Athlete injuries

FILE - In this April 6, 2019, file photo, Michigan State's Cassius Winston (5) drives against Texas Tech's Jarrett Culver during the second half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament in Minneapolis. Michigan State senior guard Cassius Winston, Marquette guard Markus Howard, Louisville junior forward Jordan Nwora, Seton Hall senior guard Myles Powell and Memphis freshman James Wiseman headline The (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
October 23, 2019 - 5:08 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State's basketball team is ranked No. 1 in the preseason for the first time and is looking forward to validating the votes. "Now you have to go out and prove why you're ranked No. 1," All-America guard Cassius Winston said. The Spartans will find out soon if they...
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Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard, right, steals the ball from Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 23, 2019 - 2:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard hit seven straight shots in one stretch, creating a run for the Clippers and his new teammates. "It's a great sign of leadership," coach Doc Rivers said. "He talks with his game." Leonard began a new career chapter Tuesday night, scoring 30 points to go with a...
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New York Yankees left fielder Giancarlo Stanton throws in the outfield before Game 3 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 17, 2019 - 5:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton remained out of the New York Yankees lineup for the third straight game and Aaron Hicks was moved up to third in the batting order for Game 4 of the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros. Limited by injuries to 18 games during the regular season,...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 file photo, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) runs around Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) during the second half of an NFL football game in Houston. alen Ramsey was thrilled to land with the Los Angeles Rams, and the team is already optimistic about keeping the star cornerback around for a long time. Ramsey headed to the Rams’ training complex Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 a day after Los Angeles traded two first-round picks to Jacksonville for the mercurial two-time Pro Bowl selection.(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)
October 16, 2019 - 10:42 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams fully understand the risks they took in acquiring volatile cornerback Jalen Ramsey. The defending NFC champions believe the potential rewards are well worth it. "You want guys with some swag, some personality," coach Sean McVay said Wednesday while...
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Dr. Allen Sills, right, the NFL's chief medical officer, speaks as Jeff Miller, the league's executive vice president of health and safety initiatives, looks on during a news conference at the NFL Fall League Meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The NFL says the number of concussions in exhibition games this year rose to 49 from 34 in 2018, an increase of 44 percent and a setback in efforts to reduce brain trauma. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
October 15, 2019 - 7:51 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The NFL says the number of concussions in exhibition games this year rose to 49 from 34 in 2018, an increase of 44% and a setback in efforts to reduce brain trauma. "We have more work to do," said Dr. Allen Sills, the league's chief medical officer, at the owners'...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, Tiger Woods speaks at a press conference ahead of the start of the British Open golf championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. Tiger Woods is writing what he describes as his definitive story in a memoir titled "Back." HarperCollins Publishers announced Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, it has acquired rights to the first memoir written by Woods. Still be determined is when it will be published. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
October 15, 2019 - 11:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tiger Woods is writing what he describes as his definitive story in a memoir titled "Back." HarperCollins Publishers announced Tuesday it has acquired rights to the first memoir written by Woods. Still be determined is when it will be published. The memoir will cover Woods from his...
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Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez gives a thumbs up after Game 3 of the baseball National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Washington. The Nationals won 8-1 to take a 3-0 lead in the series.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
October 15, 2019 - 2:48 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: CAPITAL GAINS Patrick Corbin can pitch the Nationals to their first pennant when Washington goes for a four-game sweep of slumping St. Louis in the NL Championship Series. The $140 million lefty starts at home against Cardinals rookie Dakota...
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers drops back to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
October 14, 2019 - 11:42 pm
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Mason Crosby nailed a 23-yard field goal as time expired, and the Green Bay Packers benefited from some questionable officiating to edge the Detroit Lions 23-22 on Monday night. Aaron Rodgers completed 24 of 39 passes for 283 yards and two touchdowns, including a beautiful 35...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws during the first inning of Game 3 of the baseball National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
October 14, 2019 - 11:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg took his turn silencing the Cardinals' struggling bats, Nationals postseason star Howie Kendrick doubled three times and drove in three more runs, and Washington moved one win from the city's first World Series appearance in 86 years by beating St. Louis 8-1...
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Washington Nationals' Victor Robles hits a single during the third inning of Game 3 of the baseball National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 14, 2019 - 9:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Victor Robles was back in the Nationals' lineup for Game 3 of the NL Championship Series after missing the previous five games with a hamstring injury. Robles started in center field and batted eighth Monday night with Washington looking to take a 3-0 lead over the St. Louis...
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