Athlete health

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon looks on from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Carson, Calif. Gordon did not play due to an MCL sprain in his right knee. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong )
December 13, 2018 - 6:58 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is joining backup Austin Ekeler on the inactive list for their high-profile AFC West showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. Meanwhile, the Chiefs will have star safety Eric Berry for the first time this season. Gordon...
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Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz, left, watches Nick Foles during practice at the NFL football team's facility, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
December 13, 2018 - 2:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz sat out the open portion of practice on Thursday because of a back injury, increasing the possibility Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will start for the Eagles at the Rams on Sunday. Two people familiar with the quarterback's injury confirmed reports that Wentz has a...
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Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) celebrates with guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
December 13, 2018 - 3:02 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Minus their top player and with their coach still mourning his mother's death two days earlier, the Toronto Raptors put an emphatic stamp on a season sweep of Golden State. They did it with the two-time defending NBA champion Warriors nearly at full strength, too, a very...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis dunks in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
December 13, 2018 - 12:42 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis smiled slightly and joked about his relative youth when the topic of his heavy workload came up. His nearly 40 minutes on the court against Oklahoma City was hardly an anomaly this season, but Davis isn't ready to plead for more rest yet. Davis scored 44 points and...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Charlie Morton throws against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning in Game 4 of a baseball American League Championship Series in Houston. A person familiar with the agreement tells The Associated Press that All-Star pitcher Charlie Morton and the Tampa Bay Rays have reached a $30 million, two-year deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 because the contract has not been officially announced. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
December 12, 2018 - 9:13 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 6:10p.m. A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free agent first baseman Justin Bour has reached agreement with the Los Angeles Angels. The deal is pending a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco speaks at a news conference after an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Baltimore. Flacco has lost his job as the Baltimore Ravens starting quarterback and will be the backup Sunday for the first time in his 11-year NFL career. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
December 12, 2018 - 12:43 pm
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Joe Flacco has lost his job as Baltimore Ravens starting quarterback and will be the backup Sunday for the first time in his 11-year NFL career. Flacco is finally healthy after missing the past four games with a right hip injury. The Ravens went 3-1 during his absence under...
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Toronto Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas (17) reacts after scoring against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 12, 2018 - 12:49 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Serge Ibaka had 25 points and nine rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors cruised past the Los Angeles Clippers 123-99 on Tuesday night without injured Kawhi Leonard. Kyle Lowry added 21 points, making four of the Raptors' 14 3-pointers. Leonard sat out with a bruised right hip that...
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FILE - This is a 2018 file photo showing Troy Tulowitzki of the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team. Tulowitzki has been released by the Blue Jays, who owe the oft-injured shortstop $38 million for the remaining two years of his contract. Now 34, Tulowitzki has not played in the major leagues since July 2017. He was limited that year to 66 games because of a hamstring and right ankle injury. The ankle required surgery last spring and he missed the entire season. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
December 11, 2018 - 8:39 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki has been released by the Toronto Blue Jays, who owe the oft-injured shortstop $38 million for the remaining two years of his contract. Now 34, Tulowitzki has not played in the major leagues since July 2017. He was limited that year to 66 games because of a hamstring...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 15, 2018 file photo, Oakland Athletics draft pick Kyler Murray waits to hit during batting practice before a baseball game between the Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels in Oakland, Calif. Kyler Murray suddenly has a bunch of new fans in the Oakland Athletics organization, even if they cringe watching Heisman Trophy winner play quarterback for Oklahoma. The A's don't want their prized first-round draft pick hurt on the football field because they are counting on him wearing an Oakland jersey come spring training. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
December 11, 2018 - 6:56 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 3:55 p.m. The Oakland Athletics have reached agreement with catcher Chris Herrmann on a $1 million, one-year contract. General manager David Forst had put getting a catcher among his top to-do items, and the A...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, Clemson's Derion Kendrick (10) hurdles Duke's Chris Rumph ll (96) on a kickoff return as Jarrett Garner reaches for him during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Clemson, S.C. Kickoff returns are down about 20 percent in the first year of a new NCAA rule that gives the receiving team possession at its 25-yard line if the kick is fair caught anywhere between the goal line and 25. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
December 11, 2018 - 3:08 am
Kickoff returns are down about 20 percent in the first year of a new NCAA rule that gives the receiving team possession at its 25-yard line if a fair catch is made anywhere between the goal line and 25. According to NCAA figures provided to The Associated Press on Monday, kick return men in the...
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