Athlete health

September 05, 2019 - 9:51 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Dustin Johnson had arthroscopic surgery Thursday to repair cartilage damage in his left knee and is expected to return this fall. The star golfer's manager says the procedure was considered routine. He likened it to the surgery on Johnson's right knee at the end of 2011...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg delivers during the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
September 05, 2019 - 12:31 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: STRAS TEST Stephen Strasburg (16-5, 3.47 ERA) starts as Washington begins a four-game series at NL East-leading Atlanta. Strasburg is 4-1 with a 3.21 ERA in five career starts at SunTrust Park. Max Fried (15-4, 4.09) pitches for the Braves, who...
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Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, tapes his racket grip before facing Roger Federer, of Switzerland, in the fifth set during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 04, 2019 - 11:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Plenty of Roger Federer wannabes had the same experience when they first tried tennis. They would retreat to the baseline, wait for the ball to come, take a swing, and whack ... into the bottom of the net. So the next ball would come, they would swing a little harder, and whack .....
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FILE - In this Sept. 31, 2019, file photo, Southern California quarterback Kedon Slovis is shown during an NCAA college football game against Fresno State, in Los Angeles. Slovis couldn't believe he woke up last Sunday as Southern California's starting quarterback. With J.T. Daniels out for the season, the freshman backup is improbably in charge when the Trojans face No. 23 Stanford's tough defense. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)
September 04, 2019 - 4:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kedon Slovis enrolled early at Southern California this year as an unheralded recruit expected to provide quarterback depth in the seasons ahead. Slovis quietly wanted a whole lot more for himself, and he wanted it to happen a whole lot quicker. He never imagined it quite this...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file photo, injured Washington Wizards center Dwight Howard practices before the Wizards face the Denver Nuggets in an NBA basketball game in Denver. Dwight Howard says he is returning to the Los Angeles Lakers with a new outlook on basketball and his place in it. Howard called it “a very big blessing” to re-sign with the Lakers, who chose him as the improbable replacement for injured center DeMarcus Cousins, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
September 04, 2019 - 2:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwight Howard says he is returning to the Los Angeles Lakers with a new outlook on basketball and his place in it. The veteran center hopes the Lakers fans— and a couple of retired Lakers superstars — who learned to loathe the old Dwight over the past six years will give him...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is shown before an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions, in Cleveland. Browns coach Freddie Kitchens said wide receiver Odell Beckham is “ready to go” for the season opener against Tennessee after not playing in any exhibition games. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
September 04, 2019 - 2:34 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. didn't play in the preseason as the Browns were extra careful with their prized new superstar. But the three-time Pro Bowler, famous for one-handed catches, fashion risks and theatrics, practiced and showed his teammates why he's one of the NFL's highest-paid...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, Tennessee Titans kicker Ryan Succop takes a quiet moment on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Titans have placed kicker Ryan Succop on injured reserve and have added veteran Cairo Santos to take over for him. Succop hadn’t missed a game in five seasons with the Titans but had been recovering from offseason knee surgery. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
September 04, 2019 - 1:26 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Succop thought his leg had recovered enough for him to kick in the Tennessee Titans' season opener at Cleveland. Turns out the veteran needs a few more weeks. The Titans placed Succop on injured reserve Wednesday and signed veteran Cairo Santos to replace a veteran who...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 26, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins running backs Derrius Guice (29) and Adrian Peterson (26) run drills during the NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va. Adrian Peterson told Derrius Guice to grab some ice cubes and wrap them around his surgically repaired left knee. Guice chuckled a bit. “You're really old school,” Guice said. “We got all this Cryotherapy and stuff, and you're talking about bags of ice.” Old school, meet new school in the Redskins backfield headlined by a 34-year-old climbing the all-time rushing list and a 22-year-old itching to make his NFL debut 13 months after a torn ACL. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
September 04, 2019 - 10:38 am
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Adrian Peterson told Derrius Guice to grab some ice cubes and wrap them around his surgically repaired left knee. Guice chuckled a bit. "You're really old school," Guice said. "We got all this Cryotherapy and stuff, and you're talking about bags of ice." Old school, meet new...
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Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt watches from the sideline in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Georgia State, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
September 04, 2019 - 8:01 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — With several SEC teams reeling from opening-week flops the Southeastern Conference didn't look like "top to bottom" the best league in the country as its coaches have long proclaimed. Only the top teams did their part. SEC teams in the bottom portion of the standings are...
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FILE - At left, in a May 22, 2019, file photo, Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy smiles during NFL football practice in Lake Forest, Ill. At right, in an Aug. 8, 2019, file photo, Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur walks onto the field before an NFL preseason football game against the Houston Texans, in Green Bay, Wis. The NFL's most ancient rivals open the league's 100th season with a flipped script: A year after the Bears went to Green Bay to open the season with a new look under coach Matt Nagy, the Packers are trying to do the same at Chicago under coach Matt LaFleur, a drastic change for quarterback Aaron Rodgers going against Khalil Mack and the Bears' defense. (AP Photo/File)
September 04, 2019 - 7:37 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The NFL's oldest rivalry takes on a different look to open the league's 100th season. It's a role reversal for the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. A year after new coach Matt Nagy took quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears to Lambeau Field to kick off the season, the...
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