Athlete health

In this Sept. 21, 2018 photo Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, waits to stretch during batting practice before a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Houston. Ohtani has been voted American League Rookie of the Year after becoming the first player since Babe Ruth with 10 homers and four pitching wins in the same season. Ohtani, a 24-year-old right-hander who joined the Angels last winter after five seasons with Japan's Nippon Ham Fighters, received 25 first-place votes and four seconds for 137 points from the Baseball Writers' Association of America in balloting announced Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
November 12, 2018 - 5:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shohei Ohtani was rewarded for a Ruthian season at the plate — and on the mound. Baseball's best two-way player since the Babe at the dawn of the live-ball era a century ago, Ohtani was an overwhelming pick for American League Rookie of the Year on Monday despite an elbow injury...
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Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer takes a question during his baseball retirement news conference Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Minneapolis, after playing 15 major league seasons, all with the Twins. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
November 12, 2018 - 5:07 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Yes, the narrative of Joe Mauer's career was missing a championship chapter. That plotline stalled for a few years while the star was set back by injuries. Still, this story of the Minnesota native with the smooth left-handed swing who played for the Twins the entire time sure...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2014, file photo, then-Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Daniel Carcillo talks with linesman Bryan Pancich, left, during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild, in St. Paul, Minn. The NHL and attorneys for retired players have reached a tentative settlement worth roughly $19 million in the biggest lawsuit brought against the league over concussions and other head injuries. Carcillo, who played nine NHL seasons and joined the lawsuit in June, posted several messages of displeasure with the settlement on his verified Twitter account. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, FIle)
November 12, 2018 - 2:35 pm
The National Hockey League announced a tentative $18.9 million settlement Monday with more than 300 retired players who sued the league and accused it of failing to protect them from head injuries or warning them of the risks involved with playing. The lawsuit, consolidated in federal court in...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws a touchdown pass to wide receiver Tyreek Hill as offensive lineman Andrew Wylie (77) blocks Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Corey Peters (98) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
November 11, 2018 - 9:57 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes will always have some special TV footage of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrating his record-setting touchdown pass in a win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. That's because Tyreek Hill was the one recording it. Mahomes threw for 249 yards with two TD...
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Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods, left, pushes away Seattle Seahawks defensive back Delano Hill during the second half in an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
November 11, 2018 - 7:57 pm
Rams receiver Cooper Kupp suffered a potentially serious knee injury on Sunday — a blow to a team that has stayed remarkably healthy on the way to a 9-1 start. Kupp went down in the fourth quarter of Los Angeles' win over Seattle clutching his left knee, which sidelined him for two games earlier...
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) is pushed out of bounds by Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long (56) and cornerback Ronald Darby (21) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
November 11, 2018 - 7:52 pm
The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST): 10:45 p.m. Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby is out for the rest of the game against Dallas because of a knee injury. The Eagles were forced to go with backup Chandon Sullivan, an undrafted free agent. Starting cornerback Jalen Mills has a foot injury...
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Green Bay Packers' Aaron Jones breaks away for a 67-yard run during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)
November 11, 2018 - 6:58 pm
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — For a change, it was the Packers in a runaway. Aaron Jones ran for career highs of 145 yards and two scores, Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams connected for two touchdown passes and the Green Bay beat the Miami Dolphins 31-12 on Sunday. The Packers (4-4-1) pulled away in the...
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Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) is congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
November 11, 2018 - 5:38 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers took nearly 20 minutes to complete his first pass, the Los Angeles Chargers got gashed on a long fake punt and the offense put up a season low in yards. Despite a few hiccups along the way, the Chargers still managed to pull off another win for their longest...
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Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron, right, dives for a touchdown in front of Jacksonville Jaguars strong safety Barry Church (42) during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
November 11, 2018 - 5:13 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck started Sunday by carving up Jacksonville's staunch defense. He finished it by playing the eager spectator. After throwing three first-half touchdown passes and picking up only two first downs in the second half, he celebrated when the Indianapolis Colts' defense...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) sits on the turf after being sacked by the Tennessee Titans in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
November 11, 2018 - 1:25 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tom Brady added another big chunk of NFL history to his resume. The Tennessee Titans made sure the Patriots quarterback didn't finish his 300th game. The Titans sacked Brady three times and hit him repeatedly as they beat New England 34-10 Sunday, snapping a seven-game skid...
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