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AP source: NFL fines Saints $500,000, Patriots $350,000 for COVID-19 violations

The NFL has fined the New Orleans Saints US$500,000 and stripped them of a 2021 seventh-round draft pick for violating league COVID-19 protocols.

Toronto Raptors dip into free agency to sign centre Alex Len, forward DeAndre Bembry

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors signed free agents Alex Len and DeAndre' Bembry on Sunday. Terms of the deals weren't divulged. The seven-foot, 250-pound Len averaged eight points and 5.

Mike Tyson returns to ring, records draw in exhibition with Jones

LOS ANGELES — Mike Tyson stepped through the ropes in his signature black trunks and heard the opening bell in a boxing ring for the first time in 15 years. The former world heavyweight champion traded lively punches with Roy Jones Jr.

Mike Tyson returns to ring, draws in exhibition with Jones

LOS ANGELES — Mike Tyson showed glimpses of his destructive prime Saturday night during the 54-year-old boxing icon's return to the ring for a lively exhibition bout with 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr.

49ers may need temporary home because of new COVID-19 rules

The San Francisco 49ers and other teams may need to find a temporary new home after Santa Clara County on Saturday banned all contact sports from holding games and practices for the next three weeks.

Toronto's Marcus Carr scores 28 points, leads Minnesota over LMU 88-73

MINNEAPOLIS — Toronto native Marcus Carr scored 22 of his 28 points in the first half and Minnesota beat Loyola Marymount 88-73 on Saturday night. Both Gach added 17 points and Liam Robbins had 10 for the Golden Gophers (2-0).

No. 1 Bama rolls past No. 22 Auburn 42-13 minus Saban, Metchie III gets two TDs

TUSCLAOOSA, Ala. — Once the Iron Bowl kicked off, Nick Saban was just another passionate, heavily invested fan who was powerless to help his team win. His team still won — big.

No. 12 Indiana shines on defence in 27-11 win over Maryland

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Stevie Scott III ran for three touchdowns and No. 12 Indiana had three interceptions, three sacks and a game-changing safety in a 27-11 win over Maryland on Saturday. Freshman Tim Baldwin Jr.

AP source: Phillies lost US$145 million during pandemic season

PHILADELPHIA — A person familiar with the Philadelphia Phillies' finances says the team lost US$145 million during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season played without fans.

Amid pandemic, NBA gives teams health protocols for season

NBA players who test positive for the coronavirus this season may have to miss nearly two weeks in some instances before being allowed to return to the court, the league told its teams Saturday.