Athlete health

Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
October 04, 2019 - 8:55 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: COLE'S ROLL Gerrit Cole led the big leagues with 326 strikeouts, topped the AL with a 2.50 ERA and went 20-5, one win behind Astros teammate Justin Verlander for most in the majors. He also was 16-0 in his final 22 starts. Cole starts Game 2 of...
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Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Clay Matthews, top, and defensive end Dante Fowler sack Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston during the first of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 04, 2019 - 3:25 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams linebacker Clay Matthews will be out for several weeks after breaking his jaw during their loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Rams coach Sean McVay revealed the injury Friday. The Rams think Matthews was hurt late in the game Thursday night when Seattle...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Braves pitcher Chris Martin works the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Braves have been granted approval to replace injured reliever Chris Martin with Julio Teheran on their NL Division Series roster. Martin reported tightness in his left oblique while warming up for the eighth inning of Game 1 Thursday night, Oct. 3. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
October 04, 2019 - 12:25 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves received approval Friday to replace injured reliever Chris Martin with Julio Teheran on their NL Division Series roster. The switch will have a big impact on the Braves' pitching plans, with 17-game winner Max Fried possibly taking a more significant role in the...
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New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley smiles as he sits on the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. Barkley was injured in the first half. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
October 04, 2019 - 12:08 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Running back Saquon Barkley is going to miss his second straight game with an ankle injury. Coach Pat Shurmur announced Friday that Barkley and linebackers Alex Ogletree (hamstring) and Tae Davis (concussion) will not play for the New York Giants (2-2) against the...
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Chicago Bears' outside linebacker Khalil Mack, 52, takes part in an NFL training session at the Allianz Park stadium in London, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. The Chicago Bears are preparing for an NFL regular season game against the Oakland Raiders in London on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
October 04, 2019 - 11:38 am
LONDON (AP) — The Oakland Raiders and Chicago Bears are taking vastly different approaches to their trip to London. The Raiders spent the entire week here after flying straight from Indianapolis following last week's game. They held three practices just like they would back home, got some...
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In this Sept. 15, 2019, photo, Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose takes the ball forward during an English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane in London. The number of soccer players seeking support for mental health issues in England is surging. Only 160 Professional Footballers’ Association members accessed counselling services from the union in 2016. But any stigma around seeking help for mental health problems has been eased in the national sport by leading players, including Rose, talking about fighting depression. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 04, 2019 - 12:37 am
Dropping in on football clubs across England to speak to players, Michael Bennett poses a question he already know the answers to. “How many of you look after the physical aspects of your game?” The hands all go up, of course. They don’t need to be reminded of the importance of sleep, nutrition and...
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FILE - In this May 6Nike CEO and President Mark Parker talks at the finish line of a 2 hours marathon, at the Monza Formula One racetrack, Italy, Saturday, May 6, 2017. Parker has found himself at the center of doping scandal that has brought down renown track coach Alberto Salazar, who ran an elite training program bankrolled by the world’s largest sports apparel company. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
October 03, 2019 - 9:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nike CEO Mark Parker’s involvement in a doping scandal that brought down renowned track coach Alberto Salazar raises questions about whether the company _ or Parker _ will face any repercussions. Salazar and a doctor received a four-year ban from the sport from the U.S. Anti-Doping...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon rushes during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Denver. A person familiar with the situation says Gordon will end his holdout and report to the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, Sept. 26. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because he wasn't at liberty to publicly discuss the situation. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
October 03, 2019 - 5:09 pm
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — It looks as if Melvin Gordon has picked the right time to return to the Los Angeles Chargers backfield. The Pro Bowl running back is expected to see his first action on Sunday when the 2-2 Chargers host the winless Denver Broncos in an AFC West matchup. Gordon held out for 64...
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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II (15) attempts to avoid a tackle during the second half in the NFL game against the Denver Broncos in Denver Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.(Eric Bakke via AP)
October 03, 2019 - 4:49 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Minshew Mania meet Anonymous Allen. Two young backup quarterbacks with different looks but similar styles have taken over in Jacksonville and Carolina, energizing their teams with back-to-back victories after 0-2 starts. On Sunday, Jacksonville’s Gardner Minshew and Carolina’...
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Portland Trail Blazers forward Pau Gasol poses during the NBA basketball team's media day at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore., Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Sam Ortega)
October 03, 2019 - 4:35 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Pau Gasol is already having an impact in Portland without even taking the court: The 7-foot Spaniard has become something of a mentor for the younger Trail Blazers. What a mentor to have. He’s a six-time All Star and one of just four players with over 20,000 points, 11,000...
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