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WASHINGTON (AP) — Bobby Mitchell, the speedy Hall of Famer who became the Washington Redskins‘ first black player, has died. He was 84. Mitchell split his career with the Cleveland Browns and Redskins and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983. The Hall of Fame said Sunday night that Mitchell’s family …

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The unthinkable, at least for sports fans, already has happened. The games, as we know them, are shut down. We’ll never know if San Diego State was a Final Four contender or if Tiger Woods would have defended his green jacket at the Masters. There was no opening day in baseball. The odds are increasingly …

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bill Polian simplified the NFL’s draft process years ago. He studied film, relied on medical experts, checked the numbers and interviewed players. With the flurry of pro days canceled because of the new coronavirus, the Hall of Fame executive who constructed multiple Super Bowl teams during his 32-year career believes it’s time …

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bill Polian simplified the NFL’s draft process years ago. He studied film, relied on medical experts, checked the numbers and interviewed players. With the flurry of canceled pro days, the Hall of Famer who constructed multiple Super teams during his 32-year- career believes it’s time for a return to his throwback approach. …

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey, who played in the NFL despite being born without toes on his kicking foot and made a record 63-yard field goal, died late Saturday while struggling with complications from the new coronavirus, his daughter said. He was 73. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate first reported Dempsey’s …

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President Donald Trump met by phone with many U.S. pro sports leaders Saturday to discuss how that industry has been affected by the global coronavirus pandemic, saying he was looking forward to the resumption of competitions “as soon as we can.” “I want fans back in the arenas,” Trump said later in a briefing at …

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NEW YORK (AP) — Breshad Perriman insists his late-season breakout last year was merely just a promising start. For him to live up to his own expectations. And, to finally prove the doubters wrong. “I think that was just a sneak peek of what’s to come for this season and many other seasons past this …

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The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander says he will donate his weekly paycheck during the coronavirus shutdown to organizations that are helping with relief efforts. Verlander and wife Kate Upton made the announcement Saturday in an Instagram post. The couple said it …

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The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The grandmother of Baylor junior guard Moon Ursin has died in the New Orleans area after being infected with the coronavirus. Lady Bears coach Kim Mulkey, selected Saturday as part of the 2020 class for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of …

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the sports world to a screeching halt over the past month. Now, at least one advertising firm is predicting that the lack of sports could end up costing a lot of lost money in lost advertising revenue for broadcasters. MediaRadar, an advertising firm out of New York, found that when …

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