Athlete health

Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter (3) shoots as Indiana Pacers forward Justin Holiday (8) and center Myles Turner (33) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
January 04, 2020 - 7:31 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 30 of his 41 points in the first half, Kevin Huerter added a season-high 26 points and the Atlanta Hawks recovered after blowing a 22-point lead to beat the Indiana Pacers 116-111 on Saturday night. Young and Huerter combined to make nine 3-point shots. The Hawks,...
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Dallas Stars interim head coach Rick Bowness yells to his players in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Dallas. Bowness was announced as interim head coach earlier in the day after former head coach Jim Montgomery was fired for "unprofessional conduct." (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
January 03, 2020 - 2:16 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Former Dallas Stars coach Jim Montgomery said Friday his abrupt dismissal by the NHL club was "appropriate" and he has entered alcohol rehab. Montgomery's statement was his first public comment since he was fired Dec. 10 for unspecified unprofessional conduct. He said the firing was “...
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Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones catches a pass ahead of Minnesota Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes, right, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
January 03, 2020 - 1:50 pm
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings secondary will be short-handed for Sunday's playoff game at New Orleans, with cornerback Mackensie Alexander ruled out with a knee injury and cornerback Mike Hughes placed on injured reserve with a neck problem. Alexander, the slot man in the nickel defense...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2019, file photo, Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead watches as players warm up before the Music City Bowl NCAA college football game against Louisville, in Nashville, Tenn. Two people with knowledge of the situation say Mississippi State has fired coach Joe Moorhead after just two seasons. They spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because an announcement had not yet been made by the school. A meeting was scheduled Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, with Moorhead and athletic director John Cohen.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
January 03, 2020 - 11:25 am
Mississippi State fired Joe Moorhead after just two seasons Friday, making the unusual decision to dismiss a coach after a bowl game. The Bulldogs went 14-12 under Moorhead, who was previously the offensive coordinator at Penn State. He was hired after the 2017 season when Dan Mullen left...
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Aston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton, centre, is carried off the pitch on a stretcher, during the English Premier League soccer match between Burnley and Aston Villa, at Turf Moor, Burnley, England, Wednesday Jan. 1, 2020. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP)
January 03, 2020 - 9:18 am
It's tough to know who had the bigger workload during a Premier League festive period perhaps like no other - the players or the clubs’ medical departments. Newcastle manager Steve Bruce lost four of his players to injury - and was forced to keep on the field a player, American DeAndre Yedlin, with...
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Georgia wide receiver Tyler Simmons (87) cannot pull in a pass against the defense of LSU safety Grant Delpit (7) during an NCAA college football game for the Southeastern Conference championship Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Atlanta. (C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)
January 02, 2020 - 2:13 pm
Grant Delpit has had an unusual season. LSU's star safety switched positions early in the year to compensate for an injured teammate. Later in the season, he was the injured player and the Tigers' defense suffered from Delpit being limited by a sore ankle. That didn't stop Delpit from winning the...
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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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