Athlete health

San Francisco 49ers' Joe Staley spikes the football after a touchdown run by Raheem Mostert against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
January 06, 2020 - 4:58 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Joe Staley was moved to tears as he ran off the field during the San Francisco 49ers' division-clinching win in Seattle to end the regular season. Years of lopsided losses to the Seahawks, losing records and an injury-plagued 2019 season when the Niners finally got back...
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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa announces his intentions to declare for the 2020 NFL football draft, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
January 06, 2020 - 3:39 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa put an end to the initial question about his future, announcing Monday that he is entering the NFL draft and closing the book on a college career that began with a splash and ended with a devastating injury. Now the questions will be about...
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Seattle Seahawks' Jadeveon Clowney (90) hits Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz (11) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
January 06, 2020 - 9:46 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz waited four years to make his first playoff start. The Eagles' franchise QB took only eight snaps before he ended another postseason on the sidelines. Wentz was speared in the back of the head on a helmet-to-helmet hit from Seahawks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney —...
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Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) scores a touchdown against the Washington Redskins in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
January 05, 2020 - 3:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz has been cleared to play with an injured kidney for the NFC wild-card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. Ertz, the team’s leading receiver with 88 catches for 916 yards, will be in the lineup Sunday. He injured his ribs and kidneys...
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Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo, right, recovers a fumble before running it back for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 05, 2020 - 12:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo is available to play against the Saints in Sunday's NFC wild-card playoff game after being listed as questionable earlier in the week. Odenigbo, who has played in all 16 games for the Vikings and has seven sacks, was limited in...
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January 04, 2020 - 7:10 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have cornerback Adoree’ Jackson back for their AFC wild-card matchup with the New England Patriots. Jackson had missed the past four games after hurting a foot in a win Dec. 1 at Indianapolis. It's a boost for the Titans (9-7), who will be without...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2019, file photo, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman speaks at a news conference after an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, in Landover, Md. Veteran defensive backs and team leaders Richard Sherman of San Francisco and Malcolm Jenkins of Philadelphia are among 32 nominees for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 03, 2020 - 6:49 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The bet Richard Sherman placed on himself when he personally negotiated a free-agent contract with the San Francisco 49ers that included significant incentive clauses is paying off in a big way. Sherman was picked as a second-team All-Pro on Friday, earning him a $2...
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Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones catches a pass ahead of Minnesota Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes, right, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
January 03, 2020 - 4:50 pm
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings secondary will be short-handed for Sunday's playoff game at New Orleans, with cornerback Mackensie Alexander ruled out with a knee injury and cornerback Mike Hughes placed on injured reserve with a neck problem. Alexander, the slot man in the nickel defense...
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson celebrates a 12-yard touchdown pass to running back Mark Ingram during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
January 03, 2020 - 3:36 pm
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Going up against opposing NFL defenses was far easier for Lamar Jackson than fighting the flu, which got the best of the All-Pro quarterback as the Baltimore Ravens prepare for the playoffs. It's a good thing the regular-season finale was essentially meaningless to the top-...
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Aston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton, centre, is carried off the pitch on a stretcher, during the English Premier League soccer match between Burnley and Aston Villa, at Turf Moor, Burnley, England, Wednesday Jan. 1, 2020. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP)
January 03, 2020 - 12:18 pm
It's tough to know who had the bigger workload during a Premier League festive period perhaps like no other - the players or the clubs’ medical departments. Newcastle manager Steve Bruce lost four of his players to injury - and was forced to keep on the field a player, American DeAndre Yedlin, with...
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