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NFL teams can reopen facilities Tuesday — with restrictions

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NFL teams can begin reopening their facilities on Tuesday if state and local governments will allow it. In a memo sent to the 32 teams Friday by Commissioner Roger Goodell and obtained by The Associated Press, he stressed that the clubs must be “in compliance with any additional public ...

Miami’s Tagovailoa an NFL rarity: a lefty QB

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When Tua Tagovailoa signed his rookie contract with the Miami Dolphins, the left-handed quarterback from Alabama didn’t have to worry about smudging his signature. He signed the documents with his right hand. Yes, the NFL’s latest lefty QB is a natural right-hander, one whose father, ...

Preakness rescheduled for Oct. 3, one month after Derby

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The 145th Preakness Stakes has been rescheduled for Oct. 3, an announcement delivered Saturday less than hour before the original post time for the Triple Crown race. Traditionally held at Pimlico Race Course on the third Saturday in May, the Preakness was postponed April 3 because of the ...

NASCAR’s return latest chapter in Darlington’s rich legacy

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DARLINGTON, S.C. — Harold Brasington III recalls riding around the infield at Darlington Raceway as a youngster with his late grandfather, track builder Harold Brasington, watching as his granddad said hello to the likes of Richard Petty, David Pearson, Cale Yarborough and Dale Earnhardt. ...

Eastern Gateway discontinuing sports

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STEUBENVILLE — Another sports program has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic. Eastern Gateway Community College officials announced Friday that the continuing COVID-19 restrictions have forced the school to cancel its fall sports season. The school’s board of trustees also ...

Tennis tours extend coronavirus breaks; 40-plus events off

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More than 40 top-level professional tennis tournaments are off the sport’s 2020 calendar because of the coronavirus pandemic as of Friday, when the men’s and women’s tours extended their breaks and the sport’s Hall of Fame canceled its induction ceremony. ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi ...

Browns hire former 49ers exec as assistant GM

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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns have hired former 49ers executive Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as their new vice president of football operations — a top assistant to first-year general manager Andrew Berry. Adofo-Mensah will join a new staff in Cleveland after Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam ...

Column: Former Georgia player shows power of persistence

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ATLANTA — For all its ills, there are times when college athletics gets it just right. Meet Shedrick Wynn, who arrived at Georgia in 1999 to play football but never finished his college degree. Life kept getting in the way. Now, two decades later, at age 39, he’s a testament to the ...

Schubenski overcomes the traumatic odds

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Kaylee Schubenski has fond memories of her high school experiences at Buckeye Local. She was the homecoming queen and secretary of the National Honor Society. She also was an active member of the foreign language, science, art and fellowship of Christian athletes clubs. She loved being a ...

Mayfield huddles teammates in Texas for workouts

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CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield isn’t waiting around for the NFL to re-open facilities. Cleveland’s quarterback invited several of his Browns teammates, including tight end David Njoku and wide receiver Rashard Higgins, to work out with him in Texas during the COVID-19 shutdown. Like the ...