May 21, 2020 2:55 AM

Chiefs holding unique virtual competition for punting job

Posted May 21, 2020 2:55 AM

AP Sports Writer

LEAWOOD — For the first time in nearly two decades, the Super Bowl champion Chiefs will have a new punter.

Identifying who that will be in the midst of a pandemic is no easy task.

The Chiefs have signed Tyler Newsome and undrafted rookie Tommy Townsend to compete for the job. But with healthy players barred from the practice facility, the organization is relying on videos of their private workouts to keep tabs on the race for the job.

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May 21, 2020 2:55 AM
NCAA to lift moratorium on football, basketball workouts

AP Sports Writer

The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to lift a moratorium on voluntary workouts by football and basketball players effective June 1 as a growing number of college leaders expressed confidence that fall sports will be possible in some form despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

A decision on other sports was pending.

The decision clears the way for individual workouts by athletes, mostly on their own, subject to safety and health protocols decided by their schools or local health officials.