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San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan says the team was blindsided by new coronavirus regulations put in place by Santa Clara County officials that will force to find a temporary new home for practice and games. The county announced the new rules that include a three-week ban on practices and games for contact sports. The Niners were on a plane getting ready to travel to Los Angeles when the players and coaches heard about the new rules that will force the team out of their homes. The team hasn't figured out where it will practice or play games. Read more

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Patrick Mahomes threw for 462 yards and three touchdowns to outplay Tom Brady and lead the Kansas City Chiefs to a 27-24 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tyreek Hill scored on receptions of 75, 44 and 20 yards, backflipping into the end zone on his second TD, and finishing with 13 catches for 269 yards. Hill's last receptions was an 8-yarder on third-and-7 to give Mahomes an opportunity to run out the clock. The Chiefs won their sixth straight game and clinched their seventh 10-win season in eight years under coach Andy Reid. Read more

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Daniel Jones left the New York Giants' 19-17 victory at Cincinnati with a hamstring injury. Jones passed for 213 yards in New York’s third straight win. He’s scheduled to have an MRI on Monday. The Carolina Panthers lost wide receiver D.J. Moore in the fourth quarter of their 28-27 loss at Minnesota. Moore hurt his right ankle after landing awkwardly in the end zone on an incompletion by Teddy Bridgewater. Read more

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Taysom Hill ran for two touchdowns and led the New Orleans Saints to a 31-3 rout of the Denver Broncos who were without any of their four quarterbacks over coronavirus concerns. The Broncos turned to a rookie receiver on their practice squad in Kendall Hinton. But he was ineffective as were their running backs who often took direct snaps and kept getting stuffed by the league's second-ranked run defense. The Saints improved to 9-2 behind Hill's second straight win in place of an injured Drew Brees.  Read more

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Wolverhampton beat Arsenal 2-1 in a Premier League game that saw concerns about Wolverhampton forward Raul Jimenez and Arsenal defender David Luiz. The pair collided while jumping for the ball after five minutes. Jimenez went to the hospital where he was later said to be conscious. Luiz played on bloodied and bandaged until halftime. Arsenal is languishing in 14th place and eight points off the lead after 10 games. That leader, unusually, is Tottenham, which drew 0-0 at Chelsea. Another former Premier League champion avoided a day as miserable as Arsenal's after Manchester United fought back from two goals down to win 3-2 at Southampton. Read more

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The Jacksonville Jaguars fired general manager Dave Caldwell on Sunday after the team’s 10th consecutive loss. The move sent a clear message that the small-market franchise is headed in a new direction. It was a move many thought owner Shad Khan should have made at the end of last season. But Khan gave Caldwell a chance to make Jacksonville a playoff contender for just the second time in his eight-year tenure. Caldwell came up well short of the owner’s winning expectations, making Khan’s decision an easy and somewhat expected one. Read more

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A Pennsylvania state senator abruptly left a West Wing meeting with President Donald Trump after being informed he had tested positive for the coronavirus. A person with direct knowledge of the event tells The Associated Press that Republican state Sen. Doug Mastriano got the results at the White House on Wednesday. Mastriano was there for a meeting between Trump and like-minded Republican state lawmakers about efforts to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Pennsylvania. Mastriano has aggressively opposed policies under the administration of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus and keep people safe. Read more

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President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female communications team at his White House, led by campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield. Bedingfield will serve as Biden’s White House communications director, and Jen Psaki, a longtime Democratic spokeswoman, will be his press secretary. Meanwhile, The Associated Press has learned that Biden also plans to name the president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, Neera Tanden, as director of the Office of Management and Budget. Read more

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Chad Beebe caught a 10-yard touchdown pass with 46 seconds left for Minnesota shortly after he muffed a punt that let Carolina pad its lead. Thene Joey Slye missed a 54-yard field goal try with 1 second remaining that preserved a 28-27 victory by the Vikings over the Panthers. Kirk Cousins passed for 307 yards and three scores for the Vikings. There were 38 points scored by both teams in a dizzying second half that started with Panthers rookie Jeremy Chinn turning fumble recoveries into touchdown returns on consecutive plays from scrimmage. The Panthers fell to 4-8. Read more

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Tre’Davious White’s fourth-quarter interception set up Tyler Bass’ 43-yard field goal in helping the Buffalo Bills seal a 27-17 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in a turnover-filled second half. Josh Allen scored twice, receiver Cole Beasley also completed a touchdown pass, and the AFC East-leading Bills (8-3) hung on after nearly blowing an 18-point third-quarter lead. Buffalo turned the ball over on three consecutive possessions, but their defense held by limiting the Chargers to score just once on Michael Badgley’s 27-yard field goal. The Chargers dropped to 3-8. L.A.'s Justin Herbert  finished 31 of 52 for 316 yards in joining Patrick Mahomes to become the NFL’s second quarterback to top 3,000 yards passing in his first 10 career starts.  Read more

