Athlete health

Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer warms up before an NCAA college football game against OKlahoma at the Big 12 Conference championship, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
December 31, 2019 - 4:13 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer figures that suffering through 11 losses two seasons has given him a healthy perspective as the Bears prepare for their Sugar Bowl showdown against established SEC power Georgia. “I've gotten to be here over this three-year transition. Obviously...
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray passes against the Los Angeles Rams during first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
December 31, 2019 - 4:12 pm
From Super Bowl contenders to teams in full rebuilding mode, from injury-riddled ones to those trying to become champions. Teams at almost every stage of the building process in the NFL have been willing to turn over their play-calling to inexperienced quarterbacks. A record 287 games were started...
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Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott (35) celebrates scoring a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 31, 2019 - 2:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz began the season playing with DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, Zach Ertz and Darren Sproles and finished it with a group of unknown players helping the injury-ravaged Philadelphia Eagles reach the playoffs. Running back Boston Scott, tight end Josh...
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Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban walks off the field after losing to Auburn in an NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala., on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (Chris Shimek/The Decatur Daily via AP)
December 31, 2019 - 2:31 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nick Saban wants his players to know their final game will be unforgettable. His remains that way. It was in 1972, and Kent State lost. And that memory might bother Saban more than usual this week, considering he has come full circle. He is back exactly where that loss happened...
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Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, center left, walks off the field after of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Philadelphia (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
December 30, 2019 - 7:37 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — With the future of coach Jason Garrett in limbo, the Dallas Cowboys have other reasons to believe there will be plenty of change in 2020 — 23 of them, to be exact. The Cowboys have 23 unrestricted free agents-to-be, headlined by quarterback Dak Prescott and No. 1 receiver Amari...
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This photo provided by the Broward County Sheriff's Office shows Xavien Howard. Howard was arrested Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, on a domestic battery charge following an argument with his fiance over the purchase of a purse, according to a police report. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)
December 30, 2019 - 5:34 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavier Howard was arrested on a domestic battery charge following an argument with his fiance over the purchase of a purse, according to a police report. Howard, who made the Pro Bowl in 2018 but missed much of this season with a knee injury,...
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File-This Aug. 4, 2017, file photo shows Kanoa Igarashi, of Huntington Beach, Calif., surfing in his heat at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, Calif. His father grew up surfing in Japan before moving to Huntington Beach, to be in the heart of surf country. The 22-year-old Igarashi has dual citizenship and elected to compete for Japan where's already a household name and been featured in a reality TV show. (Mark Rightmire/The Orange County Register via AP)
December 30, 2019 - 5:25 pm
Some are already on the ascent (rock climber Brooke Raboutou). Others are currently making waves (surfer Kanoa Igarashi) or shooting for the stars (skateboarder Poppy Starr Olsen). The names of Raboutou, Igarashi and Olsen may not ring a bell now. That could change in a few months when their sports...
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Philadelphia Eagles strong safety Malcolm Jenkins (27) celebrates beating the New York Giants after NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 30, 2019 - 4:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles overcame one injury after another to reach the playoffs for the third straight season. Sound familiar? It should. Only difference this time around is Carson Wentz is healthy and seemingly everyone around him went down. Wentz missed the playoffs with...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) fires a pass against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
December 30, 2019 - 2:29 am
With one last bad throw to close out the season, Jameis Winston became part of his own one-man club. Winston threw a pick-six on the first play of overtime Sunday to send Tampa Bay to a 28-22 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, and with that throw, also become the first NFL quarterback to toss at least 30...
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) runs off after the Eagles beat the New York Giants, 34-17, on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. The victory clinched the NFC East division title for the Eagles. (Andrew Mills/NJ Advance Media via AP)
December 30, 2019 - 2:18 am
If you predicted when December began that the Patriots would be playing in the wild-card round, take a bow. If you said back then the Eagles would win the NFC East, particularly after a loss at Miami and a string of injuries that would send most teams spiraling to the bottom of the league, raise...
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