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Browns WR Jarvis Landry’s rehab ahead of schedule

CLEVELAND — Quarantine has allowed Browns Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry to focus even more on his recovery from off-season hip surgery. Landry, who opted for surgery in February after being slowed by an injury last season, said on a Zoom call Wednesday that his rehab has gone as well ...

Lace ‘em up: Boxing set for June 9 Vegas return

LAS VEGAS — Add boxing to the list of sports on the comeback trail. Promoter Bob Arum said Thursday he plans to stage a card of five fights on June 9 at the MGM Grand, the first of a series of fights over the next two months at the Las Vegas hotel. A second fight card will be held two nights ...

NFL looks at adding ‘booth umpire’ and tech adviser for refs

The NFL is considering adding a “booth umpire” and a senior technology adviser to the referee to assist the officiating crew. The league also is looking at other rules changes, including an alternative to the onside kick. NFL clubs received a list of potential rules changes on Thursday. ...

OHSAA expanding football playoffs beginning in 2021

COLUMBUS — During its May meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to expand the OHSAA football playoffs from eight schools per region to 12 beginning in the 2021 season. The vote was given to a recommendation from the ...

Ohio State may limit crowds to 20,000-30,000 at football games

The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to lift a moratorium on voluntary workouts by football and basketball players effective June 1 as a growing number of college leaders expressed confidence that fall sports will be possible in some form despite concerns about the coronavirus ...

Ohio State taking steps to open facilities

COLUMBUS — Gene Smith isn’t ready to say he’s 100 percent comfortable yet that there will be a full, 12-game college football regular season. Ohio State’s athletic director is much closer to that mark, however, than he was just a few months ago when the ongoing coronavirus pandemic ...

Pirates’ Kramer out 4-6 months after surgery

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Kevin Kramer will miss four to six months months while recovering from surgery on his right hip. The team announced Wednesday that Kramer underwent the procedure last week in Vail, Colorado. The 26-year-old Kramer had been dealing with what the ...

Hamlin scores second win of the season at rain-shortened Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin won NASCAR’s first Wednesday race since 1984 when rain stopped the event with 20 laps remaining at Darlington Raceway. The Daytona 500 winner was out front but out of fresh tires and trying to hang on when he got unintended help from Joe Gibbs Racing ...

Primetime: NASCAR set for first Wednesday start since 1984

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Whenever Joey Logano doesn’t cross the finish line first at a NASCAR Cup Series race, he says he tends to have the same thought: “Golly, I wish I could do that again.” The 2018 NASCAR champion and rest of the field will get to do it again: They will run the Toyota ...

Expanded Rooney Rule to require more interviews

The NFL is amending the Rooney Rule to require more interviews of minority candidates for head coaching and coordinator positions, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Reacting to a lack of diversity progress in hirings for those jobs, the league will require teams ...