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NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry ran for 140 yards and three touchdowns in the first half and finished with 178 yards in leading the Tennessee Titans to a 45-26 victory at Indianapolis. The win breaks a tie atop the AFC South and gives the Titans a split in the two-game series. They have a tiebreaking advantage based on current division records. And with the Colts' defense missing three key starters it wasn't even close. Henry scored on runs of 12, 1 and 11 yards and served as a decoy on Ryan Tannehill's 1-yard TD run that gave Tennessee an insurmountable 35-14 halftime lead.    Read more

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Baker Mayfield and Jarvis Landry took advantage of their best game-day weather in a month and led Cleveland to a 27-25 victory against Jacksonville on Sunday. The win kept the Browns squarely in the AFC playoff picture. The Browns improved to 8-3 for the first time since 1994 when they were 11-5 under current New England coach Bill Belichick. It’s their most wins in 13 years.  Jacksonville fell to 1-10 and set a single-season franchise record by losing its 10th consecutive game. Owner Shad Khan fired general manager Dave Caldwell after the game. Read more

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President-elect Joe Biden has fractured his right foot and will likely wear a walking boot for several weeks. Biden's office says the president-elect suffered the injury Saturday while playing with one of his dogs and visited an orthopedist in Newark, Delaware, on Sunday afternoon. His doctor, Kevin O’Connor, says a scan found tiny fractures of two small bones in the middle of Biden's right foot. Fractures are a concern generally as people age, but Biden’s appears to be a relatively mild one based on his doctor’s statement and the planned treatment. At 78 he will be the oldest president when he’s inaugurated in January. Read more

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Blake Francis and Nathan Cayo powered Richmond to the program’s first road victory over an Associated Press top 10 team, rallying in the second half to beat No. 10 Kentucky 76-64. The Spiders had been 0-25 against top 10 teams and trailed 36-30 just after halftime. Francis and Cayo each finished with 18 points, many coming during a series of small scoring runs that pushed Richmond ahead. A 9-0 burst gave the Spiders the lead, and a 7-0 stretch made it 58-46 with 7:43 remaining. In between, Francis and Tyler Burton hit 3-pointers and Cayo converted a three-point play. Read more

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George Clooney is just like us, maybe. The star said he does his own haircuts with a device touted in infomercials. In an interview on “CBS Sunday Morning,” the Oscar-winning actor and filmmaker said he’s been cutting his own hair for more than two decades. Clooney said his hair is like “straw” and easy to cut, so he uses a Flowbee haircutting device that he bought years ago. Flowbee sales reportedly surged when the coronavirus pandemic limited access to salon and barber shops in some areas. But Clooney told “CBS Sunday Morning” that he's been using the haircutting product for more than two decades.  Read more

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President Donald Trump said Sunday he was “ashamed” for endorsing the Republican governor of Georgia after he lost in the state to Democrat Joe Biden. Trump said on Fox News that Gov. Brian Kemp has “done absolutely nothing” to question the state’s results. Trump has made baseless accusations that illegal votes cost him the election in Georgia and beyond. His legal challenges have failed in several states. Democrats hope to continue winning in twin Senate races on Jan. 5 against Republican office holders. Democrat Jon Ossoff is challenging Sen. David Perdue while Rev. Raphael Warnock takes on Sen. Kelly Loeffler. Read more

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are hopeful they'll be able to pull off their rescheduled game with the Baltimore Ravens. The NFL has postponed Baltimore's annual visit to Heinz Field twice because of a COVID-19 outbreak among the Ravens. Baltimore currently has 20 players on the COVID-19 reserve list, including quarterback Lamar Jackson. The Steelers have four players on the same list, including running back James Conner. Coach Mike Tomlin called it a “sensitive situation” but reiterated the 10-0 Steelers would not use the disruption to their schedule as an excuse. Read more

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The Denver Broncos promoted a rookie practice squad receiver to play quarterback Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Kendall Hinton played quarterback for three years at Wake Forest before moving to wide receiver for his redshirt senior season last year. The Broncos signed Hinton as an undrafted college free agent this spring and then cut him after training camp. They re-signed him earlier this month. The Broncos found themselves in a quarterback quandary when the NFL deemed Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles as high-risk close contacts after QB Jeff Driskel tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week. Read more

