Athlete health

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer watches from the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
October 03, 2019 - 4:30 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — On the surface, the Minnesota Vikings’ game against the New York Giants is a meeting of old friends. It’s the first time Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is going to face his former offensive coordinator since Pat Shurmur left to become the head coach of the Giants in 2018...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) makes a pass during an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in East Rutherford, N.J. Jets quarterback Sam Darnold was uncertain to return this week as he continued to recover from mononucleosis, which sidelined him the past two games. Jets coach Adam Gase said the team could potentially wait until Sunday to decide if Darnold or practice squad QB-turned-starter Luke Falk will be under center against the Eagles. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)
October 03, 2019 - 1:25 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold is eager to play in a game again, but the New York Jets quarterback is focused on his health and safety before returning to the field. Darnold has not played since the season opener because of mononucleosis and has been dealing with an enlarged spleen, a common...
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St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong (16) waits to bat during practice ahead of Game 1 of a best-of-five National League Division Series between the Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
October 03, 2019 - 1:25 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves will have three players picked up cheaply during the season on the NL Division Series roster, while the St. Louis Cardinals left right-hander John Gant off their 25-man squad. Outfielder Billy Hamilton, shortstop Adeiny Hechavarría and catcher Francisco Cervelli...
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October 03, 2019 - 12:17 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey has missed his sixth consecutive practice. Ramsey sat out practice Thursday because of an apparent back injury that caused him to miss last week’s victory at Denver. It was the first game Ramsey has missed in his four-year NFL...
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October 03, 2019 - 12:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards backup center Ian Mahinmi will miss the start of the regular season because of a strained right Achilles tendon, joining the team’s long list of injured players. The Wizards said Thursday that Mahinmi “will be treated conservatively” and will be re-evaluated in...
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) greet each other on the field following an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. Philadelphia won 34-27. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
October 03, 2019 - 8:28 am
Look out, Tom Brady and the rest of the old heads. The young guns are moving in. Every NFL game in Week 4 featured at least one starting quarterback age 26 or younger. There has already been a total of 52 such games this season, the most through four weeks of a season in league history. The...
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Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne reacts after getting fouled while scoring in the second half of Game 1 of basketball's WNBA Finals against the Connecticut Sun, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Washington. Delle Donne contributed a team-high 22 points to Washington's 95-86 win. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 03, 2019 - 7:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Mystics star Elena Delle Donne has a herniated disk in her back. The league’s MVP left Game 2 of the WNBA Finals on Tuesday night after playing only a few minutes in the first quarter because of back spasms. She didn’t return, and an MRI revealed the herniated disk...
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Gold medallist Dina Asher-Smith, of Great Britain, celebrates with the Union flag after winning the women's 200 meter final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 02, 2019 - 5:56 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Most of the prime contenders in the women’s 200 had dropped out before the race even began. In the men’s 110 hurdles, the favorites waited to start tumbling until they neared the finish line. Two gold medals. Two ways to win them. Dina Asher-Smith took the easier road Wednesday...
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Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr., right, and first baseman Freddie Freeman attend a news conference before a baseball team workout Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at SunTrust Park in Atlanta. The Braves will host the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of a National League Division Series on Thursday. (AP Photo/John Amis)
October 02, 2019 - 3:20 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves’ top sluggers say they’re ready for the postseason. Freddie Freeman and Ronald Acuña Jr., two keys to Atlanta’s lineup who suffered late-season injuries, say they are healthy for the NL Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Acuña’s status for Thursday’s...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber, right, leaves during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, in Miami. For the first time since 2015, baseball’s postseason will go on without the Indians. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
October 02, 2019 - 1:05 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians wasted no time on one of their biggest offseason decisions: Bringing back Corey Kluber was a no-brainer. Cleveland said it intends to exercise Kluber’s $17.5 million contract option for next season, when the two-time Cy Young Award winner is expected to be healthy _ and...
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