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Herriman cheerleaders carry the American flag before the start of a high school football game against Davis, on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. Utah is among the states going forward with high school football this fall despite concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that led other states and many college football conferences to postpone games in hopes of instead playing in the spring. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
August 14, 2020 - 3:43 am
HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Fans wore masks and players drank from their own water bottles instead of sharing Thursday night at what was said to be the first high school football game in the United States since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The stands were sold out at 25% capacity at Herriman...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice in Pittsburgh before an NCAA tournament college basketball game. A court decision the NCAA says will hurt college sports by allowing student-athletes to be paid “vast sums” of money will go into effect. That's after the Supreme Court declined Tuesday to intervene at this point. Justice Elena Kagan denied the NCAA’s request to put a lower court ruling on hold at least temporarily while the NCAA asks the Supreme Court to take up the case. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
August 13, 2020 - 7:56 pm
The NCAA called off fall championship events — a move Thursday that does not affect major college football — because not enough schools will be competing in sports such as men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball during the first semester. NCAA President Mark Emmert made the announcement in...
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A player carries his shoes and a lunch bag in front of a closed gate leading to Memorial Stadium's playing field in Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The Big Ten won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, becoming the first of college sports' power conferences to yield to the pandemic. The move announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
August 13, 2020 - 7:16 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is confident about having fans for all home games, and the club has now announced details toward that end. The Cowboys say they are selling tickets in groups to try to prevent...
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FILE - Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce smiles before the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Chiefs and the star tight end have agreed to a four-year, $57.25 million contract extension that will keep him with the Super Bowl champions through 2025, a person familiar with the contract tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal has not been announced. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
August 13, 2020 - 5:54 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs weren't done when they signed star quarterback Patrick Mahomes to a record-setting extension, or when they put together a pricey package to keep Pro Bowl defensive tackle Chris Jones on the line. Now, they're shelling out more big money to keep tight...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2014, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Stephen Jones, executive vice president and director of player personnel, walks on the field before the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Arlington, Texas. The cancellation of college football games will have a far more significant impact on the NFL beyond giving the league an opportunity to play Saturday games this fall. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)
August 13, 2020 - 5:15 pm
The cancellation of college football games will have a far more significant impact on the NFL beyond giving the league an opportunity to play Saturday games this fall. Evaluating players for the draft will be among the biggest challenges. “I think until you understand exactly what the landscape is...
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This photo taken Aug. 5, 2020, during a Zoom interview with reporters, Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, displays the proximity tracking device that players and staff around the NFL are wearing at team facilities as part of COVID-19 protocols.
August 13, 2020 - 4:28 pm
Like a defense stiffening at the goal line late in the game, the NFL has implemented a wide array of health protocols designed to keep the coronavirus from wrecking the 2020 season scheduled to begin four weeks from now. Football is just as much a sport of pattern and detail as it is about speed...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle celebrates after beating the Green Bay Packers 37-20 in the NFL NFC Championship football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Kittle has agreed to a five-year extension with the San Francisco 49ers that reportedly is the richest contract ever at the position. A person familiar with the deal says the sides agreed Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, on the deal to keep Kittle off the market next offseason. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
August 13, 2020 - 4:14 pm
All-Pro tight end George Kittle agreed to a five-year, $75 million extension with the San Francisco 49ers that is the richest contract ever at the position. A person familiar with the deal said the sides agreed Thursday on the deal to keep Kittle off the market next offseason. The person spoke on...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice in Pittsburgh before an NCAA tournament college basketball game. A court decision the NCAA says will hurt college sports by allowing student-athletes to be paid “vast sums” of money will go into effect. That's after the Supreme Court declined Tuesday to intervene at this point. Justice Elena Kagan denied the NCAA’s request to put a lower court ruling on hold at least temporarily while the NCAA asks the Supreme Court to take up the case. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
August 13, 2020 - 12:25 pm
A group of senators led by Cory Booker of New Jersey and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on Thursday released a plan for reforming college sports with an athletes bill or rights. The legislative plan calls for college athletes to have the ability to earn money for their names, images and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, right, passes under pressure from San Francisco 49ers' Nick Bosa, left, during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. The potential for a Bosa brothers reunion in the NFL will have to wait at least a few more years. Big brother Joey has signed a long-term extension with the Los Angeles Chargers and younger brother Nick has three years left on his rookie deal with the 49ers. So the pass rushing stars won’t be linking up on the same team anytime soon. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
August 13, 2020 - 3:01 am
Nick Bosa said he hasn’t been able to watch the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl even once. Jimmie Ward needed to wait more than a month to pop in that tape and has watched it maybe 20 times. The Super Bowl loss that came after San Francisco blew a 10-point fourth-quarter lead over the Kansas City...
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Due to the new coronavirus pandemic a man wears a face mask of the German first division soccer team FC Schalke 04 and a hat with the word reading "Deutschland" (Germany) in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
August 12, 2020 - 8:29 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Notre Dame tested 117 football players for COVID-19 on Monday and two tested positive, according to university physician Dr. Matt Leiszler. Of the two positive tests, one player was mildly symptomatic and the...
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