Athlete injuries

In this Sept. 9, 2018 photo Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) catches a pass before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Denver. Thomas is bracing for a trade after Denver slipped to 3-5 midway through his ninth NFL season. Thomas, the Broncos' longest-tenured player, put the odds at "50-50" that he'll be summoned into general manager John Elway's office by the trade deadline Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 to learn whose jersey he'll be wearing next. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
October 30, 2018 - 11:08 am
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos traded nine-year veteran Demaryius Thomas to the Houston Texans on Tuesday. Thomas won't have to wait long to play his old team — the Texans (5-3) visit the Broncos (3-5) this weekend. The Broncos will also send a 2019 seventh-rounder to Houston and will...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love, left, is double-teamed by Minnesota Timberwolves' Anthony Tolliver and Jeff Teague, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Minneapolis. Love could miss significant time with a foot injury that has bothered him since the preseason. Love will sit out his third straight game on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, as the winless Cavs host Atlanta and look to end a six-game winless streak to start the season. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
October 30, 2018 - 9:36 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star Kevin Love could miss significant time with a foot injury that has bothered him since the preseason. Love will sit out his third straight game on Tuesday as the winless Cavs host Atlanta and look to end a six-game winless streak to start the season. On Sunday,...
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Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) battles for the loose puck with Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Saturday, Oct, 27, 2018. Toronto won, 3-2. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 29, 2018 - 9:13 am
TORONTO (AP) — Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews is expected to miss at least four weeks because of a shoulder injury. The team says on Twitter the 21-year-old center will be placed on injured reserve Monday. Matthews was injured early in the second period Saturday during Toronto's 3-2 victory over...
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New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams returns an interception 45-yards for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
October 28, 2018 - 9:27 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — No miraculous play was needed for New Orleans to win this game in Minnesota, no where-were-you moment that instantly went viral. Drew Brees and the Saints simply scored some revenge for their last-second loss in the playoffs last season by taking advantage of two key turnovers,...
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The Pittsburgh Steelers observe a moment of silence for the victims of a deadly shooting spree at a synagogue on Saturday before the start of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
October 28, 2018 - 3:13 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Shaken by an unspeakable tragedy, this city needed something to ease its pain. The Steelers brought some joy to their grieving community. Ben Roethlisberger threw two touchdown passes to Antonio Brown, James Conner ran for two scores, and Pittsburgh beat the Cleveland Browns 33-18...
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Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri (4) celebrates with tackle Anthony Castonzo (74) after kicking a field goal against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Vinatieri tied Morten Andersen's NFL record for points with this kick. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 28, 2018 - 1:46 pm
The Latest on Week 8 in the NFL on Sunday (all times EDT): 4:35 p.m. Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri is now tied for the all-time NFL lead in points scored. Vinatieri made an extra point and a 26-yard field goal in the first quarter against the Oakland Raiders, giving him 2,544 career...
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October 28, 2018 - 12:55 pm
Raiders safety Reggie Nelson was benched by coach Jon Gruden for Oakland's game against the visiting Indianapolis Colts. Nelson had played in 82 consecutive regular-season games before being a healthy scratch on Sunday. Left guard Kelechi Osemele also was inactive for Oakland, missing a third...
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Manchester United's Paul Pogba, 2nd left, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Everton FC at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Sunday Oct. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
October 28, 2018 - 11:06 am
The attackers who spearheaded Belgium's run to the World Cup semifinals were missing when Chelsea and Manchester United took to the field for their Premier League games on Sunday. It didn't prove to be an issue. Without the injured Eden Hazard, Chelsea romped to its biggest win of the season in any...
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) skips out of a tackle during the second half of an NFL football game against Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
October 28, 2018 - 9:42 am
LONDON (AP) — Carson Wentz threw three touchdown passes to different players as the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-18 at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. Tight end Dallas Goedert caught one of the touchdown passes in the first half, and running back Wendell Smallwood and tight...
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Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley runs 51 yards for a touchdown against Iowa during the first half of an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Penn State won, 30-24. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP)
October 27, 2018 - 6:54 pm
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Trace McSorley visited the injury tent. Not much in there, he said. Just a table for him to sit on while his right knee was being checked out in the second quarter of Penn State's game against Iowa. "It's kind of cramped," McSorley said. The senior quarterback, barely 6-...
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