Athlete health

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws in front of UCLA linebacker Jaelan Phillips (15) in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
September 08, 2018 - 2:27 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Kyler Murray passed for three touchdowns and ran for two, and No. 6 Oklahoma defeated UCLA 49-21 on Saturday, but lost star running back Rodney Anderson to a leg injury. Anderson ran for 10 yards on the final play of the first quarter, and then got up slowly. He limped off on...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018 file photo, Buffalo Bills quarterback AJ McCarron throws during the first half of the team's NFL football preseason game against the Cleveland Browns, in Cleveland. McCarron found out he was traded, quickly packed a bag, said goodbye to his family and headed out to Oakland to join the Raiders. As crazy as those first few hours were following McCarron's trade from the Buffalo Bills to Oakland, the whirlwind hasn't slowed down a bit once McCarron joined his new team. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
September 08, 2018 - 1:18 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — AJ McCarron found out he was traded, quickly packed a bag, said goodbye to his family and headed out to Oakland to join the Raiders. As crazy as those first few hours were following McCarron's trade from the Buffalo Bills to Oakland, the whirlwind hasn't slowed down a bit...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani (17) watches his three-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
September 07, 2018 - 11:31 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: THE SHO GOES ON Shohei Ohtani doesn't need two good elbows to help the Angels. Doctors this week recommended the two-way rookie sensation have Tommy John surgery on his right pitching elbow, but Ohtani has been crushing it at the plate, hitting...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig gestures as he crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray in the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 07, 2018 - 11:01 pm
DENVER (AP) — Kenta Maeda felt something the veteran pitcher doesn't always experience — a touch of nerves. Stepping into the shoes of All-Star closer Kenley Jansen happens to be stressful work. Even more so in the heat of a division chase. Clayton Kershaw threw six effective innings, Maeda...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, serves to Kei Nishikori, of Japan, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 07, 2018 - 6:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Novak Djokovic reached his eighth U.S. Open final by beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Djokovic is bidding for his third title at Flushing Meadows and 14th Grand Slam trophy overall. The No. 6-seeded...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani (17) watches his three-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
September 07, 2018 - 6:28 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani says he plans to finish this season as the team's designated hitter and hasn't decided yet if he'll have Tommy John surgery. The 24-year-old rookie maintains he'll be able to return next season as a DH, even though he might not be able to...
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Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Michael Kopech (34) throws against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
September 07, 2018 - 5:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Just as the rebuilding Chicago White Sox were starting to form their rotation for the future, a major setback: Top prospect Michael Kopech has an injured right elbow and probably will need Tommy John surgery. White Sox general manager Rick Hahn made the announcement before Friday...
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Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, shakes hands with Rafael Nadal, of Spain, after Nadal retired from the match during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 07, 2018 - 4:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Defending champion Rafael Nadal retired from his U.S. Open semifinal against Juan Martin del Potro because of a painful right knee after dropping the opening two sets. The No. 1-ranked Nadal was trailing 7-6 (3), 6-2 after two hours of play on Friday when he quit. That allows del...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2018, file photo, newly acquired Chicago Bears player Khalil Mack displays his jersey after speaking to the media during an NFL football news conference, in Lake Forest, Ill. The Bears visit Lambeau Field on Sunday night, just in time for star pass-rusher Khalil Mack to potentially make his debut in the season opener against the Green Bay Packers.(Tim Boyle/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)
September 07, 2018 - 2:41 pm
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Although Matt Nagy has yet to coach a game for the Chicago Bears, he is proving as adept as a veteran coach at keeping trade secrets. After a week of avoiding certainties, Nagy all but confirmed new outside linebacker Khalil Mack would play against Green Bay. And even then...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Desmond Harrison (69) defends the line as Detroit Lions defensive end Anthony Zettel (69) rushes during the first half of an NFL football preseason game, in Detroit. Browns undrafted rookie Desmond Harrison will start at left tackle in Sunday’s opener, filling the spot once held by future Hall of Famer Joe Thomas. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 07, 2018 - 1:35 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Months ago, Desmond Harrison was confident he'd replace Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas. The Browns only realized it in the past few days. An undrafted rookie with a checkered past, Harrison will open the season as Cleveland's starting left tackle — a position held down by Thomas, a...
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