Athlete health

Liverpool's goalkeeper Adrian celebrates after winning the UEFA Super Cup soccer match between Liverpool and Chelsea, in Besiktas Park, in Istanbul, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Liverpool won 5-4 in a penalty shootout after the game ended tied 2-2. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
August 14, 2019 - 3:36 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Adrian may never play more than a smattering of games for Liverpool, but he'll be remembered for his "crazy week." The backup goalkeeper turned penalty hero with a save on the final kick of the shootout as Liverpool beat Chelsea to win the Super Cup and kick off a new European...
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Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta works against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 14, 2019 - 2:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies right-hander Jake Arrieta says he's likely going to have season-ending surgery soon because of a bone spur in his pitching elbow. Arrieta has been pitching through pain for several starts but his inability to go more than five innings led him to shut it down. He's...
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New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez hits a home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 14, 2019 - 2:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Sanchez hit a three-run homer and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles for the 16th straight time this season, winning 6-5 Wednesday in their final meeting this year. The Yankees went 17-2 against the O's, their most wins versus any opponent in a season since going...
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Simona Halep of Romania returns a serve from Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia on Center Court at the Western & Southern Open Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 in Mason, Ohio. Halep advanced in three sets 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. (Meg Vogel/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 1:57 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Simona Halep wasn't sure how her left foot would feel. After dropping her first set but feeling no pain, she dug in and advanced at the Western & Southern Open. The fourth-seeded Halep had no problems with her left Achilles as she rallied to beat Ekaterina Alexandrova 3-6, 7-...
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FILE - At left, in an Aug. 8, 2019, file photo, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh talks to his team during the first half of an NFL football preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Baltimore. At right, also in an Aug. 8, 2019, file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers blows bubbles with his gum before the start of an NFL preseason football game against the Houston Texans in Green Bay, Wis. The Ravens will see a little bit of Aaron Rodgers on Thursday night, Aug. 15 in their preseason game. (AP Photo/File)
August 14, 2019 - 11:42 am
The Baltimore Ravens will see a little bit of Aaron Rodgers on Thursday night in their preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. They'll probably just shrug: The Ravens have won 14 consecutive exhibition matches. Which doesn't amount to a whole lot, when you think about it. Except to John...
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New York Mets' Jeff McNeil (6) is helped off the field by a trainer and manager Mickey Callaway (36) after being injured running out a ground ball during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Atlanta. The Braves won 5-3. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 13, 2019 - 9:30 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A tough night for the New York Mets got even worse when All-Star second baseman Jeff McNeil trudged off the field in the ninth inning with a hamstring injury. McNeil was hurt while trying to beat out a grounder in a 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. McNeil said he felt "a...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2019, file photo, Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner competes in the skills challenge during the WNBA All-Star festivities in Las Vegas. The Mercury have been ravaged by injuries lately and may be without Brittney Griner for three games because of her role in the fight that occurred against Dallas last Saturday, Aug. 10. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 13, 2019 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mercury center Brittney Griner will miss the next three games after the WNBA suspended her Tuesday for her role in a fight in the Dallas-Phoenix game over the weekend that resulted in six players getting ejected. The league punished Griner for throwing punches, escalating the...
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August 13, 2019 - 5:22 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck will likely miss the rest of the preseason with an injury near the front of his left ankle. Colts general manager Chris Ballard says he isn't sure if the injury will keep Luck out of the Sept. 8 season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers. Indy's starting...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate makes a catch during an NFL football practice in East Rutherford, N.J. Golden Tate has had the appeal of his four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance enhancers turned down. The decision by an independent arbiter was announced Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, and means the 10-year-veteran will miss the first four games of the regular season, starting with Dallas on Sept. 8. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
August 13, 2019 - 1:27 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate has had the appeal of his four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance enhancers turned down. The decision by an independent arbiter was announced Tuesday and means the 10-year-veteran will miss the...
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In this photo from Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Darryl Drake talks to a receiver during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Pittsburgh. The team said Drake, who joined the coaching staff in 2018, died early Sunday morning, Aug. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 13, 2019 - 10:06 am
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin gathered his team for what he called the "most important film session of the year." It was the team's first football work since the sudden death of wide receivers coach Darryl Drake. For a team grappling with the grief over a beloved assistant, the...
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