Athlete health

Maryland athletic director Damon Evans pauses as he speaks at a press conference held Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, to address the school's football program and the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who collapsed on a practice field and subsequently died, in College Park, Md. Athletic director Damon Evans said Tuesday that “mistakes were made” in the treatment of McNair after he fell ill during a conditioning drill. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 14, 2018 - 2:10 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland acknowledged Tuesday that the football player who collapsed during practice and subsequently died did not receive proper medical care and the school must accept "legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes." Maryland has parted ways with...
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Serena Williams serves to Daria Gavrilova, of Australia, in the first round at the Western & Southern Open, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 14, 2018 - 6:04 am
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Serena Williams bounced back from the most lopsided loss of her career, cruising past Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-2 at the Western & Southern Open on Monday. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam winner who returned to the tour this year after the birth of her first child, needed just 65...
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San Francisco Giants' Nick Hundley, left, celebrates as he hits a two-RBI single as Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Scott Alexander, center, watches along with catcher Austin Barnes during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 13, 2018 - 11:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Bochy seemed uncertain how to respond to the question. The Giants had just rallied for four runs with two outs in the ninth inning Monday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers' beleaguered bullpen for a 5-2 victory. And then someone asked San Francisco's manager if he felt...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Paul DeJong (12) connects for a walk-off home run, as Washington Nationals catcher Matt Wieters looks on, in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in St. Louis. The Cardinals defeated the Nationals 7-6. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
August 13, 2018 - 10:20 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nationals manager Dave Martinez was awake most of the night after Washington lost on a walk-off grand slam Sunday. He likely won't be catching up on that missed sleep Monday. Paul DeJong handed the Nationals their second straight walk-off loss, capping a back-and-forth finish with...
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El receptor Yasmani Grandal (9) y el lanzador Kenley Jansen (74) de los Dodgers de Los Ángeles tras la victoria ante los Atléticos de Oakland, el martes 7 de agosto de 2018. (AP Foto/D. Ross Cameron)
August 13, 2018 - 7:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen expects to have a second heart surgery in the offseason but is confident he'll be able to come off the disabled list within the next few weeks. The All-Star reliever, out since Thursday with an irregular heartbeat, rejoined the Dodgers when they...
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Atlanta Braves left fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) celebrates with Ozzie Albies (1) after hitting a solo-home run in the first inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Miami Marlins Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 13, 2018 - 7:41 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. pulled off one of the rarest feats in baseball history, hitting leadoff homers in both games of a doubleheader to lead the first-place Atlanta Braves to a sweep of the Miami Marlins on Monday. The 20-year-old rookie hit an opposite-field drive into the Braves'...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws to the Baltimore Orioles in the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 12, 2018 - 2:20 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Uncomfortable watching his teammates play without him and uncertain how he would fare after spending two weeks on the disabled list, Chris Sale was both excited and curious as he prepared to pitch again for the Boston Red Sox. Turns out, Sale was just as dominant as ever — maybe...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2018 file photo Tennessee Titans' Blaine Gabbert throws during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wis. Gabbert quickly stopped the reporter asking the quarterback about learning his fourth offense in four years. The Titans, who signed Gabbert in March to back up Marcus Mariota, are just the fourth team that the quarterback has played for since being drafted by Jacksonville in 2011. But coach Mike Vrabel is the eight different head coach and yes, the eighth different scheme that Gabbert has had to learn since coming into the NFL from Missouri. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke, file)
August 12, 2018 - 2:09 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Quarterback Blaine Gabbert quickly stopped the reporter asking him about learning his fourth offense in four years. "Eighth in eight years," he said. The Tennessee Titans, who signed Gabbert in March to back up Marcus Mariota , are the fourth team that the quarterback has...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2018, Brazil's former player Ronaldo watches a match between France and Argentina,at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia. Ronaldo said on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 that he has been hospitalized since Friday because of flu, and expects to return home on Monday. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)
August 12, 2018 - 2:08 pm
Brazil soccer great Ronaldo said on Sunday that he has been hospitalized in Ibiza since Friday because of flu. The 41-year-old Ronaldo, a three-time FIFA World Player of the Year, said on social media that "everything is under control now" and that he expects to return home on Monday. Ronaldo won...
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen (3) gets the pass off as Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Uchenna Nwosu (58) pursues during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
August 12, 2018 - 12:43 am
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The first time Christian Kirk returned a punt in college, he took it back for a touchdown. He almost did it again on his first touch in the NFL. "I was thinking to myself 'It's happening again,'" the speedy Arizona rookie said. Not quite. He slipped making a move, against the...
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