Athlete health

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew, left, scrambles under pressure from Denver Broncos outside linebacker Bradley Chubb, right, during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 30, 2019 - 1:15 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The winless Denver Broncos suffered the worst loss of their anguished season Monday when rising star Bradley Chubb was diagnosed with a torn left ACL that requires surgery and ends his season. The fifth overall pick in the 2018 draft, Chubb was injured in the Broncos' 26-24...
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Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus picks up his clipboard after the last out in the ninth inning as the Houston Astros defeat his team in a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
September 30, 2019 - 12:13 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Manager Brad Ausmus has been fired by the Los Angeles Angels after just one difficult season in charge. Angels general manager Billy Eppler announced the decision to move on swiftly from Ausmus on Monday, a day after they finished 72-90 for the franchise's worst record since...
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New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton celebrates his solo home run against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
September 30, 2019 - 12:04 am
The New York Yankees hit 306 home runs this year with minimal contributions from Giancarlo Stanton. Now he's back to try to help the Yankees win a title. Stanton hit a mammoth home run Friday night at Texas, a reminder that yes, this New York lineup can actually become more powerful than it was for...
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Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen lies injured on the field after being tackled in the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
September 30, 2019 - 12:02 am
The NFL has a quarterback problem and it's only getting worse by the week. There are not very many people, among the world's billions, who are capable of playing the most important position in professional football well — and the number available to try keeps dwindling. With Buffalo's Josh Allen...
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Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader throws in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
September 29, 2019 - 11:59 pm
It's been three years since Andrew Miller led the Cleveland Indians to the brink of a World Series championship by coming out of the bullpen early and often, and bulk work from relievers has been an October staple since. Whether it's Brewers All-Star Josh Hader stretching out for three innings or...
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Chicago White Sox's Tim Anderson (7) comes out of the dugout and waves to fans after a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Chicago. Anderson, who is attempting to become the third White Sox player to win a batting title, went 0 for 2 with two walks in the second game after sitting out the opener. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
September 29, 2019 - 10:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major league batters finished with 6,776 home runs, shattering the previous record of 6,105 set two years ago. Dominic Smith hit the final long ball of the season, a three-run drive in the 11th inning Sunday off Atlanta's Grant Dayton that lifted the New York Mets over the NL East...
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Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) scrambles away from Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Anthony Barr (55) during the half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
September 29, 2019 - 6:54 pm
Only four weeks into the regular season and it's already been a rough time health-wise for several NFL starting quarterbacks. The Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger is out for the season with an elbow injury. The Saints' Drew Brees is out several weeks with a thumb injury. The Panthers' Cam Newton has a...
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Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon looks out from the dugout prior to a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)
September 29, 2019 - 6:51 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: HOT SEAT The day after the regular season can be dicey for managers — a lot of teams like to make changes. A couple of clubs got a head start on their winter plans Sunday, with the Cubs announcing Joe Maddon wouldn't be back and the Pirates...
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Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald warms up prior an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
September 29, 2019 - 4:01 pm
The Latest on NFL Week 3 (all times EDT): 7 p.m. Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald has passed Tony Gonzalez for second on the NFL's all-time receptions list. Fitzgerald entered the game against Seattle needing four catches to tie Gonzalez at 1,325. Fitzgerald extended his streak of games...
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) runs against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
September 29, 2019 - 10:19 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers no longer have an Antonio Brown problem. At least off the field. On the field, however, is another matter entirely. For all the incessant drama Brown created late during his record-setting tenure in Pittsburgh, the one thing the Steelers could count on each...
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