Athlete health

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton grimaces as he receives attention on the sideline after an injury in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 23, 2019 - 8:58 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers general manager Marty Hurney says Cam Newton has a mid-foot sprain and he's "cautiously optimistic" the quarterback will be ready for the Sept. 8 regular season opener against the Los Angeles Rams. Newton injured his left foot in Carolina's 10-3 preseason loss...
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Cleveland Indians' Yasiel Puig hits an RBI double off Minnesota Twins pitcher Jose Berrios in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
August 23, 2019 - 12:49 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: NAME THAT NICKNAME Jerseys will take on a different look during Players' Weekend, when big leaguers are encouraged to be creative with what goes on the back of their uniforms. Cleveland outfielder Yasiel Puig will have Wild Horse, for the way he...
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New England Patriots middle linebacker Kyle Van Noy, left, sacks Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 22, 2019 - 5:31 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton left Thursday night's exhibition game against New England in the first quarter with a foot injury. The team announced that he would not return. The 2015 NFL MVP was playing for the first time since Dec. 17, when the team shut him...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes passes in the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)
August 22, 2019 - 12:57 pm
Melvin Gordon's prolonged holdout and Derwin James' foot injury in L.A., Antonio Brown's head-to-toe spectacle in Oakland, and a spinning turnstile of head coaches and quarterbacks in Denver all complicate efforts to unseat the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West. Not that it's status quo in KC. The...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Byron Jones, left, tries to catch New York Giants' Saquon Barkley during the first half of an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. The dynamic second-year running back is worth the price of admission and can help the team pull off upsets by himself. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
August 22, 2019 - 11:21 am
While Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper wait to get paid, Ezekiel Elliott wants his money now. The Dallas Cowboys have another obstacle standing in their way as they try to become the first team to win consecutive NFC East titles since the Philadelphia Eagles did it four straight seasons from 2001-04...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2019 file photo Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws against the Houston Texans during the first half of an NFL wild card playoff football game in Houston. The popular pick to win the AFC South all offseason has been Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts. The ever-changing diagnosis for his strained left calf and ankle is dredging up bad memories of 2017 when his recovery from shoulder surgery kept him out all season. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
August 22, 2019 - 11:20 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The popular pick to win the AFC South all offseason has been Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts. The ever-changing diagnosis for his strained left calf and ankle is dredging up bad memories of 2017, when his recovery from shoulder surgery kept him out all season. And...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) warms up during an NFL football training camp practice in Latrobe, Pa. \There are the same old expectations following an ugly late-season collapse that forced the Steelers to miss the playoffs for the first time in five years. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
August 22, 2019 - 11:15 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Picking the order of finish in the AFC North is as a difficult as getting a grip on a wet, bouncing football. The division features two new coaches, a pair of gritty second-year quarterbacks, a traditional powerhouse on the rebound, and an unlikely contender that hasn't reached the...
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August 22, 2019 - 4:37 am
MADRID (AP) — Andy Murray will play in a second-tier Challenger Tour tournament hosted by Rafael Nadal's tennis academy. The tournament says Murray has accepted an invitation to play. Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion, had hip surgery in January. He returned to the court in June playing...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws to the Colorado Rockies during a baseball game in Washington. Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer says he is “ready to get in a game” for the Washington Nationals and come off the injured list. Scherzer played catch at Nationals Park on Wednesday, Aug. 14. a day after throwing the equivalent of about two innings in a simulated game, and said he felt able to return to action from a back muscle problem. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
August 21, 2019 - 11:58 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: WELCOME BACK, MAD MAX Nationals ace Max Scherzer comes off the injured list to start at last-place Pittsburgh. The three-time Cy Young Award winner is 9-5 with a 2.41 ERA in 20 starts but has pitched only once over the past six weeks because of a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden is shown during an NFL preseason football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. The Raiders’ worldwide tour gets started in the preseason when they play a "home" exhibition against Green Bay in Winnipeg on Thursday, Aug. 22. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
August 21, 2019 - 11:38 am
The Raiders' worldwide tour gets started in the preseason when they play a "home" exhibition against Green Bay in Canada. The Raiders will be the first team to play games in three countries in one season; they also will play a "home" game in the regular season in London against Chicago on Oct. 6. "...
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