FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is out for the season after tearing the quadriceps tendon in his right leg. McCoy suffered the injury while working out against Antwaun Woods in an individual drill during the first padded practice of training camp. The loss of a potential starting tackle is a blow for first-year coach Mike McCarthy and the mostly new defensive staff.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Football Team has hired Jason Wright as team president. He’s the first Black person to hold that position in NFL history and at 38 becomes the league’s youngest team president. Wright spent seven years as an NFL running back, was an Arizona Cardinals captain and their Players Association representative.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn says his players have had 33 positive tests for COVID-19 this summer. Malzahn says his Tigers had no positive tests last week, but four players are still going through the testing protocols. He added that the school has administered 863 tests among players, an average of more than seven times each.
UNDATED (AP) — There will be no fans at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium for NFL and MLS games played in September. The Falcons and United say the coronavirus pandemic forced the decision. The teams say they will continue to collaborate with local and national health officials before deciding on the possibility for fans in games after September.
NEW YORK (AP) — Simona Halep will skip the U.S. Open, saying she wants to put her health first amid the coronavirus pandemic. Halep is a former top-ranked player who is currently No. 2. She won the title in Prague on Sunday. Six of the top eight women in the WTA rankings won’t play in New York, including No. 1 Ash Barty and defending champion Bianca Andreescu.