Athlete health

Houston Texans strong safety Jahleel Addae (37) celebrates with cornerback Gareon Conley (22) after Addae intercepted a pass by Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston during the second half of an NFL football game Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
Associated Press
December 21, 2019 - 6:48 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Houston Texans aren't satisfied with being AFC South champions for the fourth time in five years. They feel as if they're just getting started and donned T-shirts Saturday declaring: “The South Is Not Enough." “This is not the ultimate goal. This is one goal to get us to...
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Darren Sproles
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Associated Press
December 21, 2019 - 2:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles has decided to retire, ending a 15-year career for the three-time Pro Bowl player. Sproles announced his decision Saturday on the Eagles' website, saying “Spending the past month on Injured Reserve has been hard. I want to be out...
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FILE - This Sept. 12, 2010, file photo shows Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis before the start of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, in Landover, Md. Ten former NFL players have been charged with defrauding the league’s healthcare benefit program. They include five who played on the Washington Redskins, including Clinton Portis and Carlos Rogers. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)
Associated Press
December 12, 2019 - 8:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten former NFL players were charged in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud the league’s health care benefit program by submitting false claims for medical equipment, including devices used on horses, the Justice Department said Thursday. The players were charged in two...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2018, file photo, New York Jets wide receiver Terrelle Pryor talks to reporters during NFL football training camp in Florham Park, N.J. Allegheny County, Pa., District Attorney spokesman Mike Manko confirmed Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, that Pryor, a free agent, was the victim of a stabbing, but said he had no other information, such as Pryor’s condition or where and when the stabbing occurred. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Associated Press
November 30, 2019 - 5:49 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman was charged with attempted homicide in a Pittsburgh stabbing that critically injured former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who is also facing a charge, police said. Pryor was taken to the hospital just after 4:30 a.m. Saturday following a dispute with “mutual...
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LSU coach Ed Orgeron and players celebrate after an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. No. 1 LSU won 58-37. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)
Associated Press
November 19, 2019 - 7:47 pm
The College Football Playoff rankings were unchanged at the top this week, with LSU first followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia. The selection committee’s third weekly rankings had little movement in the top 10, with Alabama fifth followed by Oregon, Utah, Penn State, Oklahoma and Minnesota...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 file photo, Tennessee Titans kicker Ryan Succop (4) kicks a 38-yard field goal against the Indianapolis Colts in the first half of an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans already have missed eight field goals through 10 games, matching their worst seasons of 2001 and 2004. It’s why they rank dead last in the NFL converting just 46.7 percent (7 of 15).(AP Photo/James Kenney, File)
Associated Press
November 19, 2019 - 5:58 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have a very proud tradition of successful kickers over the past couple of decades ranging from Al Del Greco, Joe Nedney, the late Rob Bironas to now Ryan Succop. That’s what makes this season so very surprising. The Titans are on their third different...
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In this undated photo provided by Joanne Atkins-Ingram, Atkins-Ingram poses with her son Braeden Bradforth. An independent review of the heatstroke death of Bradforth, a 19-year-old football player who collapsed after the first day of conditioning practice at a Kansas community college, has found “a striking lack of leadership.” Bradforth, a 315-pound defensive lineman for Garden City Community College, was found unconscious on Aug. 1, 2018. The New Jersey native died that night. The report highlights a lack of oversight and a failure to assess athletes prior to the conditioning test, among other issues. (Courtesy Joanne Atkins-Ingram via AP)
Associated Press
November 14, 2019 - 5:52 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A scathing report following an independent investigation into the heatstroke death of a 19-year-old football player who collapsed after the first day of conditioning practice at a Kansas community college found “a striking lack of leadership.” Braeden Bradforth, a 315-pound (...
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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) takes a snap during the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Shelby Cassesse
November 10, 2019 - 6:58 pm
The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times Eastern): 6:50 p.m. Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay's attempt at a little trickery backfired but ultimately didn't cost his team. McVay allowed punter Johnny Hekker to throw a pass with the Rams facing fourth-and-1 at their 29 while trailing the...
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Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker (8) and Gordon Hayward celebrate a basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
Associated Press
November 09, 2019 - 9:18 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — In the midst of Boston's most dominant performance of the season, Celtics point guard Kemba Walker could only muster anger and confusion after learning Gordon Hayward broke his left hand. Jaylen Brown scored 30 points and Boston routed the San Antonio Spurs 135-115 on Saturday in...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 file photo, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) runs around Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) during the second half of an NFL football game in Houston. alen Ramsey was thrilled to land with the Los Angeles Rams, and the team is already optimistic about keeping the star cornerback around for a long time. Ramsey headed to the Rams’ training complex Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 a day after Los Angeles traded two first-round picks to Jacksonville for the mercurial two-time Pro Bowl selection.(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)
October 16, 2019 - 10:42 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams fully understand the risks they took in acquiring volatile cornerback Jalen Ramsey. The defending NFC champions believe the potential rewards are well worth it. "You want guys with some swag, some personality," coach Sean McVay said Wednesday while...
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