Athlete injuries

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Tyson Alualu (94) celebrates as a field goal-attempt by Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri (4) goes wide from the hold of Rigoberto Sanchez (8) during the second half an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
November 03, 2019 - 4:33 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Not this time, Adam Vinatieri. The Indianapolis Colts kicker missed a go-ahead 43-yard field goal with 1:14 remaining, helping the Pittsburgh Steelers escape with a 26-24 victory on Sunday. Vinatieri, whose 55-yard kick last week against Denver gave the Colts their third straight...
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass under pressure from Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Reggie Ragland (59) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
November 03, 2019 - 3:44 pm
The Green Bay Packers are in a groove, and now Aaron Rodgers has his go-to wide receiver back, with Davante Adams returning. Adams is active for Green Bay's game at the Los Angeles Chargers, after missing the past four games because of turf toe. The fifth-year star was limited in practice all week...
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Track workers treat Mongolian Groom after the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race at Santa Anita Park, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Arcadia, Calif. The jockey eased him up near the eighth pole in the stretch. The on-call vet says he has "serious" injury to leg. Was taken to equine hospital on the grounds. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
November 03, 2019 - 10:25 am
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A victory by Vino Rosso in the Breeders' Cup Classic was overshadowed by a fatal injury to a 15-1 long shot in the $6 million race at Santa Anita on Saturday night. Cup officials said in a statement about two hours after the race that Mongolian Groom had been euthanized after...
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November 03, 2019 - 7:44 am
The NFL's ninth Sunday opens with a dose of Minshew Mania across the pond and closes with the New England Patriots trying to keep their perfect season going. Week 9 of the NFL brings with it a treat for early risers — the Jacksonville Jaguars, with quarterback Gardner Minshew, facing the Houston...
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Milwaukee Brewers Josh Hader, right, and New York Yankees Aroldis Chapman pose with their reliever of the year trophies at a news conference before Game 4 of the baseball World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 03, 2019 - 1:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Aroldis Chapman is staying with the New York Yankees, amending his contract to a $48 million, three-year deal. The 31-year-old All-Star closer had been owed $15 million in each of the next two seasons as part of an $86 million, five-year contract, and he had the right to opt out of...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal speaks during a press conference after pulling out of the Paris Masters tennis tournament in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, due to an injury. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
November 02, 2019 - 4:13 pm
PARIS (AP) — Injury blighted Rafael Nadal again as he pulled out of his Paris Masters semifinal on Saturday, meaning top-ranked Novak Djokovic will go for his fifth title at the indoor tournament against Denis Shapovalov. Fans hopeful of seeing a 55th career matchup between Nadal and Djokovic in...
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Ashleigh Barty of Australia hits a backhand shot against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during the WTA Finals Tennis Tournament at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
November 02, 2019 - 1:37 pm
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Top-ranked Ash Barty advanced Saturday to the final of the WTA Finals where she faces defending champion Elina Svitolina, a player she has never beaten in five previous attempts. Barty, like Svitolina, dropped the opening set of her semifinal before beating second-ranked...
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November 02, 2019 - 11:55 am
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Jonny Gustafson has won the USA Luge men's national championship, hours after reigning champion Chris Mazdzer said he could not compete because of injuries. Gustafson was an easy winner Saturday, especially after World Cup veteran and former national champion Tucker West...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, grimaces after Phoenix Suns' Aron Baynes fell onto him during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in San Francisco. Curry left the game. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
November 01, 2019 - 10:25 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry will miss at least three months for the ailing Warriors because of a broken left hand that required surgery, the toughest blow yet early in an already difficult season for struggling Golden State following five straight trips to the NBA Finals. Now, both Splash...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco (5) hangs his head as back-up quarterback Brandon Allen looks on during the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Denver. It took Allen four seasons and three different teams to get his shot at starting in the NFL. The fourth-year pro is taking over with Flacco sidelined by a herniated disk in his neck. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
November 01, 2019 - 6:30 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Joe Flacco's Denver debut lasted half a season. The Broncos placed the veteran quarterback they acquired from Baltimore on injured reserve Friday and promoted rookie QB Brett Rypien from their practice squad to back up new starter Brandon Allen. Coach Vic Fangio said even...
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