Athlete injuries

July 30, 2020 - 1:33 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have decided to keep Joey Slye as their kicker and release veteran Graham Gano, who missed all of last season with a knee injury. Gano took over as the team’s kicker in 2012 and spent seven seasons handling field goals and kickoffs for the Panthers. But the 33-...
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July 30, 2020 - 1:33 pm
Panthers choose to go with PK Slye; release veteran Gano…
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FILE - In this July 19, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh watches an NFL football training camp practice at the team's headquarters in Owings Mills, Md. As Baltimore prepares to defend its AFC North title and becoming a Super Bowl contender, Harbaugh must keep his players and coaching staff safe while overseeing position battles and ultimately finalizing the roster for the Sept. 13 opener against Cleveland. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 30, 2020 - 1:02 pm
Ravens coach John Harbaugh is prepared to tackle the unprecedented task of running a training camp with limited contact, no preseason games, and the ever-present threat of a player contracting COVID-19. As Baltimore prepares to defend its AFC North title and become a Super Bowl contender, Harbaugh...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 5, 2020, file photo, San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey carries his bats during baseball practice in San Francisco. Posey is the latest big-name player to skip this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
July 29, 2020 - 7:43 pm
Now we know why a key topic in talks between the NFL and the players' union focused on opt outs. Already, some three dozen players have decided not to play the 2020 season. It's certainly not about the money, because those opting out voluntarily are getting a $150,000 stipend, and those walking...
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Photo credit FILE - In this Sunday, July 5, 2020, file photo, San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey carries his bats during baseball practice in San Francisco. Posey is the latest big-name player to skip this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
July 29, 2020 - 3:43 pm
On Football: NFL opt outs more prevalent than many expected…
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Photo credit FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2020, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Milwaukee. The Bucks believe they can build on the momentum they established while producing the NBA’s best record before the pandemic-imposed hiatus. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
July 29, 2020 - 2:13 pm
Game on: NBA finally set to see games that count again…
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FILE - In this May 19, 2020, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady runs across the field during a an NFL football workout at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Fla. Bruce Arians didn’t give much thought to the prospect of opting out of trying to help Tom Brady win a Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 67-year-old whose aggressive offensive philosophy is dubbed “no risk it, no biscuit” is one of the oldest head coaches in the NFL, as well as a cancer survivor who once retired because of health concerns. (Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)
July 28, 2020 - 10:43 pm
Brady and Brees aren't the B words dominating the opening of NFL training camps. Try baseball and babysitting. As veterans report Tuesday for COVID-19 testing, with on-field work far on the horizon for now, eyeballs are focused on the pandemic issues in Major League Baseball. The coronavirus...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2019, file photo, New York Jets head coach Adam Gase looks on during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore. The trade of Jamal Adams was still a hot topic Tuesday, July 28, 2020, as Jets players begin filtering into the team's facility for the start of an unusual training camp, and the coach had a few mostly positive words about his former star safety. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
July 28, 2020 - 9:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Gase is moving on and mostly taking the high road. The trade of Jamal Adams was still a hot topic Tuesday as New York Jets players begin filtering into the team's facility for the start of training camp, and the coach had a few positive words about his former star safety. “For...
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Photo credit FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2019, file photo, New York Jets head coach Adam Gase looks on during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore. The trade of Jamal Adams was still a hot topic Tuesday, July 28, 2020, as Jets players begin filtering into the team's facility for the start of an unusual training camp, and the coach had a few mostly positive words about his former star safety. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
July 28, 2020 - 9:20 pm
Jets’ Gase: Both teams benefited from Adams trade to Seattle…
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Photo credit FILE - In this March 6, 2020, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson walks onto the court during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat in New Orleans. The rookie sensation’s availability to play remained unclear as the season’s resumption in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, approached. He left the NBA’s so-called “bubble” setup on July 16 to attend to an unspecified family medical matter. A week later, the club had yet to provide an update on his possible return. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza, File)
July 28, 2020 - 8:47 pm
Zion Williamson practicing, could play in Pelicans’ opener…
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