Athlete health

FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt, left, talks with running back Nick Chubb during practice at the NFL football team's training camp facility, in Berea, Ohio. Hunt’s self-inflicted punishment is over. The Browns running back, who quickly went from being one of the NFL’s rising stars to a violent offender, has returned from his eight-game NFL suspension and will play this week against the Buffalo Bills. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
November 07, 2019 - 6:24 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Kareem Hunt learned humility during his time away from football for two violent, off-field altercations, the lengthy layoff forcing him to grow up. It was a tough lesson. A needed one. While serving his eight-game NFL suspension for losing control of his emotions and becoming...
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Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) looks to pass against the Detroit Lions during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
November 07, 2019 - 1:14 am
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr has silenced the questions of his long-term viability as the starting quarterback for the Raiders by looking once again like the quarterback who was one of the top young passers in the league back in 2016. Jimmy Garoppolo is proving why the San Francisco 49ers...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton laughs after the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Houston Texans, in Charlotte, N.C. Cam Newton is a former league MVP and the long-time face of the Panthers franchise. But it's hard not to wonder if his future in Carolina is coming to an end following his recent spate of injuries. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek, File)
November 06, 2019 - 5:06 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton's injury status has raised questions about whether he's played his final game for the Carolina Panthers. The 2015 league MVP has struggled with shoulder and foot issues the last two seasons and will finish the season on injured reserve. He is 0-8 in his last eight...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2016, file photo, San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) kneels after an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif. From his first career start in 2006 to some riveting comebacks and crushing defeats, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has had plenty of memorable experiences playing against the Raiders at the Oakland Coliseum. So there will be a bit of nostalgia when Rivers plays his final scheduled game there Thursday night, Nov. 7, 2019, when the Chargers (4-5) take on the Raiders (4-4) in a game crucial for both teams' playoff hopes. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
November 06, 2019 - 2:50 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — From his first career start in 2006 to some riveting comebacks and crushing defeats, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has had plenty of memorable experiences playing against the Raiders at the Oakland Coliseum. So there will be a bit of nostalgia when Rivers plays his final...
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton stands on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
November 05, 2019 - 4:55 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have placed quarterback Cam Newton on injured reserve, meaning he can't play for the rest of the regular season. Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said in a statement Tuesday that Newton is still experiencing pain in his foot and needs to continue to rehab...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, talks with field judge Michael Banks (72) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, in Baltimore. The NFL's 100th season has not been worth celebrating even if the history of the league is.(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
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November 05, 2019 - 4:18 pm
The NFL's 100th season has not been worth celebrating even if the history of the league is. Several teams are tanking, penalties are wrecking the flow of games, some of the biggest stars have been sidelined, the new pass interference rule appears to have been adapted only to quiet the uproar that...
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Jaguars QB Nick Foles during a NFL training session of the Jacksonville Jaguars at the at Allianz Park in London, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.The Jacksonville Jaguars are preparing for an NFL regular season game against the Houston Texans in London on Sunday. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 05, 2019 - 3:26 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jaguars coach Doug Marrone believes quarterback Nick Foles gives the team "a better chance of winning right now." Marrone announced Tuesday he will start Foles over rookie sensation Gardner Minshew "going forward." He made the decision during the team's bye week, saying...
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Cleveland Browns defensive back Jermaine Whitehead (35) runs a play against the Denver Broncos during the second half of NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Denver. Whitehead has been released following his disturbing social media rant after a loss in Denver. The Browns announced the move Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, hours after rebuking Whitehead for "totally unacceptable and highly inappropriate behavior" following a 24-19 loss to the Broncos on Sunday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
November 05, 2019 - 11:17 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Browns safety Jermaine Whitehead has apologized for his alarming postgame social media rant. Whitehead was cut by Cleveland on Monday after he posted several threatening and profane messages on Twitter following Sunday's 24-19 loss in Denver. On his Instagram page, the 26-...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2019, file photo, drivers Denny Hamlin, left, and Kyle Busch talk in pit lane before qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas. Hamlin has all the momentum headed into the third round of NASCAR's playoffs, which start Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. But hot on his bumper are his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates, regular season champion Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr., who leads the series with six wins this season.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
November 04, 2019 - 7:55 am
PLANO, Texas (AP) — NASCAR superstar Kyle Busch will enter the prestigious Rolex 24 at Daytona sports car race in conjunction with Lexus and Toyota. Busch will drive the Lexus RC GT3 for AIM Vasser Sullivan, Toyota announced Monday at its annual "Motorsports Day" at its North American headquarters...
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Chicago Bears' Mitchell Trubisky (10) is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles' Derek Barnett (96) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 04, 2019 - 2:51 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Finding a franchise quarterback is a tough job that often defines the career of a personnel boss in the NFL. In Philadelphia, general manager Howie Roseman is praised for landing Carson Wentz after trading up twice to secure the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NFL draft. Wentz led the...
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