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FILE - In this April 12, 2016, file photo, Devon Still and his fiancee, Asha Joyce, pose with their daughter, Leah, 5, in New York. Leah planned to celebrate five years cancer-free with a dinner at her favorite steakhouse. The 10-year-old daughter of former NFL player Devon Still had to settle for a home-cooked meal when the coronavirus pandemic scuttled those plans. Shoutouts, though, lauding her recovery from entertainment and sports stars ranging from Kevin Hart to LeBron James were a pretty sweet reward for a girl who raised cancer awareness and funds during her own fight with the disease. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 24, 2020 - 1:49 am
Leah Still planned to celebrate five years cancer free with a dinner at her favorite steakhouse. The 10-year-old daughter of former NFL player Devon Still had to settle for a home-cooked meal when the coronavirus pandemic scuttled those plans. Shoutouts, though, lauding her recovery from...
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FILE - From left are 1970 file photos showing Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers. Hall of Famer Gale Sayers, who made his mark as one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs and was later celebrated for his enduring friendship with Chicago Bears teammate Brian Piccolo, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed “The Kansas Comet” and considered among the best open-field runners the game has ever seen, Sayers died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/File)
September 23, 2020 - 6:38 pm
When Chicago Bears teammates Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo became roommates in 1967, the first time NFL players of different colors shared accommodations on the road, it hardly looked like a good fit. Sayers, 24 at the time, was already an established star, a soft-spoken Black man who generally...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 26, 2019, file photo, Georgia coach Kirby Smart is shown during an NCAA college football spring practice in Athens, Ga. Kirby Smart gives much credit to first-year Arkansas coach Sam Pittman for helping to make No. 4 Georgia an annual contender for the Southeastern Conference championship. Georgia opens its season at Arkansas on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Pittman’s debut as the Razorbacks coach. Pittman was one of Smart’s top assistants as the Bulldogs’ offensive line coach for four seasons. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)
September 23, 2020 - 5:49 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Former Georgia defensive back Otis Reese says he left the school because of racist treatment on campus, and contends that coach Kirby Smart manipulated him to continue playing for the Bulldogs last season after he expressed his intention to transfer. Reese transferred to Mississippi...
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File-Former NFL football player Aeneas Williams takes part in services at his church Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, in Clayton, Mo. After shutting down receivers during his Hall of Fame career, Williams is helping open doors for fellow NFL alums. Williams, the former Cardinals, and Rams defensive back hosts the NFL Legends podcast, a platform for former players to share their stories, encourage each other and learn about programs available to them. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
September 23, 2020 - 2:26 pm
After shutting down receivers during his Hall of Fame career, Aeneas Williams is helping open doors for NFL players. Williams, the former Cardinals and Rams defensive back, hosts the NFL Legends podcast, a platform for former players to share their stories, encourage each other and learn about...
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Wake Forest running back Kenneth Walker III (9) looks for room to run against North Carolina State during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Raleigh, N.C, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)
September 23, 2020 - 11:38 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The postponed football game between No. 7 Notre Dame and Wake Forest will be moved to Dec. 12, while the Demon Deacons also are moving their nonconference game against Campbell a week earlier to Oct. 2. The...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 1973 file photo, President Richard Nixon speaks near Orlando, Fla. to the Associated Press Managing Editors annual meeting. Nixon told the APME "I am not a crook." There were two men in 1980s Manhattan who craved validation — one a past president, one a future president. That’s how a thirty-something Donald Trump and a seventy-ish Richard Nixon struck up a decade-long correspondence in the 1980s that meandered from football and real estate to Vietnam and media strategy. Their letters are being revealed for the first time in an exhibit that opens Thursday at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum. (AP Photo)
September 23, 2020 - 11:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — They were two men in Manhattan who craved the same thing: validation. One was a brash, young real estate developer looking to put his stamp on New York, the other a disgraced elder statesman bent on repairing his reputation. That’s how a thirty-something Donald Trump and a seventy...
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FILE - This is a 1970 file photo showing Chicago Bears football player Gale Sayers. Hall of Famer Gale Sayers, who made his mark as one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs and was later celebrated for his enduring friendship with a Chicago Bears teammate with cancer, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed “The Kansas Comet” and considered among the best open-field runners the game has ever seen, Sayers died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/FIle)
September 23, 2020 - 10:40 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Hall of Famer Gale Sayers, who made his mark as one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs and was later celebrated for his enduring friendship with a Chicago Bears teammate with cancer, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed “The Kansas Comet” and considered among the best open-field...
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Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, left, of the Kansas City Chiefs scrambles against the Los Angeles Chargers in the second half of an NFL football game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Kansas City Chiefs won 23-20 in overtime. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)
September 23, 2020 - 2:59 am
Patrick Mahomes showed he’s nearly as dangerous with his legs as he is with his arm. The Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback displayed his scrambling ability in a 23-20 overtime win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday with his 21-yard run on third-and-20, setting up the game-tying field goal...
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File-Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book (12) throws a pass during the first half of the Camping World Bowl NCAA college football game against Iowa State Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. Head coach Brian Kelly has seen growth in the 6-foot, 208-pound Book since quarterbacks coach Tom Rees became the team’s new offensive coordinator prior to the team’s Camping World Bow victory over Iowa State. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
September 22, 2020 - 6:29 pm
As the Atlantic Coast Conference worked Tuesday to reschedule another league game postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak within one of its teams, the Mountain West was zeroing in on a possible late October start to its football season. No. 7 Notre Dame’s game at Wake Forest on Saturday was...
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Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden celebrates after defeating the New Orleans Saints in an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
September 22, 2020 - 6:21 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two more NFL head coaches and their teams have been fined for not wearing masks on the sideline. A person with knowledge of the punishment said Tuesday that Jon Gruden of the Raiders and Sean Payton of the Saints were each fined $100,000 for not wearing masks on the sideline on...
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