Athlete health

Louisville wide receiver Tutu Atwell (1) can't make a catch as Pittsburgh defensive back A.J. Woods (25) is called for pass interference during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh won 23-20.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
September 26, 2020 - 3:16 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patrick Jones II wants No. 21 Pittsburgh's defense to be the best in the country. Not just in points allowed. Not just in yards allowed. Not just in sacks or turnovers. All of it. “We want it all,” the senior defensive end said. The Panthers are certainly playing like it. Jones...
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Texas Rangers' Joey Gallo, center, is doused as the team celebrates his baseball game-ending fielder's choice that scored Isiah Kiner-Falefa in the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
September 25, 2020 - 10:57 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ryan Pressly had no interest in waiting to see if the Astros would get the help they needed to clinch the last spot in the expanded American League playoffs after the Houston reliever couldn’t finish it himself when he was a strike away. The Los Angeles Dodgers pitched in...
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Cincinnati Reds' Mike Moustakas (9) is greeted in the dugout after his solo home run off Minnesota Twins pitcher Edwar Colina during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 25, 2020 - 9:03 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Moustakas homered twice, Freddy Galvis hit a solo shot and the Cincinnati Reds clinched their first playoff spot since 2013, beating the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins 7-2 Friday night. The Reds (30-28), who can finish as high as the fifth seed in the eight-team NL field...
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) celebrates after he scored on Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) during the second period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 25, 2020 - 8:32 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Kevin Shattenkirk scored in overtime on a controversial power play, Brayden Point had two goals and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 Friday night to take a 3-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final and move to the cusp of winning the title. With Game 5...
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Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick laughs with coaches as he comes off the field after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
September 24, 2020 - 9:08 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick handles the Jacksonville Jaguars as well as anyone in the NFL. It doesn’t matter which uniform the journeyman quarterback is wearing, either. Fitzpatrick accounted for three touchdowns and led Miami to a 31-13 victory Thursday night, becoming the first NFL...
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Toronto Blue Jays players, coaches and staff celebrate a 4-1 win over the New York Yankees in a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Toronto clinched a postseason berth with the win. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
September 24, 2020 - 8:17 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Barred from playing in their own ballpark this year because of COVID-19, the vagabond Toronto Blue Jays have found a home in the playoffs. The slumping New York Yankees, meanwhile, look likely to play on the road in the postseason, where they’ve struggled all year. Hyun Jin Ryu...
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FILE- In this Oct. 10, 2015, file photo, a PAC-12 logo is displayed on the field before an NCAA college football game between Washington State and Oregon in Eugene, Ore. The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday, Sept. 17, 2020, and be presented options for staging a fall football season, but Commissioner Larry Scott says a vote by the the CEO Group is not expected. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang, File)
September 24, 2020 - 7:42 pm
The Pac-12 is set to kickoff a seven-game football season Nov. 6 after it followed the Big Ten in overturning an August decision to punt on playing in the fall because of concerns about COVID-19. With the conference having secured daily COVID-19 testing for its athletes and been given the green...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Alex Killorn (17), Victor Hedman (77), Steven Stamkos (91) and Ryan McDonagh (27) stand with the Prince of Wales trophy after the Lightning defeated the New York Islanders in overtime in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Eastern Conference final, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 23, 2020 - 5:04 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Seen Stamkos? Just in time for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is making his 2020 playoff debut Wednesday, 211 days since he last played in an NHL game. It’s a return that has the potential to change the course of the series...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love (0) drives against the Boston Celtics during an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. The teams that didn't qualify for the restart of the NBA season at Walt Disney World could begin voluntary workouts Wednesday, Sept. 23, to start preparing for their next game — whenever that is. Love said it was “paramount” for the team to get together and make up for lost time. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
September 23, 2020 - 3:48 pm
Kevin Love was back on the court in Cleveland. Karl Anthony-Towns got to work in Minnesota and his old coach started to mold his new team in New York. After six months without one, it felt so good for some NBA teams to practice again that even Allen Iverson might've enjoyed it. “I’ve never seen a...
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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) looks to throw during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
September 23, 2020 - 3:07 pm
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor missed last Sunday's game because a team doctor accidentally punctured his lung, according to a person familiar with the case. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because of medical...
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