Athlete health

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady puts on his helmet for warmups prior to an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Improvements that an NFL and NFLPA study found in helmets didn't help Tom Brady. The six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback will have to discard his longtime brand as one of 11 helmets banned by the league and players' union for 2019. Brady was one of 32 players wearing helmets last season under a grace period that is now eliminated.(AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
April 12, 2019 - 12:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Improvements that an NFL and NFLPA study found in helmets didn't help Tom Brady. The six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback will have to discard his longtime brand as one of 11 helmets banned by the league and players' union for 2019. Brady was one of 32 players wearing helmets...
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Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Roenis Elias, left, is congratulated by catcher Omar Narvaez following the team's baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, April 10, 2019. The Mariners defeated the Royals 6-5. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
April 12, 2019 - 1:15 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: EMERALD CITY SHOWDOWN The surprising Mariners have a six-game winning streak and the best record in the majors at 13-2 heading into a home series against AL West favorite Houston. Seattle is the first big league team to homer in each of its first...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Larry Drew watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Cleveland. A person familiar with the decisions says the Cavaliers are not bringing back Drew for a second season. Drew, who led the Cavs to a 19-63 record after taking over when Tyronn Lue was fired on Oct. 28, was told the team was not picking up his contract option by general manager Koby Altman, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday, April 11, 2019, because the team has not commented. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
April 11, 2019 - 3:57 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers' next coach will inherit a better situation than the one Larry Drew got handed. Drew and the Cavs parted ways Thursday after a challenging, 19-win season that followed LeBron James leaving for Los Angeles and included a rash of injuries to a young roster. Although...
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FILE - In this a, Memphis Grizzlies head coach J.B. Bickerstaff reacts in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. The Grizzlies fired Bickerstaff on Thursday, April 11, 2019. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 11, 2019 - 2:44 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies started the offseason Thursday with plenty of questions to answer, then controlling owner Robert Pera added to the to-do list by firing coach J.B. Bickerstaff as part of a front-office shake-up that demoted general manager Chris Wallace to scout. The...
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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) drives between Memphis Grizzlies guard Jevon Carter (3) and forward Justin Holiday (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
April 10, 2019 - 11:43 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The last spot in the NBA playoffs went to the Detroit Pistons. Their reward: A series against MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. The drama of the regular season went all the way to the very end of the regular season, with seven of the eight first-round playoff...
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Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki (41) celebrates sinking a 3-point basket during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Dallas, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
April 10, 2019 - 12:41 am
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki notched season highs in points, shots and minutes before telling Dallas Mavericks fans that his record 21st season with the same franchise would be his last. Then the 40-year-old said he gave just about all he had in what he knew would be his final home game , which...
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Kansas City Royals' Whit Merrifield (15) celebrates at third base after hitting a triple off Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, April 9, 2019. With that hit Merrifield tied George Brett with a team record for hits in consecutive games. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
April 10, 2019 - 12:23 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: THE BIG 3-0 Whit Merrifield can set a record for the longest hitting streak in Royals history. He extended his streak to 30 games Tuesday night, tying the team mark set by George Brett in 1980. Merrifield's string started last season and he's hit...
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, right, is greeted by Brian Goodwin after he scored on a single by Albert Pujols during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 10, 2019 - 12:06 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels star outfielder Mike Trout is day-to-day after straining his right groin during Tuesday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Following his team's 11-8 victory, Trout said he first felt discomfort after completing a workout earlier in the day and it...
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Magic Johnson wipes his eyes as he speaks to reporters prior to an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. Johnson abruptly quit as the Lakers' president of basketball operations Tuesday night, citing his desire to return to the simpler life he enjoyed as a wealthy businessman and beloved former player before taking charge of the franchise just over two years ago. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 09, 2019 - 11:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Magic Johnson abruptly quit as the Los Angeles Lakers' president of basketball operations Tuesday night, citing his desire to return to the simpler life he enjoyed as a wealthy businessman and beloved former player before taking charge of this tempestuous franchise just over two...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry greets fans as he takes the court for warm up shots prior to an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
April 09, 2019 - 6:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Warriors guard Stephen Curry left Tuesday night's game against the Pelicans with what team officials say is a mild sprain of his right foot. The club says Curry was ruled out for the remainder of the game for precautionary reasons. Curry played nine minutes during the first...
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