Latest sports news, NFL set to hold a complete virtual draft

National Football League
Posted at 2:35 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 17:35:40-04

Associated Press — The NFL draft will be conducted in a virtual format, with team personnel working from their homes. In a memo sent to the 32 teams and obtained by The Associated Press, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell outlined procedures for the April 23-25 draft. The guidelines include no group gatherings. All team facilities were closed on March 26 and Goodell has ordered them to remain shut indefinitely.

(AP) — Golf will only have three major championships at the most this year. The R&A announced it is canceling the British Open in July because of the spread of COVID-19. It is pushing the British Open back one year and staying at Royal St. George's. The Masters is moving to two weeks before Thanksgiving. The PGA Championship returns to August while the U.S. Open plans to stay at Winged Foot and play on Sept. 17-20 for now. That depends on whether health officials say it's safe to resume given the new coronavirus.

DETROIT (AP) — Baseball Hall of Fame player Al Kaline, who played his entire 22-season major league career with the Detroit Tigers, has died. Kaline became the youngest player to win the American League batting title in 1955 and was a 15-time All-Star. Known as “Mr. Tiger,” Kaline also won 10 Gold Gloves and after his playing career ended was a Tigers broadcaster for a quarter-century. Kaline was 85.

NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of former sports marketing executives of 21st Century Fox have been indicted on charges they paid bribes to soccer officials to obtain confidential bidding information during FIFA’s sale of U.S. television rights to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Charges were unsealed in federal court against former 21st Century Fox executives Hernan Lopez and Carlos Martinez. They are accused of making payments to officials of the CONMEBOL, South American soccer’s governing body.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed defensive tackle Carl Davis. Davis is suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Davis played in three games in 2019 — two for Jacksonville and one for Indianapolis. He previously spent time with Baltimore and Cleveland.