Athlete health

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2015, file photo, former professional wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka leaves Lehigh County Courthouse in Allentown, Pa. On Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, a federal judge in Connecticut dismissed a 2016 lawsuit by 60 former wrestlers, including Snuka, who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from concussions that led to long-term brain damage. (Michael Kubel/The Morning Call via AP, File)
September 19, 2018 - 2:36 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge in Connecticut has dismissed a lawsuit by 60 former professional wrestlers, many of them stars in the 1980s and 1990s, who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head trauma including concussions that led to long-term brain...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, Justin Thomas holds the trophy after winning the Fedex Cup after the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. The bonus pool for the PGA Tour season doubles next year to $70 million in a revamped system that pays $15 million to the FedEx Cup champion. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
September 19, 2018 - 12:13 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Tiger Woods is facing long odds of capturing the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus. That's all relative this year. Just having his own parking spot at East Lake, being back at the Tour Championship for the first time since 2013, even feeling lost during a practice round because the...
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Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner throws out Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado on a ground ball during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
September 19, 2018 - 12:31 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: LAST CHAPTER Locked in a tight race for the NL West title, the Rockies and Dodgers meet for the final time in the regular season. Los Angeles leads by 1½ games and will go for a three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium when rookie Walker Buehler (7-5, 2...
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New York Yankees' Neil Walker, right, celebrates with Aaron Hicks (31) after hitting a three-run home run off Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Ryan Brasier during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in New York. Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez is at right. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
September 18, 2018 - 10:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Walker and some teammates pulled into Yankee Stadium at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, only to turn right back around for home when New York announced a six-hour postponement. The Yankees needed a jolt to get through the long, soggy day. Aaron Judge provided the first with his return to...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, New York Yankees Aaron Judge watches his fifth-inning solo home run in the team's baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, in New York. Judge lofted an opposite-field homer during a series of simulated plate appearances against a Yankees minor leaguer Tuesday morning, Sept. 18, 2018, another box checked as the All-Star slugger works his way back from a broken right wrist. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
September 18, 2018 - 8:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Afternoon showers in the Bronx were just what Aaron Judge needed to get back into the New York Yankees' lineup. For Boston Red Sox star Mookie Betts, it was just the opposite. Judge was hitless in his return and Betts sat out when the Yankees beat the Red Sox 3-2 in the opener of a...
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Baltimore Orioles' John Andreoli, left, and Adam Jones stand in the dugout in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Baltimore. Toronto won 6-4. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 18, 2018 - 7:18 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Orioles fell to the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 Tuesday night, dropping their 108th game, a team record for losses since they arrived in Baltimore in 1954. The 1988 Orioles, who opened the season 0-21, held the previous team record for losses with a 54-107 finish. The overall...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2014, file photo, enshrinee Eric Dickerson is introduced during the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony, in Canton, Ohio. A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers is demanding health insurance coverage and a share of NFL revenues or else those former players will boycott the induction ceremonies. In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and Hall of Fame President David Baker — and obtained by The Associated Press — 21 Hall of Fame members cited themselves as "integral to the creation of the modern NFL, which in 2017 generated $14 billion in revenue." Among the signees were Eric Dickerson. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
September 18, 2018 - 6:41 pm
A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers led by Eric Dickerson is demanding health insurance coverage and a share of NFL revenues or else those former players will boycott the induction ceremonies. In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and Hall...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Falcons offensive guard Andy Levitre (67) runs onto the field during the team's NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. The Falcons have lost Levitre to a season-ending triceps injury, the third starter to go down in the first two weeks of the season. Levitre left Sunday's victory over the Carolina Panthers with what was initially described as an elbow injury. After further examination, it was determined that he's done for the year because of a triceps problem. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 18, 2018 - 4:58 pm
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have lost offensive guard Andy Levitre to a season-ending triceps injury, the third player to go down with a major injury in the first two weeks of the season. Levitre left Sunday's victory over the Carolina Panthers with what was initially described...
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Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts hits a sacrifice fly that scored Rafael Devers during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets in Boston, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 18, 2018 - 12:21 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BOSOX BUBBLY? The Red Sox can clinch the AL East at Yankee Stadium with a single win during their three-game series — in 2016, Boston locked up the division while playing on the home field of its archrival. Ex-Yankee Nathan Eovaldi pitches against...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson, right, follows though on his two-RBI home run with Colorado Rockies catcher Drew Butera watching during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
September 17, 2018 - 10:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joc Pederson hit two homers, Max Muncy added a three-run shot and the Los Angeles Dodgers moved back into first place in the NL West with an 8-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night. Dodgers starter Huyn-Jin Ryu pitched seven scoreless innings, throwing 93 pitches to...
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