Athlete health

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2017, file photo, Texans owner Robert "Bob" McNair walks on the turf before an AFC Wild Card NFL game between the Texans and the Oakland Raiders, in Houston. McNair, billionaire founder and owner of the Texans, has died. He was 81. One of the NFL's most influential owners, McNair had battled both leukemia and squamous cell carcinoma in recent years before dying in Houston on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)
November 23, 2018 - 4:27 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Robert "Bob" McNair, billionaire founder and owner of the Houston Texans, has died. He was 81. One of the NFL's most influential owners, McNair had battled both leukemia and squamous cell carcinoma in recent years before dying in Houston on Friday. The team did not immediately...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady watches from the sideline after leaving the game in the second half of the Patriots' 34-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn. Brady finds himself in the throes of some of his worst passing numbers in three seasons as the Patriots head into their bye week. What’s unclear is whether it’s been an aberration or the first signs of decline for the 41-year-old. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
November 23, 2018 - 1:20 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not participate in the team's last practice before Sunday's game against the New York Jets and was listed as questionable to play. The 41-year-old three-time NFL MVP hurt his knee when he slipped after receiving a pass in last...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) hugs tight end Dan Arnold (85) after the two connected on a touchdown reception in the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
November 22, 2018 - 10:10 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees made Atlanta pay for losing track of his inexperienced receivers, and New Orleans' defense halted several promising Falcons drives with forced fumbles they could not afford. Tommylee Lewis and Austin Carr each caught his second career touchdown pass, rookie tight end...
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) celebrates after being lifted into a Salvation Army kettle by running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) after scoring a touchdown against the Washington Redskins during the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
November 22, 2018 - 7:17 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott made the $21 donation after his touchdown. Amari Cooper took the freebie following the first of his two scores. The bonus for the Dallas Cowboys: They're all the way back in the NFC East race. Cooper celebrated his first touchdown with a mock free throw...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo (6) reacts after being injured during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. Diallo left the game on a stretcher after the play. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
November 21, 2018 - 10:53 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Three Thunder players were injured and Oklahoma City still left Oracle Arena with a lopsided win against the ailing, slumping two-time defending NBA champions. Russell Westbrook recorded his first triple-double of the season as Oklahoma City defeated the Golden State Warriors...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) knocks the ball away from Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) during the second half on an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 121-120. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
November 21, 2018 - 7:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid is on a mission to win the MVP and Defensive Player of the Year awards. If he keeps up this pace, he'll make it easy on voters. Embiid had 31 points and 19 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 121-120 on Wednesday night after Anthony...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) collects a rebound off Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) and scores during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
November 21, 2018 - 7:30 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby's been around long enough to realize the issues currently plaguing the Pittsburgh Penguins can't be solved in one shift, one period or even one game. That sure didn't stop the Pittsburgh captain from trying. Crosby scored a spectacular goal and set up two others...
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Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, left, and Dallas Mavericks player Dirk Nowitzki talk to the media about Nowitzki receiving the key to the city during a news conference prior to an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
November 21, 2018 - 5:48 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki hopes to start his record 21st season with the same franchise in December as the Dallas Mavericks star continues a longer-than-expected recovery from ankle surgery seven months ago. The 13-time All-Star said he was gradually increasing activity without any setbacks after...
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Lipscomb guard Garrison Mathews (24) boxes out TCU forward JD Miller (15) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. Lipscomb won 73-64. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
November 20, 2018 - 8:46 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kenny Cooper turned a steal into a breakaway layup that put Lipscomb ahead only seconds after halftime at No. 18 TCU. The Bisons never gave up the lead and went on to win 73-64 on Tuesday night, their first victory over a Top 25 team . "Our mentality at the beginning of the...
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FILE- In this July 30, 2017, file photo, Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre tips his helmet as he acknowledges cheers after hitting a double for his 3,000th career hit, that came off a pitch from Baltimore Orioles' Wade Miley in the fourth inning of a baseball game, in Arlington, Texas. Beltre has decided to retire after 21 seasons and 3,166 hits in the majors leagues. Beltre announced his decision in a statement released by the Rangers on Tuesday morning, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
November 20, 2018 - 1:10 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre had a sometimes-imposing stare and plenty of quirky habits. He also had a genuine love for the game, and a lot of fun in a Hall of Fame-caliber career. After 21 big league seasons in which Beltre hit 477 home runs and became the first player from the Dominican...
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