Athlete health

Washington Mystics' Elena Delle Donne, right, celebrates a play with Ariel Atkins, left, and Natasha Cloud, center, during the second half in Game 4 of basketball's WNBA Finals against the Connecticut Sun, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
October 09, 2019 - 11:54 am
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The WNBA will crown a first-time champion Thursday night when the Connecticut Sun and Washington Mystics play the decisive Game 5 of the Finals. It's a series that has had its share of drama. There is an injured superstar playing in pain, a head coach facing the program he...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning in Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 09, 2019 - 1:33 am
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: NOW OR NEVER A pair of winner-take-all Game 5s will decide the two NL Division Series. First, the Atlanta Braves host the St. Louis Cardinals at 5:02 p.m. EDT. Then, it's the Washington Nationals at the Los Angeles Dodgers beginning at 8:37 p...
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California quarterback Devon Modster, right, looks down field for an open receiver against Oregon during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct.. 5, 2019, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)
October 08, 2019 - 4:04 pm
The nickname Conference of Quarterbacks has taken on a new meaning as injuries have led to a revolving door between starters and backups for many Pac-12 teams. From USC reaching down into its depth chart, to the absences of established veterans K.J. Costello at Stanford and Khalil Tate at Arizona,...
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Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli motions to the bullpen during the third inning of Game 2 of an American League Division Series baseball game against the New York Yankees, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
October 08, 2019 - 3:31 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While the New York Yankees were dousing themselves with cheap drinks down the hall in the Target Field basement, the Minnesota Twins were left to wonder how 101 wins, 307 homers and so much summer fun could lead to such an abrupt autumn exit. Minnesota's major league record...
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman celebrates after his team's 5-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins in Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
October 08, 2019 - 3:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aroldis Chapman threw just 70 pitches in September. Alone among major league teams, the Yankees never used a pitcher three days in a row during the regular season. A bullpen featuring Chapman, Zack Britton, Adam Ottavino, Chad Green and Tommy Kahnle is a relief for New York fans and...
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North Carolina coach Roy Williams answers a question during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
October 08, 2019 - 1:21 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest from ACC men's basketball media day on Tuesday (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The Atlantic Coast Conference wrapped up media day with coaches and two players from each team participating in the event. Next up for the ACC will be to announce the results of its media...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in East Rutherford, N.J. Darnold has been cleared by doctors to play this week after he missed three games while recovering from mononucleosis. The Jets announced in a Twitter post that Darnold will start Sunday at home against Dallas. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 08, 2019 - 10:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold's spleen is fully healthy and he'll be back under center as the struggling Jets' starting quarterback. Finally. Darnold was cleared by doctors Tuesday to play this week after he missed three games while recovering from mononucleosis. He had medical tests to determine if...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2008, file photo, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning reacts after throwing the game-winning touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl XLII football game against the New England Patriots, in Glendale, Ariz. It was supposed the culmination of the perfect 2007 season for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, and a fourth Super Bowl title since 2002. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
October 08, 2019 - 9:23 am
It was supposedly the culmination of the perfect 2007 season for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, and a fourth Super Bowl title since 2002. Few gave the New York Giants much of a chance in the NFL championship game on Feb. 3, 2008 in Glendale, Arizona, except the Men in Black who walked off...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes holds his leg after he was tackled by Indianapolis Colts defensive ends Kemoko Turay and Justin Houston during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)
October 07, 2019 - 11:56 pm
Caught up in the spell of Patrick Mahomes' wizardry , the always enthusiastic Sunday Night Football Crew ended up witnessing an old-fashioned whooping by the Colts instead of more magic by the league's reigning MVP. Before the biggest stunner in a slate of games that included one Gruden brother...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2005, file photo, former Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson, right, spars with his trainer Jeff Fenech in the ring at Burr Gymnasium in Washington. Fenech will undergo surgery in Bangkok to repair an infected heart valve. Australian boxer Jack Brubaker tells The Associated Press his mentor is hospitalized with a bad lung infection but remains conscious. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
October 07, 2019 - 4:05 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Former Australian boxing champion Jeff Fenech will undergo surgery in Bangkok to repair an infected heart valve. Australian boxer Jack Brubaker told The Associated Press on Monday his mentor is hospitalized with a bad lung infection but remains conscious. Brubaker is one of many...
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