Athlete health

Southern California quarterback Matt Fink throws against Utah during the second half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 27, 2019 - 11:09 am
SEATTLE (AP) — A month ago, the idea of Matt Fink even seeing the field for No. 21 USC seemed unlikely. Maybe in a blowout or some mop-up duty at best. Even he finds it a little shocking to be sitting in his current position, about to make his first start Saturday at No. 17 Washington after coming...
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September 26, 2019 - 5:54 pm
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay running back Jamaal Williams has been taken off the field on a stretcher, after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit from Philadelphia defensive end Derek Barnett on the first offensive play of the game for the Packers. Williams caught a short pass from Aaron Rodgers...
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws to a Baltimore Orioles batter during the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
September 26, 2019 - 12:27 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: FAREWELL TO THE KING Felix Hernandez starts for Seattle in what well could be his last game for the Mariners. A sea of yellow-shirted fans in the "King's Court" will rise in unison and chant as he takes the mound, and when he gets to two strikes...
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Justin Thomas chips the ball onto the third green of the Silverado Resort North Course during the pro-am event of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
September 25, 2019 - 6:21 pm
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Justin Thomas didn't get much rest during the four weeks between seasons. The 2017 FedEx Cup champion helped raise money for hurricane victims in the Bahamas, spent two weeks recovering from minor skin cancer surgery, then flew cross country to California to male his season...
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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
September 25, 2019 - 6:03 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — In production, in execution and in overall cleverness, Sean McVay's offense has been fairly ordinary during the first three games of his third season with the Los Angeles Rams. Mere competence qualifies as a surprise for a team that tore up the NFL during the head coach...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins throws before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Landover, Md. Case Keenum’s foot injury could put him in danger of starting at quarterback for the Washington Redskins on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 at the New York Giants. If Keenum can’t play, the 0-3 Redskins will either turn to Colt McCoy or ask first-round pick Dwayne Haskins to make his NFL debut.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
September 25, 2019 - 3:45 pm
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Quarterback Case Keenum's foot injury puts his availability in doubt for the Washington Redskins on Sunday at the New York Giants. Coach Jay Gruden said Keenum underwent an MRI and did not participate in a walkthrough Wednesday. If Keenum can't play, the 0-3 Redskins will either...
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Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz shoots free throws during a voluntary NBA basketball workout at the teams practice facility, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
September 25, 2019 - 11:45 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It was time for the last jump shot of Markelle Fultz's workout on the Orlando Magic practice court on Wednesday. He let a 3-pointer fly from the left corner, and spun around in celebration even before the ball swished through the net. After two years of problems, he's feeling...
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Washington Mystics' Elena Delle Donne, left, and Aerial Powers celebrate after defeating the Las Vegas Aces in Game 4 of a WNBA playoff basketball series Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
September 25, 2019 - 9:48 am
A year after getting swept in the WNBA Finals, Elena Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics are back. The Mystics will face the Connecticut Sun as the top two teams in the regular season meet for the championship. Game 1 of the best-of-five series is Sunday in Washington. The Mystics lost in three...
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September 25, 2019 - 5:07 am
LEXINGTON, Okla. (AP) — A middle school football player in Oklahoma has died after competing in a game. Lexington High School football coach Dale Berglan told The Oklahoman that Riley Boatwright died Tuesday after playing a game in Stratford. A cause of death was not known and no other information...
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Cleveland Indians Jose Ramirez swings for a grand slam off Chicago White Sox's Carson Fulmer during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
September 24, 2019 - 6:18 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Cleveland Indians star José Ramírez hit a grand slam in his first plate appearance after missing a month with a broken hand. Ramírez lofted a 3-1 pitch Tuesday night from White Sox right-hander Carson Fulmer into the right field stands with two outs in the first inning to give the...
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