Athlete health

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) pulls off his helmet on the sideline after being sacked by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
October 18, 2020 - 5:50 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — One by one the dominos toppled. The NFL's best running game fell first. The passing game came next, quickly followed by the optimism that somehow things would be different for the Cleveland Browns. It never is. Not in Pittsburgh anyway. Players change. Coaches change. Decades...
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Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles, left, congratulates kicker Brandon McManus in the second half of an NFL football game after his sixth field goal against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
October 18, 2020 - 5:14 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Denver Broncos waited two weeks to finally play again and they were rewarded with their biggest win of the season. Brandon McManus had six field goals and linebacker Malik Reed came up with a big sack late to help the Broncos hold on for an 18-12 win over the New...
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Green Bay Packers' Robert Tonyan (85) celebrates a touchdown reception with Malik Taylor (86) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
October 18, 2020 - 2:35 pm
Tampa Bay’s Chris Godwin and Green Bay’s Davante Adams are back in their respective lineups after missing time because of hamstring injuries. The Packers are trying to remain undefeated with a win against the Buccaneers on Sunday. Godwin missed three of the Buccaneers’ past four games. Adams sat...
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Houston Astros Carlos Correa tosses his bat and has words with home plate umpire Lance Barksdale after striking out during the fourth inning in Game 7 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 18, 2020 - 8:59 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Houston Astros spent this odyssey of a season as baseball's biggest villains. When Aledmys Diaz flied out with a runner on first to end Game 7 of the AL Championship Series, the bad guys finally lost. Ridiculed, roasted and ripped all year long after the revelation of the...
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Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk, centre, is tackled and injured by Everton's goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, left, causing him to leave the match injured during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park stadium, in Liverpool, England, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (Laurence Griffiths/Pool via AP)
October 17, 2020 - 4:27 pm
Virgil van Dijk has been a commanding — even transcendent — presence at the heart of Liverpool’s defense throughout the team’s rise to the top of English and European soccer in recent years. In a major concern for the Premier League champions, they might have to learn how to cope without their...
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Houston Astros George Springer hits a two run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning in Game 4 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
October 15, 2020 - 12:16 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — José Altuve and the Houston Astros are eager to match the 2004 Boston Red Sox in the history books. Beating the Tampa Bay Rays three more times to reach the World Series won't be easy, but the Astros believe they can do it. George Springer broke a tie with a two-run homer, Altuve...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2020, file photo, Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, plays his shot from the fourth tee during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Mamaroneck, N.Y. McIlroy is among those playing the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek this week north of Las Vegas. ( (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
October 14, 2020 - 5:38 pm
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — This is no ordinary road to the Masters. Instead of the tropical warmth of Florida in the spring, it starts in the hot desert air of Nevada in October. Instead of a series of PGA Tour events some 500 miles south of Augusta National with an occasional detour into Texas,...
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File-This Dec. 29, 2019, file photo shows New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y. The New York Jets have surprisingly released Bell, ending a disappointing tenure after less than two full seasons. The team issued a statement from general manager Joe Douglas on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in which he says the Jets made the move after having several conversations with Bell and his agent during the last few days and exploring trade options. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)
October 14, 2020 - 4:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets' decision to move on from Le'Veon Bell was a stunner. For a while now, though, it appeared inevitable. The star running back never seemed to truly mesh with Adam Gase or his offense during the past season-plus. And Bell made it clear he wasn't thrilled with his...
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New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco passes during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in East Rutherford. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 14, 2020 - 4:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Flacco will get his second straight start at quarterback for the New York Jets in place of the injured Sam Darnold. Coach Adam Gase confirmed Wednesday that the 35-year-old Flacco would be under center Sunday at Miami against the Dolphins. That comes after Darnold missed last...
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Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier makes a leaping catch on a fly ball by Houston Astros Carlos Correa during the third inning in Game 3 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
October 14, 2020 - 2:22 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays — with big assists from two former Padres who know Petco Park's outfield well — are one win from the second World Series berth in franchise history. Joey Wendle hit a go-ahead, two-run single two batters after another critical error by José...
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