Athlete injuries

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) pulls in the game winning touchdown pass over New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams (26) during overtime of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in New Orleans. The Vikings won 26-20. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)
January 05, 2020 - 5:06 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kirk Cousins hit tight end Kyle Rudolph with a 4-yard fade on third-and-goal in overtime, and the Minnesota Vikings pulled out a 26-20 victory over the Saints in the wild-card round of the NFC playoffs on Sunday. The Vikings will face the top-seeded 49ers in San Francisco on...
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Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) scores a touchdown against the Washington Redskins in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
January 05, 2020 - 3:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz has been cleared to play with an injured kidney for the NFC wild-card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. Ertz, the team’s leading receiver with 88 catches for 916 yards, will be in the lineup Sunday. He injured his ribs and kidneys...
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Liverpool's Curtis Jones, right, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side's opening goal during the English FA Cup third round soccer match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
January 05, 2020 - 2:16 pm
Two Liverpudlians at opposite ends of their soccer careers, Curtis Jones and Wayne Rooney, took center stage in the FA Cup on Sunday. Jones, a highly rated 18-year-old winger, scored a goal he may never better to earn Liverpool a 1-0 win over Everton in a Merseyside derby at Anfield that had a...
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Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo, right, recovers a fumble before running it back for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 05, 2020 - 12:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo is available to play against the Saints in Sunday's NFC wild-card playoff game after being listed as questionable earlier in the week. Odenigbo, who has played in all 16 games for the Vikings and has seven sacks, was limited in...
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Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter (3) shoots as Indiana Pacers forward Justin Holiday (8) and center Myles Turner (33) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
January 04, 2020 - 10:31 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 30 of his 41 points in the first half, Kevin Huerter added a season-high 26 points and the Atlanta Hawks recovered after blowing a 22-point lead to beat the Indiana Pacers 116-111 on Saturday night. Young and Huerter combined to make nine 3-point shots. The Hawks,...
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Dallas Stars interim head coach Rick Bowness yells to his players in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Dallas. Bowness was announced as interim head coach earlier in the day after former head coach Jim Montgomery was fired for "unprofessional conduct." (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
January 03, 2020 - 5:16 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Former Dallas Stars coach Jim Montgomery said Friday his abrupt dismissal by the NHL club was "appropriate" and he has entered alcohol rehab. Montgomery's statement was his first public comment since he was fired Dec. 10 for unspecified unprofessional conduct. He said the firing was “...
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Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones catches a pass ahead of Minnesota Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes, right, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
January 03, 2020 - 4:50 pm
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings secondary will be short-handed for Sunday's playoff game at New Orleans, with cornerback Mackensie Alexander ruled out with a knee injury and cornerback Mike Hughes placed on injured reserve with a neck problem. Alexander, the slot man in the nickel defense...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2019, file photo, Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead watches as players warm up before the Music City Bowl NCAA college football game against Louisville, in Nashville, Tenn. Two people with knowledge of the situation say Mississippi State has fired coach Joe Moorhead after just two seasons. They spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because an announcement had not yet been made by the school. A meeting was scheduled Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, with Moorhead and athletic director John Cohen.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
January 03, 2020 - 2:25 pm
Mississippi State fired Joe Moorhead after just two seasons Friday, making the unusual decision to dismiss a coach after a bowl game. The Bulldogs went 14-12 under Moorhead, who was previously the offensive coordinator at Penn State. He was hired after the 2017 season when Dan Mullen left...
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January 02, 2020 - 10:52 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tennessee scored two touchdowns in a late 30-second span, using an onside kick to help erase a double-digit deficit and holding on to stun Indiana 23-22 in the Gator Bowl on Thursday night. The Volunteers (8-5) closed out coach Jeremy Pruitt's second season with their...
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Georgia wide receiver Tyler Simmons (87) cannot pull in a pass against the defense of LSU safety Grant Delpit (7) during an NCAA college football game for the Southeastern Conference championship Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Atlanta. (C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)
January 02, 2020 - 5:13 pm
Grant Delpit has had an unusual season. LSU's star safety switched positions early in the year to compensate for an injured teammate. Later in the season, he was the injured player and the Tigers' defense suffered from Delpit being limited by a sore ankle. That didn't stop Delpit from winning the...
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