Athlete health

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning in Game 6 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
December 28, 2020 - 1:39 am
Two months ago, Blake Snell got yanked off the mound with a two-hit shutout going in the final game of the World Series. Now, the Tampa Bay Rays are ready to ship him out of town. The San Diego Padres are close to completing a blockbuster trade to acquire Snell from the defending AL champions. The...
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Green Bay Packers' Davante Adams catches a touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
December 27, 2020 - 10:19 pm
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams created a picturesque atmosphere as they connected for three touchdown passes on a snow-covered Lambeau Field. The Green Bay Packers teammates would love the opportunity to produce plenty of similar scenes next month by staying home throughout...
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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) looks to pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
December 27, 2020 - 7:08 pm
Jared Goff popped his dislocated right thumb thumb back into place and kept playing. The Los Angeles Rams quarterback hopes it doesn't keep him out of the regular-season finale against Arizona. “It’s OK right now," said Goff, who was 23 of 42 for 224 yards and an interception in the Rams' 20-9 loss...
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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) throws against the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
December 27, 2020 - 6:11 pm
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — For all the impressive milestones Justin Herbert had piled up early in the season, they weren't resulting in wins for the Los Angeles Chargers. Now, they are. Herbert has led the Chargers on winning drives in three straight games while continuing to rewrite the rookie...
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Dallas Cowboys' Trevon Diggs (27), DeMarcus Lawrence (90) and others celebrate with Anthony Brown (30), after Brown intercepted a Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts pass in the end zone late in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 27. 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
December 27, 2020 - 5:43 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — From the gruesome ankle injury that ended their star quarterback's season to the sudden death of their conditioning coach, the Dallas Cowboys faced difficulties few NFL teams could match in this pandemic-altered year. They still have a chance going into Week 17. Andy Dalton...
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Carolina Panthers defensive end Marquis Haynes (98) puts his hand on the ball as Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) passes during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 27, 2020 - 5:35 pm
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Less than a week after being stripped of his captaincy and fined for violating protocol during a pandemic, Dwayne Haskins was stripped of the ball, threw two interceptions and lost his starting job, maybe for good. Haskins' failed second chance coupled with a special teams...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020 file photo, Switzerland's Roger Federer serves to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Federer’s agent tells The Associated Press, Sunday, Dec. 27, that the 20-time Grand Slam champion is withdrawing from the Australian Open. Tony Godsick says Federer is still preparing to return to action after two operations on his right knee. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
December 27, 2020 - 5:21 pm
Roger Federer withdrew from the Australian Open while he continues preparing to return to action after two operations on his right knee and a tour absence that will have lasted longer than a year, his agent told The Associated Press. Tony Godsick — Federer’s long-time representative and CEO of...
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Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)
December 27, 2020 - 5:01 pm
The Latest on Week 16 in the NFL (all times EST): ___ 8 p.m. For the first time since 2014 there will be an NFL playoff team with a losing record. The NFC East race comes down to Week 17. Washington is 6-9 and will win the division by beating Philadelphia. The Dallas Cowboys are also 6-9. To get in...
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Seattle Seahawks strong safety Jamal Adams (33) reacts to a play against the Los Angeles Rams during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 20-9. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
December 27, 2020 - 4:55 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks claimed the NFC West title with a 20-9 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, with Russell Wilson throwing a 13-yard TD pass to Jacob Hollister with 2:51 left for the clinching score. Seattle (11-4) earned its first division title since 2016 and its fifth since...
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Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is tackled by Atlanta Falcons Foyesade Oluokun during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
December 27, 2020 - 2:21 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — All season, the prolific Kansas City offense had been putting the Chiefs in position to capture the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. It took their defense — and some good fortune — to finally clinch it. Patrick Mahomes threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Demarcus Robinson with just...
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