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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan gets sacked by Atlanta Falcons linebacker Foye Oluokun during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
October 29, 2020 - 11:34 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — This time, the Atlanta Falcons finished. Matt Ryan threw for 281 yards and ran for a touchdown, Younghoe Koo made four field goals and the Atlanta Falcons held on to beat the Carolina Panthers 25-17 on Thursday night behind a strong defensive performance to avoid a series...
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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) waves to fans after an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)
October 29, 2020 - 8:34 pm
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for COVID-19, putting into doubt whether the face of college football will be available to play the top-ranked Tigers' biggest game of the season. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said in a statement released by the school Thursday night that...
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Fans wearing protective face masks watch the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jose Sena Goulao, Pool via AP)
October 29, 2020 - 2:47 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Arizona Cardinals will be allowed to have 4,200 fans in the stands for their next two home games — against the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills. That’s an increase from the 1,200 that were allowed to attend...
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Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap (96) is able to sack Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) in spite of being blocked by Ravens offensive tackle Orlando Brown (78) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 28, 2020 - 7:04 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Carlos Dunlap made it clear he wanted out of Cincinnati and got his wish. The Seattle Seahawks hope by getting Dunlap out of Cincinnati, they've landed an answer to help solve their underperforming defense. In dire need of defensive help, the Seahawks acquired Dunlap from the...
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La Vuelta fans wearing face mask protection to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, keep safe a distance behind barriers, before the start of the eight stage of La Vuelta between Logrono and Alto de Moncalvillo, in Logrono, northern Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
October 28, 2020 - 10:31 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Houston Texans closed their practice facility Wednesday, hours after a player tested positive for the coronavirus. The team was notified of the positive test on Tuesday night and said the unidentified player...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers strong safety Eric Reid (25) waits for a play during the second half at an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, in New Orleans. Free agent safety Eric Reid told The Associated Press he declined an offer to join Washington's practice squad, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
October 27, 2020 - 4:45 pm
Free agent safety Eric Reid told The Associated Press he declined an offer to join Washington's practice squad. Washington (2-5) lost safety Landon Collins to a season-ending Achilles tendon injury in a win over Dallas on Sunday. Rookie Kamren Curl, a seventh-round pick, will replace him for now. “...
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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) warms up before an NCAA College football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)
October 27, 2020 - 3:09 pm
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence stopped short of calling an audible on his plans to head to the NFL next year, though the likely No. 1 pick in next year's draft did not rule out returning to school. “My mindset has been that I'm going to move on,” said the 6-foot-6 QB with the flowing hair. “...
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Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers Alex Highsmith (56) and T.J. Watt (90) celebrate after a 45-yard field goal attempt by Tennessee Titans kicker Stephen Gostkowski was no good in the final seconds of the fourth quarter in an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Steelers won 27-24. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
October 27, 2020 - 1:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As the league's only unbeaten team, the Pittsburgh Steelers have climbed all the way to the top of the NFL. As well as the No. 1 spot in the latest AP Pro32 poll. But just barely. The Steelers received seven of the 12 first-place votes for 378 points in balloting Tuesday by media...
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A member of the Kansas State marching band plays the trombone while wearing a face mask during the second half of an NCAA football game against Kansas Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
October 27, 2020 - 1:23 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The National Football League and the Players Association announced Tuesday that eight players and 11 other personnel tested positive in the latest round of screening for COVID-19. All are in isolation and have no...
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Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles (9) is sacked by Los Angeles Rams linebacker Justin Hollins during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
October 27, 2020 - 9:32 am
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Coach Matt Nagy usually has answers for what’s happening with the Chicago Bears’ offense, whether it is good or bad. After a 24-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night in which they were held to a season low in points and the defense scored the Bears’ only touchdown...
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