Athlete injuries

FILE- In this Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) gets past Miami Dolphins defensive back Walt Aikens (35) and into the end zone for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas. With the Cowboys at 3-0, their fans are beginning to see America’s Team as a team of destiny. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)
September 28, 2019 - 7:23 am
With the Dallas Cowboys at 3-0, their fans are beginning to see America's Team as a team of destiny. Hold on: The combined records of the three opponents they vanquished is 1-8. Sunday night comes a true test for Dallas when it visits New Orleans. Yes, even without Drew Brees (thumb surgery), the...
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Tampa Bay Rays players celebrate on the field after they defeated the Toronto Blue Jays and clinched an MLB American League wild-card berth in Toronto, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 28, 2019 - 12:13 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: PLAYOFF POSITION The 10-team field for the postseason is set — Oakland and Tampa Bay clinched the last two spots and will meet in the AL wild-card game Wednesday night. The clubs are now tied and the A's will host the matchup if they wind up even...
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Tampa Bay Rays players celebrate on the field after they defeated the Toronto Blue Jays and clinched an MLB American League wild-card berth in Toronto, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 27, 2019 - 10:01 pm
The creative Tampa Bay Rays and the tenacious Oakland Athletics earned playoff spots Friday night, filling out the 10-team field for the Major League Baseball postseason. Several of the pairings and sites are still to be determined before the playoffs begin Tuesday night with the NL wild-card game...
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El quarterback Cam Newton (1), de los Panthers de Carolina, lanza un pase en la primera mitad del partido frente a los Rams de Los Ángeles, en Charlotte, Carolina del Norte, el domingo 8 de septiembre de 2019. (AP Foto/Mike McCarn)
September 27, 2019 - 5:59 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he plans on taking "time away from the game" because of a mid-foot sprain that has bothered him since the third preseason game. Newton says in a 15-minute blog released Friday night that he probably shouldn't have tried to play through the...
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Los Angeles Lakers forwards Anthony Davis, left, LeBron James, center, and guard Rajon Rondo, right, pose for photos during the NBA basketball team's media day in El Segundo, Calif., Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
September 27, 2019 - 2:10 pm
The Latest from NBA media days on Friday (all times EST): 5:05 p.m. Anthony Davis is still disappointed that his Los Angeles reunion with DeMarcus Cousins was ruined by another injury. Davis' first media day with the Los Angeles Lakers Friday included his reaction to a likely season-ending knee...
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Miami Heat guard Jimmy Butler (22) shakes hands with Miami Heat President Pat Riley, left, following an NBA basketball news conference, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Miami. Butler spoke publicly for the first time since the July trade that brought him to South Florida as the new face of the franchise. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
September 27, 2019 - 12:18 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler once said he would never wear a Miami Heat uniform. That was when he was in Chicago, part of a Bulls team that disliked the Heat. He remembers saying those words. And now he wants every opponent to keep hating Miami. Butler held his introductory news conference in Miami on...
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FILE - At left, in a March 20, 2019, file photo, Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving is shown during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. At right, in a May 8, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant is shown during the first half of Game 5 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets in Oakland, Calif. Irving said Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at the Brooklyn Nets media day, that Durant wasn’t ready to play in the NBA Finals and won’t let his new teammate come back to the court this time until he’s fully healthy. (AP Photo/File)
September 27, 2019 - 11:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving won't allow anyone to rush Kevin Durant back to the court this time. Irving said Friday that Durant wasn't ready to play when he returned in the NBA Finals, where he was quickly injured again. Irving said his new teammate's health wasn't valued enough, and that won't be...
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Southern California quarterback Matt Fink throws against Utah during the second half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 27, 2019 - 11:09 am
SEATTLE (AP) — A month ago, the idea of Matt Fink even seeing the field for No. 21 USC seemed unlikely. Maybe in a blowout or some mop-up duty at best. Even he finds it a little shocking to be sitting in his current position, about to make his first start Saturday at No. 17 Washington after coming...
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September 26, 2019 - 5:54 pm
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay running back Jamaal Williams has been taken off the field on a stretcher, after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit from Philadelphia defensive end Derek Barnett on the first offensive play of the game for the Packers. Williams caught a short pass from Aaron Rodgers...
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws to a Baltimore Orioles batter during the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
September 26, 2019 - 12:27 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: FAREWELL TO THE KING Felix Hernandez starts for Seattle in what well could be his last game for the Mariners. A sea of yellow-shirted fans in the "King's Court" will rise in unison and chant as he takes the mound, and when he gets to two strikes...
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