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FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, NFL vice president Troy Vincent speaks to the media during an owners meetings in Key Biscayne, Fla. The NFL has informed teams their training camps will open on time. League executive Troy Vincent sent a memo to general managers and head coaches on Saturday, July 18, 2020 informing them rookies are to report by Tuesday, quarterbacks and injured players by Thursday and all other players should arrive by July 28. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
July 19, 2020 - 12:21 pm
NFL players are publicly pleading with the league to address several health and safety concerns on the eve of training camp. The league informed teams on Saturday that training camps will open on time even though discussions with the players’ union regarding testing for the coronavirus and other...
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July 18, 2020 - 1:44 pm
The NFL has informed teams their training camps will open on time. League executive Troy Vincent sent a memo to general managers and head coaches on Saturday informing them rookies are to report by Tuesday, quarterbacks and injured players by Thursday and all other players should arrive by July 28...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2020, file photo, Boston Red Sox players sit apart for social distancing during baseball practice at Fenway Park in Boston. Public health experts have mixed feelings about baseball’s hopes to open its season July 23. There is optimism because of the nature of the sport itself, which produces less on-field risk than basketball, football or hockey. Then again, players and their families face a daunting task staying safe away from the ballpark, especially with teams traveling to and from hard-hit regions including Florida and Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
July 18, 2020 - 9:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty baseball teams from 28 cities, trying to play 60 games each amid a coronavirus pandemic that seemingly hasn’t peaked in the United States. Plausible? Worthwhile? Unconscionable? Even among experts, it depends on who's talking: “Baseball games can work,” said Dr. David Hamer,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) looks to throw in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Arlington, Texas. Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott and NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry of Tennessee will play whatever becomes of the 2020 season under the one-year franchise tag after failing to reach long-term deals with their teams. Prescott is set to make $31.4 million after earning slightly more than $4 million under his four-year rookie contract. The 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year negotiated for more than a year without coming to terms on a deal. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
July 17, 2020 - 5:15 pm
The NFL Players Association wants players tested daily for coronavirus, one of the outstanding points in discussions with the NFL over health and safety protocols as the start of training camp draws near. “We believe daily testing is important, especially given some of these hot spots,” NFLPA...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2017, file photo, former Major League Baseball player Alex Rodriguez reports from the field during the MLB baseball All-Star Game in Miami. Rodriguez, among four groups of bidders for a possible purchase of the New York Mets, called for baseball players to accept the type of revenue-sharing system that is tied to a salary cap and sparked quick opposition from the union. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
July 17, 2020 - 9:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez, among four groups of bidders for a possible purchase of the New York Mets, called for baseball players to accept the kind of revenue-sharing system that is tied to a salary cap and sparked quick opposition from the union. Following the collapse of labor talks dealing...
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FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2015, file photo, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder walks the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, in Philadelphia. A new name must still be selected for the Washington Redskins football team, one of the oldest and most storied teams in the National Football League, and it was unclear how soon that will happen. But for now, arguably the most polarizing name in North American professional sports is gone at a time of reckoning over racial injustice, iconography and racism in the U.S. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 16, 2020 - 9:15 pm
The Washington Post reported Thursday that 15 female former employees of the city's NFL franchise said they were sexually harassed during their time with the team. In a statement, the team said it takes issues of employee conduct seriously and added, “While we do not speak to specific employee...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) looks to throw in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Arlington, Texas. Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott and NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry of Tennessee will play whatever becomes of the 2020 season under the one-year franchise tag after failing to reach long-term deals with their teams. Prescott is set to make $31.4 million after earning slightly more than $4 million under his four-year rookie contract. The 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year negotiated for more than a year without coming to terms on a deal. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
July 15, 2020 - 6:16 pm
Dak Prescott will play whatever becomes of the 2020 season under the one-year franchise tag after the Dallas Cowboys and their star quarterback couldn't agree on a long-term contract. Clubs had until Wednesday afternoon to reach multiyear deals with players given the franchise tag. Of the 14 tagged...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2017, file photo, New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson sits on the sideline with his wife, Gayle Benson, before an NFL football game in New Orleans. An Associated Press review of public tax documents found that the Bensons' foundation has given at least $62 million to the Archdiocese of New Orleans and other Catholic causes over the past dozen years, including gifts to schools, universities, charities and individual parishes. (AP Photo/Bill Feig, File)
July 15, 2020 - 12:41 pm
A judge has denied a request by news organizations including The Associated Press to unseal court records involving the mental competency of billionaire Tom Benson when he rewrote his will to give his third wife ownership of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans sports franchises. The news outlets...
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Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus (9) celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Manchester City at the Falmer stadium in Brighton, England, Saturday, July 11, 2020. (Cath Ivill/Pool via AP)
July 13, 2020 - 3:41 pm
LONDON (AP) — In a season that could end with four trophies, Manchester City’s biggest victory hasn’t been secured by Kevin De Bruyne or Raheem Sterling. City fans are celebrating a squad of lawyers outsmarting UEFA’s judicial machinery in extra time and saving the club from a devastating two-year...
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Manchester City players celebrate after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Newcastle at the Ethiad Stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (Michael Regan/Pool via AP)
July 13, 2020 - 8:15 am
GENEVA (AP) — Manchester City successfully overturned its two-year ban from the Champions League on Monday in a surprising legal victory. The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld City’s appeal against the UEFA ban, but imposed a 10 million euro ($11.3 million) fine on the club for failing to...
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