Athlete injuries

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is shown prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz. Tomlin says the organization will support most forms of social justice protest by his players, including kneeling during the national anthem. Tomlin says as the organization is on board with any protest as long it is done "thoughtfully and with class." (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
June 23, 2020 - 4:17 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin wants his players to feel comfortable speaking out about social justice in any way they see fit, provided it's done “thoughtfully and with class.” Kneeling included. Tomlin said Tuesday the club has engaged in “intimate discussions” with...
Read More
FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) looks to throw in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys have their star quarterback under contract for the 2020 season. Prescott has signed his $31.4 million tender under the franchise tag. That would be the richest one-year contract in franchise history. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
June 22, 2020 - 4:46 pm
Dak Prescott plans to be at training camp with the Dallas Cowboys, if and when it starts, on the richest one-year contract in franchise history. There is also still time to work out a long-term deal for the star quarterback. Prescott signed his $31.4 million tender under the franchise tag Monday...
Read More
Everton's Seamus Coleman, left, and Everton's Andre Gomes challenge Liverpool's Sadio Mane during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, Sunday, June 21, 2020. (AP photo/Jon Super, Pool)
June 22, 2020 - 7:09 am
The first full round of games of the Premier League restart has almost been completed, with just one team yet to play. There is a limited sample size but here are some themes to emerge from the opening 11 matches in England’s top division: SLOW START If you’re struggling to find time to watch the...
Read More
Leicester's manager Brendan Rodgers talks to the team during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Leicester CITY at the Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, England, Saturday, June 20, 2020. (Michael Regan/Pool via AP)
June 20, 2020 - 5:35 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The medical director of the NFL players’ union has recommended that all players stop private workouts together. Dr. Thom Mayer told members of the NFLPA in a message Saturday that the risk of being stricken by the...
Read More
FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 file photo, Alex Zanardi, of Italy, rides during the cycling portion of the Ironman World Championship Triathlon, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Race car driver turned Paralympic champion Alex Zanardi has been seriously injured again. Police tell The Associated Press that Zanardi was transported by helicopter to a hospital in Siena following a road accident near the Tuscan town of Pienza during a national race for Paralympic athletes on handbikes. The 53-year-old Zanardi had both of his legs amputated following a horrific crash during a 2001 CART race in Germany. He was a two-time CART champion. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
June 19, 2020 - 6:12 pm
ROME (AP) — Alex Zanardi, the Italian race car champion who transitioned into a gold medalist Paralympian after losing both of his legs, was seriously injured in a handbike race on Friday. Zanardi was transported by helicopter to Santa Maria alle Scotte hospital in Siena following a crash near the...
Read More
FILE - In this Oct. 24 2019, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Minneapolis. The Vikings have centered their offense around running back Dalvin Cook and praised him at every turn, but now the bill has come due. Cook is holding out of team activities until he has a new contract. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, FIle)
June 18, 2020 - 5:31 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dalvin Cook logged off last week from virtual team activities with the Minnesota Vikings, no longer willing to participate until he has secured a new contract. Cook's situation is the latest standoff of sorts between an NFL team and a star running back, with the possibility of...
Read More
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after missing a scoring chance during the Italian Cup soccer final match between Napoli and Juventus, at Rome's Olympic Stadium, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
June 18, 2020 - 7:52 am
ROME (AP) — At 35, Cristiano Ronaldo is struggling to regain his famous explosiveness following the three-month break for the coronavirus pandemic. The Juventus striker failed to make an impact in his first two matches back, making his run of 19 goals in 14 consecutive matches before the break seem...
Read More
FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) warms up before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Arlington, Texas. Ezekiel Elliott tested positive for the coronavirus, according to his agent. Rocky Arceneaux told the NFL Network on Monday, June 15, 2020, that Elliott was feeling OK and recovering.(AP Photo/Roger Steinman, FIle)
June 15, 2020 - 2:29 pm
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to his agent. Rocky Arceneaux told the NFL Network on Monday that Elliott was feeling OK and recovering. Arceneaux did not immediately return messages seeking comment, but a person with direct knowledge...
Read More
FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, right, jokes with cornerback Emmanuel Moseley during a combined NFL football training camp with the Denver Broncos at the Broncos' headquarters in Englewood, Colo. Commissioner Roger Goodell told the 32 NFL clubs on Thursday, June 4, 2020, that coaching staffs are allowed to return to team facilities starting Friday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 11, 2020 - 2:43 pm
The NFL has extended virtual offseason programs for teams through June 26, but no further. Although team facilities have opened for key personnel, coaches and players rehabilitating injuries, healthy players have been barred from those complexes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The remote programs...
Read More
FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference in Irving, Texas. Coaches will be allowed to return to NFL team facilities beginning Friday as the league continues preparation for training camps and its season. Commissioner Roger Goodell told the 32 clubs on Thursday, June 4, 2020, that coaching staffs may from team complexes starting Friday. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
June 08, 2020 - 1:38 pm
The NFL and the players' union sent a planner to the 32 teams Monday outlining procedures for the full reopening of their practice facilities, which were closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a lengthy four-part memo to the clubs written by Commissioner Roger Goodell and approved by the...
Read More

Pages