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Vanderbilt has fired football coach Derek Mason after losing the first eight games of his seventh season, and offensive coordinator Todd Fitch will serve as the interim coach. Athletic director Candice Lee announced the move Sunday, saying it was a difficult decision. But Lee says she knows change is necessary. Mason became the first Vanderbilt coach since the 1920s to beat in-state rival Tennessee three straight seasons. But with the Southeastern Conference playing only league games this season, Vanderbilt is on the verge of the first winless season in school history.  Read more

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Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller isn’t walking away from football just yet after becoming the first woman to kick in a Power Five conference football game. The senior said Sunday she'll stick around as long as the Commodores want her. Fuller stayed in the COVID-19 testing protocol and was attending meetings with Vanderbilt a day after making history by kicking off to open the second half of a 41-0 loss to Missouri. Fuller says she has asked for film of NFL kickers to study as she works to refine her technique. Vandy visits Georgia next. Read more

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Britain says it has secured 2 million more doses of a promising coronavirus vaccine as the country aims to launch an inoculation program within days. The U.K. government has agreed to buy more than 350 million doses of vaccines from seven different producers, should they prove effective. The Department of Health said Sunday it had increased its order for a vaccine developed by U.S. firm Moderna from 5 million to 7 million doses, enough for 3.5 million people. British media say hospitals have been told they could receive the first doses of another vaccine, developed by Pfizer, during the week of Dec. 7, if it receives approval from the U.K.'s medicines regulator. Read more

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Wisconsin has finished a recount of its presidential results, confirming Democrat Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump in the key battleground state. Trump vowed to challenge the outcome in court even before the recount concluded on Sunday. Dane County was the second and last county to finish its recount, reporting a 45-vote gain for Trump. Milwaukee County, the state’s other big and overwhelmingly liberal county targeted in a recount that Trump paid for, reported its results Friday, a 132-vote gain for Biden. Biden won the state by nearly 20,600 votes and his margin in Milwaukee and Dane counties was about 2-to-1. Trump’s next move in Wisconsin will likely be in court. Read more

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With their four quarterbacks all out, the Denver Broncos have promoted rookie receiver Kendall Hinton from their practice squad Sunday to play QB against the New Orleans Saints. Starter Drew Lock, backup Brett Rypien and practice squad veteran Blake Bortles were deemed high-risk close contacts with No. 3 quarterback Jeff Driskel on Wednesday, the day before Driskel tested positive for COVID-19. Hinton played quarterback for three years in college before switching to wide receiver last year. Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy is active against New Orleans after being limited during the week. Read more

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New York City will reopen its school system to in-person learning and increase the number of days a week many children attend class even as the coronavirus pandemic intensifies in the city. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday that some elementary schools and pre-kindergarten programs will resume classes Dec. 7. Others will take longer to reopen their doors. The announcement comes less than two weeks after de Blasio announced that schools were shutting down because of a rising number of cases. The plan for reopening middle and high schools is still being developed. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he supports the mayor's school reopening plan.  Read more

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Testing a novel release strategy, Universal Pictures’ animated sequel “The Croods: A New Age” had one of the best opening weekends of the pandemic, grossing $14.2 million over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. Whereas new releases have traditionally lasted around 90 days in theaters, Universal has mapped out a shorted theatrical window in deals with major chains AMC and Cinemark that gives the studio the option to move new releases to premium video-on-demand after just 17 days. “The Croods: A New Age” is expected to shift to the home before Christmas. “The Croods: A New Age” grossed $9.7 million Friday-Sunday, which rivals even the weekend start for “Tenet” in September. Read more

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Argentine police have searched the home and office of one of Diego Maradona’s doctors, taking away medical records as part of investigations into the death of the 60-year-old soccer star that caused a wave of grief across the country. Neurologist Leopoldo Luque told reporters after the searches Sunday that he had given investigators all of the records of his treatment of Maradona, as well as computers, hard drives and cellphones.Weeping at times, he insisted he defended his treatment of the troubled soccer star, who died Wednesday of a heart attack following a Nov. 3 brain operation.  Read more

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The nation’s top infectious disease expert says that the U.S. may see a “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus over the coming weeks, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, also says it's it’s “not too late” for people traveling back home after the Thanksgiving holiday to help stop the spread of the virus by wearing masks, staying distant from other people and avoiding large groups. Meanwhile, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio reversed course and said the nation's largest school system will reopen to in-person learning. Read more

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A group of Hawaii leaders is launching a campaign Sunday to promote the islands as an appealing location for a remote office with a view. Now that many companies, especially in the tech industry, allow employees to work from anywhere during the pandemic, they hope Hawaii will be alluring. They’re also throwing in roundtrip tickets to Honolulu for the first 50 approved applicants. Some say high-paid workers will bolster an economy decimated by dramatically fewer tourists. Others worry what those with Silicon Valley money will mean for housing, especially when there’s already a crunch for affordable places to live.  Read more