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Tokyo Olympics Q&A: 6 months out and murmurs of cancellation

Tokyo Olympics Q&A: 6 months out and murmurs of cancellation

By STEPHEN WADE TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics are to open in six months on July 23 and organizers have no public program planned to mark the milestone. There is too much uncertainty for that right now. Tokyo and other parts of Japan are under an emergency order because of surging coronavirus cases with…More

QB Mahomes ‘doing good’ after concussion according to Andy Reid

QB Mahomes ‘doing good’ after concussion according to Andy Reid

By DAVE SKRETTA KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes had enough wits about him after a concussion knocked the star quarterback from the Kansas City Chiefs’ divisional-round playoff win over the Cleveland Browns to get a rather clever hashtag trending on Twitter. “HenneThingIsPossible,” it read. It was a reference to his backup, Chad Henne,…More

Arthur Smith signs deal to be Falcons coach

Arthur Smith signs deal to be Falcons coach

By The Associated Press FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Arthur Smith has signed a contract with the Atlanta Falcons to be their next coach, the team announced Saturday. Smith, a former Tennessee Titans assistant, agreed to terms Friday. Neither Smith nor any other team official will be made available to reporters until next week. “Throughout…More

Tight games this weekend, with one upset projected By BARRY WILNER

Tight games this weekend, with one upset projected By BARRY WILNER

By BARRY WILNER Aaron, meet Aaron. And Aaron. Aaron Donald, the unanimous All-Pro defensive tackle who owns a couple of Defensive Player of the Year awards, certainly hopes to meet fellow All-Pro Aaron Rodgers on Saturday — in the Packers’ backfield. Donald hopes to put the star quarterback on the ground a few times, too.…More

Urban Meyer returns to sidelines with NFL’s Jaguars

Urban Meyer returns to sidelines with NFL’s Jaguars

By MARK LONG JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Urban Meyer has won everywhere he’s coached. Small colleges. Big-time programs. He’s been a difference maker at each stop during his storied career. He’s ready to try something new: the NFL. Meyer agreed to become head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, leaving the broadcast booth and…More

New Texas coach Sarkisian defends “The Eyes of Texas”

New Texas coach Sarkisian defends “The Eyes of Texas”

By MARK ROSNER AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Fresh off a national title with Alabama, Steve Sarkisian plans big changes to Texas’ football program. “The Eyes of Texas” isn’t one of them. At his introductory press conference Tuesday, Sarkisian defended the controversial school song and said his players will “sing it proudly.” His predecessor, Tom Herman,…More

‘Bama’s Nick Saban already working on chasing title #8

‘Bama’s Nick Saban already working on chasing title #8

By JOHN ZENOR Nick Saban wasn’t ready to contemplate his legacy moments after capturing a record seventh national championship “because you’re always looking forward.” It was time to start chasing No. 8, after all. The Crimson Tide capped off a 13-0 season with a 52-24 win over Ohio State Monday night in the national championship…More

Alabama routs Ohio St. 52-24 for national title

Alabama routs Ohio St. 52-24 for national title

By RALPH D. RUSSO MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The celebration was at once familiar and unique. The confetti cannons sent a crimson and white shower into the air and Alabama players ran to the sideline to grab their championship hats and T-shirts. It’s a rite of passage if you have played for the Crimson…More

Same old Browns? Hardly. Cleveland drills Steelers 48-37

Same old Browns? Hardly. Cleveland drills Steelers 48-37

By WILL GRAVES PITTSBURGH (AP) — So much for the weight of history. Or practicing. Or having your head coach on the sideline. Or an emotional leader on the field. The Cleveland Browns overcame all of it. The burden of carrying the mantle of a franchise that’s long been a punchline. A schedule ravaged by…More

Brady leads Bucs past Washington 31-23

Brady leads Bucs past Washington 31-23

By STEPHEN WHYNO LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — New team, same swashbuckling playoff success for Tom Brady. Brady threw for 381 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers past Washington 31-23 in their NFC wild-card game Saturday night for their first playoff victory since the 2002 season. Brady was critical of his play…More