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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff passes against the Arizona Cardinals during first half of an NFL football game in Los Angeles. Goff was disappointed to end his partnership with two good friends when the Los Angeles Rams released Todd Gurley and traded Brandin Cooks. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 24, 2020 - 4:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams announced the signings of linebacker Leonard Floyd and defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson on Friday after quarterback Jared Goff restructured his contract to create salary cap room. Floyd and Robinson agreed to join the Rams as free agents several weeks ago,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs down field against Georgia during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game in Atlanta. Burrow is expected to be a first round pick at the NFL Draft on Thursday, April 23, 2020.(AP Photo/John Amis)
April 24, 2020 - 10:43 am
The Latest on the first round of the NFL draft. ___ The Southeastern Conference broke the NFL record for first-round draft picks by a conference. Fifteen players from the powerhouse league were selected in the opening round Thursday night. That topped the previous mark of 12 set by the Atlantic...
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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 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 Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White (27) intercepts a pass intended for Pittsburgh Steelers' Diontae Johnson (18) during the second half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. A person with knowledge of the Bills’ decision tells The Associated Press the team has picked up the fifth-year option on cornerback Tre’Davious White's contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the decision. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)
April 23, 2020 - 12:03 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have picked up the fifth-year option on cornerback Tre’Davious White’s contract, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday because the team has not announced the decision...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2019, file photo, then-Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora speaks during the Major League Baseball winter meetings in San Diego. The Boston Red Sox were stripped of their second-round pick in this year’s amateur draft by Major League Baseball for breaking video rules in 2018 and former manager Alex Cora was suspended through the 2020 postseason for his conduct as bench coach with the Houston Astros the previous year. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced his decision Wednesday, April 22, 2020, concluding Red Sox replay system operator J.T. Watkins used in-game video to revise sign sequences provided to players. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
April 23, 2020 - 2:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox escaped severe penalties in Major League Baseball's cheating investigation on Wednesday, with Commissioner Rob Manfred concluding that the 2018 World Series champions' sign-stealing efforts were less egregious than the Astros' when they won it all the previous...
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