Athlete health

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, center, talks with defensive coordinator Todd Wash as he stands on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 02, 2019 - 10:17 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Disgruntled defender Jalen Ramsey missed his fifth consecutive practice with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Wednesday. Ramsey was listed on the injury report with a back injury, the same issue that caused him to miss the first game of his four-year NFL career. “We’re going to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan is shown during the third period of an NHL preseason hockey game against the Florida Panthers, in Sunrise, Fla. Callahan was interested in going into management after his NHL playing career ended because of degenerative disk disease in his back. Because he still has a year left on his contract, the 34-year-old couldn’t do that and decided to move into television instead with NHL Network. It’s a move that could create a road map for other injured players to stay in hockey. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
October 02, 2019 - 6:41 am
Ryan Callahan figured he would visit a specialist and learn how to fix the back issues that plagued him last season. Instead, two doctor visits brought the diagnosis of degenerative disk disease and the end of his playing career. Once Callahan came to grips with that, he decided he would like to go...
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea throws during baseball practice in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. The Athletics are scheduled to face the Tampa Bay Rays in an American League wild-card game Wednesday, Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 01, 2019 - 11:48 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: THAT'S WILD Oakland tabbed left-hander Sean Manaea (4-0, 1.21 ERA) to start the AL wild-card game against Tampa Bay. The 27-year-old Manaea was sidelined last year when the Athletics lost the wild-card game to the Yankees, and missed most of this...
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Oakland Athletics players warm up during baseball practice in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. The Athletics are scheduled to face the Tampa Bay Rays in an American League wild-card game Wednesday, Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 01, 2019 - 3:45 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin has been counting on his young Oakland Athletics to build on last season's playoff return that ended in a lopsided wild-card loss at Yankee Stadium. Gain some experience under pressure. Get a little feel for October baseball. Understand how much has to go right to...
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea throws during baseball practice in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. The Athletics are scheduled to face the Tampa Bay Rays in an American League wild-card game Wednesday, Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 01, 2019 - 3:08 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Just more than a year after shoulder surgery, Sean Manaea will make his most important start yet when he takes the mound for the Oakland Athletics in the AL wild-card game. Manager Bob Melvin named Manaea his starter for Wednesday's winner-take-all home game against the Tampa...
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Everton's Theo Walcott is carried off after an injury during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester City at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, Saturday Sept. 28, 2019. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
October 01, 2019 - 1:45 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — European soccer leagues and player unions are teaming up to improve how concussions are identified and treated during games. The European Leagues group and FIFPro, the global network of national unions, say they will make country-by-country agreements "over the course of...
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Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) speaks with Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle (84) after his helmet-to-helmet hit on Doyle during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Burfict has been suspended for the rest of the season for the hit. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
September 30, 2019 - 4:45 pm
Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended Monday for the rest of the season for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle, the most severe punishment in NFL history for an on-field infraction. Burfict will miss the final 12 games of the season and any playoff...
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Washington Nationals' Juan Soto, left, Victor Robles, center, and Adam Eaton, right, celebrate after a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
September 30, 2019 - 4:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto and Victor Robles took a moment to themselves off to the side of the clubhouse mayhem as the Washington Nationals celebrated clinching an NL wild card. They chatted, then they hugged. The two young Dominican outfielders — Soto is 20, Robles 22 — were a big part of...
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Houston Rockets' James Harden is photographed during NBA basketball media day Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
September 30, 2019 - 3:53 pm
USA Basketball had a tough summer. The outlook for 2020 is already much brighter. Plenty of NBA standouts — elite names like Stephen Curry, James Harden, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green and Paul George among them — are clearly intrigued by the notion of...
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Washington Mystics forward LaToya Sanders, right, protects the ball from Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones in the first half of Game 1 of basketball's WNBA Finals, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 30, 2019 - 1:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Connecticut Sun are game-planning to get Jonquel Jones more involved in the WNBA Finals after their versatile 6-foot-6 center took just eight shots in the opener. Jones, who led the team in scoring and rebounding during the regular season, will try to get more in the flow...
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