Athlete health

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James looks on during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Los Angeles. The only certainty in the NBA this season is that James won't win the East _ ending an eight-year run of that, four in Miami and four in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)
October 15, 2018 - 12:58 pm
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will be at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night, handing the Golden State Warriors what will be their third set of championship rings from the last four seasons. A banner will be displayed. Highlights will be shown. And then the Warriors will have to start all over again. The...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 file photo, Simona Halep, of Romania, returns to Kiki Bertens, of the Netherlands, during the finals at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament in Mason, Ohio. Halep is back as the year-end No. 1 for the second year in a row despite a back injury that doctors say could lead to a long-term problem. Halep won her first major title at this year's French Open and has had a consistent season but may be forced to pull out of the upcoming Kremlin Cup and the season-ending WTA Finals because of a herniated disk. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
October 15, 2018 - 6:50 am
LONDON (AP) — Simona Halep is back as the year-end No. 1 for the second year in a row, despite a back injury that doctors say could lead to a long-term problem. Halep, who won her first major title at this year's French Open, clinched the year-end top tennis ranking on Monday but may be forced to...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich warms up before Game 1 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 15, 2018 - 3:01 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich is heading home for Game 3 of the NL Championship Series with the matchup against the Dodgers tied at 1-all. Yelich, the favorite for NL MVP, was born in Thousand Oaks, California, and...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) runs past Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Anthony Hitchens (53) and defensive tackle Chris Jones (95) for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
October 15, 2018 - 1:08 am
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady needed everything he had to fend off Patrick Mahomes — including his legs. Stephen Gostkowski hit a 28-yard field goal as time expired , and the New England Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs 43-40 on Sunday night after blowing a big halftime lead. Brady passed...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning in Game 1 of a baseball American League Championship Series on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 14, 2018 - 11:18 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox say ace left-hander Chris Sale has a stomach illness and will spend the night in the hospital. The Red Sox made the announcement Sunday night in the seventh inning of Game 2 of the AL Championship Series against Houston. Boston said Sale reported the illness earlier...
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Baltimore Ravens linebacker Za'Darius Smith (90) celebrates after sacking Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota and forcing a fumble in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans recovered the ball on the play. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
October 14, 2018 - 9:53 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens posed for photos on the sideline as the clock ticked down the final seconds, making sure to remember the moment. A franchise-record 11 sacks — one shy of the NFL record for a game — must be preserved and celebrated. Za'Darius Smith finished with a career...
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Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is check on after he was injured during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
October 14, 2018 - 9:11 pm
Sean McDermott didn't like the hit that knocked Josh Allen out of the game, and he sure didn't like the way the Buffalo Bills finished without their rookie quarterback. The Oakland Raiders also lost their QB and a receiver in what's looking like a lost first season under Jon Gruden. The Bills fell...
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) celebrates after a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
October 14, 2018 - 7:31 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott threw two touchdown passes to Cole Beasley to spark the previously punchless Dallas passing game and rushed for a career-high 82 yards in the Cowboys' 40-7 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Perhaps pumped up by some pregame mingling with UFC...
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Baltimore Ravens linebacker Za'Darius Smith (90) knocks the ball loose from Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Mariota recovered the ball on the play. (AP Photo/James Kenney)
October 14, 2018 - 6:29 pm
The Latest on the NFL's Week 6 (all times EDT): 6:22 p.m. Titans left guard Quinton Spain has hurt his right shoulder in the third quarter against the Baltimore Ravens. Spain went down on a 1-yard run by Derrick Henry with 6:51 left in the third quarter. He was able to walk to the sideline on his...
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Seattle Seahawks running back Mike Davis (27), left, escapes the clutches of Oakland Raiders linebacker Tahir Whitehead (59) during the first half of an NFL football game at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
October 14, 2018 - 5:11 pm
LONDON (AP) — Russell Wilson threw for three touchdowns, including one off a botched snap in the second quarter, and the Seattle Seahawks rolled to a 27-3 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday at Wembley Stadium. Chris Carson rushed for 59 yards and rookie Rashaad Penny gained an additional 43...
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