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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 1976, file photo, University of Pittsburgh head coach Johnny Majors is shown with All-American halfback Heisman Trophy candidate Tony Dorsett, right, and middle guard Al Romano, left, during Fan Appreciation Day at Pitt Stadium in Pittsburgh. Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, has died. He was 85. Majors died Wednesday morning, June 3, 2020, at home in Knoxville, Tenn., according to a statement from his wife, Mary Lynn Majors. (AP Photo/MK, File)
June 03, 2020 - 3:19 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — College Football Hall of Famer Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, died Wednesday. He was 85. Majors died at his home in Knoxville, according to his wife, Mary Lynn Majors. “He spent his...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, Carolina Panthers NFL football team head coach Matt Rhule talks to the media during a news conference at the teams practice facility in Charlotte, N.C. The transition from being a head coach in college to the NFL is never easy. But it's even more difficult this year for Panthers coach Matt Rhule, who is trying to build a team and some sense of chemistry virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)
June 03, 2020 - 1:29 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Transitioning from head coach at the college level to the NFL is never easy. But for Carolina Panthers first-year coach Matt Rhule, it has been particularly challenging given the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly five months after being hired away from Baylor to resurrect a...
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A demonstrator wears a face mask and latex gloves while waving a placard along Lincoln Avenue during a protest Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Denver over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 02, 2020 - 8:36 pm
Instead of X's and O's, the Denver Broncos spent Tuesday talking about racial injustice, police brutality and healing a nation rocked by demonstrations over George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis on top of the coronavirus outbreak and its economic devastation. Team president Joe Ellis addressed the...
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This undated photo provided by the Kelly family shows Italia Marie Kelly, 22, of Davenport, Iowa. Kelly, who also went by the last name Impinto, was shot and killed outside a Walmart early Monday, June 1, 2020, while leaving a protest against police brutality. Police say the death is under investigation and came amid a night of civil unrest in Davenport, Iowa's third largest city. (Courtesy of the Kelly family via AP)
June 02, 2020 - 6:05 pm
One man was a retired St. Louis police captain checking on his friend's shop. Another was the beloved owner of a Louisville barbecue restaurant who provided free meals to officers. Yet another was a man known as “Mr. Indianapolis," a former star football player. They are among those killed as...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) plays during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Pittsburgh. Conner stressed he's not concerned about his future as he enters the final year of his contract. The team declined to offer him an extension following three seasons in which he has struggled to stay healthy. "That's the game," Conner said.(AP Photo/Don Wright, File)
June 02, 2020 - 6:01 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Conner didn't treat the quarantine caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as an obstacle, but an opportunity. While the shutdown forced the Pittsburgh Steelers running back to cancel a couple of planned vacations, it also gave him time — a lot of time — to filter out the noise...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kendrick Bourne, left, jokes with middle linebacker Kwon Alexander during a combined NFL football training camp with the Denver Broncos at the Broncos' headquarters in Englewood, Colo. All 32 NFL teams have been told by Commissioner Roger Goodell to hold training camps at their home facilities this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most NFL teams stay at their training complexes year-round, but Dallas, Pittsburgh, Kansas City and Buffalo are among those that stage training camp elsewhere. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 02, 2020 - 5:18 pm
All 32 NFL teams have been told by Commissioner Roger Goodell to hold training camps at their home facilities this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most NFL teams stay at their training complexes year-round, but Dallas, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Buffalo, Indianapolis, Carolina, Washington...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2005, file photo, former NCAA college football coach Pat Dye responds to a question during an interview in New York. Former Auburn coach Pat Dye, who took over a downtrodden football program in 1981 and turned it into a Southeastern Conference power, has died. He was 80. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said Dye passed away Monday, June 1, 2020, at the Compassus Bethany House in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, FIle)
June 01, 2020 - 2:35 pm
Former Auburn coach Pat Dye, who took over a downtrodden football program in 1981 and turned it into a Southeastern Conference power, died Monday. He was 80. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said Dye died at a hospice care facility in Auburn from complications of kidney and liver failure. Harris said...
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The Georgia National Guard lines up in front of the of the College Football Hall of Fame in the aftermath of a demonstration against police violence on Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
May 31, 2020 - 11:49 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The College Football Hall of Fame is boarded up and assessing damage from a destructive night of protests in downtown Atlanta. The facility’s most valuable trophies and artifacts were moved to a secure facility in case additional trouble breaks out amid nationwide unrest over the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, West Virginia players high-five fans after defeating Kansas 38-22 in an NCAA college football game in Morgantown, W. Va. The crippling coronavirus pandemic has brought the entire world — including the sports world — to a standstill, and it shows no sign of going away anytime soon. That has left fans, stadium workers, team owners, sponsors and yes, even players, wondering what life will be like when games finally resume. (AP Photo/Craig Hudson, File)
May 29, 2020 - 5:50 pm
The NCAA released a long and detailed plan Friday to help schools bring back athletes to campus during a pandemic. While schools will need to have testing and surveillance plans in place, the guidance does not recommend testing all athletes upon arrival for COVID-19. “There's not a universal, easy...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2020, file photo, an empty Parkview Field minor league baseball stadium is viewed in downtown Fort Wayne, Ind. Minor league umpires are out of jobs so far and maybe all year with no minor league seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Mike Moore/The Journal-Gazette via AP, File)
May 29, 2020 - 2:44 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says the state’s five professional sports teams — the Boston Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, New England Patriots and Revolution — can resume practicing at their respective facilities on...
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