Athlete health

Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (30) celebrates after scoring the winning touchdown during overtime in an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 08, 2019 - 9:26 pm
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Austin Ekeler has been a solid backup to Melvin Gordon in the Los Angeles Chargers' backfield the past two seasons, but he hasn't gotten much attention while sitting behind one of the top rushers in the league. Ekeler isn't going to be overlooked any longer after his...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians walks the sidelines during the first half an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)
September 08, 2019 - 7:33 pm
The Latest on NFL Week 1 (all times EDT): 8:30 p.m. The NFL's new pass interference rule that was implemented as a result of the non-call in the NFC championship came into play only a few times on opening weekend. The only successful challenge so far came from Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians on an...
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield sits on the sidelines during the second half in an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland. The Titans won 43-13. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
September 08, 2019 - 6:17 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns' highly anticipated opener turned into one giant, yellow flag. Talk about a false start. The Browns were called for 18 penalties — their most since 1951 — and quarterback Baker Mayfield injured his right hand while being sacked for a safety and throwing three...
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Buffalo Bills' Josh Allen (17) runs past New York Jets' Henry Anderson (96) for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
September 08, 2019 - 6:16 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills had more turnovers than points while scuffling through much of the first three quarters against the New York Jets. None of those early struggles mattered in the end. Allen threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to John Brown with 3 minutes left...
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Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) hands off the ball to running back Derrick Henry (22) for a 1-yard touchdown during the first half in an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
September 08, 2019 - 3:34 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Maybe Marcus Mariota and the Titans deserved all the hype. Tennessee's quarterback threw three touchdown passes — one a stunning 75-yarder to big back Derrick Henry — and the Titans rolled to a 43-13 rout Sunday over the Cleveland Browns, who fell flat on their faces in their...
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Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter, right, and Eric Kendricks (54) celebrate with teammates during the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
September 08, 2019 - 3:34 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Harris highlighted a thorough thrashing by Minnesota's defense with two interceptions of Matt Ryan and a fumble recovery, Dalvin Cook carried a revived running attack, and the Vikings started the season with a 28-12 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Eric Wilson...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 26, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins running backs Derrius Guice (29) and Adrian Peterson (26) run drills during the NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va. Adrian Peterson told Derrius Guice to grab some ice cubes and wrap them around his surgically repaired left knee. Guice chuckled a bit. “You're really old school,” Guice said. “We got all this Cryotherapy and stuff, and you're talking about bags of ice.” Old school, meet new school in the Redskins backfield headlined by a 34-year-old climbing the all-time rushing list and a 22-year-old itching to make his NFL debut 13 months after a torn ACL. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
September 08, 2019 - 11:16 am
Four-time All-Pro and 2012 NFL MVP Adrian Peterson is starting his 13th season on the sideline after the Washington Redskins made him a healthy scratch for their opener at Philadelphia. Derrius Guice, who missed his rookie season after tearing an ACL, is Washington's No. 1 running back and Chris...
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Atlanta Braves Josh Donaldson runs the bases after a home run against the Washington Nationals during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Tami Chappell)
September 08, 2019 - 2:36 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: HOME OF THE BRAVES Josh Donaldson and the Atlanta Braves have won nine in a row, their best string since 2014. The NL East leaders also have taken 13 straight at SunTrust Park. Donaldson hit his 36th home run in a 5-4 win over Washington on...
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Southern California quarterback Kedon Slovis throws a pass against Stanford during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 08, 2019 - 2:10 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Not many freshmen get to climb the stepladder, hold up the sword and lead the Southern California band in a postgame victory party at the Coliseum. No Trojans freshman quarterback has ever had a debut start like Kedon Slovis, who turned a tough matchup against Stanford into a...
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Minnesota Twins pitcher Michael Pineda throws to a Cleveland Indians batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 07, 2019 - 5:27 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 60 games on Saturday for taking a diuretic, a big blow to the rotation of a first-place team heading toward the postseason. Major League Baseball said Pineda tested positive for the banned substance and the penalty takes...
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