Athlete health

Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks speaks with reporters after the team lost to the Seattle Seahawks in an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
December 31, 2018 - 3:01 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have fired Steve Wilks after just one season as head coach. Wilks' firing Monday followed a 3-13 season, the franchise's worst record in 18 years and the worst in the NFL this season. He is the first Cardinals coach to be fired after one season since Joe...
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Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross speaks during a news conference after head football coach Adam Gase was fired, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Davie, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
December 31, 2018 - 1:07 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins' coaching carousel is spinning again. Adam Gase was fired Monday as part of the latest organization shake-up after the Dolphins finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the 15th time in 17 years. Owner Stephen Ross ordered a roster overhaul and acknowledged it may...
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The Colts won 33-17.(AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
December 31, 2018 - 12:34 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have Andrew Luck healthy and throwing the ball all over the field. That's more than enough with an injured Marcus Mariota stuck watching from the Tennessee sideline. Luck threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns and the Colts beat the Titans 33-17 on...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, drops back to pass to wide receiver Chris Hogan, foreground, during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. The completion was Brady's 6,000th during his career. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
December 30, 2018 - 10:32 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots claimed two victories in one game. Actually, it only took them about a half. Tom Brady threw for three first-half touchdowns and New England clinched its ninth straight first-round bye in the playoffs on Sunday with a 38-3 victory over the New York...
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Washington Redskins defensive tackle Stacy McGee (92) sacks Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) during the first half of the NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 30, 2018 - 9:57 pm
The Philadelphia Eagles were down to their third-string quarterback at the end of their playoff-clinching victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Nick Foles left the game with a chest injury in the fourth quarter. Foles started the Eagles' last three games of the season, all of them...
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) calls a play against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
December 30, 2018 - 9:53 pm
The Latest on Week 17 of the NFL's regular season (all times Eastern): 9:50 p.m. The Indianapolis Colts lead the Tennessee Titans 17-10 at halftime in the race for the AFC's final playoff spot. Andrew Luck has thrown for 196 yards and two touchdowns compared to Blaine Gabbert who has 73 yards...
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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin meets with reporters after an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
December 30, 2018 - 9:27 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The win they needed but at times didn't act like they particularly wanted finally secured, the Pittsburgh Steelers lingered on the Heinz Field turf after a sluggish 16-13 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday and turned their eyes to the massive videoboard in the south end zone. A...
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Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks (12) scores against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half in an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 30, 2018 - 9:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even after everything the Los Angeles Rams have accomplished this season, they still knew they probably needed to beat rival San Francisco in the finale for a first-round playoff bye. Although their high-powered offense did its part as usual, a four-takeaway effort by the defense...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) scrambles between Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins (90) and defensive end Arden Key (99) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
December 30, 2018 - 8:32 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes stalked Chiefs wide receiver Damarcus Robinson on the sideline as chants of "MVP" echoed throughout Arrowhead Stadium, trying to track down a football that would serve as a keepsake not only of this night but of this season. The first-year starter had just...
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Chicago Bears wide receiver Taylor Gabriel (18) catches a pass over Minnesota Vikings defensive back Holton Hill (24) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
December 30, 2018 - 7:48 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NFC North champion Chicago Bears refused to let up, riding Jordan Howard for 109 rushing yards and two touchdowns and that relentless defense for a 24-10 victory over Minnesota on Sunday that kept the rival Vikings out of the playoffs. With the 24-0 win by Philadelphia at...
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