Athlete health

Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Christian Yelich speaks to reporters in the clubhouse after the Brewers clinched a playoff berth with a 9-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
September 25, 2019 - 11:04 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A sizzlin' September topped off by a frothy celebration. Nobody does it better down the stretch than these Milwaukee Brewers, who lost MVP Christian Yelich and beat long odds to get back in the postseason for a second straight season. And nobody can count them out, not even with...
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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
September 25, 2019 - 9:03 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — In production, in execution and in overall cleverness, Sean McVay's offense has been fairly ordinary during the first three games of his third season with the Los Angeles Rams. Mere competence qualifies as a surprise for a team that tore up the NFL during the head coach...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey walks to the field for an NFL football practice in Jacksonville, Fla. Two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Jalen Ramsey has requested a trade following a sideline argument with Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone. The Jags are willing to entertain offers. Ramsey's agent asked the Jags to move the disgruntled defender after Ramsey and Marrone got into a heated exchange during the team's 13-12 loss at Houston, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Monday, Sept. 17, 2019, because neither Ramsey nor the team had made the request public. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
September 25, 2019 - 5:06 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars don't appear to know what's going on with their best player. Two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Jalen Ramsey missed practice Wednesday because of an apparent back injury that coach Doug Marrone said he knew nothing about until earlier in the day. Marrone...
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Washington Mystics' Elena Delle Donne, left, and Aerial Powers celebrate after defeating the Las Vegas Aces in Game 4 of a WNBA playoff basketball series Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
September 25, 2019 - 12:48 pm
A year after getting swept in the WNBA Finals, Elena Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics are back. The Mystics will face the Connecticut Sun as the top two teams in the regular season meet for the championship. Game 1 of the best-of-five series is Sunday in Washington. The Mystics lost in three...
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FILE - This is a Sept. 24, 2018, file photo showing then-Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant posing for photos during media day at the NBA basketball team's practice facility in Oakland, Calif. Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks says the expectation is Kevin Durant won't play this season, although the All-Star forward will have a say in determining when he's ready. Durant is recovering from surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon. He was injured while playing for the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. He left the Warriors to sign with the Nets in July. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
September 24, 2019 - 4:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets expect to wait a year before Kevin Durant plays for them. General manager Sean Marks said Tuesday the Nets are planning this season without the injured All-Star. He added Durant will have a say in determining when he's ready. "With Kevin, I think what we're going...
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) walks off the field following the Panthers 20-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
September 23, 2019 - 2:29 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Allen will make his second straight start Sunday when the Panthers visit the Houston Texans. Carolina coach Ron Rivera wasted no time Monday ruling out quarterback Cam Newton for a second straight game due to a lingering mid-foot sprain. Rivera said there is "no...
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Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) talks to running back Leonard Fournette (27) before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
September 23, 2019 - 11:48 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey missed practice Monday because of an apparent illness, potentially adding another twist to his trade request. Coach Doug Marrone said Ramsey notified the team trainer of his sickness Sunday night, three days after a 20-7 victory...
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Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp scores a 6-yard touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
September 23, 2019 - 1:38 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Backed up to their own goal line, the Rams buckled down. Safety John Johnson III intercepted Baker Mayfield's fourth-down pass with 27 seconds left as Los Angeles escaped with a 20-13 win Sunday night over the short-handed Cleveland Browns, who gave the defending NFC champions all...
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New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) pumps his fist after a play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
September 22, 2019 - 7:20 pm
The Latest on NFL Week 3 (all times EDT): 7:20 p.m. Down to the wire in a couple late afternoon games. Jimmy Garoppolo threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Dante Pettis with 1:15 left to give San Francisco a 24-20 lead over Pittsburgh. Rookie quarterback Daniel Jones ran 7 yards for a TD — on fourth...
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Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant reacts after getting hurt while sliding into first base during the third inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
September 22, 2019 - 4:15 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs star Kris Bryant has left their game against St. Louis after he sprained his right ankle while trying to beat out a double play. Bryant stepped hard on first and tumbled to the ground in the third inning. The 2016 NL MVP then had to be helped off the field. The team says X-rays...
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