Football

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Joe Staley celebrates after the NFL NFC Championship football game against the Green Bay Packers in Santa Clara, Calif. Staley was the one constant in San Francisco during a more than decade-long roller coaster that saw the 49ers go from the basement to the Super Bowl twice in a career that ended with his retirement last week.(AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
April 28, 2020 - 8:02 pm
When Joe Staley announced his retirement following a stellar 13-year career in San Francisco, he was taken aback by the tributes that poured in from former 49ers teammates, coaches and competitors. The limelight in the NFL is usually reserved for the players who catch, run or throw the ball, not...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) passes against the Tennessee Titans before an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. A person familiar with the situation says the Saints and Winston are working on a contract proposal to make the former Buccaneers starter a backup to Drew Brees in New Orleans. The person said Sunday, April 26, 2020, that the Saints and Winston are in “advanced” talks to get a deal done. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because negotiations were ongoing. (AP Photo/James Kenney, File)
April 28, 2020 - 7:51 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with unrestricted free agent quarterback Jameis Winston. Winston, the first overall pick in the 2015 draft, will serve as the backup to Drew Brees. Winston is coming off a season in which he led the NFL with 5,109...
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April 28, 2020 - 7:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tucker Carlson, Joe Scarborough, Chris Cuomo, Bret Baier, Nicolle Wallace and Anderson Cooper have more in common than you think — at least this month. Each cable news host recorded their most-watched months ever in April, with coronavirus pandemic stay-at-home orders assuring a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt (2) watches during an NFL game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. The Kansas City Chiefs are releasing two-time Pro Bowl punter Dustin Colquitt, whose 15-year career with the franchise allowed him to set numerous club records, including the most games played and most postseason appearances. Colquitt, who turns 38 next month, posted a farewell on Instagram late Monday, April 27, 2020, in which he said that “all things come to an end, sometimes sooner than you hoped, prayed and pleaded for them to.” A person familiar with the team's decision confirmed it to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because it had not been announced. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, Fle)
April 28, 2020 - 3:34 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Dustin Colquitt walked into the Kansas City Chiefs training facility 15 years ago as a third-round pick out of Tennessee, a punter with a big leg and peerless pedigree. He wound up setting numerous franchise records, including most games played and most postseason...
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In this still image from video provided by the NFL, Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the NFL football draft, Friday, April 24, 2020. (NFL via AP)
April 28, 2020 - 12:21 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — After a successful virtual, stay-at-home experience this year, the NFL plans to hold its draft outdoors in downtown Cleveland next year from April 29 to May 1. The dates were announced Tuesday, three days after the completion of a unique draft that went smoothly despite logistical...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2018, file photo, Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels speaks to reporters during baseball spring training in Surprise, Ariz. Will there be a place to play whether a draft prospect decides to go, or stay in college? “I think there’s a host of information that you’d want to know, and then that’s really where I think the clubs can differentiate themselves,” Daniels said. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
April 28, 2020 - 9:57 am
The Detroit Tigers can feel certain about one thing: They have the No. 1 pick in the draft. What that Major League Baseball draft will look like, when and where it will take place and how the selections will be made still isn't clear. “It’s going to present different challenges, probably," said...
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This image released by HBO Sports shows Bryant Gumbel hosting "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" from his makeshift studio in Florida. The series returns on April 28. (HBO Sports via AP)
April 27, 2020 - 5:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The HBO television show “Real Sports” is returning from a suspension forced by the coronavirus before the real sports themselves begin again. Host Bryant Gumbel will preside from his Florida home in Tuesday's episode of the sports news magazine, which is attempting to navigate...
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In a photo provided by ESPN Images, the draft board is seen before the start of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Bristol, Conn. (Allen Kee/ESPN Images via AP)
April 26, 2020 - 8:30 pm
Seth Markman was just as nervous as NFL coaches and general managers about the unknown factors involved with a virtual draft. But the ESPN executive producer said he was overwhelmed with how everything came together over the three days. It also ended up being must-see TV as the first significant...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams (71) takes the field for warms up before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Landover, Md. The San Francisco 49ers have acquired the seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle from the Redskins. Two people familiar with the deal said Saturday, April 25, 2020, the Niners will send a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft and a 2021 third-rounder to acquire Williams. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 26, 2020 - 5:46 pm
The task for the San Francisco 49ers heading into the draft was straight forward. Find replacements for departed starters DeForest Buckner at defensive tackle and Emmanuel Sanders at receiver and then find a player to step in for longtime left tackle Joe Staley, who informed the NFC champions...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) passes against the Tennessee Titans before an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. A person familiar with the situation says the Saints and Winston are working on a contract proposal to make the former Buccaneers starter a backup to Drew Brees in New Orleans. The person said Sunday, April 26, 2020, that the Saints and Winston are in “advanced” talks to get a deal done. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because negotiations were ongoing. (AP Photo/James Kenney, File)
April 26, 2020 - 5:39 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints and quarterback Jameis Winston are working on a contract proposal to make the former Buccaneers starter a backup to Drew Brees in New Orleans, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. Winston and the Saints are in “advanced” talks, the person...
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