Athlete health

FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone, front, directs an NFL football practice, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla., as Tom Coughlin, left, executive vice president of football operations for the Jaguars, looks on. Coughlin and Marrone are pretty much taking it easy on the Jaguars. It's a complete about-face for two old-school coaches who seem to take pleasure in grinding guys into the ground. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
August 10, 2019 - 4:18 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars don't expect left tackle Cam Robinson and receiver Marqise Lee to be ready for the season opener. Coach Doug Marrone provided an update on the two starters Saturday, saying "we just can't get them over the hump." "We've got to go and start...
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Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 10, 2019 - 3:35 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox left-hander David Price says he's feeling better, just days after getting a cortisone shot to treat a cyst in his left wrist. "First time I've had an injection like that, so it made it sore the first 48 hours," the 33-year-old said Saturday before Boston's game with the Los...
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Philadelphia Eagles' Nate Sudfeld is driven off the field after an injury during the first half of the team's preseason NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
August 10, 2019 - 2:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles' backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld was back at practice Saturday wearing an arm sling, one day after surgery to repair a broken left wrist. Two other players joined him on the Philadelphia sideline. Two-time Pro Bowl right tackle Lane Johnson and second-year tight end...
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New York Mets' Michael Conforto is doused after hitting a walkoff single during the ninth inning to win a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 10, 2019 - 12:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Conforto celebrating with his jersey ripped off. Dominic Smith joining the party on his scooter. A crowd that kept cheering long after the last swing. Hard to believe for a team that seemed cooked only a month ago, but the New York Mets and their fans are feeling like...
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Team White forward Jarrett Allen (36) goes up for a dunk against Team Blue forward Thaddeus Young (55) during the first half of the U.S. men's basketball team's scrimmage in Las Vegas, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
August 10, 2019 - 12:50 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The first order of business for USA Basketball on Friday night was thanking its fans, so Donovan Mitchell grabbed a microphone to deliver the pregame message. He got right to the point. "We look forward to going out to China, representing the USA, and winning the gold," Mitchell...
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Cleveland Indians pitcher Shane Bieber throws to a Minnesota Twins batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
August 09, 2019 - 11:50 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Shane Bieber pitched into the eighth inning, José Ramírez had three hits and the Cleveland Indians pulled into a tie in the American League Central with a 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Cleveland trailed Minnesota by 11½ games on June 3 before putting...
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Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Mike Fiers throws against the Chicago White Sox during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
August 09, 2019 - 8:07 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Mike Fiers stayed hot by shaking off a little cold. Fiers tossed seven sparkling innings to extend his career-best win streak to nine consecutive decisions, helping the Oakland Athletics blank the Chicago White Sox 7-0 on Friday. Fiers (11-3) allowed three hits, struck out a season-...
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New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur, left, greets New York Jets coach Adam Gase after a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants won 31-22. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 09, 2019 - 4:23 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — An outstanding debut by heir apparent Daniel Jones doesn't make for a quarterback competition for the New York Giants, at least for now. Coach Pat Shurmur said Friday that Jones' perfect passing performance and touchdown throw on his only series in the 31-22 preseason...
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws with Jacoby Brissett during practice at the NFL team's football training camp in Westfield, Ind., Friday, July 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
August 09, 2019 - 4:04 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts are taking no chances with Andrew Luck — or Adam Vinatieri. Coach Frank Reich said Friday he expects the starting quarterback to miss at least three more practices with a strained left calf, likely keeping him off the field until Wednesday, when the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) warms up before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Santa Clara, Calif. Colin Kaepernick wants to play in the NFL, even if he has to compete to get on the field. A source close to Kaepernick told The Associated Press on Friday: “Colin has always been prepared to compete at the highest level and is in the best shape of his life.” Kaepernick released a video earlier this week saying: “5 a.m. 5 days a week. For 3 years. Still Ready.” (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
August 09, 2019 - 3:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Colin Kaepernick is eager to prove he's good enough to play in the NFL. A person close to Kaepernick told The Associated Press on Friday: "Colin has always been prepared to compete at the highest level and is in the best shape of his life." The person spoke anonymously because...
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