 29, 2020 - 6:03 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The reeducation of Jameis Winston is beginning with the New Orleans Saints. For now, the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner, 2015 top NFL draft choice and mercurial five-year starting quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers resembles an eager, enthusiastic and even humble student. “...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) passes against the Tennessee Titans before an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. A person familiar with the situation says the Saints and Winston are working on a contract proposal to make the former Buccaneers starter a backup to Drew Brees in New Orleans. The person said Sunday, April 26, 2020, that the Saints and Winston are in “advanced” talks to get a deal done. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because negotiations were ongoing. (AP Photo/James Kenney, File)
April 28, 2020 - 7:51 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with unrestricted free agent quarterback Jameis Winston. Winston, the first overall pick in the 2015 draft, will serve as the backup to Drew Brees. Winston is coming off a season in which he led the NFL with 5,109...
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