Athlete health

Butler forward Jordan Tucker (1) passes the ball past St. John's guard Rasheem Dunn (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julius Constantine Motal)
January 02, 2020 - 11:08 am
CHICAGO (AP) — One night, it might be Myles Powell, with Seton Hall's pair of 7-foot-2 centers patrolling the lane. Or Villanova, with its championship pedigree and coach Jay Wright roaming the sideline. Another tough Butler team. Xavier and its experience. The dynamic Markus Howard and Marquette...
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FILE - At left, in a Jan. 3, 1993, file photo, Buffalo Bills cornerback Nate Odoms gets a lift from teammate Henry Jones after intercepting a pass by Warren Moon of the Houston Oilers during an overtime period of an AFC wild-card game to set up Steve Christie's game winning field goal, in Orchard Park, N.Y. At right, Bills kicker Steve Christie, right, celebrates his game-winning field goal with quarterback Frank Reich. The Bills, down 32 points, beat the Oilers 41-38. (AP Photo/John Hickey, File)
January 02, 2020 - 11:04 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Warren Moon occasionally gets text messages from friends whenever some TV station broadcasts what he dejectedly calls “That Game.” And each time, Moon shakes his head in dismay, as if the former quarterback would have any interest in revisiting one of the worst moments of...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, file photo, Maryland head coach DJ Durkin stands on the sideline during an NCAA college football game against Towson in College Park, Md. Former Maryland coach D.J. Durkin, who was fired during the 2018 season following the death of a player who had collapsed during offseason conditioning drills, was hired Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, as an assistant by Mississippi. Durkin, who spent last season as a consultant with the Atlanta Falcons, will join new Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin's defensive staff. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
January 02, 2020 - 9:22 am
Former Maryland coach D.J. Durkin, who was fired during the 2018 season following the death of a player who had collapsed during offseason conditioning drills, was hired Thursday as an assistant by Mississippi. Durkin, who spent part of this past season as a consultant with the Atlanta Falcons,...
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Georgia wide receiver George Pickens makes a catch over Baylor safety Grayland Arnold during the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in New Orleans. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
January 01, 2020 - 11:20 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Georgia freshman receiver George Pickens left behind his regrettable ending to the regular season and put the rest of college football on notice that he will be an exceedingly tough cover in 2020. Pickens caught 12 passes for 175 yards and a touchdown, and No. 5 Georgia defeated...
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January 01, 2020 - 5:38 pm
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa said on Twitter that he will announce Jan. 6 whether he will enter the NFL draft or return to college for another season. Tagovailoa is recovering from season-ending hip surgery and has not played since being injured at Mississippi State on Nov. 16. He had surgery...
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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) celebrates with fans after an NFL football game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Houston. Henry moved into first place for the season rushing title on a 53-yard touchdown run during the fourth quarter. The Titans won 35-14. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
January 01, 2020 - 3:18 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No one is a harsher critic of Titans running back Derrick Henry than himself. “I just want to do my job very well,” Henry said Wednesday. “If I don't, I'm hard on myself. I just keep working until I get it right.” The NFL rushing leader and first-time Pro Bowl running back...
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo smiles after his team beat the Seattle Seahawks in an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
January 01, 2020 - 1:39 pm
For the first time since 1997, the San Francisco 49ers are the top seed in the NFC playoffs, a stunning turnaround for a team that owned the second overall pick in the NFL draft just nine months ago. After four straight losing campaigns, including only 10 wins in coach Kyle Shanahan's first two...
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson answers questions during a news conference after the Ravens defeated the Cleveland Browns in an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
January 01, 2020 - 1:38 pm
Tom Brady and the defending champion New England Patriots aren't getting their usual bye week to rest, relax and recharge. Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens earned the AFC's top seed for the first time since the current playoff format was adopted in 1990. Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, Oregon coach Mario Cristobal, right, celebrates with offensive lineman Shane Lemieux (68) after Oregon defeated Utah 37-15 in an NCAA college football game for the Pac-12 Conference championship, in Santa Clara, Calif. Cristobal was named The Associated Press Pac-12 Coach of the Year Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
December 31, 2019 - 3:20 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — When Oregon and Wisconsin met in the Rose Bowl eight years ago, two brilliant offenses put on a 45-38 thriller on one of the most exciting afternoons in this venerable bowl game's history. The Ducks' rematch with the Badgers on Wednesday could have similar offensive...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel (59) rolls on the ice after being injured after scoring a goal against the Ottawa Senators during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Pittsburgh. Guentzel left the ice and did not return to the game. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
December 31, 2019 - 12:51 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jake Guentzel's play-making helped the Pittsburgh Penguins withstand the loss of captain Sidney Crosby, earning his first All-Star team in the process. The joy over Guentzel's selection proved short-lived. The talented forward will miss at least four months after injuring his...
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