Athlete health

September 07, 2018 - 12:45 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown isn't worried about hard feelings lingering whenever running back Le'Veon Bell decides to show up. Brown defended Bell on Friday after several teammates expressed frustration that the All-Pro has yet to sign his franchise tender and...
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England manager Gareth Southgate attends a training session at St Georges' Park, Burton, England, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. The England squad has gathered ahead of international matches against Spain and Switzerland and it’s a chance for players to reminisce about their journey to the World Cup semifinals in a summer when the English fell back in love with their national soccer team. (David Davies/PA via AP)
September 07, 2018 - 8:17 am
For English soccer, the first two-week international period of the new season often doubles as the next phase of a post-mortem into the national team's failings at a recent tournament. Not so much this time. As the squad gathered at its St. George's Park training base this week ahead of matches...
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Atlanta Braves' Kurt Suzuki, right, celebrates his two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks with Johan Camargo (17) during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
September 06, 2018 - 11:56 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Ahead all night, the Atlanta Braves watched a two-run lead disappear in the ninth inning. A day after losing to Boston on a two-run homer in the ninth, they could have folded. Instead, the Braves found a way to scratch out a victory and increase their NL East lead. Dansby Swanson...
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Houston Astros' George Springer (4) and Alex Bregman (4) celebrate at the plate after they both scored on a two-run home run by Bregman against the Minnesota Twins during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
September 06, 2018 - 10:57 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: OCTOBER IN THE AIR Two of the top teams in the majors meet at Fenway Park when Gerrit Cole (13-5, 2.86 ERA) and the Astros take on David Price (14-6, 3.60) and the Red Sox in the opener of a three-game set between AL division leaders. Houston beat...
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Philadelphia Eagles' Jay Ajayi scores a touchdown during the second half against the Atlanta Falcons in an NFL football game early Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
September 06, 2018 - 10:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Matt Ryan to Julio Jones failed in Philly again. Jay Ajayi had a pair of touchdown runs, Nick Foles caught another pass to jump-start a sputtering offense and the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles needed another defensive stand to open the NFL season with an 18-12 victory...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, Burt Reynolds appears at the Wizard World Chicago Comic-Con in Chicago. Reynolds, who starred in films including "Deliverance," "Boogie Nights," and the "Smokey and the Bandit" films, died at age 82, according to his agent. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File)
September 06, 2018 - 9:48 pm
In the April 1972 issue of Cosmopolitan, Burt Reynolds had (almost) nothing to hide. With his trademark bushy mustache topping his ever-present smirk and one of his hands strategically covering his private parts, Reynolds dared to bare — as he did most of his life. He would call his Cosmo...
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FILE - This Oct. 7, 1978 file photo shows in Burt Reynolds at the Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park, Calif. Reynolds, who starred in films including "Deliverance," "Boogie Nights," and the "Smokey and the Bandit" films, died at age 82, according to his agent. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
September 06, 2018 - 5:25 pm
Burt Reynolds, the handsome film and television star known for his acclaimed performances in "Deliverance" and "Boogie Nights," commercial hits such as "Smokey and the Bandit" and for an active off-screen love life which included relationships with Loni Anderson and Sally Field, has died at age 82...
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Novak Djokovic, right, of Serbia, hits a backhand to John Millman, of Australia, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 06, 2018 - 2:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Mike Bryan continues to excel at the U.S. Open, even without his twin brother and longtime doubles partner Bob. Bryan and Jack Sock, who stepped in earlier this year when Bob went down with a hip injury, have...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, returns a shot to Lesia Tsurenko, of Ukraine, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 06, 2018 - 6:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kei Nishikori looked around Arthur Ashe Stadium and noticed the crowd. With Nishikori playing immediately after Naomi Osaka on Wednesday, the U.S. Open became must-see viewing for Japanese tennis fans. "It's good to have, you know, home support outside of Japan," he said. "Yeah, it'...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani follows through on a two-run home run against the Texas Rangers during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)
September 06, 2018 - 1:17 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The only thing Shohei Ohtani couldn't do Wednesday night was pitch. Ohtani homered twice during a huge night at the plate after getting bad news about his injured elbow, and the Los Angeles Angels cruised to a 9-3 victory over the Texas Rangers. Perhaps headed for Tommy John...
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