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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2020, file photo, Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel listens to a question at a press conference in Nashville, Tenn. The 2020 NFL Draft is April 23-25. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
April 24, 2020 - 2:51 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Many NFL general managers and coaches had their children appear with them on camera from home as teams made selections on the opening night of a most unusual NFL draft during the coronavirus pandemic. The scene behind Titans coach Mike Vrabel stood out Thursday, with one...
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CORRECTS LOCATION TO THE PLAINS, OHIO, INSTEAD OF ATHENS, OHIO - In this still image from video provided by the NFL, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow appears in The Plains, Ohio, during the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. (NFL via AP)
April 23, 2020 - 11:34 pm
For all the uniqueness of this NFL draft, including the angst over a potential communications fiasco, things looked and sounded pretty normal Thursday night. Quarterbacks were in demand. Ohio State and the Southeastern Conference dominated. The Patriots traded out of the first round. And...
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CORRECTS LOCATION OF YOUNG TO SEATED IN CENTER, INSTEAD OF AT RIGHT - In this still image from video provided by the NFL, Chase Young, seated in center, talks on his cellphone during the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. Young was drafted second by the Washington Redskins. (NFL via AP)
April 23, 2020 - 11:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chase Young finished his junior season at Ohio State figuring he had done what it takes to become a top pick in the NFL draft. After months of buildup passed and trade talk went nowhere, the Washington Redskins took the fearsome pass-rusher with the second overall pick Thursday...
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In this still image from video provided by the NFL, Jeff Okudah, second from right, celebrates during the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. (NFL via AP)
April 23, 2020 - 10:50 pm
The Detroit Lions became the first team in more than two decades to take a cornerback in the first three picks in the NFL draft. Jeff Okudah seems to merit the faith. Detroit drafted the Ohio State standout with third overall pick Thursday night, making him the highest-drafted cornerback since...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa plays in an NCAA football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Tagovailoa is a likely first round pick in the NFL Draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)
April 23, 2020 - 10:43 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Because of Tua Tagovailoa’s ability, the Miami Dolphins were willing to gamble on his durability. The Dolphins made the Alabama quarterback the fifth overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday, and hope he can become a franchise quarterback and the centerpiece of their rebuilding effort...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow throws a pass against Clemson during the second half of the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. The Cincinnati Bengals chose Burrow with the first pick in the NFL draft Thursday, April. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
April 23, 2020 - 10:39 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow's next challenge is daunting: return to his home state and resurrect the woebegone Bengals. Given what he's accomplished, he's not lacking in confidence. Cincinnati took the Heisman Trophy winner first overall in the NFL draft Thursday night, a move expected by everyone...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2018, file photo, Mike Smith rides Justify to victory during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The move of the Triple Crown’s first leg to Labor Day weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic will mark the first time the Derby won’t run on the first Saturday in May since 1945. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
April 23, 2020 - 7:36 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The governor of North Carolina is still considering a request to allow NASCAR to race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May. Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday extended the state’s stay-at-home order because of the...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice in Pittsburgh. The NCAA is moving closer to permitting Division I college athletes to earn money from endorsements and sponsorship deals they can strike on their own. Recommendations for changes to NCAA rules that would permit athletes to earn money for their names, images and likeness are being reviewed by college sports administrators this week before being sent to the association's Board of Governors. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
April 23, 2020 - 4:19 pm
The NCAA is moving closer to allowing Division I athletes to earn money from endorsements and sponsorship deals they can strike on their own as early as next year. Recommended rule changes that would clear the way for athletes to earn money from their names, images and likeness are being reviewed...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2019, file photo, Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane speaks during the annual NFL owners meetings in Phoenix. The 2020 NFL Draft is April 23-25.(AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)
April 23, 2020 - 4:03 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Brandon Beane dismisses the growing buzz suggesting the Buffalo Bills are suddenly the AFC East favorites after Tom Brady left for Tampa Bay. “The team to beat in the East is the Patriots,” the Bills general manager said, referring to a New England team that has essentially...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper, left, looks on as South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, right, gives a thumbs up during a ceremony in Rock Hill, S.C., where the Panthers are planning on building a team facility with practice fields in the area. A county in South Carolina has approved a deal loaded with tax breaks for the Carolina Panthers to move their headquarters and practice site to their city. News outlets report the York County Council approved the deal in a 4-3 vote after listening to public comments during their virtual meeting on Monday, April 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
April 23, 2020 - 12:12 pm
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A county in South Carolina approved a deal loaded with tax breaks for the Carolina Panthers to move their headquarters and practice site. The York County Council approved the deal in a 4-3 vote after listening to public comments during their virtual meeting on Monday, news...
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