Athlete injuries

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2012, file photo, former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue arrives at an attorney's office in Washington. Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his fifth attempt. Tagliabue and former New York Giants general manager George Young made it as contributors. Ex-Dallas Cowboys safety Cliff Harris and former Cleveland receiver Mac Speedie completed the centennial class announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. The class of 10 senior candidates, three contributors and two coaches are part of the hall's celebration of the NFL's 100th season. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
January 15, 2020 - 4:08 pm
The NFL of the 1990s was a different animal than it is today, which explains at least somewhat the creation under Paul Tagliabue’s watch of something laughably called the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Committee. What is harder to explain is why Tagliabue put a rheumatologist with no expertise in head...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2006, file photo, then-NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue smiles while addressing the media at an NFL owners meeting in Grapevine, Texas. Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his fifth attempt. Tagliabue and former New York Giants general manager George Young made it as contributors. Ex-Dallas Cowboys safety Cliff Harris and former Cleveland receiver Mac Speedie completed the centennial class announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. The class of 10 senior candidates, three contributors and two coaches are part of the hall's celebration of the NFL's 100th season. (AP Photo/D.J. Peters, File)
January 15, 2020 - 11:05 am
Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his fifth attempt. Tagliabue and former New York Giants general manager George Young made it to the hall in Canton, Ohio, as contributors. Ex-Dallas Cowboys safety Cliff Harris and former Cleveland receiver Mac Speedie...
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Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack (25) runs past Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly (59) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
January 14, 2020 - 10:29 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly is retiring from the NFL after eight seasons. The 28-year-old Kuechly made the surprising announcement Tuesday night in a video posted on the team’s website. He said, “I think now is the right chance to move on." Kuechly was selected...
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Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers celebrates as he walks off the field after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 28-23 to advance to the NFC Championship. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
January 13, 2020 - 9:07 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — When Aaron Rodgers greeted Jimmy Garoppolo following the least productive start of his sterling career he had a simple message for the San Francisco 49ers quarterback: “We'll see you later on.” Less than two months after that lopsided loss, the Green Bay Packers...
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Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch sits on the bench during the second half an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 28-23 to advance to the NFC Championship. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
January 13, 2020 - 10:29 am
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch muscled his way into the end zone for two more postseason touchdowns for the Seattle Seahawks, capping an unexpected bonus chapter at what could have, this time, been the end of his NFL career. In Lynch's typical do-it-his-own-way fashion, after Seattle was...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019 file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman stands on the sidelines in the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in Cincinnati. Edelman was arrested Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Southern California on suspicion of misdemeanor vandalism after allegedly jumping on the hood of someone's car. Police say Edelman caused unspecified damage when he jumped on the vehicle Saturday in Beverly Hills. The 33-year-old receiver was released on a citation and is scheduled to appear in court in April. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
January 12, 2020 - 7:24 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — New England Patriots star Julian Edelman was arrested in Southern California on suspicion of misdemeanor vandalism after jumping on the hood of someone's car, authorities said Sunday. Edelman, 33, caused unspecified damage when he jumped on the vehicle Saturday night on...
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San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman (26) celebrates after the 49ers beat the Minnesota Vikings 27-10 in an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 12, 2020 - 4:35 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The formula that fueled a perfect first half of the season for San Francisco was more than enough to carry the 49ers into the NFC championship game. The Niners ran for 186 yards and completely shut down Minnesota's offense in a 27-10 victory in the divisional round...
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Arrowhead Stadium before an NFL divisional playoff football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans, in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
January 12, 2020 - 2:08 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs were without Pro Bowl defensive tackle Chris Jones for their divisional playoff game against the Houston Texans on Sunday after their sacks leader hurt his calf in practice and struggled through pregame warm-ups. The Texans did have Will Fuller for the...
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January 10, 2020 - 1:18 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Johnson's rookie season ended at Baltimore with his ankle injured so much he missed the Pro Bowl. To Eddie George, a divisional round loss to the Ravens after the 2000 season ranks as possibly his most painful. The Titans playing the Baltimore Ravens in the divisional...
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Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho reacts during the game against Middlesbrough, during their English FA Cup third round match at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough, England, Sunday Jan. 5, 2020. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
January 10, 2020 - 9:52 am
The “new-manager bounce” is over at Tottenham. In fact, things have gone rather flat under Jose Mourinho nearly two months since his high-profile arrival at the London club. The Portuguese coach's humble, meeker side, which he seemed eager to showcase upon joining Tottenham as the replacement for...
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