Athlete health

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott throws a pass during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
November 21, 2019 - 7:25 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott didn’t figure to be the next offensive star of the Dallas Cowboys caught up in MVP chatter, even though the quarterback edged running back Ezekiel Elliott in NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year voting three years ago. The two-time Pro Bowler was always seen as the...
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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)
November 19, 2019 - 7:57 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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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) is carted off the field after getting injured in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 18, 2019 - 6:49 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s team surgeon said Tua Tagovailoa’s prognosis was “excellent” after the quarterback underwent surgery to repair a dislocated hip, although there is no timeline for Tagovailoa’s recovery. Dr. Lyle Cain said Tagovailoa is expected to recover fully after Monday’s...
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Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky passes against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
November 18, 2019 - 1:54 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mitch Trubisky wanted to finish out the game, but the decision was taken out of his hands The Chicago Bears’ quarterback said he sustained a right hip injury in the first half of a 17-7 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night, which prompted coach Matt Nagy to replace him...
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New England Patriots' Tom Brady (12) is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles' Nate Gerry (47) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
November 17, 2019 - 8:15 pm
The Latest on Week 11 in the NFL (all times EST): 8:10 p.m. An NFL afternoon of blowouts was followed by three nail-biting finishes. The AFC-leading New England Patriots were assured of their 19th consecutive winning season following a 17-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in a rematch of the 2018...
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November 17, 2019 - 12:14 pm
Jets running back Le’Veon Bell is active for the New York’s game against the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Bell was questionable with rib and knee injuries but was expected to play. In Baltimore, the Ravens will be without defensive tackle Michael Pierce facing the Houston Texans in a matchup of...
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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) adjusts his helmet before an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 17, 2019 - 1:59 am
The only foolproof way to avoid being injured playing football is to not play at all. Alabama star Tua Tagovailoa started Saturday at Mississippi State, a week after he looked gimpy on a surgically repaired ankle but played great against LSU. The junior quarterback seemed done for the day with the...
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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) celebrates after an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in London. The Houston Texans won 26-3. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)
November 16, 2019 - 12:14 pm
Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson starred three years ago in one of the more meaningful and memorable games of that college football season. This weekend, the NFL gets to stage the show. Watson and the Houston Texans will travel to Baltimore for a matchup with Lamar Jackson and the Ravens featuring...
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FILE - This June 28, 1997, file photo shows Mike Tyson biting into the ear of Evander Holyfield in the third round of their WBA heavyweight match in Las Vegas. Violence is part of the game in many sports. But when the Cleveland’s Myles Garrett ripped the helmet off Mason Rudolph and hit the Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback in the head with it, the Browns’ defender crossed a line _ one that attracts the attention of authorities sometimes from within their sport and in other cases from criminal prosecutors.(AP Photo/Jack Smith, File)
November 16, 2019 - 4:04 am
Violence is part of the game in many sports but Myles Garrett crossed a line that attracts the attention of authorities sometimes from within their sport and in other cases from criminal prosecutors. The Cleveland Browns’ star defensive end ripped the helmet off Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph...
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Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, left, gets ready to hit Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph, second from left, with a helmet during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
November 16, 2019 - 3:59 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett couldn’t control the rage that makes him a defensive star. With a blinding moment of anger, the former No. 1 overall draft pick lost his composure, jeopardized Cleveland’s revived season and perhaps tarnished his image — forever. The sack specialist took himself down...
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