Athlete health

Kansas City Chiefs offensive guard Andrew Wylie (77) picks up celebrating running back LeSean McCoy (25) after McCoy scored a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
December 07, 2019 - 8:58 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs will head into arguably their biggest game of the season Sunday in New England with the very real possibility that their leading rusher could be a running back that joined the team just a few days ago. Not that it seems to make much difference for them...
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Pittsburgh guard Trey McGowens (2) attempts to drive through the defense of Louisville guard Lamarr Kimble (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
December 06, 2019 - 10:06 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The most impressive thing about Louisville's response to Pittsburgh's comeback attempt was how quickly and effectively the No. 1 Cardinals shut it down. Not unlike the way they started. Jordan Nwora scored 19 points, Malik Williams had 13 points and 11 rebounds off the bench...
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New York Knicks coach David Fizdale reacts during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
December 06, 2019 - 5:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — David Fizdale was the latest coach tasked with trying to turn around the New York Knicks. He was given barely 100 games before the longtime losers decided it was time to try someone else. The Knicks cut ties with Fizdale and promoted assistant Mike Miller to interim head coach...
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Switzerland's Marco Odermatt reacts after finishing a Men's World Cup super-G skiing race Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in Beaver Creek, Colo. (AP Photo/John Locher)
December 06, 2019 - 12:06 pm
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Swiss racer Marco Odermatt has broken Austria’s grip on the Birds of Prey super-G. The second racer to take the hill, Odermatt went on a wild ride to finish the technical course in 1 minute, 10.90 seconds Friday to earn his first World Cup victory. The 22-year-old nearly...
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FILE - in this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Michael Pineda prepares to throw during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. The Twins and Pineda agreed Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, to a two-year, $20 million contract to bring the right-hander back after a suspension for a banned diuretic, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
December 05, 2019 - 8:02 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and starting pitcher Michael Pineda agreed Thursday to a two-year, $20 million contract to bring the right-hander back after a suspension for a banned diuretic, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on...
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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, center, watches during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
December 05, 2019 - 11:48 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have been dominant against the AFC West since Andy Reid’s arrival in 2013, winning so often against their most frequent opponents that it's little surprise they’re close to wrapping up a third straight division title. The Chiefs should be just about as...
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December 04, 2019 - 2:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies filled their biggest need quickly. Right-hander Zack Wheeler and the Phillies agreed to a $118 million, five-year contract, two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Both people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity...
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield answers questions about his injured hand during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
December 04, 2019 - 10:44 am
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is still dealing with an injury to his right throwing hand. Mayfield, who hurt his hand in the first half of Sunday's loss at Pittsburgh, didn't throw a pass during the 20 minutes of Wednesday's practice open to reporters. Mayfield's hand and...
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December 04, 2019 - 9:18 am
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J (AP) — New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was kept out of practice Wednesday with a high right ankle sprain, and coach Pat Shurmur says Eli Manning “very likely” will start Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. Shurmur adds that Manning could very well be the...
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Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera speaks to the media following an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
December 03, 2019 - 1:08 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Ron Rivera era has come to an abrupt end in Carolina. The Panthers fired their all-time winningest head coach with the team on a four-game losing streak and headed to its third non-playoff season in four years. “I believe this is the best decision for the long-term...
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