Athlete health

FILE - In this July 15, 2011, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks great Stan Mikita is introduced on opening night of the fourth annual Blackhawks Convention in Chicago. A posthumous study of Mikita's brain shows the hockey Hall of Famer suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy at the time of his death a year ago. Dr. Ann McKee, the director of the BU CTE Center, announced the findings during the Concussion Legacy Foundation's Chicago Honors Dinner on Friday night, Sept. 13, 2019, at the request of Mikita's family. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP, File)
September 13, 2019 - 8:21 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A posthumous study of Stan Mikita's brain shows the hockey Hall of Famer suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy at the time of his death a year ago. Dr. Ann McKee, the director of the BU CTE Center, announced the findings during the Concussion Legacy Foundation's Chicago...
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The tarp rests on the field after a baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and the Cleveland Indians was postponed due to inclement weather, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Cleveland. The Indians and Twins are scheduled to play a doubleheader Saturday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
September 13, 2019 - 8:20 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: CENTRAL RACE The weekend's AL Central showdown series between Minnesota and Cleveland will start with a doubleheader. The teams played two full innings Friday night before thunderstorms swept through Progressive Field, and the game was called...
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New York Yankees' Edwin Encarnacion, right, celebrates his two-run home run with New York Yankees Gary Sanchez in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 13, 2019 - 4:03 pm
TORONTO (AP) — New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Friday he's "optimistic" both Edwin Encarnación and Gary Sánchez will be able to return before the end of the season, one day after the sluggers were injured in separate games of a doubleheader victory over Detroit. The news was clearer for...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2018, file photo, Golden State Warriors' Shaun Livingston (34) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers' Collin Sexton (2) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. Livingston announced his retirement Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, following 15 NBA seasons, an expected move. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
September 13, 2019 - 2:40 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Shaun Livingston's career nearly ended 12 years ago far ahead of his schedule because of a gruesome knee injury. Now, he gets to retire on his own terms — and with three championships after playing a key role during the Golden State Warriors' recent title runs. The 34-year-...
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Miami Dolphins free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (29) tackles Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews (89), during the first half at an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 13, 2019 - 1:02 pm
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — One game into the season, the Miami Dolphins' situation is already so dire that their game plan to defend Tom Brady calls for significant help from a player who wants to be traded. Disgruntled defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick has requested and received permission to seek a deal...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo, New York Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams looks on as his players run drills at the team's NFL football training facility in Florham Park, N.J. Odell Beckham Jr. says former Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams instructed his players to "take me out" of a preseason game in 2017. The Pro Bowl wide receiver sustained an ankle injury when Cleveland's Briean Boddy-Calhoun cut his legs out while he was with the New York Giants. Beckham said current Cleveland players told him that Williams instructed them to "take me out of the game, and it's preseason." (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
September 13, 2019 - 11:35 am
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Gregg Williams is choosing to ignore Odell Beckham Jr. The New York Jets defensive coordinator thinks everyone else should, too. Beckham made headlines Thursday when he accused Williams of getting him injured in a preseason game two years ago when the wide receiver was...
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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) winds up during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
September 13, 2019 - 8:13 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: OH, NOAH! Noah Syndergaard is set to pitch — "likely" to Wilson Ramos, manager Mickey Callaway says — when the playoff-contending Mets open a weekend series at home against Clayton Kershaw (13-5, 3.06 ERA) and the NL West champion Dodgers. Kershaw...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, watches a foul ball during the third inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
September 12, 2019 - 4:09 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani is ending his second major league season early to make sure he's prepared to resume his two-way career in 2020. The Los Angeles Angels slugger and pitcher will miss the rest of the season to have surgery on his left kneecap, the team announced Thursday. Los...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2017, file photo, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) is tackled by Cleveland Browns strong safety Briean Boddy-Calhoun in the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Cleveland. Odell Beckham Jr. says former Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams instructed his players to "take me out" of a preseason game in 2017. The Pro Bowl wide receiver sustained an ankle injury when Cleveland's Briean Boddy-Calhoun cut his legs out while he was with the New York Giants. Beckham said current Cleveland players told him that Williams instructed them to "take me out of the game, and it's preseason." (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
September 12, 2019 - 2:34 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr.'s going back to New York seeking revenge. Not on the Giants. The three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver added some spice to the Browns' upcoming matchup with Jets on Thursday by accusing former Cleveland defensive coordinator Gregg Williams of getting him injured in...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2012, file photo, Jerry Colangelo speaks during a USA Basketball men's team news conference in Las Vegas. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo said Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, that when the time comes to start assembling the 2020 Tokyo Olympics roster, he won't forget those who backed out of commitments to play in the World Cup this summer. Of the 35 players originally selected for the U.S. player pool, only four are in China for the World Cup. (Jason Bean/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
September 12, 2019 - 12:15 pm
DONGGUAN, China (AP) — USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo said Thursday that when the time comes to start assembling the 2020 Tokyo Olympics roster, he won't forget those who backed out of commitments to play in the World Cup this summer. Of the 35 players originally selected for the...
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