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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2016, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and tight end Rob Gronkowski head to the sideline during the team's NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Foxborough, Mass. Gronkowski has agreed to a reunion with Brady. The agent for the retired New England star confirmed Tuesday, April 21, 2020, that pending completion of a physical, Gronkowski has agreed to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are acquiring his rights from the Patriots. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 22, 2020 - 6:35 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Rob Gronkowski planted the seed for a NFL comeback when he played catch with Tom Brady two months ago. He told the six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback he was getting an itch to play again if the “right opportunity” presented itself. Brady, on the verge of becoming a free...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2020, file photo, agent Leigh Steinberg poses for a picture at his office in Newport Beach, Calif. Steinberg and his agency represent 12 NFL draft-eligible players, including a pair of first-round prospects: Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Jerry Jeudy. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
April 22, 2020 - 5:16 pm
The NFL draft won’t stop for anything. While some teams expressed concern about not being able to host players for in-person visits and having to conduct the three-day draft virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic, agents and their clients are pleased it’s going on as scheduled. “From an...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach talks to the media in Kansas City, Mo. The 2020 NFL Draft is April 23-25. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
April 22, 2020 - 4:03 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brett Veach used his first two drafts as general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs to put the finishing touches on a roster that won the franchise its first Super Bowl in 50 years, all without making a single selection in the first round. Now, on the eve of his third draft,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2015 file photo, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Percy Harvin speaks to the media during an NFL football training camp in Pittsford, N.Y. Harvin is planning an NFL comeback nearly four years after his last game. The former Florida star and first-round draft pick by Minnesota in 2009 expects to get invited to a training camp this season and show his 32-year-old body still has what it takes to be an elite playmaker. “It's destiny,” Harvin told The Associated Press on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)
April 22, 2020 - 12:01 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Percy Harvin is planning an NFL comeback nearly four years after his last game. The former Florida star and first-round draft pick by Minnesota in 2009 expects to get invited to a training camp this season and show his 32-year-old body still has what it takes to be an elite...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2016, file photo, National Women's Hockey League All-Star players take time for a "selfie" before the start of an all-star game at Harborcenter in Buffalo, N.Y. A person with direct knowledge of the plans tells The Associated Press the U.S.-based National Women’s Hockey League is in the process of establishing an expansion franchise in the Toronto area, Tuesday, April 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert, File)
April 22, 2020 - 9:50 am
Professional women’s hockey is set to return to Canada, with the National Women’s Hockey League announcing Wednesday it is expanding into Toronto. The yet-to-be-named franchise has an ownership group led by former Harvard captain Johanna Boynton, features former Brown coach Margaret “Digit” Murphy...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2016, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and tight end Rob Gronkowski head to the sideline during the team's NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Foxborough, Mass. Gronkowski has agreed to a reunion with Brady. The agent for the retired New England star confirmed Tuesday, April 21, 2020, that pending completion of a physical, Gronkowski has agreed to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are acquiring his rights from the Patriots. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 22, 2020 - 9:31 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Four-time All Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski is back in the NFL, reunited with Tom Brady. Brady's new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, completed a trade for the retired New England star, sending a fourth-round pick in this week's draft — No. 139 overall — to the Patriots for...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo, Jennifer Lopez, left, and Alex Rodriguez sit courtside during an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers in Miami. Rodriguez and Lopez have retained J.P. Morgan to represent them in raising capital for a possible bid for the New York Mets. The move was first reported by Variety and confirmed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the decision who spoke on condition of anonymity because it was not announced. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
April 21, 2020 - 11:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez, once again, wants to be like Derek Jeter. A-Rod and fiancee Jennifer Lopez have retained J.P. Morgan to represent them in raising capital for a possible bid for the New York Mets. The move was first reported by Variety and confirmed to The Associated Press by a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, left, and Tyrann Mathieu celebrate after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. After leading the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl championship in five decades, Mahomes is finally eligible to sign a contract extension this off-season. Both sides are eager to come to terms on what could be a record-setting deal. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 21, 2020 - 11:52 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Leigh Steinberg’s focus this week is rightfully on the three-day NFL draft, where new clients such as Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and teammate Jerry Jeudy will learn where they will begin their professional careers. It won't be long before Steinberg's attention is...
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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2019, file photo, baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks to the media at the owners meeting in Arlington, Texas. Major League Baseball is cutting the salary of senior staff by an average of 35% for this year and is guaranteeing paychecks to its full-time employees of its central office through May. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Tuesday, April 14, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
April 20, 2020 - 4:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has made a move that allows teams to lay off or cut the pay of major and minor league managers, coaches, trainers and full-time scouts starting May 1. Manfred has suspended uniform employee contracts that cover about 9,000 people, including general...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 file photo,Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette runs with the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif. The Jacksonville Jaguars are ready to move on from running back Leonard Fournette, Monday, April 20, 2020. A person familiar with the decision says the Jaguars are actively looking to trade the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t made its plans public.(AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)
April 20, 2020 - 1:24 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are ready to move on from running back Leonard Fournette. A person familiar with the decision says the Jaguars are actively looking to trade the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of...
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