Athlete injuries

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) talks with head coach Andy Reid during practice on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Davie, Fla., for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
January 31, 2020 - 1:21 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have perhaps the best quarterback in the NFL in Patrick Mahomes, the fastest wide receiver in Tyreek Hill, one of the premier tight ends in Travis Kelce and one of the elite coaches in Andy Reid. They have plenty of other playmakers, too. Damien Williams has had...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) speaks during a news conference on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Aventura, Fla., for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
January 30, 2020 - 5:06 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Long before he ever dreamed of playing football for a living, much less playing in the Super Bowl, Patrick Mahomes tagged along with his dad as he bounced around the major leagues as a journeyman pitcher. He hung around superstars like Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter. He watched how...
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers a question during a news conference for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 30, 2020 - 9:22 am
Roger Goodell thinks the NFL is doing some great work in making the game safer for players. Believe that if you will, though the statistics don’t exactly bear the commissioner out. Concussions were up this year and a study by The Associated Press showed a staggering amount of games missed because...
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San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan celebrates with his dad, Mike, after the NFL NFC Championship football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers won 37-20 to advance to Super Bowl 54 against the Kansas City Chiefs. (AP Photo/Matt York)
January 30, 2020 - 3:38 am
DENVER (AP) — Mike Shanahan has never been this nervous about a Super Bowl. It's one thing to coach in the big game, quite another to watch your kid do it. Shanahan, who coached in four Super Bowls as an assistant before leading the Denver Broncos to back-to-back titles in the late 1990s with John...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2013, file photo, former Minnesota Viking Chris Doleman acknowledges the crowd during a ceremony honoring the All Mall of America Field team during halftime of an NFL football game between the Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles in Minneapolis. Hall of Fame defensive end Doleman, who became one of the NFL's most feared pass rushers during 15 seasons in the league, has died. He was 58. The Vikings and Pro Football Hall of Fame president and CEO David Baker offered their condolences in separate statements late Tuesday night, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy King, File)
January 29, 2020 - 5:33 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Doleman was clinging to his preferred position of outside linebacker, struggling through his second NFL season with the Minnesota Vikings. The team's vision for his 6-foot-5 frame was at defensive end, where he could use his long arms, strong legs and quick feet to become...
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FILE - This is a 1981 file photo showing San Francisco 49ers NFL football quarterback Joe Montana. Soon after the Super Bowl matchup was set, Hall of Famer Joe Montana went to Twitter to send out a picture of his framed jerseys for the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. Montana won four Super Bowl titles in 14 years with the 49ers before finishing his career with two seasons on the Chiefs when he made one trip to the AFC championship game.(AP Photo/File)
January 29, 2020 - 4:20 am
MIAMI (AP) — Soon after the Super Bowl matchup was set, Hall of Famer Joe Montana went to Twitter to send out a picture of his framed jerseys for the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. Joe Cool will be a champion once again. "You heard from me first. I GUARANTEE my team will win the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, New York Jets cornerback Kyron Brown (35) is helped off the field after being injured during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in East Rutherford, N.J. The New York Jets finished the season with a league-high 20 players on injured reserve and had so many other injuries the organization is studying every step from practice to recovery down to how they care for injuries to stay healthier in the future. Jets general manager Joe Douglas hopes 2019 was a “bit of anomaly.” (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
January 28, 2020 - 8:49 pm
NFL teams paid more than a half-billion dollars to Week 1 starters who missed games because of injuries this season and players who ended the year on injured reserve, according to an Associated Press study. And the players sidelined the most in a league devoted more and more to speed: the fastest...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 file photo, NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills explains what takes place inside a sideline injury tent, right, during a health and safety tour at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game in Atlanta. Everyone who has watched an NFL player disappear into that medical tent on a sideline has an idea of what happens once the flap folds down. The NFL shares a look Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 inside the tent and game-day procedures designed to help when someone is hurt. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 28, 2020 - 7:52 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The blue medical tent on each NFL sideline is a place no player ever wants to go, and everyone else would love to sneak inside for a peek. Yes, it's a basic pop-up tent anchored by a metal rectangle frame on the ground around an exam table. When a player is suspected of...
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San Francisco 49ers take selfies as they arrive for Opening Night for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at Marlins Park in Miami. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
January 27, 2020 - 10:41 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Chants of “Kobe! Kobe! Kobe!” broke a moment of a silence that kicked off a more subdued Super Bowl media night. The NFL opened the most hyped week in professional sports with mixed emotions Monday night, one day after retired superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others died...
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In this Jan. 19, 2020, photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes holds the Lamar Hunt Trophy as he celebrates winning a NFL, AFC Championship football game against the Tennessee Titans in Kansas City, Mo. The most compelling dramas in the NFL this season unfolded on the field, not off of it. And any thought that the league was in jeopardy of losing its spot as America's favorite sport has been set on the back burner. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
January 27, 2020 - 11:28 am
The most compelling drama in the NFL this season unfolded on the field, not off it. And any thought that the league was in jeopardy of losing its spot as America's favorite sport has been set on the back burner, which is mostly where the domestic abuse cases, national anthem controversies and even...
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