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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2019, file photo, Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black watches during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Denver. Black said in a conference call Thursday, March 19, that he would be open to the idea of doubleheaders. Opening day has been pushed back from March 26 to mid-May at the earliest, and both sides are committed to playing as many games as possible. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
March 19, 2020 - 8:36 pm
Let's play two? Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black would be down for doubleheaders. Maybe even a couple a week. That might be a necessity to make up games once a baseball season delayed by the new coronavirus gets under way. "In theory, yeah, I think all of us would be up for some sort of...
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A visitor looks down an empty hallway at The Fashion Mall at Keystone, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Indianapolis. Simon Property Group, the largest owner of shopping malls in the nation, is closing all of its malls and retail properties because of the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
March 19, 2020 - 8:29 pm
The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Conference USA is canceling all formal and organized practice for the spring, effective immediately. The move, announced Thursday, comes after discussions among C-USA athletic directors, with the approval of the...
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Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart (36) gathers in a rebound against the Utah Jazz during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
March 19, 2020 - 7:03 pm
The NBA has told its teams to close their training and practice facilities to all players and staff starting Friday, a development that came on a day where four more teams revealed they have had players or staff test positive for the coronavirus. The Los Angeles Lakers said Thursday that two of...
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March 19, 2020 - 5:01 pm
The Latest on NFL free agency. The NFL's spending in free agency continues Thursday. All times EDT: ___ 5:50 p.m. The Green Bay Packers have canceled their annual tailgate tour as they attempt to fight the spread of the coronavirus. Packers officials said they made the decision based on the safety...
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New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton looks up as he walks off the field after overtime of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in New Orleans. The Vikings won 26-20. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)
March 19, 2020 - 4:31 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton learned Thursday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, he told ESPN. Payton is the first employee of either an NFL team or the league to make such a diagnosis public. He told the network that he came forward to motivate people...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2019, file photo, Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay (23) celebrates an interception against the Chicago Bears during an NFL football game in Detroit. The Lions agreed to trade cornerback Darius Slay to the Philadelphia Eagles, ending the standout defensive back's seven-year stint in Detroit. Agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed the trade Thursday, March 19, 2020, and that Slay has agreed to a three-year, $50 million extension with Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)
March 19, 2020 - 3:42 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Darius Slay got what he was waiting for — a trade out of Detroit and a big new contract. The Lions agreed to trade Slay to the Philadelphia Eagles, ending the standout cornerback's seven-year stint in Detroit. Agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed the trade Thursday and that Slay agreed to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco (5) throws against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL football game in Denver. A person with knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press that the Denver Broncos are waiving Joe Flacco with a failed physical designation, putting another veteran NFL quarterback on the open market. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team didn't announce the decision. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
March 19, 2020 - 3:42 pm
Todd Gurley has gone from the NFL's top running back to looking for a job. In a move designed to save the Los Angeles Rams about $10 million that would have become guaranteed Thursday, they said goodbye to Gurley. Perhaps the game's best rusher in 2017 and '18 but plagued by knee problems lately,...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 file photo, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley II carries against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. The Los Angeles Rams have released running back Todd Gurley, their superstar running back with a massive contract and a troubling injury history. The Rams made the move Thursday, March 19, 2020 several minutes before roughly $10 million in the three-time Pro Bowl selection's contract became fully guaranteed. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
March 19, 2020 - 3:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have released Todd Gurley, their superstar running back with a massive contract and a troubling injury history. The Rams made the move Thursday, several minutes before roughly $10 million in the three-time Pro Bowl selection's contract became fully guaranteed...
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Toronto Blue Jays minor league baseball player Steward Berroa, center, prepares to fly home along with his teammates from the Dominican Republic at the Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Flight schedules for departures and arrivals remain normal during the coronavirus pandemic.(Octavio Jones/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
March 19, 2020 - 3:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies minor leaguer Logan O'Hoppe got the news from his agent and relayed it immediately to teammate Vito Friscia. Friscia, a 40th-round draft pick, would be getting his spring training pay, after all. “He thought I was kidding," O'Hoppe said. “It’s awesome, I’m...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco (5) throws against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL football game in Denver. A person with knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press that the Denver Broncos are waiving Joe Flacco with a failed physical designation, putting another veteran NFL quarterback on the open market. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team didn't announce the decision. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
March 19, 2020 - 1:42 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Another veteran NFL quarterback is hitting the open market. The Denver Broncos are waiving Joe Flacco with a failed physical designation, a person with knowledge of the move told The Associated Press on Thursday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team...
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